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Clinical Research Coordinator

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 12/13/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 02/13/2018
Working Title Clinical Research Coordinator
Job Classification Health Professional II
Department Name 35207O-Med-Division of VMI
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0132839
Hiring Range TBD based on qualifications
Position Description

The Clinical Research Coordinator for the Sickle Cell Multicenter Trials is a clinician with advanced knowledge, skill and competency in clinical research. The Clinical Research Coordinator works closely with the Principal Investigator to develop and supervise protocols and procedures appropriate for the research studies performed as part of the mission of the Vascular Medicine Institute. The incumbent further assures the quality of the clinical procedures related to study subjects.
The Clinical Research Coordinator is independent in the day to day operations of multiple research trials. Assists the PI in the plan, design, development and execution of trials. This role will include coordination of personnel at other remote sites, including their PIs, research nurses and/or research coordinators for participation of their site in a multicenter clinical trial, and coordination with the Data Coordination Center. This role may also include the coordination, initiation, recruitment, assessment, enrollment of subjects and scheduling of research procedures at the Pittsburgh site. Maintenance of one or more databases, completion of CRF forms and generation of source documentation.
Coordination, submission and interaction with regulatory bodies on the local, state and federal level. He/she will be responsible to ensure the conduct and compliance of a clinical trial according to good clinical practice. This position will be a resource to other research staff. He/she will supervise research coordinators and others involved in the clinical research. Acts a resource for other research coordinators and PIs at clinical trial sites. Involve with interviewing, hiring, orientating and evaluating new clinical research coordinators. Monitors clinical budgets both on NIH and Pharmaceutical Accounts.

Education Required Master's
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 1-2 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

Bachelors Degree with 2-3 years experience will be considered. Phlebotomy, IV access implementation and specimen processing experience are helpful. Experience with clinical trials is strongly recommended. Strong clinical expertise within the clinical setting strongly preferred.

Required Licenses/Certifications
Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check.
Assignment Category Regular, Full-Time
Percent Effort 100
Scheduled Work Hours 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
Campus Pittsburgh
University Benefits

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:

• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a bachelor's degree or higher or will have completed one by the end of this current term?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear of this position at the University of Pittsburgh?
    • Career Development Center (CDC)
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Commonwealth Workforce Development System (Formerly PA CareerLink)
    • Currently a University Employee
    • Pitt Career Services
    • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    • Pittsburgh Technology Council
    • PittSource Search
    • Referral (Friend, University Employee, etc.), please specify below
    • Internet Search
    • Other: (Please specify below)
  3. Please specify from above (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Other Document