Clinical Research Coordinator, PositiveLinks Implementation & Quality Improvement Coordinator
Job ID: R0034624 | Clinical Research | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases, at the University of Virginia's School of Medicine, is seeking candidates for the position of Clinical Research Coordinator, PositiveLinks Implementation & Quality Improvement Coordinator. This position works with the principal investigator and other key personnel on PositiveLinks (PL), a mobile health (mHealth) platform developed to support people living with HIV (PLWH) to reach their health goals, as well as a portfolio of adaptations and associated pilot studies and quality improvement projects.

This position will be able to manage the basic elements of clinical trial conduct and demonstrate a solid understanding of clinical research compliance. The PL Implementation & Quality Improvement Coordinator will also assist with delivering technical assistance to organizations around Virginia implementing the PL platform. The PL Implementation & Quality Improvement Coordinator works under the supervision of the program manager, an experienced CRC and the principal investigator and will manage a reasonable portfolio of research and QI projects as assigned by a supervisor.

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The successful candidate will be expected to:
  • Work closely with the principal investigator and other study team members on all clinical research projects assigned.
  • Become familiar with study start-up processes and requirements for non-disclosure agreements, data use and material transfer agreements, and clinical trial agreements.
  • Collect, enter and verify study data in a timely fashion, maintaining corresponding documentation.
  • Perform statistical analyses and assist in developing procedures.
  • Assist in preparation, maintenance or creation of study documents and processes.
  • Prepare and submit all regulatory documentation to the IRB, such as personnel changes, annual protocol continuations, protocol modifications, adverse event reports and unanticipated events.
  • Document and report protocol deviations.
  • Notify PI and/or supervisor of any potential issues with the study or subject status.
  • Proficient user of the various electronic platforms utilized in clinical research, such as IRB Pro, Protocol Builder, CRConnect and Epic.
  • Assist in preparation of presentations both at the University and at regional or national meetings.
  • Compose segments of reports to present to principal investigator.
  • Assist with manuscript development with tables, conduct literature searches and identify and help to institute new methodologies.
  • Further develop the PL Community of Practice, which includes coordinating monthly PL Community of Practice meetings and managing the Partners Portal.
  • Develop a PL performance dashboard.
  • Coordinate regular updates of the PL implementation manual and related tools.
  • Coordinate PL feature redesign projects as needed.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Qualified candidates must have:

Clinical Research Coordinator 1, Non-Licensed
  • Education: Bachelor's or associate's degree. Four years of relevant work experience may be considered in lieu of a degree.
  • Experience: None. Some experience in a healthcare or public health setting and/or knowledge of medical terminology and biostatistics is preferred.

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. Some experience in a healthcare or public health setting and/or knowledge of medical terminology and biostatistics is preferred.

Required knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • Ability to work accurately with attention to detail and to identify and resolve problems while working with a diverse community of people is required.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, organizational and communication skills.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality is a must.
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint) is required.

The Clinical Research Coordinator will report to PositiveLinks Project Manager. For additional information about the position, please contact Ava Lena D Waldman, PositiveLinks Project Manager, at

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.

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 full-time, benefited position. For more information on the benefits at UVA, visit

This position will remain open until filled. Review of applicants will begin April 15, 2022. 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 screen are required for this position prior to employment.

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