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Clinical Research Coordinator I

The University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois
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The University of Chicago
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Job Details

The Clinical Research Coordinator 1 works under the general direction of a Clinical Research Manager and the Director of Clinical Research.


  • Coordinates all aspects of conducting clinical trials including: screening, enrollment, subject follow-up, completion of the case report form, and adverse event reports.
  • Maintains accurate and complete documentation of signed informed consent, relevant IRB approvals, source documentation, Case Report Forms (CRF's), drug dispensing logs, and study related communication.
  • Plans and coordinates patient schedule for study procedures, return visits, and study treatment schedules.
  • Ensures Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) are implemented and documented in accordance to study sponsor, primary investigator, and regulatory agency specifications.
  • Prepares and maintains protocol submissions and revisions.
  • Educates patients about study procedures to be performed, visit schedule, what to report between and during visits, and potential side effects.
  • Performs assessments at visits and monitors for adverse events.
  • Organizes and attends site visits from sponsors and other relevant study meetings.
  • May recruit and interview potential study patients.
  • May obtain, possess, and transport specimens to appropriate laboratory according to established aseptic techniques.
  • Collecting data from oral reports and medical records, data entry, copying/faxing research information, maintaining organized files and records, preparation of manuscripts and PowerPoint presentations.
  • Performs moderately complex lab and/or research-related duties and tasks.
  • Collects and maintains data and/or specimens.
  • Analyzes data.
  • Conducts literature reviews.
  • Assists with preparation of reports, manuscripts and other documents.
  • Maintains and orders equipment and supplies.
  • Helps monitor compliance with institutional, state, and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives and mandates.
  • May orient or coordinate the work of research support staff and students.
  • Responsibilities may include the following non-laboratory duties: May assist in recruiting and scheduling research subjects; assisting with developing or amending study protocols; assisting with developing data collection tools; assisting with building databases; and providing general administrative support.
  • Responsibilities may include the following laboratory duties: setting up and performing experiments; interacting with students and other laboratory staff under the direction of the principal investigator.


  • Ability to interact and communicate with clarity, tact, and courtesy with patrons, patients, staff, faculty, students, and others required.
  • Ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy required.
  • Strong organizational skills required.
  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written) required.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required.
  • Strong data management skills and attention to detail required.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Adobe Acrobat required.
  • Ability to read and understand complex documents (e.g., clinical trials) required.
  • Ability to handle competing demands with diplomacy and enthusiasm required.
  • Ability to absorb large amounts of information quickly required.
  • Adaptability to changing working situations and work assignments required.
  • Knowledge of patient evaluation and triage procedures and the ability to monitor clinical research patients from many disciplines preferred.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology / environment preferred.
  • Understanding of the IRB submission and review process and when and how to apply for IRB review preferred.
  • Understanding of the federal research regulations and the ability to identify the federal research organizations' role in regulating human research participation preferred.

Additional Requirements

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • One year of research experience or relevant experience preferred.

  • Knowledge of medical terminology/environment preferred.

Required Documents:

  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application

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