Visiting Clinical Research Coordinator - Department of Medicine, Division of
Infectious Diseases (Job ID #154389)
Dept of Medicine/College of Medicine
Project WISH is seeking a full-time Visiting Clinical Research Coordinator for
COVID-19 vaccine trials. Project WISH is a clinical research site of the
Division of Infectious Diseases at the University of Illinois at Chicago, with
a 20+ year history of conducting clinical trials and basic science research
for the prevention and treatment of many infectious diseases. Throughout our
history, Project WISH has been primarily devoted to the search for a vaccine
against HIV, as well as treatment drugs and vaccines for infectious diseases.
• Assist in establishing and coordinating the implementation of clinical
protocol priorities and organization structure.
• Notify and inform physicians, clinical staff, affiliates and grant sponsors
events and protocol modifications, including their impact on the clinical
• Coordinate the activation and maintenance of clinical protocols, including
and completion of submissions, amendments, and adverse event reports as
by the UIC Institutional Review Board (IRB), Protocol Review Committee and
• Review laboratory and clinical procedures and evaluations regularly to
• Act as liaison between physicians, clinical staff and the UIC IRB office,
sponsors and regulatory agencies to ensure priorities are clearly communicated
resources are allocated appropriately across multiple ongoing projects.
• Communicate clinical information and work with stakeholders to create best
Client Enrollment and Protocol Compliance
• Assist physicians and clinical staff in identification, recruitment and
strategies of patients to increase enrollment and to meet clinical research
• Analyze retention rates and formulates plans to retain participants.
• Coordinate outreach to and liaison with staff at schools, community clinics,
fairs, etc. to make research presentations and recruit new participants for
• Execute informed consent process and monitors patient status; Enroll
into programs, explaining the research protocols to the clients and supporting
family/friends, and obtain appropriate consent forms.
• Ensure that participant enrollment and research activities comply with
protocols, regulatory and monitoring agency standards, and grant sponsor
• Participate in conducting surveys of participants and supporting
• Collect and review client evaluations/assessments, surveys, and participant
interviews to develop reports for the PI and appropriate agencies and grant
sponsors. Evaluate data to determine project effectiveness.
• Assist investigators in preparing study data, literature reviews, analysis
presentations and publications.
• Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as
Bachelor degree in nursing, mental health, psychology, pharmaceutical
social science, or a related field required.
Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) preferred.
At least one year experience in a research discipline required. Experience in
research setting, experience working with Federal Regulations and IRB's
Prior experience with medical terminology and procedures including electronic
medical records and billing preferred.
Ability to manage multiple tasks. Strong interpersonal and customer service
Requires excellent communication, organization, presentation and computer/pc
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other related software.
Knowledge of research protocols, principles and procedures; knowledge of
of clinical trials such as screening, interviewing, case reports forms;
experimental design, mathematics, statistics, computer applications and
data management; oral and written communication skills; knowledge of a science
such as biology or psychology; ability to identify, produce, organize,
interpret data; knowledge of ethics and regulatory procedures (i.e. informed
IRB applications, data safety and monitoring plans) involved with clinical
other clinical research; ability to work as a member of a project team;
clinical tasks required for research (e.g. phlebotomy, centrifugation,