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Research Pro 2 Coordinator

Company: University of Minnesota
Location: Minneapolis
Posted on: May 28, 2023

Job Description:


The Research Professional position exists to support clinical research trials within the Department of Surgery, Clinical Trials Office. Project include observational, data-driven outcomes research, as well as interventional research projects. Responsibilities include patient recruitment, screening, and consenting; data collection and abstraction from the electronic medical record (EMR); implementation of the study protocol; lab kit preparation and collection; and providing direction to student employees. All applicants will be required to complete a CITI training in biomedical research and Good Clinical Practice course, HIPAA training, and individual study training as required by the assigned projects.
This specific position is intended to support our long-term living kidney donor outcomes project in the Division of Transplantation.


Patient Screening, Recruitment, and Consent- 25%
-Determine subject eligibility, and maintain compliance with protocol eligibility requirements.
-Recruit potential subjects
-Participate in protecting the rights of the research subject via execution of informed consent and compliance with HIPAA requirements
-Obtain or confirm subject's consent to participate in research. Assess the subject's understanding of the research process, procedures and plan; implement and conduct subject and family education in response to identified needs.

Coordinate Participant Activities in Protocol- 25%
-Coordinate the implementation of the IRB approved protocol.
-Maintain accurate and complete study records and supplies.
-Collect, and ship specimens for research, laboratory, or clinical testing as required, often in repetitive and concise fashion to maintain integrity across all subject visits.
-Monitor subject responses to protocol defined treatments/interventions, and schedule required visits and tests.
-Evaluate laboratory and other findings to determine the presence of expected and unexpected subject reactions or outcomes
-Assess, troubleshoot, and report problems with data collection or other research processes.
-Under the supervision of the PI, report study/medical/test results for subjects and/or families and report significant findings to the appropriate study staff.

Collect & Abstract Data- 30%
-Abstract data from medical records and directly enter it into appropriate Research Database.
-Perform study data collection and entry; collect enrollment and treatment data, using charts, correspondence, electronic medical records, and personal communications with other healthcare workers.
-Complete and maintain essential source documentation, regulatory documents, and case-report forms (CRFs)

Communication and Training- 20%
-Coordinate communication between all individuals involved in the research studies (PI, co-PI, sponsor, monitor, clinical staff, other members of the research team, and student employees)
-Write routine correspondence for research projects including letters, memos, and instructional study forms
-Interact with study monitors, department, University, and clinical staff to successfully carry out study requirements.
-Provides ongoing and timely communication on the progress of the study to relevant parties
-Assists in the training of local staff on the protocol. This includes, but is not limited to: assisting in creation of training materials, delivering education to research and clinical staff, and continually re-educating during the active phase of the active phase of the research project.
-Train and instruct student employees on their assigned duties related to the donor project


All required qualifications must be documented on application materials

Required Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree plus two years of work experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience to total six years.
  • Experience with human subjects research.
  • Experience in the use of computer hardware and associated software.
  • Ability to work independently, make decisions, problem solve and prioritize the simultaneous management of multiple clinical studies.
  • Possess excellent communication skills; verbal and written.
  • Ability to work flexible work hours, including some early mornings, evenings, and weekends and on call as needed for studies. Preferred Qualifications:
    • Proven experience with computerized data management.
    • Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (ACRP or SOCRA), strongly preferred
    • Experience with EPIC or comparable EMR system.
    • Knowledge of medical terminology.
    • Excellent interpersonal communication skills with patients and other healthcare professionals.
    • Experience with human subjects research and/or clinical research trials. Benefits

      Working at the University

      At the University of Minnesota, you'll find a flexible work environment and supportive colleagues who are interested in lifelong learning. We prioritize work-life balance, allowing you to invest in the future of your career and in your life outside of work.

      The University also offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes:
      • Competitive wages, paid holidays, and generous time off
      • Continuous learning opportunities through professional training and degree-seeking programs supported by the Regents Scholarship
      • Low-cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
      • Healthcare and dependent care flexible spending accounts
      • University HSA contributions
      • Disability and employer-paid life insurance
      • Employee wellbeing program
      • Excellent retirement plans with employer contribution
      • Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) opportunity
      • Financial counseling services
      • Employee Assistance Program with eight sessions of counseling at no cost
        Please visit the Office of Human Resources website for more information regarding benefits.

        How To Apply

        Applications must be submitted online. To be considered for this position, please click the Apply button and follow the instructions. You will be given the opportunity to complete an online application for the position and attach a cover letter and resume.

        Additional documents may be attached after application by accessing your "My Job Applications" page and uploading documents in the "My Cover Letters and Attachments" section.

        To request an accommodation during the application process, please e-mail employ@umn.edu or call (612) 624-UOHR (8647).


        The University recognizes and values the importance of diversity and inclusion in enriching the employment experience of its employees and in supporting the academic mission. The University is committed to attracting and retaining employees with varying identities and backgrounds.

        The University of Minnesota provides equal access to and opportunity in its programs, facilities, and employment without regard to race, color, creed, religion, national origin, gender, age, marital status, disability, public assistance status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. To learn more about diversity at the U: http://diversity.umn.edu.

        Employment Requirements

        Any offer of employment is contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. Our presumption is that prospective employees are eligible to work here. Criminal convictions do not automatically disqualify finalists from employment.

        Please note: All employees at the University of Minnesota are required to comply with the University's Administrative Policy: COVID-19 Vaccination and Safety Protocol by either providing proof of being fully vaccinated on their first day of employment, or complete a request for an exemption for medical exemption or religious reasons. To learn more please visit: https://safe-campus.umn.edu/return-campus/get-the-vax

        About the U of M

        The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC)

        The University of Minnesota, Twin Cities (UMTC), is among the largest public research universities in the country, offering undergraduate, graduate, and professional students a multitude of opportunities for study and research. Located at the heart of one of the nation's most vibrant, diverse metropolitan communities, students on the campuses in Minneapolis and St. Paul benefit from extensive partnerships with world-renowned health centers, international corporations, government agencies, and arts, nonprofit, and public service organizations.

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