Classified Title: Research Program Coordinator Working Title: Role/Level/Range: ACRO40/E/03/CD Starting Salary Range: $16.10 - $22.12 Employee group: Full Time Schedule: M-F 8:30 am -5:00 pm Exempt Status: Non-Exempt Location: 04-MD:School of Medicine Campus Department name: 10003517-SOM Neuro Epilepsy Personnel area: School of Medicine
The Research Program Coordinator (PRC) will work directly with the Principal Investigator (PI), clinical trial sponsors and research collaborators. The Research Program Coordinator will lead subject recruitment and will be the primary interface between potential subjects, their clinicians, caregivers, and recruitment sites. The RPC will also fulfill some general clinical coordination duties, such as responsibility for maintaining regulatory documentation and ensuring adherence to approved protocol procedures. Once a participant has been recruited, the RPC will stay with the participant through the study and take on a research assistant role.
Specific duties & responsibilities:
Plan and coordinate recruitment efforts with clinical research team members, including conducting community outreach, interfacing with clinicians, and reviewing patient databases
Distribute and maintain study specific recruiting campaigns such as ads, flyers, newspapers, web-based ads, social media posts, list server emails, etc.
Act as direct contact for clinicians and potential study participant
Evaluate patient eligibility through review of medical records and interviews with patients, caregivers and clinicians
Participate in the informed consent process with the subject
Schedule appointments of prospective participants for screenings and follow them through the screening process
Review and understand protocol criteria, informed consent forms and study schedules.
Accompany participant for all study sessions (estimated to be 3x per week)
Assist in the execution of research sessions with the participant, including equipment setup, experiment execution, and addressing needs of participant
Track recruitment process and related costs, including creating and maintaining a database of potential study participants
Complete case report forms, Adverse Event reports, and other mandated documentation
Oversee adherence to Standard Operating Procedures, Good Clinical Practice, and compliance with all federal, local, FDA, IRB and HIPAA guidelines and regulations pertaining to the study and patient care.
Uphold ethical research practices and maintain advanced safety standards.
Minimum qualifications (mandatory):
Bachelor's Degree in a life sciences field required, and some experience.
Background in neuroscience, psychology, or neurology a plus.
Prior clinical research experience; familiar with concepts, practices, and procedures
Knowledge of IRB, HIPAA, and FDA regulatory requirements
Sales or marketing experience
Special knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Superior interpersonal and communication skills, ability to foster long-term relationships with participants
Ability to respond quickly and professionally to communications from study team, clinicians, patients, and caregivers
Outgoing and caring, with a passion for the core mission of improving health and function
Attentive to detail
Superior organization skills
Ethical and professional conduct
Able to work independently
Familiarity with medical terminology
Highly proficient at basic word processing, data entry, email, social media, phone calls, with data entry skills Excellent phone and email skills Literate with social media and
Quick learner, willing to learn the appropriate regulations and specific protocols relating to position.
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