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The College of Pharmacy, Department of Pharmacy Practice at the University of Illinois Chicago (UIC) seeks to hire a Visiting Clinical Research Coordinator. The successful candidate will be responsible for the coordination and management of all components of clinical research protocols, including pre- and post-research activities, involving both clinical and non-clinical duties, including:
• Implementation and conduct of multiple research projects, comprising clinical trials (phase I-IV).
• Development and implementation of effective patient recruitment strategies.
• Coordination of comprehensive patient protocol treatment schedules to fulfill protocol compliance objectives.
• Supervision and participation in subject recruitment, screening, scheduling, testing, and data management for a multi-faceted multi-year program project.
• Management of clinical enrollment sites across the ILLINOIS HOSPITAL NETWORK (ILLI-NET) system, including contract status, accounts payable, enrollment disbursements, and maintenance of a general ledger system for tracking purposes.
Protocol Management
• Assist in establishing and coordinating the implementation of clinical research protocol priorities and organization structure.
• Notify and inform physicians, Principal Investigator, clinical staff, affiliates and grant sponsors of adverse events and protocol modifications, including their impact on the clinical research project and on patients enrolled at UIC and ILLI-NET.
• Coordinate the activation and maintenance of clinical protocols, including review and completion of submissions, amendments, and adverse event reports as required by UIC or external Institutional Review Board (IRB), Protocol Review Committee and grant sponsors.
• Review laboratory and clinical procedures and perform evaluations regularly to ensure compliance with protocols.
• Serve as liaison between physicians, Principal Investigator, clinical staff and the UIC or external IRB office, grant sponsors and regulatory agencies to ensure priorities are clearly communicated and resources are allocated appropriately across multiple ongoing projects.
Client Enrollment and Protocol Compliance
• Assist physicians and clinical staff in identification and recruitment of patients to meet clinical research protocol requirements.
• Analyze retention rates and formulates plans to retain participants.
• Develop strategies to increase patient enrollments.
• Execute an informed consent process for entry in various clinical trials.
• Ensure that all research activities comply with the established protocols, regulatory and monitoring agency standards, and grant sponsor guidelines.
• Participate in conducting surveys and quality of life interviews of patients in research protocols.
• Assist investigators in organizing study data for grant progress reports, analyses for meeting presentations and publications
• Manage and track network budgets. Develop enrollment projections, determine milestone payments.
• Prepare high-quality financial and enrollment reports on the status of the RECOVER program at UIC and other
ILLI-NET sites
• Oversee and manage network site IRB, IP, EDC, Query and Payment reports
• Train network site staff on protocol requirements, proper source documentation, and case report form completion
• Implement action plans for network sites not meeting enrollment and other expectations
• Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree in nursing, health science, or a health-related field required. Master’s related to Health Sciences preferred.
Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) required or Certified Clinical Research Professional certification preferred, either are required within 2 years of hire.
At least one to three years’ experience in a research discipline required.
Familiarity with medical terminology and procedures including electronic medical records and billing required.
Experience in clinical research setting and experience working with Federal Regulations and IRB’s required, experience with oncology research protocols highly preferred.
Ability to manage multiple tasks. Strong interpersonal and customer service skills, excellent written and oral communication abilities, effective presentation and computer/pc skills required. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other related software required.
Knowledge of Medicare Coverage Analyses and conventional care cost billing is highly desirable.
Knowledge of research protocols, principles and procedures including knowledge of aspects of clinical trials such as screening, interviewing, case reports forms; knowledge of experimental design, mathematics, statistics, computerized information retrieval systems, and computer data management preferred.
Ability to identify, produce, organize, evaluate and interpret data.
Knowledge of ethics and regulatory procedures involved in clinical research (i.e., informed consent process, data safety and monitoring plans, principles of data collection and documentation) preferred.
Ability to work as a member of a project team; knowledge of salient tasks required for research (e.g., phlebotomy, centrifugation, aliquoting blood, interviewing patients/subjects).
How and when to apply:
For fullest consideration, submit a completed application by Friday, May 20, 2022. A letter of intent and current curriculum vitae must be attached to the application. The names and e-mail contact information of three professional references must be submitted directly into the application.
UIC is an EOE including Disability/Vets.
Offers of employment by the University of Illinois may be subject to approval by the University’s Board of Trustees. The University of Illinois may conduct background checks and other pre-employment assessments on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background Checks will be performed in compliance with state and federal law.
The University of Illinois System requires candidates selected for hire to disclose any documented finding of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment and to authorize inquiries to current and former employers regarding findings of sexual misconduct or sexual harassment. For more information, visit (link removed)
University of Illinois faculty, staff and students are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. If you are not able to receive the vaccine for medical or religious reasons, you may seek approval for an exemption in accordance with applicable University processes.

Sheri Wylie-Buergel
UI Hospital
1740 W. Taylor Street
Chicago, IL 60612
Fax: 3124134146
Phone: 3129969761

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