The University of Pittsburgh is seeking a Research Coordinator who will be responsible for coordinating all clinical research studies being conducted by various PI's within CCRI (Center for Clinical Research Informatics) and DBMI (Department of Biomedical Informatics) or working with CCRI.
Duties include: subject recruitment (e.g., physicians and patients); assisting with work being done by other members of the research team (e.g., UPMC, UPMC Health Plan, RxPartners, UPMC Enterprises, PaTH CDRN (pathnetwork.org), NMVB National Mesothelioma Virtual Bank, etc.); communicating with principals of outside agencies also involved in the work; assisting the PI on all Institutional Review Board (IRB) correspondence including initial proposals, revisions, renewals, annual reports, end-of-study reports, and data safety and monitoring board (DSMB) reports.
The Research Coordinator will also perform database entry and maintenance of study subject demographic and/or survey data that is collected. The Research Coordinator assists the research team with study submission to appropriate funding agencies, preparing and maintaining materials (such as a study binder) sufficient to provide the entire team with workflows, survey instruments, forms, letters, etc.
The Research Coordinator will also work closely with the Project Manager by providing assistance for general needs related to the projects, such as publications, publications notifications, scheduling, taking minutes of meetings, and oversight of project goals. The Research Coordinator will report to the Principal Investigator and the Project Manager.
Travel may be required, particularly to local UPMC nursing homes and national geriatrics meetings. Must be willing to work flexible hours (including evenings and weekends) as needed. Ability to work effectively with computers and to learn new applications is required.
Minimum Related Experience Level Required
1-2 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position
Bachelor's degree in public health or a medical-related field, and at least two years of experience in a medical-related research study. Strong written and verbal communication skills are necessary.
Prior experience with use of Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access is required. Prior experience conducting human subjects' research, subject recruitment, and the University of Pittsburgh's OSIRIS system is required. Initial training in subject recruitment, data collection, and data coding methods. Previous experience working with computer software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and Access is required. RedCap experience is preferred but not required.
Child Protection Clearances
The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
Scheduled Work Hours
8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:
Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match
Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance
Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)
Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.
Pitt... faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.
Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.
Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.