Clinical Research Specialist, Physical Medicine & Rehab at Indiana University

Posted in Other 15 days ago.

Location: Indianapolis, Indiana

Job Description:



Department Information

Our department is 1 of 16 Traumatic Brain Injury Model Systems (TBIMS) Center programs in the United States. The TBIMS sites work collaboratively to contribute to a National database, which has become the largest prospective, longitudinal, multicenter TBI database in the world. We follow participants from their inpatient rehabilitation stay at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana throughout the course of their lifetime. The knowledge gained from the longitudinal study helps us to better understand problems after brain injury and ways to improve outcomes for them and their families.

Job Summary

This position will assist in the conduct of clinical research in the IU Locomotor Recovery Center located at the Rehabilitation Hospital of Indiana. Current research activities in the center include looking at the effectiveness of walking strategies on short and long-term outcomes during inpatient and outpatient rehabilitation for individuals who have experienced a stroke, brain injury and/or incomplete spinal cord injury.

Department-Specific Responsibilities

  • Assists in recruiting research participants.

  • Screens participants to determine eligibility.

  • Obtains informed consent from participants and/or legally authorized representative.

  • Schedules subjects for appointments.

  • Coordinates participant travel arrangements.

  • Manages regulatory submissions.

  • Assists in conduct of study-related data collection in person and/or over the telephone.

  • Extracts data from source documents.

General Responsibilities

  • Assists with identifying and recruiting potential research study subjects; determines eligibility according to the IRB/protocol approved methodologies, coordinates study procedures, and monitors the progress of research studies or projects.

  • Conducts study visit activities and coordinates screening, consenting, and scheduling of test, exams, and/or non-medical/behavioral interventions and assessments involving study subjects; coordinates, facilitates, and performs various study activities; manages all follow-up activities with subjects based on protocols.

  • Records study data, samples, and/or results in various databases; maintains databases for subjects and subject scheduling; performs data validation checks and pursues resolutions to erroneous data; produces various reports in response to requests from PI, sub-investigators, and/or other study stakeholders.

  • Monitors study team compliance with protocol and SOPs; submits all regulatory paperwork required; communicates with PI and sub-investigators about concerns or recommended changes in study protocols, etc.

  • Assists with developing various communications and strategies for advertising and recruitment, as well as in developing information materials for study participants.

  • Stays up-to-date on regulatory affairs and/or clinical research best practices by attending continuing education classes, conferences, seminars, and project team meetings.

  • Provides various other clinical research study or project support as needed (such as assisting with budget development, invoicing for adverse events, billing compliance and patient billing resolution).

  • May provide guidance and/or support to less experience clinical research staff.


Combinations of related education and experience may be considered. Education beyond the minimum required may be substituted for work experience. Work experience beyond the minimum required may be substituted for education.



  • Bachelor's degree in science or a health-related field and 1 year of health-related or research experience; OR

  • Associate's degree in an allied health profession and 3 years of health-related or research experience.



  • Proficient communication skills.

  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism.

  • Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills.

  • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality.

  • Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment.

  • Highly thorough and dependable.

  • Possesses a high degree of initiative.

  • Ability to build strong customer relationships.

Working Conditions / Demands

The role regularly requires the ability to effectively communicate. The role frequently requires the ability to move about the work environment and to position oneself to operate laboratory equipment effectively. The role requires the ability to move objects weighing up to 25 pounds and will occasionally work near moving mechanical parts. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.

Advertised Salary

$43,000 - $48,000 per year based on experience.

Benefits Overview

For full-time staff employees, Indiana University offers a wide array of benefits including:

  • Multiple plan options for medical insurance

  • Dental insurance

  • Health Savings Account with generous IU contribution

  • Life insurance, LTD, and AD&D options

  • Base retirement plan contribution from IU, subject to vesting

  • Additional supplemental retirement plan options

  • Tuition benefit for IU classes

  • 10 paid holidays per year

  • Generous Paid Time Off

  • Paid Parental Leave

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

Learn more about our benefits by reviewing our online Benefits Brochure.

Job Classification

Career Level: Mastery

FLSA: Nonexempt

Job Function: Research

Job Family: Clinical Research

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Posting Disclaimer

This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.

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Equal Employment Opportunity

Indiana University is an equal employment and affirmative action employer and a provider of ADA services. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment based on individual qualifications. Indiana University prohibits discrimination based on age, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, national origin, disability status or protected veteran status. Indiana University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in its educational programs and activities, including employment and admission, as required by Title IX. Questions or complaints regarding Title IX may be referred to the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights or the university Title IX Coordinator. See Indiana University's Notice of Non-Discrimination here which includes contact information.

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