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Senior Clinical Research Coordinator 1-3


Senior Clinical Research Coordinator 1-3

  • req2597
  • Richmond, Virginia, United States, 23284
  • Institute for Drug and Alcohol Studies
  • Virginia Commonwealth University

At VCU, we Make it Real through learning, research, creativity, service and discovery - the hallmarks of the VCU experience. A premier, urban, public research university nationally recognized as one of the best employers for diversity, VCU is a great place to work. It's a place of opportunity, where your success is supported and your career can thrive.

The Institute for Drug and Alcohol Studies (IDAS) advances multidisciplinary research and training on the neuroscience of addictions and related neurobehavioral disorders. The Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) will be expected to perform train and evaluate Research Assistants on all components of data collection from human- subject volunteers required for a biomedical behavioral research study.

Typical Duties

1) Subject recruitment, including placement of IRB-approved fliers/ media
advertisements and community outreach events about research studies being
conducted at IDAS, as well as collection and computer entry of responses and
information furnished by potential research volunteers contacting the lab by phone in
order to identify possible participants,
2) Collection of informed consent from research volunteers, including describing the
study to research participant candidates in simple language, reviewing eligibility and
overseeing the signing of consent and assent forms
3) Biological data collection, including collection and testing of urine drug samples using
test kits as well as administration of breathalyzer assessment of alcohol intoxication
4) Psychometric data collection, including administration, collection and scoring of
paper-and-pencil or computer-driven questionnaires, as well as administration and
recording of computer-driven cognitive performance tasks, processing and cleaning
behavioral data.
5) Collection of brain imaging-related data in conjunction with an MR technologist, such
as by administering computerized tasks and process head motion during MRI sessions,
Maintain MRI safety training
6) Accurate and secure transmission and storage of study data, including to centralized
databases or to physically-secured case report forms for industry-sponsored clinical
trials, and
7) Accurate calculation of subject compensation. As part of the assessment, the
employee will be expected to coordinate a busy study visit for the subjects, including
escorting research volunteers to and from the different tasks and testing rooms and
waiting rooms of the CARI laboratory
8) The CRC will train and oversee RA’s in IDAS on the above responsibilities. Lead
is responsible for assigning IDAS control room schedules, RA Administrative scheduled
time for study verification as well as covering the control room and subject visits for RA vacation/sick days.
9) The CRC is responsible to ensure data validity by verifying that the above
assessments are entered accurately. Discrepancies are identified and reviewed with
study RA’s. Version control of protocols, consent forms, assessment forms as well as
protocol and amendment training for RAs.
10) Training on Standard Operating Procedures, onboarding new RA’s, shadowing
current RA’s to ensure participant consistency in study procedures, maintaining CITI
certifications ,CPR and CCRP certifications current
11)The CRC will be the PI access point person for study status, enrollment updates,
recommending study enhancements and enforcing compliancy for study participant
12) OnCore VCU clinical management system - entering subject visits, participating in
initial coverage analysis and calendar development.
13) IDAS Regulatory compliance - assist with ensuring completion of regulatory
documentation, development of study checklists, binder essential documents to maintain
correct clinical oversight documentation.
14) Assist management with overseeing daily operations of IDAS/CARI and attend bi-weekly admin meetings to help identify and develop strategies to improve workflow, compliance, etc.
15) Training for Petty Cash accounts for the Grant / Fiscal Manager, IDAS Business
16) Serve as a resource to other RAs, resolve routine to complex issues independently
or with higher leadership if necessary,
17) Develop, maintain and enforce SOPs for external research groups who utilize the
IDAS/CARI clinical and act as the scheduling liaison between the MRI department and
IDAS/CARI clinic.

Typical Education and Experience

Bachelor's degree and 2-3 years of relevant experience. Computer skills including word processing, data entry, spreadsheet, database management, and mid level data analysis/statistical/programming skills required. Clinical
skills, including fundamental clinical skills such as establishing rapport, maintaining
participant motivation, empathic responding, ability to work effectively as part of a
multidisciplinary team, and ability to use clinical judgment in (rare) emergency situations.
Organizational skills, including understanding of HIPAA regulations. Ability to organize
meetings, mid level patient scheduling skills and present reports. Ability to work in a
diverse environment is required.

We are especially interested in applicants who have previous experience with
physiological assessment. Experience with Linux, Eprime, SAS, Labkey and Microsoft Office software. Degree in psychology neuroscience or related field preferred. Certified CRC (CCRP) certification preferred.

Typical Physical and Cognitive Requirements

Must be able work around an MRI machine.


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