General DescriptionDepartment: Internal Medicine Monday-Thursday 8:00a.m.-5:30p.m. Friday 8:00a.m.-12:00p.m. 40 hrs.
The Research Study Coordinator will oversee the day to day coordination of the STURDY Trial with a focus on recruitment and retention of study participants, collection of high quality data, and on distribution of study pills (vitamin D). In addition, S/he will ensure that collected data are properly formatted and compiled, and that data are transmitted securely to the coordinating center on a timely basis. S/he will respond to all queries from the coordinating center regarding these data, will work in collaboration with the staff to address all data-related issues, and will ensure that data are accurate and complete. The STURDY Research Study Coordinator has duties and responsibilities related to participant care in the clinical research environment. The individual must be superbly organized and must display responsible behaviors, communicate clearly and effectively with others, and must work collegially in a team environment. S/he must demonstrate problem-solving skills as they relate to participant care activities and must provide guidance for and act as a role model for all staff in the research facility.
Duties and Responsibilities:
To ensure that the STURDY trial meets its objectives, the Research Study Coordinator is responsible for establishing goals, managing and implementing recruitment strategies, prioritizing work, and operationalizing directives from investigators and the Director of Research Operations. The Research Study Coordinator will take a leadership role in:
Overseeing the day-to-day operations of the STURDY Study.
Developing, implementing, and overseeing systems for distributing study pills. Developing and implementing the recruitment drive, including coordination of screening events at health fairs, senior centers, churches, and other public events. Ensuring program quality, research fidelity, and adherence to project goals and timelines. Maintaining an excellent working knowledge of trial procedures, as detailed in the manual of operations and the trial protocol.
Coordinate reporting of serious adverse events with the investigators and the coordinating unit to insure prompt and timely submissions as required by the IRB and DSMB. Obtaining written consent of participants consistent with IRB regulations and trial procedures. Conducting participant visits, assisting in the screening and assessment of potential study participants. Randomizing study participants. Conducting follow up assessments appropriate to study protocol. Working closely with the Director and Assistant Director Clinical Research Operation to plan study implementation. Producing reports as needed for the project. Participating in weekly meetings of the study. Working closely with PI, Co-PI's and DCC to ensure adherence to all regulatory requirements. Serving as a backup in other studies conducted at ProHealth. Other Job Functions: Other duties as assigned.