Clinical Research Coordinator

Connecticut, United States
01 Oct 2020
End of advertisement period
01 Dec 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Focus:

Within the Department of Neurology’s Clinical Research Office and reporting to the Principal Investigator(s) and the Associate Director of Research with a focus on Movement Disorders research specifically Parkinson’s Disease, the Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) will be responsible for planning, tracking, and ensuring that the clinical activities for study participants are conducted in accordance with approved protocols. These activities include, but are not limited to, patient screening, eligibility determination, registration and other protocol and subject milestones. The CRC will have direct patient contact and will be responsible for managing multiple clinical research projects but will be overseeing a main project initially for Parkinson’s Disease. Subjects will be recruited mainly in the New Haven campus but may be recruited from other Yale Neurology locations within the state of Connecticut.

Essential Duties

  1. Compares protocols and sponsored projects to confirm consistency between funding proposals/awards and approved protocols.
  2. Documents established congruency between funding proposals and approved protocols.
  3. Facilitates and/or assists with resolution of any inconsistencies between funding proposals and approved protocols.
  4. Serves as a liaison between the Grants and Contracts offices, investigators, and business managers to resolve congruency issues in a timely manner.
  5. Attends meetings and presents issues when necessary that were identified during congruency review.
  6. Serves as a resource and provides technical assistance to investigators and their staff.
  7. Provides analytical and technical support related to establishing and recording protocol/grant congruency, as needed.
  8. Monitors federal and state regulations for new guidance, updates, or policies. Maintains a high degree of knowledge on these requirements to determine actions and follow directives that may be required to ensure University compliance with congruency review and reporting requirements.
  9. Develops, implements, and manages internal practices that ensure compliance with federal requirements.
  10. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant academic/scientific field and a minimum of 3 years of related research support experience; or the equivalent combination of education or experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, with demonstrated outstanding organizational and time management skills. Ability to independently prioritize tasks with competing deadlines and priorities.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Demonstrated problem-solving skills and ability to report on the status of project deliverables and draft and submit project updates to the project team including reports to sponsor.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Strong clinical and research skills, including a thorough knowledge of medical and research terminology. Proven ability to evaluate and assess subject’s suitability for inclusion into studies, obtain informed consent, determine patient eligibility and coordinate patient enrollment.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Creative, self-directed and self-starter with ability to work, plan, research and conduct research projects independently on a flexible schedule.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Exemplary time and attendance. Ability to be flexible in schedule to attend to project needs and subject recruitment.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

MS degree in health or research related discipline. Two years of related work experience. Strongly prefer candidates with ability to work with minimal supervision in a team atmosphere and receptiveness to direction and new processes. Familiarity with neurological clinical research strongly preferred, especially Parkinson’s disease. EPIC, OnCore and IRB submission experience.

Preferred Licenses or Certifications:

Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) or equivalent.

Weekend Hours Required?


Evening Hours Required?


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Background Check Requirements

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Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

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