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Visiting Clinical Research Coordinator

University of Illinois at Chicago - Department of Medicine
Chicago, Illinois, United States
April 15, 2019


This position oversees the PHAT Life intervention research study which is an HIV/AIDS, mental health, and substance use intervention program designed for youth on probation. This position will develop and implement standards for research protocol management, policies, and procedures through the Center for Dissemination and Implementation Science (CDIS), Department of Medicine, at University of Illinois at Chicago. This position will ensure the highest quality of research in compliance with all institutional and grant facility requirements.

• Conceptualize, initiate and execute research goals for project. Monitor study developments and define, create, and implement new research procedures based on study needs.

• Oversee and organize all aspects of STI testing for the research study including testing, notification, referral, and reporting.

• Calculate weekly study recruitment and retention rates, enrollment and attendance at intervention sessions, and randomization numbers. Establish and implement randomization to treatment arms.

• Serve as primary liaison between the juvenile justice entities, community partners, and the research team, including building new relationships and maintaining existing partnerships.

• Maintain responsibility for designing/editing intervention curricula and materials, and developing study forms, measures, protocols, and training guides

• Oversee quality assurance checks on intervention sessions, i.e., ensure treatment fidelity.

• Coordinate community relations, research study development, recruitment, and implementation.

• Oversee IRB maintenance for all studies under supervision including development of new IRB protocols, maintenance of UIC IRB approvals, and coordination with other partner IRBs.

• Acquire and maintain Certificate of Confidentiality for PHAT Life related studies or projects under supervision.

• Hire, train and supervise lower level researchers, research staff, and students on techniques, methods

and procedures. Plan, assign and review work of staff to ensure that group objectives are met.

• Assist with or complete sponsor-related reports on study progress.

• Contribute material, analyze and prepare results, and assist in the writing and submission of research findings for publications, papers, presentations, and grants.

• Assist in the design and implementation of new implementation and dissemination grants and projects for the CDIS including project design and strategy, grant development, and project implementation.

• Work with Business Manager & oversee research study finances, including revenue and expenses.

• Lead research study meetings and present weekly updates on recruitment, retention, attendance and randomization.

• Coordinate leadership meetings, i.e., Community Advisory and Data Safety and Monitoring Boards.

• Perform other related duties and participate in special projects as assigned.


A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in psychology, public health, social sciences or related field required. Masters degree in public health preferred.

A minimum of three years experience managing a research study including supervisory experience. Experience working with Federal Regulations and IRB’s required.

Experience working with youth from vulnerable populations required.

Ability to manage multiple tasks. Strong interpersonal and customer service skills. Requires excellent communication, organization, presentation and computer/pc skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other related software.

Knowledge of research protocols, principles and procedures; knowledge of aspects of clinical trials such as screening, interviewing; knowledge of experimental design, statistics, computer applications and data management; oral and written communication skills; knowledge of a science such as psychology or public health; ability to identify, produce, organize, evaluate and interpret data; knowledge of ethics and regulatory procedures (i.e. informed consent, IRB applications, data safety and monitoring plans) involved with clinical trials and other research; ability to work as a member of a project team; knowledge of tasks required for research.

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The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. The University of Illinois may conduct background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.