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University of Chicago Clinical Research Coordinator 1 in Chicago, Illinois

Please make sure to read the job posting in its entirety as it reflects both the University roles and responsibilities, followed by the specific description.

2012215 Medicine-Gastroenterology

About the Unit
Job Family


Responsible for all aspects of research projects and research facilities. Plans and conducts clinical and non-clinical research; facilitates and monitors daily activities of clinical trials or research projects. Directs engineering and technical support activities to develop and maintain tools and computational methods needed to gather and analyze data.

Career Track and Job Level

Clinical Research

Manages, facilitates, and monitors the daily activities of clinical research and clinical trials. Performs a variety of duties involved in the collection, documentation, analysis and reporting of clinical research and clinical trial data. Manages the strategic, administrative, operational, and financial decisions that impact clinical research and clinical trials conducted across the University.

T2: Expands skills in own work area within an analytical/scientific method or operational process. Maintains appropriate licenses, training and/or certifications, as needed. Applies experience and skills to complete assigned work within our area of expertise. Works within standard operating procedures and/or scientific methods. Works with a moderate degree of supervision.

Role Impact

Individual Contributor


The job provides technical support activities related to documents, analyzes, and reports on clinical research data. Provides input to support the strategic, administrative, operational, and financial decisions that impact clinical research conducted across the University.

1) Perform specific protocol procedures such as interviewing subjects, taking vital signs, and performing electrocardiograms., 2) Understands protocols and advises treating physicians on appropriate dosage modifications or treatment calculations based on patient characteristics., 3) Prepares for or participate in quality assurance audits conducted by study sponsors, federal agencies, or specially designated review groups., 4) Participates in study-related documentation, such as protocol worksheets, procedural manuals, adverse event reports, institutional review board documents, or progress reports., 5) Performs other related work as needed.

Unit-specific Responsibilities

1)The Clinical Research Coordinator 1 works under the general direction of a Clinical Research Manager and the Director of Clinical Research.

2) Coordinates all aspects of conducting clinical trials including: screening, enrollment, subject follow-up, completion of the case report form, and adverse event reports. Maintains accurate and complete documentation of signed informed consent, relevant IRB approvals, source documentation, Case Report Forms (CRF's), drug dispensing logs, and study related communication.

3) Plans and coordinates patient schedule for study procedures, return visits, and study treatment schedules. Ensures Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) are implemented and documented in accordance to study sponsor, primary investigator, and regulatory agency specifications.

4) Prepares and maintains protocol submissions and revisions.

5) Educates patients about study procedures to be performed, visit schedule, what to report between and during visits, and potential side effects.

6) Performs assessments at visits and monitors for adverse events.

7) Organizes and attends site visits from sponsors and other relevant study meetings.

8) May recruit and interview potential study patients.

9) May obtain, possess, and transport specimens to appropriate laboratory according to established aseptic techniques.

10) Collecting data from oral reports and medical records, data entry, copying/faxing research information, maintaining organized files and records, preparation of manuscripts and PowerPoint presentations.

11) Performs moderately complex lab and/or research-related duties and tasks.

12) Collects and maintains data and/or specimens.

13) Analyzes data.

14) Conducts literature reviews.

15) Assists with preparation of reports, manuscripts and other documents.

16) Maintains and orders equipment and supplies.

17) Helps monitor compliance with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates.

18) May orient or coordinate the work of research support staff and students.

19) Responsibilities may include the following non-laboratory duties: May assist in recruiting and scheduling research subjects; assisting with developing or amending study protocols; assisting with developing data collection tools; assisting with building databases; and providing general administrative support.

20) Responsibilities may include the following laboratory duties: setting up and performing experiments; interacting with students and other laboratory staff under the direction of the principal investigator.

Unit-preferred Competencies

1) Ability to interact and communicate with clarity, tact, and courtesy with patrons, patients, staff, faculty, students, and others.

2) Ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy.

3) Strong organizational skills.

4) Strong communication skills (verbal and written).

5) Excellent interpersonal skills.

6) Strong data management skills and attention to detail.

7) Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Adobe Acrobat.

8) Ability to read and understand complex documents (e.g., clinical trials).

9) Ability to handle competing demands with diplomacy and enthusiasm.

10) Ability to absorb large amounts of information quickly.

11) Adaptability to changing working situations and work assignments.

12) Knowledge of patient evaluation and triage procedures and the ability to monitor clinical research patients from many disciplines.

13) Knowledge of medical terminology / environment.

14) Understanding of the IRB submission and review process and when and how to apply for IRB review.

15) Understanding of the federal research regulations and the ability to identify the federal research organizations' role in regulating human research participation.

Education, Experience, and Certifications

Minimum requirements include vocational training, apprenticeships or the equivalent experience in related field (not typically required to have a four-year degree).

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

Preferred Qualifications


1)**Bachelor's degree


1) One year of research experience or relevant experience

2) Knowledge of medicalterminology/environment

Required Documents

1) Resume

2) Cover letter

Note:When applying, all required documents MUSTbe uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.

FLSA Status


Pay Frequency


Pay Grade

Depends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours


Benefits Eligible


Drug Test Required


Health Screen Required


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required


Posting Date


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Posting Statement

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  • Posted 30+ Days Ago
  • Full time
  • JR06336