Clinical Research Coordinator 1, Non-Licensed, Infectious Diseases (UVA)
Job ID: R0039340 | Clinical Research | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The Division of Infectious Diseases and International Health at the University of Virginia (UVA) School of Medicine seeks candidates for a Clinical Research Coordinator 1, non-licensed, to assist with oversight of multiple clinical research projects. Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) 1, non-licensed (CRC-1, NL) is a role that provides an excellent avenue for an individual to begin a rewarding career in clinical research. In this role, one has the opportunity to receive on-the-job training to learn how to perform some of the basic tasks carried out by a clinical research coordinator. There is also a heavy focus on education to provide a strong foundational level of knowledge in clinical research as a whole. This is a role that involves intense cumulative learning to lay the groundwork for a successful career as a clinical research coordinator. A CRC 1 will work under the direct supervision of a principal investigator and/or an experienced CRC and will be assigned clinical research duties as deemed appropriate by a designated supervisor.

This position works closely with world-renowned principal investigators and other research team members who specialize in the management of pulmonary and infectious diseases. We have a varied research portfolio, including industry-sponsored and NIH-funded studies. CRCs will have the opportunity to work on clinical trials that include new therapies for COVID-19 and sepsis.

For more information on the investigators and areas of investigation, please visit:

The successful candidate will be expected to:
  • Work closely with an experienced CRC and/or principal investigator to learn the full scope of clinical research duties.
  • With the mentorship of a CRC and/or PI, learn how to read and follow a clinical trial protocol.
  • Demonstrate a clear understanding of the importance of patient safety in clinical research and identify the components of a clinical trial protocol that are employed to protect patient safety.
  • Engage in the following study conduct activities: screening and identifying eligible patients, obtaining and documenting informed consent, and enrolling subjects in a study.
  • Manage ongoing study conduct activities, such as coordinating study visits, maintaining concomitant medication records, tracking and reporting adverse events, and organizing subject study payments.
  • Collect and enter study data in a timely fashion; maintain corresponding documentation.
  • Collect, process, store, and ship study specimens as needed.
  • Assist in preparation and maintenance of existing study documentation, such as study visit schedules, study drug diaries, monitoring and/or training logs, and equipment records or study communications.
  • Prepare and submit basic regulatory documentation to the Institutional Review Board (IRB), such as personnel changes, annual protocol continuations, and minor protocol modifications.
  • Become familiar with the various electronic platforms utilized in clinical research, such as IRB Pro, Protocol Builder, CRConnect, OnCore, e-regulatory platforms, and Epic.
  • Demonstrate a continuously increasing level of clinical research knowledge gained through active participation in training and mentorship opportunities, as well as self-guided learning.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule when needed, given the nature of the studies open to enrollment.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Qualified candidates must have:
  • Education: Bachelor's or associate's degree. Four years of relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.

Preferred qualifications:
  • One year of clinical trials experience.
  • Some experience in a healthcare setting and/or knowledge of medical terminology is preferred.
  • Experience with Epic EMR, collection of biomarkers such as blood draws, and in a clinical environment is preferred.
  • Preference will be given to candidates with a working knowledge of clinical research and/or acute care hospital patients and medical terminology.

Required skills:
  • Organizational and planning tasks skills.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Comfortable using technology.
  • Good problem-solving skills.
  • Effective use of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook) is required.

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.

The Clinical Research Coordinator 1 will report to the Clinical Research Manager of the Joint Emerging Diseases Initiative (JEDI) team. For additional information about the position, please contact Dr. Heather M. Haughey, PhD at

Priority review of applications will begin August 26, 2022, but the position will remain open until filled. The anticipated start date is September 12, 2022. This position is a restricted position and is dependent upon project need, availability of funding, and performance. This is a non-exempt-level, benefited position. For more information on the benefits at UVA, visit

This position will not sponsor applicants for work visas. This position is located in Charlottesville, VA.

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.

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