Clinical Research Coordinator - Various Levels
Job ID: R0042031 | Clinical Research | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA

The Department of Family Medicine at the University of Virginia's (UVA) School of Medicine is seeking applicants for a Clinical Research Coordinator (various levels) or non-licensed to participate in clinical research studies. This position works closely with Principal Investigators and other research team members who conduct research in several different areas including: SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome), refugee health care, behavioral health, obesity medicine, population health, social determinants of health, and cancer research projects. The Clinical Research Coordinators are tasked with consenting subjects, assisting in writing protocols, submitting IRB applications, collecting data, maintaining trial documents, and ensuring compliance with regulatory and protocol guidelines.

The Clinical Research Coordinator will assist with multiple currently funded studies and other studies that are under development and may be funded in the future. The roles include assisting with focus groups or qualitative interviews including coding, project management, IRB submission, moderating Facebook groups (safe sleep and breastfeeding interventions); assisting with data collection, analysis and dissemination of results; assisting with literature reviews, attending team meetings and helping to schedule meetings.

 

Some current studies include:

"Support via Online Social Networks to Promote safe Infant Care Practices Toward Reducing Racial Disparities in Infant Mortality (SUPERSONIC)." The overall goal of the study is to test, through a 4- armed pragmatic randomized controlled trial, an intervention strategy, grounded in health behavior theory, which uses online social networks to disseminate evidence-based information in an attempt to change social norms regarding infant sleep and breastfeeding and reduce Black/White disparities in adherence to these practices.

"Using Integrative Omics as Biomarkers and Diagnostic Tools for SIDS." The goal of this proposal is to comprehensively evaluate genetic and epigenetic determinates of SIDS and together with metabolomic profiles, identify novel clinical diagnostic tools to enable molecular autopsies, and ultimately, biomarkers to proactively identify and intervene in infants at greater risk of death from SIDS.

"Novel Remote Monitoring and Intervention to Reduce Obesity in Patients at High Risk of Pancreatic Cancer". Obesity is one of the few modifiable risk factors for pancreatic cancer, linked with a 50-60% increased risk. There are currently no programs that have a dedicated strategy to assist patient with weight loss and reduce obesity. In this pilot program, we designed a 12-month weight management program in which 90 patients with a BMI of 30 or higher and Type 2 Diabetes will have their weight remotely monitored and educated on weight loss strategies throughout the study period. We hope to demonstrate feasibility of this type of telemedicine program in assisting patients lose weight and improve their chronic conditions and risk factors.

"Risk assessment platform for opioid misuse." The aim of this project is to refine a tool for assessment for opioid misuse risk, to reap the benefits of additional behavioral assessment, streamlined processes, and improved health outcomes associated with those processes.

"Social Media and Risk Reduction Teaching-Enhanced Reach (SMARTER)." This study applies methods and lessons learned to a new 4-arm RCT to include 2,000 mothers recruited during pregnancy in Virginia and Massachusetts to receive a combination of safe sleep and breastfeeding mobile health interventions prenatally and postnatally. The primary aim is to assess the effectiveness of these interventions in promoting safe infant sleep practices and breastfeeding.

The successful candidate will be expected to:

  • Coordinate and implement clinical research studies, working closely with the Principal Investigators, Operational Managers, and other research team members during the performance of the trials.
  • Collect study data; prepare appropriate study documentation; ensuring compliance with protocol guidelines and requirements of regulatory agencies.
  • Maintain quality management of the trial portfolio.
  • Recruit, screen, and enroll study participants who meet research criteria. Collect basic information through scripted and non-scripted interviews. Planning and executing tasks.
  • Obtain informed consent from study participants and maintaining telephone and in-person contact.
  • Collect subject data, maintain appropriate logs, track participants, and prepare study materials.
  • Process, prepare, and ship laboratory specimens.
  • Work as a part of a clinical research team.
  • Develop and assist in writing IRB submission documents.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Qualified candidates must have:

Clinical Research Coordinator 1, Licensed/Non-Licensed

  • Education: Non-licensed trainees possess a bschelor's degree, and licensed trainees have at least an associate's degree with an appropriate health-related licensure.


Clinical Research Coordinator, 2 Non-Licensed

  • Education: Associate's degree required, Bachelor's degree preferred. Four years of clinical research experience can be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Experience: At least one year of clinical research experience is preferred. Some experience in a healthcare setting and/or knowledge of medical terminology is preferred.

Clinical Research Coordinator, 2 Licensed

  • Education: Associate's degree required; Bachelor's degree preferred. Nursing diploma may substitute for Associate's degree for Licensed Registered Nurse.
  • Experience: At least one year of clinical research experience.
  • Licensure: Licensed to practice in clinical profession such as, but not limited to: Registered Nurse, Registered Dietician, Social Work, Athletic Training, Pharmacology, Medical Technology, Physical Therapy, or Registered Respiratory Therapy.

Clinical Research Coordinator 3, Non-Licensed

  • Education: Associate's degree required, Bachelor's or Master's degree preferred. Five or more years of clinical research experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Experience: Minimum of three years of clinical research experience required. Master's degree may substitute for one year of clinical research experience.
  • Licensure: Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) and/or Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) is preferred at the time of hire and is required within one year.

Clinical Research Coordinator 3, Licensed

  • Education: Associate's degree required; Bachelor's or Master's degree preferred. Nursing diploma may substitute for Associate's degree for Licensed Registered Nurse.
  • Experience: A minimum of three years of clinical research experience required. Master's or advanced degree may substitute for one year of clinical research experience.
  • Licensure: Licensed to practice in clinical profession such as, but not limited to: Registered Nurse, Athletic Training, Pharmacology, Medical Technology, Physical Therapy, or Registered Respiratory Therapy.


Required knowledge, skills, abilities:

  • Organizational and planning task skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Comfort with using and problem-solving technology.


Physical demands: This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings, and programs.

This position is located in Charlottesville, VA and hybrid. Candidates seeking work between 0.80FTE - 1.0FTE are encouraged to apply.

The anticipated start date is January 1, 2023. This position will remain open until filled. This position is a restricted position and is dependent upon project need, availability of funding and performance. The anticipated hiring range is commensurate with education and experience. This is an exempt level, benefited position. For more information on the benefits at UVA, visit http://www.hr.virginia.edu/benefits. This position will not sponsor applicants for work visas.

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. A completed pre-employment health screen and drug screening are required for this position prior to employment.

For questions about the application process, please contact Eric Allen, Recruiting Specialist, at uth9qh@virginia.edu

For more information about UVA and the Charlottesville community please see http://www.virginia.edu/life/charlottesville and https://embarkcva.com/.


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