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Clinical Research Coordinator (Bilingual) (Multiple Positions) (Tucson, AZ)

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Title Clinical Research Coordinator (Bilingual) (Multiple Positions) (Tucson, AZ)
Department Senior VP Health Sciences (6801)
Location University of Arizona Health Sciences
Position Summary

University of Arizona Health Sciences (UAHS) is seeking Clinical Research Coordinators in the Tucson metro area to support a new federally funded 5-year grant, the All of Us Research Program.

Jointly between the University of Arizona and its clinical partner Banner Health, these activities are part of the national Precision Medicine Initiative which will contribute significantly to the development of a research cohort that will engage a million or more Americans who volunteer their health data over many years to improve health outcomes, fuel the development of new treatments for disease, and catalyze a new era of data-based and more precise preventive care and medical treatment.

The Coordinators will work under the supervision of clinical research management to provide project coordination and clinical research daily operations for this multi-site study to ensure successful implementation of and adherence to the clinical research protocol and national and local milestones regarding planning, administration, timeline management, enrollment, participant engagement, data collection, and reporting.

The selected individuals will be responsible for clinical research operations including engagement, enrollment, informed consent, collection of participant reported data, compliance with study procedures, data collection and documentation, and work closely with the study team and clinical partners. This position will work closely with national efforts to support retention of cohort participants.

We are looking for candidates with experience communicating with diverse communities across the State of Arizona, fluent in English and Spanish.

University of Arizona Health Sciences seeks candidates who will demonstrate competence in clinical research and a passion for interacting with people from diverse backgrounds. The most successful applicants with be those who are bilingual. In particular, we are seeking Spanish speaking coordinators.

This position will require travel to one or more sites within this metro area on a regular basis. With notice, occasional travel to our other primary sites (e.g., Casa Grande or Phoenix) and, less frequently, out-of-state travel may be required.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

Accepting a new position is a big life step. We want potential candidates and their families to be able to make informed decisions. Candidates who are considering relocation to the Tucson or Phoenix area, and have been offered an on-site interview, are encouraged to use the free services offered by Above & Beyond Relocation Services (ABRS).Ask your department contact to be introduced to ABRS prior to your visit.

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Duties & Responsibilities

Clinical Research Practice:

  • Follow plans and standard operating procedures under the guidance of study leadership to engage, enroll, consent, collect data, and retain participants.
  • Work efficiently in a variety of enrollment settings including Outpatient clinics, Inpatient floors, Emergency Department, Clinical Research Units and Community Engagement Events.
  • Collaborate effectively with others to ensure proper progress and completion of enrollment visits.
  • Collect, document, process and ship specimens to meet study requirements, including urine, saliva specimens and intravenous blood samples.
  • Coordinate and participate in monitor visits, audits, and quality reviews (internal and external) in a professional manner.
  • On a periodic basis and with notice, adjust regular working schedule to provide weekend or evening enrollment coverage as needed.

Regulatory Compliance and Documentation:

  • Coordinate and participate in monitor visits, audits, and quality reviews (internal and external) in a professional manner.
  • Maintain up-to-date, accurate written and electronic records to support clinical research activities.


  • Implement successful plan in line with approved protocol to identify potential participants for research protocol (advertisements, chart reviews, monitoring of clinic schedule, etc.) and prepare accordingly.
  • Maintain a detailed tracking data entry for participants. Track progress at regular intervals and report out to PI and study team.
  • Following standard operating procedures, participate directly in recruitment/enrollment.
  • Proactively take initiative to ensure recruitment stays on track with the project timelines.
  • Communicate with participants and families in culturally sensitive manner.


  • Compose clear, precise and detailed correspondence.
  • Develop a rapport with study participants.
  • Communicate study-related issues to investigators, clinical research managers, study coordinators, clinical team, and other institutional leadership in a timely fashion.
  • Document, organize and maintain all correspondence.

Data Management:

  • Perform data entry and validation to ensure accuracy, quality and compliance of data collection process.
  • Maintain master files for clinical research protocols.
  • Prepare and review reports, tables, and listings.
  • There may be other duties assigned as it relates to this position.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of research clinical skills.
  • Motivated to provide high quality, compliant research.
  • Desire to build new program and develop new policies.
  • Ability to work both independently and with a team, resolving issues with a positive outcome.
  • High level of integrity, ethics and professionalism.
  • Strong communication and computer skills.
  • Strong organization skills and significant attention to detail for data entry and documentation.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Associates degree and three (3) years direct clinical research experience; OR
    Medical Assistant/Lab Technician certification and (3) years direct clinical research experience; OR
    RN, LPN, LVN and two (2) years of direct clinical or medical laboratory experience; OR
    Bachelor’s degree and one (1) year direct clinical research experience; OR
    CRA, CCRA Certification
  • Willing to be trained in phlebotomy.
  • Must possess a valid Arizona driver’s license with two years of driving experience and reliable transportation with proper Arizona registration and vehicle insurance.
  • Fluent in English and Spanish.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Previous experience managing, organizing and entering patient data in various databases.
  • Previous human subjects training (e.g., CITI certification) and two years’ experience as a research coordinator with direct recruitment and enrollment responsibilities.
  • Current Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) status.
  • Six (6) years’ experience in clinical research and training; OR Bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment and two years related research experience (Health or biological sciences related field).
  • Demonstrated experience in Phlebotomy and/or certified Phlebotomist.
  • Previous experience with electronic medical records.
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay $31,125 - $43,000 Annually, DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A22175
Number of Vacancies Multiple
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Jillian Wilson, #520-626-2179

Open Date 11/02/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled
Review Begins On 11/13/2017
Special Instructions to Applicant
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with diverse perspectives and experiences, we encourage minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs.

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Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Upon hire, will you possess an Associate’s degree and at least three (3) years of direct clinical research experience; OR a Medical Assistant/Lab Technician certification and (3) years direct clinical research experience; OR an RN, LPN, LVN and at least two (2) years of direct clinical or medical laboratory experience; OR a Bachelor’s degree and one (1) year direct clinical research experience; OR a CRA, CCRA Certification?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Are you willing to be trained in phlebotomy?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Upon hire, will you possess a valid Arizona driver’s license with at least two (2) years of driving experience and have access to reliable transportation with proper Arizona registration and vehicle insurance?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Are you fluent in English and Spanish?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents