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Clinical Community Research Coordinator, School of Medicine / Pediatrics


Clinical Community Research Coordinator, School of Medicine / Pediatrics

  • req3009
  • Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23298
  • Pediatrics / 1594
  • Virginia Commonwealth University

This is a unique opportunity for someone trained in clinical and community-based research who is dedicated to addressing issues such as social determinants of health, reduction of health disparities, and public health issues including obesity prevention. This position requires attention to details to build databases and ensure the highest quality in project implementation as well as a skillset for excellent written and oral communication working with diverse community partners, building and maintaining trusted relationships.

Typical Duties

Assist Primary Investigator in all aspects of research development and high-quality implementation (both clinical and community-based) including research program building, building databases, collecting data, quality assessment, recruitment, retention, developing progress reports, working with Community Advisory Boards, building and maintaining trusted relationships with all stakeholders including community partners.

Coordination Management: Responsible for IRB submissions, developing Manual of Operating Procedures, building databases, building the necessary research team to meet the needs of the project, training and certifying team members to ensure highest quality data collection abiding by the highest ethical standards in both clinical and community settings, quality oversight of study implementation with generation of reports, routine communication with all stakeholders working closely with the PI, oversee recruitment and retention, work closely with managers, administrators, and finance experts to ensure appropriate budgetary expenditures, develop all materials for team meetings and research reports (for Community Advisory Board, grant agencies etc.).

Enrollment: Work closely with the PI to create, maintain and update recruitment plans, screening, study enrollment and retention. Creative problem solving when barriers are encountered. Develop weekly reports of expected recruitment to observed rate to assist with team problem solving.

Reporting/Communication: The Clinical Community Research Coordinator will be responsible for providing direct pre and post award management support for the Department of Pediatrics. The Clinical Community Research Coordinator will assist in the development and submission of proposals and in the compliant financial and administrative management of sponsored awards. This position provides an opportunity to work in a fast-pace environment with potential for career growth in the field of Clinical Research Coordination for those presenting a willingness to learn and ability to work collaboratively with a diverse group of faculty and staff.

Retains all study records in accordance with sponsor requirements and university policies and procedures. Maintains effective and ongoing communication with sponsor, research participants and PI during the course of the study.

Generating Additional Funding: Work with the PI to identity potential grants and assist with grant writing, conducting literature reviews, etc.

Essential Qualifications

--CITI training
--Good Clinical Practice training
--Protection of Minor Training
--Previous experience in research management

--Bachelor’s degree or equivalent related experience
--Several years progressively responsible work experience
--Formal clinical research education and experience
--Ability to work in a fast-paced, demanding, and diverse environment and adapt to changing client status, regulations, and work environment
--Demonstrated knowledge of medical terminology
--Excellent discretionary decision-making skills
--Independent, self-motivated, and organized
--Detail-oriented; excellent problem-solving skills
--Excellent written, verbal and interpersonal skills

Preferred Qualifications

--4 years clinical research experience, with children and families preferred
--Current employee who is familiar with VCU and VCUHS processes and systems
--Advanced knowledge of Community Advisory Board, grant agencies, regulations, and guidelines

This is a restricted position with no set end date; continued employment is dependent upon project need, availability of funding, and performance.

This position is open until filled.

Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine is a premier academic medical center located in the heart of Richmond. Accounting for almost half of VCU’s sponsored research, the School of Medicine is internationally recognized for patient care and education. All full-time university staff are eligible for our generous benefits package that includes choices for health,vision, and dental coverage, life-insurance, short and long-term disability coverage, retirement planning, tax-deferred annuity and cash match programs, flexible spending accounts, tuition benefits, significant paid-time off, 12 paid holidays, and more. Explore our benefits further here: https://hr.vcu.edu/current-employees/benefits/university-and-academic-professional-benefits/

Virginia Commonwealth University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action university providing access to education and employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex, political affiliation, veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or disability.

The School of Medicine continuously strives for our workplace and learning environment to reflect the demographic and social milieu of the communities we serve. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

UNIVERSITY JOB CODE: Clinical Research Coordinator (34111-3)

ORP Eligible: No


Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer

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