Here at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, we are committed to advancing scientific medical knowledge through research. We are revitalizing our medical centers with an emphasis on productivity, transparency and accountability. Are you looking to be a part of the exciting, always evolving and expanding new developments in research here at Rush University Medical Center? Are you well experienced in working with a variety of group, single and industry oriented studies? If this describes you, you may be the right candidate for the Clinical Research Coordinator I position in the Surgery Department.
Position Highlights:The Clinical Research Coordinator I works under the general direction of the Rush Surgical Division, and in partnership with the Principal Investigator (PI), Co-Investigator(s), other study personnel, and sponsoring agents to ensure protocols are conducted in accordance with the principles of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) .S/he will coordinate clinical research studies and perform a variety of duties involved in the collection, compilation, and documentation of clinical research data. S/he plays an instrumental role in facilitating the informed consent process and ensuring compliance with the study protocol. The individual who holds this position exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.
Adheres to the policies, procedures, and guidelines instituted by Office of Research Affairs and the Office of Research Compliance.
Coordinates clinical research studies conducted by Principal Investigator(s) including, but not limited to grant-funded research, externally sponsored clinical research, and investigator-initiated clinical research conducted on site at Rush or its affiliated sites.
Works closely with the Principal Investigator to coordinate all aspects of conducting clinical trials including: screening, enrollment, and study subject visits.
Assists the Principal Investigator and Department/Research Administrator to review the protocol plan to develop the budget and differentiate the standard of care versus research charges while ensuring all potential costs of the trial are identified and covered by a funding source.
In conjunction with the Clinical Research Administration Division and Principal Investigator, determines the appropriate patient population, recruits and maintains the target number of subjects for trial participation.
Updates the Clinical Research Administration Division as necessary.
Maintains accurate and complete documentation of signed informed consent and HIPAA Authorization forms, relevant IRB approvals, source documentation, Case Report Forms (CRF's), Delegation of Authority logs , protocol training logs, and study related communication.
Enters data entry into the study's electronic data capture system and responses to queries in a timely manner.
Assists the Principal Investigator with reporting of unanticipated problems (protocol deviations, adverse events, and serious adverse events).
Partners with the study sponsor and Principal Investigator to complete study closure activities such as notification to study subjects, IRB, Clinical Research Administration Division, and Department/Research Administrator.
Communicates with study subject regarding subject procedures and visit schedule.
Works closely with the Clinical Research Administration Division to ensure Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) are implemented and documented in accordance within study sponsor, Principal Investigator, and regulatory agency specifications.
Organizes and attends site monitoring visits conducted by internal and external auditors/monitors. May obtain, process, transport and ship potentially biohazardous specimens to appropriate laboratory according to protocol and regulatory requirements
Perform a variety of duties involved in the collection, compilation, and documentation of clinical research data.
Follow FDA, OHRP, and Rush guidelines in the collection of clinical data and/or administration of clinical studies.
May perform informed consent process for subject enrollment.
Document all study subject interactions in the subject's research records.
Coordinates the submission or submits documents, study protocols, and study protocol amendments to the local IRB per policy and procedure.
May travel offsite to study sponsor meetings.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Position Qualifications Include:
Bachelor's degree in Science/ Health Related Field is required. Post-secondary experience in Clinical Research.
Certification as a Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP), Certified Clinical Research Associate (CCRA), Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC), or Certified IRB Professionals (CIP) is preferred.
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