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The Department of Neurology has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Research Coordinator.
The Research Coordinator is responsible for developing and maintaining an ongoing portfolio of clinical trials for the faculty within the Department of Neurology. This includes researching available projects and funding, preparing proposals and budgets that meet the needs and requirements of the departmental faculty, and adhering to University and sponsor guidelines.
In addition, the individual in this position will work with the Offices of Human Subjects, Compliance, Sponsored Projects and others as necessary to get all the required approvals prior to submission. The incumbent will also prepare reports to the funding agencies and serve as liaison to the funding agencies and perform other related duties as needed. Under the supervision of the principal investigators, the incumbent will follow research protocols to obtain data through interviewing subjects/patients, conducting laboratory tests, consulting with the physician and reviewing medical records, coordinate patient participation in medical research studies and compile and verify the accuracy of research data. The individual in this position will also take part in the call schedule for clinical trials of Neurology.
Research Study Management: • Coordinate specialized tasks with the medical team such as arterial puncture, venipuncture and operation of electronic monitoring equipment, surgical or invasive procedures, processing of laboratory specimens, administering of treatment and/or medication in accordance with research protocol, assessment of patient reaction to medications and/or treatments as part of a research protocol and identification of potential adverse reactions; • Perform certain non-invasive patient-oriented procedures such as bedside pulmonary function testing; • Responsible for the collection, processing and shipping of study-specific laboratory specimens; • Coordinate physician examinations and study protocol for technicians; • Assist in planning aspects of medical team research; • Review medical records; • Keep study files in compliance with Food and Drug Administration's regulations; • Read, interpret and communicate protocol for clinical studies providing data on the safety and efficacy of new drugs; • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with patients and their families, professional or community groups and volunteers; • Maintain contact with public agencies which are involved with aspects of the research of general public health care; • Communicate with the Departmental Administrator regarding the entire portfolio of clinical trials including workflow, timelines, funding and other pertinent information.
Research Data and Publication Management: • Maintain records and computer databases of study data; • Design data collection tools; • Obtain and record research data in conjunction with physician and other professionals on the research team; • Manage electronic transfer of data; • Prepare interim reports for Principal Investigators, Study Sponsor and Human Subjects Review Board to Ensure that each project timeline is being met; • Work with faculty to write and edit manuscripts for publication and presentation; • Communicate with pharmaceutical and equipment company medical personnel in handling results of studies (progress reports, case report forms).
Design and Implementation: • Work with the faculty as a member of the Neurology team to identify research problems and potential funding sources; • Assist in the design of hypotheses to be tested; • Organize research projects to test hypotheses in human subjects;
Patient/Participant Management: • Develop and implement procedures and policies to carry out clinical research studies involving human subjects including data collection methods and strategies for data management; • Screen, recruit and interview potential subjects to determine eligibility according to specific study protocols; • Obtain informed consent; • Enroll patients in research protocol; • Explain research protocol to participants; • Respond to patient inquiries regarding protocol; • Schedule patient participation; • Coordinate all aspects of the patient's care; • Ensure compliance with research protocol; • Inform referring physicians of protocol requirements.
Research Finance Management: • Facilitate the grant application process (Grants and Contracts, IRB, Sponsor) to ensure timely implementation of research projects; • Develop and monitor budgets, develop computerized tracking and database management systems.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS •Bachelor's Degree in related field including but not limited to health management, science, nursing, psychology, plus 2-3 years of relevant experience.
Additional Requirements: •Experience with clinical research coordination, including interviewing subjects, developing protocols, and providing support to the medical team; •Demonstrated working knowledge of MS Excel; •Ability to multi-task •Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
Equivalent education and/or experience may substitute for minimum requirements.
DESIRED REQUIREMENTS •Experience with the UW grant approval process; •Experience communicating with industry sponsors regarding terms of agreement; •Experience with clinical trials; •Willing to learn/ability to work with data entry into databases such as the RedCap database.
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