Clinical Research Coordinator, Senior (UA Internal Only) (Multiple Positions)(Tucson, AZ)

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Position Information

Title Clinical Research Coordinator, Senior (UA Internal Only) (Multiple Positions)(Tucson, AZ)
Department Senior VP Health Sciences (6801)
Location UAHS - Tucson
Position Summary

University of Arizona Health Sciences (UAHS) is seeking several individuals for the Clinical Research Coordinator, Senior position who will oversee and participate in the coordination, conduct and evaluation of clinical research studies, and apply knowledge of clinical research to the study population in support of a new federally funded 5-year grant, the All of Us Research Program, part of the Precision Medicine Initiative.

Jointly between the University of Arizona and its clinical partner Banner Health, these activities are part of a national 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 Senior Clinical Research Coordinator will work under the supervision of the Associate Director of Clinical Research Operations 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 Senior Clinical Research Coordinator will demonstrate competence in clinical research skills, problem-solving, priority setting and serve as a resource for others for all aspects of conducting a clinical trial for complex and multi-center trials. Intermittent off-campus visits may be required.

These positions will be located at various Banner and UA facilities in the Tucson area. 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. Applicants should demonstrate a willingness to learn phlebotomy skills, if not already trained or certified in this area.

Our Commitment to Diversity:
The University of Arizona champions diversity as a core value central to its mission. We are committed to promoting and supporting diversity and inclusion in our research, clinical and educational missions to meet the needs of the students, faculty, staff and the communities we serve. We believe diversity at the University of Arizona creates role models, broadens perspectives, combats negative stereotyping and optimizes our ability to provide health care for all.

Such differences include but are not limited to race, ethnicity, gender, sex, age, religion, language, abilities/disabilities, socioeconomic status, educational backgrounds, and geographic region. The college defines diversity as acknowledging, understanding, accepting, valuing, nurturing and celebrating differences among people. The University of Arizona values and defines diversity broadly and values variety in life experiences and circumstances. The University of Arizona values students, faculty, and staff who demonstrate a commitment to their communities and those who reside, practice, or provide care in rural, inner-city, and other medically underserved populations within and contiguous with the state of Arizona.

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!

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Duties & Responsibilities

Study Conduct/Clinical Research Practice:

  • Support the training of new staff in preparation and conduct of clinical research and provide oversight and guidance as needed to research staff.
  • Collect and process specimens to meet study requirements, ensuring proper handling, processing, storage and tracking of specimens per study requirements.
  • Apply federal regulations; state and local law; and division policies and standard operating procedures (SOPs) to promote ethical practices in research involving human participants and to ensure compliance to those regulations.
  • Ensure the documentation of regulatory activities in appropriate systems by coordinating and maintaining up-to-date and accurate written and electronic records and files.

Recruitment/Enrollment/Retention:

  • Implement successful plan to identify potential participants.
  • Proactively identify and monitor barriers to recruitment and problem-solve or innovate to overcome them.
  • Determine best method(s) to identify potential participants for research protocol (advertisements, chart reviews, monitoring of clinic schedule, etc…) and prepare accordingly.

Communication:

  • Compose clear, precise and detailed correspondence. Communicate study related issues to investigators, sponsors, coordinating centers, study coordinators, clinical team, managers and other institutions in a timely fashion.
  • Develop a rapport with program participants and demonstrate respect and cultural sensitivity, reflecting the values of the program.

Data Management:

  • Oversee data entry and validation to ensure accuracy, quality and compliance of data collection process.
  • Ensure quality of data submitted from study sites and assure timely submission of data.

Education:

  • Assist in developing and delivering guidelines and educational materials for investigators, research support staff and the clinical team (as applicable).
  • Additional responsibilities as assigned.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Knowledge of the principles, practices and techniques of research clinical skills.
  • Experience with research protocols, development, regulations.
  • Motivated to provide high quality, compliant research.
  • Skill in maintaining detailed records.
  • Desire to build new program and develop new policies.
  • Ability to work easily with a diverse team.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Eight (8) years equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources; OR
  • Bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment and four years related research experience; OR,
  • Master’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND three years related research experience.
  • Must have access to reliable transportation and possess a valid driver’s license upon hire.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Previous human subjects training (e.g., CITI certification) and four years’ experience as a research coordinator with direct recruitment and enrollment responsibilities.
  • Current Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) status.
  • Previous supervisory experience.
  • Strong organization skills and significant attention to detail for data entry.
  • Self-motivated, willing and able take initiative.
  • 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.
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Research
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay $39,173 - $60,000 Annually, DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A22356
Number of Vacancies Multiple
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees Yes
Contact Information for Candidates

Jillian Wilson, #626-2179

Open Date 01/26/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 02/05/2018
Special Instructions to Applicant

Application: The online application should be completed in its entirety. Blank or missed information may be considered an incomplete submission.


Letter of Interest: Should clearly indicate how your skills and professional employment experience meet the Minimum and the Preferred qualifications (if applicable).


References: Please list 3 professional references including address, title, phone and email address.

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 a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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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
    • ArizonaDiversity.com
    • Careerbuilder.com
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • HigherEdsJobs.com
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Indeed.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • 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 a Master’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND at least three (3) years of related research experience; OR a Bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment and at least four (4) years of related research experience; OR Eight (8) years of equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Upon hire, will you have access to reliable transportation and possess a valid driver’s license?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Are you currently in a paid employee position (staff, appointed, graduate or student) or in an official lay-off status with the University of Arizona?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents