Clinical Research Coordinators are responsible for overseeing the day to day operations of clinical trials and studies. They work directly with research patients, to help organize and deliver clinical trials, often as a care option. They recruit and screen study volunteers, as well as document and report on the daily operations of a study. Clinical Research Coordinators may work for pharmaceutical companies, Contract Research Organizations and or private companies.
Most importantly is the front line resource for monitoring, treating and reviewing direct patient care.
Responsible for ensuring study is compliance with local and federal laws and regulations, inclusive but not limited to the US-FDA, OHRP, PMDA as required
Recruits and screens potential study participants and performs intake assessments and procedures
Creates and/or maintains all documents and records related to the study
Acts as a point of reference for study participants by answering questions and keeping them informed on the study progress
Manages the inventory of equipment and supplies related to the study and orders more as needed
Attends meetings, events and seminars in order to learn about the given studies (Usually 2-3 a year)
Collects specimens and inputs data and patient information into electronic systems
Creates reports on each study, including notes on protocols, workload, data collection, and more
1+ years previous experience working in a clinical setting (RN, RRT)
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Superior organizational and time management skills
Capable of working independently with minimal supervision and also as part of a team
Skilled with standard computer programs including the MS Office suite
Ability to speak a second language is an asset, but not required
Understanding of medical terminology as well as standard clinical procedures and protocols
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