Clinical Research Coordinator (Various Levels) - Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, UVA
Job ID: R0035286 | Clinical Research | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The Division of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine at the University of Virginia's (UVA) School of Medicine is seeking applicants for a Clinical Research Coordinator 2, licensed or non-licensed, or Clinical Research 3, licensed or non-licensed, to participate in clinical trials and registries. This position works closely with world-renowned principal investigators and other research team members who specialize in pulmonary fibrosis and sarcoidosis, diseases that cause progressive scarring of the lungs and shortness of breath. The Clinical Research Coordinators are tasked with consenting subjects, collecting data, maintaining trial documents and ensuring compliance with regulatory and protocol guidelines. We are a Pulmonary Fibrosis Foundation Center of Excellence and WASOG/AASOG-certified Sarcoidosis Center. We are proud to serve patients from across the state of Virginia and surrounding states for their pulmonary specialty care.

Pulmonary fibrosis is the number one reason to receive a lung transplant in the United States, and we are dedicated as a research team to fighting this disease. We have a varied research portfolio, including industry-sponsored and NIH federally funded studies and registries. CRCs will have the opportunity to work on clinical trials that include new therapies for pulmonary fibrosis, sarcoidosis and lung transplant rejection. We also investigate precision genetics, matching patients' genes to target therapy, and using gene expression to identify predictive biomarkers for disease progression. Our investigators also closely examine the immune system to understand why and how some patients have susceptibility to progressive pulmonary disease.

Selected research references:

UVA principle site for the first-ever pharmacogenomics research trial in pulmonary fibrosis: https://www.pulmonaryfibrosis.org/about-us/news-and-media/news/article/2021/03/10/nih-awards-major-grant-in-pulmonary-fibrosis-research

Immune cells called monocytes can be used to predict lung abnormalities and their progression. Lung Research Suggests New Way to Detect, Monitor Lung Diseases (uvahealth.com) https://newsroom.uvahealth.com/2022/02/01/research-suggests-new-way-detect-monitor-lung-diseases

The successful candidate will be expected to:
  • Coordinate and implement clinical trial 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, and ensure 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. Plan and execute tasks.
  • Obtain informed consent from study participants and maintain telephone and in-person contact.
  • Collect subject data, maintaining appropriate logs, tracking participants and preparing study materials.
  • Process, prepare and ship laboratory specimens.

In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Qualified candidates must have:

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 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, 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 3 years of clinical research experience required. Master's degree may substitute for 1 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 3 years of clinical research experience required. Master's or advanced degree may substitute for 1 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 and Abilities:
  • Organizational and planning tasks 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.

The anticipated start date is May 23, 2022. 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 more information about UVA and the Charlottesville community, please see http://www.virginia.edu/life/charlottesville and https://embarkcva.com/.



 


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