Clinical Research Coordinator Trainee, Neurology
Job ID: R0033697 | Clinical Research | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The Department of Neurology is currently seeking a CRC Trainee. The CRC Trainee will work closely with physicians, research staff, study subjects and departmental staff within the Vascular Neurology division. The Vascular Neurology division includes a robust research program called START (Stroke Trials and Research Team) that includes clinical research within a specific focus on stroke patients in both the acute and non-acute setting. Incumbent will be part of a team of clinical research professionals supporting all aspects of clinical research in both inpatient and outpatient settings. Candidates will work as a part of a team of research professionals and will share 24/7 on-call (including weekends and holidays) responsibilities with other team members as needed to support clinical trials.

The successful candidate will assist in the management of multiple complex clinical trials simultaneously in accordance with current regulatory requirements and maintain study documentation in a manner that is "audit ready." The successful candidate must also possess excellent interpersonal skills, organizational skills and the ability to clearly articulate information to clinicians and other members of the research team.

Specific Duties and Role Expectations Include:
  • Receiving training in proper research protocol compliance and development, including regulatory controls, study procedures and data management. Working closely with Clinical Research Coordinators and Principal Investigators to learn the full scope of clinical research duties.
  • Assisting in preparation of documentation, reports, graphs and other materials, keeping appropriate logs, tracking participants and preparing study materials.
  • Under direct supervision, performing a variety of tasks, such as assisting in recruitment and screening of prospective research participants; obtaining informed consent from study participant; collecting, entering and analyzing subject data; and compiling reports.
  • Processing, preparing and shipping laboratory specimens.
  • Demonstrating a high level of proficiency using all research IT platforms employed at UVA, as well as any IT platforms used in a given clinical trial.
  • Notifying Principal Investigator and supervisor of subject status.
  • Serving as an information resource and contact to study subjects.
  • Notifying supervisor of any challenges associated with clinical trial conduct or research operations.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, when needed, given the nature of the studies open to enrollment.
  • Demonstrated experience using basic software programs such as Word, Excel, Adobe and PowerPoint.
  • To be promoted, trainees must demonstrate a basic understanding of the clinical research process and the regulations, both federal and local, governing the conduct of clinical research.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Primarily working on grounds in Charlottesville, Virginia with occasional pre-planned remote day(s) optional.

This position will remain open until filled. This is a non-exempt-level, benefited position. This position is a restricted position and is dependent upon project need, availability of funding, and performance. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. For questions about the position or the application process, please contact Daniel Strong, Senior Recruiter at

  • Education: Associate's degree.

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.

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