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Working title:

Clinical Research Coordinator

Official title:

RESEARCH SPECIALIST

Degree and area of specialization:

BA or BS required; Bachelors or Masters in health-related field or biological sciences preferred.

Minimum number of years and type of relevant work experience:

At least 1-2 years of progressively responsible experience coordinating a clinical research trial involving pharmaceutical or biological products is preferred. Prefix assignment determined by years of relevant work experience.

Principal duties:

This position involves study coordination of multiple clinical trials conducted by Department of Surgery, Division of Transplantation investigators. This involves the daily management of subjects enrolled in clinical trials and the administrative management of clinical trial activity for industry-sponsored, NIH-funded, and investigator-initiated trials.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
1) Screen for potential subjects based on protocol eligibility requirements.
2) Discuss research studies with potential study participants, required study visits and procedures, and the participants’ rights as a research subject. Assist the principal investigator and Clinical Research nurses and coordinators in obtaining signed informed consent from the potential subject.
3) Collect data on subjects pre-operatively, intra-operatively, and post-operatively. This data collection will involve direct subject communication and collecting data from the subject’s medical records.
4) Collect or oversee the collection, processing, and shipping of blood, urine, and tissue samples for both UW and central lab processing.
5) Manage study-related outpatient follow-up visits.
6) Maintain records pertaining to the investigational drugs or devices being studied.
7) Provide administrative support to the principal investigator (PI) and co-investigators as it pertains to the overall management of each clinical trial.
8) Maintain direct liaison with study sponsor on behalf of the PI.
9) Work collaboratively with other members of the Surgery Clinical Research Program, including other study coordinators, IRB regulatory specialists, and the Director of Clinical Research.
10) Review new studies for feasibility and work involved.

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