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Senior Clinical Research Coordinator

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 03/13/2018
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 05/13/2018
Working Title Senior Clinical Research Coordinator
Job Classification Health Professional III
Department Name 35207H-Med-Div of Pulmonary Medicine
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0136308
Hiring Range TBD based on qualifications
Position Description

Under the general supervision of the management team of the Pulmonary Translational Research Core, the Senior Clinical Research Coordinator will be responsible for all aspects of clinical research coordination. The incumbent will be a lead coordinator for multiple federal or industry-sponsored clinical trials and will supervise and train staff members within the Pulmonary Translational Research Core, as assigned.

Duties may include assisting the Principal Investigators (PIs) with conducting oversight of complex clinical procedures, training on protocols, data management, data analysis, study design, completing regulatory documents, implementation of study protocols, research planning, subject recruitment, screening subjects, and subject flow while maintaining research documents/case report forms and source documents. Additional duties may include preparing for audits and study monitor visits, attending Data and Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) meetings, and representing a PI at investigator meetings. The incumbent reports progress and special issues at staff meetings and works with the initial and ongoing Investigational Review Board (IRB) and Clinical Translational Research Center (CTRC) submissions, modifications and adverse event reporting. They supervise the work of study specific staff and research students involved in subject recruitment, specimen packaging, and clerical tasks.

In addition, the incumbent reviews invoices and billing from research entities and other departments. The research coordinator must be able to work independently with study sponsors, investigational drug services, and the IRB. Some involvement in clinic work will be required including the performance of phlebotomy with minor laboratory skills, electrocardiograms, pulmonary function testing, and other respiratory testing. This independent position requires excellent problem solving, judgment, and analytic abilities and the ability to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to consistently juggle and prioritize multiple, competing demands. The incumbent must function as a team player, be detail oriented, highly motivated and able to work with little direct supervision. Excellent communication skills and the ability to interact professionally with research participants, university and government representatives, industry clients, staff at all levels, and clinical investigators are necessary. Flexible and occasional non-standard hours may be necessary.

Education Required Master's
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 2-3 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

Master’s degree in a relevant science field highly preferred, but a Bachelor’s degree in a relevant science field with at least 5 years of prior experience as a Clinical Research Coordinator in a university environment or at least 5 years-experience working in a research or clinical environment may be considered. Must have a working knowledge of procedures and evaluations relevant to pulmonary medicine or experience in a respiratory care environment with a working knowledge of physiology, clinical procedures, and practices.

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 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify

Mostly standard hours but may vary depending on project deadlines.

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

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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter