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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.

2012211 Medicine-Infectious Diseases

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 (CRC) is a specialized researcher working with the study Principal Investigator (PI).

2) While the Principal Investigator is primarily responsible for the overall design, conduct, and management of the study, the CRC supports, facilitates and coordinates the daily research activities and plays a critical role in the conduct of the study.

3) The candidate will assist with day to day operations of NIH and public health funded projects related to the epidemiology and prevention of HIV. T

4) Will be involved in project implementation, study design, study coordination/management, exploring additional funding opportunities, enrolling appropriate participants, directing participant evaluation and management according to protocol, collecting data, and presenting results.

5) The candidate will work with a diverse group of researchers at the University of Chicago within the Section of Infectious Diseases and Global Health and the Chicago Center for HIV Elimination (CCHE).

6) Coordinate daily management and administration of the research study, including team communications, supervision and training of support personnel, financial management, milestone tracking, and coordination with subcontract project sites.

7) Assist with development of study materials including surveys and interview guides.

8) Manage all aspects of research study including: recruitment, screening, enrollment, and conducting participant interviews with guidance from PI and other clinical research staff.

9) Manage interview transcripts, collect data and input into qualitative data management software.

10) Plan and coordinate meetings and other communications across project sites.

11) Conduct literature reviews, assist in manuscript preparation and submission.

12) Ensure goals of study are met within the established timeframe and hold all team members accountable for meeting these goals.

13) Assist in preparation of grant proposals.

14) The candidate may present research findings at meetings and conferences, as well as to funding agencies.

15) Protect participants and data confidentiality by ensuring security of research data and in compliance with federal regulations and institutional protocols.

16) The candidate will engage in qualitative data management and analysis.

17) The candidate, depending on skill set, may also engage in quantitative data management.

18) Maintain accurate and complete records which may include, but are not limited to, informed consent, relevant IRB approvals, and study related communication.

19) Understand the IRB submission and review process and when and how to apply for IRB review, including facilitation of study initiation through meticulous and timely preparation of IRB submissions.

20) Understand the federal research regulations and identify the federal research organizations’ role in regulating human research participation.

21) May prepare and maintain IRB protocol submissions and revisions.

Unit-preferred Competencies

1) Ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy.

2) Strong organizational skills.

3) Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines.

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) Knowledge of research techniques or methods.

9) Analytical and problem-solving skills.

10) Ability and motivation to learn new research skills and techniques.

11) Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

12) Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures.

13) Ability to maintain confidentiality.

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

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
  • JR06014