The clinical research coordinator (CRC) will assume the responsibility for overall study coordination for research conducted within the Division of Addiction Psychiatry and its collaborators. The CRC will assist with all aspects critical to the successful completion of clinical research, including but not limited to: assisting with recruitment efforts overall; administering screening instruments, interviews, and surveys; conducting, scheduling, and managing study visits; obtaining consent; managing data; preparing documents for, ensuring compliance with, and corresponding with the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and other regulatory groups such as the FDA and DEA; assisting with preparation of manuscripts, protocols, and grants; and completing other projects in collaboration with principal investigator(s) and collaborators. The CRC must be able to interact respectfully with all study participants.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities
Managing multiple studies and maintaining comprehensive knowledge of study procedures
Assist with the overall recruitment efforts, including creating and posting flyers or posting online advertisements, and conducting telephone screenings of potential participant
Managing inquiries (via phone, email) and educating study participants regarding study protocols
Verifying participant eligibility for studies via medical record reviews or other methods as required for each particular study
Coordinating and scheduling study visits
Obtaining informed consent
Meeting with and corresponding with study participants during and in between study visits
Mailing study information to study participants if needed
Performing data collection via face-to-face assessments or surveys, chart reviews, structured or semi-structured interviews, and psychological tests.
Ensuring data integrity through quality assurance checks, and maintaining and uploading data for archiving when required by NIH
Monitoring study inventory and ordering/purchasing supplies
Maintaining study data using REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture) or other programs as required
Maintaining study participant records as part of record keeping function
Preparing study reports, annual reviews, NIH reports, and Institutional Review Board (IRB) documentation, including reporting of adverse events
Corresponding with the IRB, preparing and submitting IRB documents including protocols and amendments
Monitoring and evaluating protocol compliance with internal and external regulatory bodies to ensure adherence to practical and ethical guidelines
Assisting with data analysis and preparation of manuscripts and conference presentations
All other duties as assigned by the Principal Investigator
The research coordinators work closely with the Principal Investigator and other research staff who meet regularly as a group to review study progress.
We are looking for candidates who possess at least a bachelor's degree, which is required for this position.
Skills / Abilities / Competencies Required
Must be able to interact with study participants with respect at all times
Careful attention to details
Strong organizational skills
Strong communication skills
High degree of computer literacy
Ability to work independently and as a team member
Strong critical thinking skills and ability to independently resolve problems
Working knowledge of data management software and procedures
Working knowledge of clinical research protocols and Good Clinical Practice
Ability to work independently under minimal supervision
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