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Rush University Medical Center Associate Clinical Research Coordinator - Rush Gastroenterology in Chicago, Illinois

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Associate Clinical Research Coordinator - Rush Gastroenterology






Active Regular FT (72 to 80 hours per pay period)



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Job Description:

At Rush University Medical Center, we are committed to advancing scientific medical knowledge through research.At RUMC we are expanding scientific frontiers in human disease to improve diagnosis and treatment.Are you looking to be a part of the exciting, always evolving and expanding new developments in research here at Rush University Medical Center? Are you well experienced in working with a variety of group, single and industry oriented studies?

If this describes you, you may be the right candidate for the part time Associate Clinical Research Coordinator position with the Department of Gastroenterology.

Position Highlights :

This person works under the general direction of the Office of Research Affairs' Clinical Research Administration Division, their clinical department / 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).

Studies will include IBD and other GI issues and infections. S/he will coordinate standard clinical research studies conducted by PI(s) which may include grant-funded, industry sponsored, and investigator-initiated clinical research studies. S/he will perform a variety of routine duties involving the collection, compilation, and documentation of clinical research data. The individual who holds this position exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.

Position Responsibilities:

  • Recruits, consents, screens, schedules, tracks and provides study updates to study participants throughout the conduct of the study.

  • Collects and enters data into study case report forms and/or electronic data capture system and respond to queries in a timely manner.

  • May submit or coordinate the submission of study related documents, study protocols and study protocol amendments to the IRB per policy and procedure

  • Maintains accurate and complete procedural documentation including study participant and site level documentation in compliance with institutional, local, state and federal guidelines and regulations related to clinical research.

  • May collect, process and ship potentially biohazardous specimens.

  • Administers 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 and responds to questions from PI, Administrator, Office of Research Affairs, Sponsor and Compliance throughout the conduct of the study

  • Organize and participate in auditing and monitoring visits

  • Gather and communicate unanticipated problems (protocol deviations, adverse events, and serious adverse events).

  • Work with PI(s), sponsor, compliance, clinical staff and/or manager to identify and improve routine processes as it relates to the conduct of the research study

Required Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree and 1-2 years of clinical research experience OR 5 years of clinical research experience.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of Good Clinical Practices and Good Documentation Practices.

  • Demonstrated knowledge of current NIH and/or FDA regulations and guidelines related to clinical research.

  • Ability to meet deadlines and help coordinate multiple aspects of the ongoing project.

  • Strong organizational and problem-solving skills.

  • Detail oriented with high attention to accuracy.

  • Ability to build rapport, navigate sensitive topics, and maintain confidentiality with a diverse pool of research participants and vendors.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills.

  • 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 Position Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in Sciences or health-related discipline.

  • Prior participant contact experience.

Company Highlights:

  • Rush was recently ranked among the top 20 hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.

  • 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.

  • 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.