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Clinical Research Coordinator - Ophthalmology $2500 SIGN-ON BONUS!

Company: Rush University Medical Center
Location: Chicago
Posted on: March 20, 2023

Job Description:

Job Title: Clinical Research Coordinator - Ophthalmology $2500 SIGN-ON BONUS!
Department: Ophthalmology
Shift: 1st
Specialty: Research
Job Number: 2022-2826
Date Posted: 07/13/2022
Position Type: Research

Job Qualifications:

Clinical Research Coordinator - Ophthalmology

Job Summary:

The Clinical Research Coordinator works under the Clinical Research Manager and under the general direction of the Office of Research Affairs' Clinical Research Administration Division, and in partnership with the Principal Investigator (PI), Co-Investigator(s), other study personnel, and sponsoring agents to ensure protocols are conducted in accordance with the principles of Good Clinical Practice (GCP). S/he will coordinate and manage multiple and/or complex clinical research studies conducted by PI(s) which may include grant-funded, industry sponsored, and investigator-initiated clinical research studies. S/he will independently coordinate the implementation and execution of study protocols and perform a variety of study related duties. The individual who holds this position exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.

This individual will join a team dedicated to the mission of improving and maintaining vision through ophthalmic
research. This position will allow the coordinator to be involved in multiple specialty areas within Ophthalmology
including retina, cornea, glaucoma and others. Our Clinical Research Coordinator will be able to collaborate with
many key players in the Rush Department of Ophthalmology who are also dedicated to the success of our research.
We strive to promote a caring and thriving environment for all who join our department. We are committed to team
building and employing a personal growth model for sustained job satisfaction. Team leaders in the department will
provide training and guidance within the field of Ophthalmology for those who do not have previous experience in the

Job Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates all aspects of the study including recruitment, consent, screening, scheduling, and tracking and provides study updates to study participants throughout the conduct of the study.
  • Collect and enter data into study case report forms and/or electronic data capture system and respond to queries in a timely manner.
  • Submits or partners with a regulatory coordinator to submit study related documents, study protocols and study protocol amendments to the IRB per policy and procedure.
  • Ensures procedural documentation is accurate, complete, and in compliance with institutional, local, state and federal guidelines and regulations related to clinical research.
  • May collect, process and ship potentially biohazardous specimens.
  • May administer more complex structured tests and questionnaires according to research study protocols. May utilize study-related technology and equipment as part of assessment procedures.
  • Provide ongoing study status updates, responds to questions and may create summary report(s) for distribution to PI, Administrator, Office of Research Affairs, Sponsor and Compliance throughout the conduct of the study.
  • Organize and participate in auditing and monitoring visits.
  • Report unanticipated problems (protocol deviations, adverse events, and serious adverse events).
  • Partner with PI(s), sponsor, compliance, clinical staff and manager to identify and improve more complex processes as it relates to the conduct of the research study.
  • May provide oversight, training and coaching to less experienced staff.
    Required Job Qualifications:

    • Bachelor's degree and 5 years of clinical research experience OR 7 years of clinical research experience.
    • Demonstrate advanced knowledge of Good Clinical Practices and Good Documentation Practices.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of current NIH and/or FDA regulations and guidelines related to clinical research.
    • Strong project management skills including ability to meet deadlines and help coordinate multiple aspects of the ongoing project.
    • Demonstrated problem-solving, critical decision makings and professional judgement.
    • Strong analytical and organizational skills with a high attention to details.
    • Demonstrated ability to build rapport, navigate sensitive topics, and maintain confidentiality with a diverse pool of research participants and vendors.
    • Strong verbal and written communication with ability to communicate complex concepts to multiple audiences
    • Demonstrated ability to collaborate within multi-disciplinary team settings.
    • Availability to work evenings, overnight and weekends if called for under the study protocols.
    • Travel may be required.
      Preferred Job Qualifications:
      • Bachelor's degree in Sciences or health-related discipline.
      • Relevant certification strongly preferred (Certified Clinical Research Professionals (CCRP), Certified Clinical Research Associate (CCRA), Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC), or Certified IRB Professional (CIP).
      • Ophthalmology Research Experience
        Company Highlights:
        Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career. Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.
        The Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) has awarded Rush full accreditation for three years. Rush is one of the first academic medical centers in Illinois to receive this accreditation.
        As an academic medical center, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, is committed to advancing medical knowledge through research. Investigators at Rush are involved in more than 1,600 projects, including hundreds of clinical studies to test the effectiveness and safety of new therapies and medical devices, as well as to expand scientific and medical knowledge.
        RUMC offers a competitive salary, outstanding benefits & the professional advantages of an environment that supports your development & recognizes your achievements.
        Rush University is home to one of the first medical colleges in the Midwest and one of the nation's top-ranked nursing colleges, as well as graduate programs in allied health, health systems management and biomedical research.

        Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics

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