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Visiting Clinical Research Coordinator, HOPE Study

University of Illinois at Chicago
Chicago, IL
July 22, 2021


This position implements the primary HOPE research protocol and ancillary study protocols, obtaining informed consent, conducting research related participant visits according to the specifications in the manual of procedures, assessment of participant over-all health and ability to comprehend and consent to study activities, appropriate handling and processing of specimens, completion of clinical research forms. Responsible for facilitating activities with clinical research personnel, providing research physicians with clinically significant physical findings, and developing and evaluating recruitment and retention strategies. The CRC conducts clinical visits in dialysis units and participates in centralized management teams for this multicenter study. The coordinator is also responsible for implementing and tracking ancillary studies associated with the HOPE Study. A particular focus of this position is to facilitate medication management and a pharmacologic treatment intervention in this research protocol.

Job Responsibilities

• Conduct research related activities as outlined in the protocol at the clinical research center: o Visit dialysis centers and/or utilize telehealth to collect research data and obtain biological specimens.

o Coordinate research activities among various departments in order to insure accurate and timely flow of data and immediate notification in the event of abnormal clinical findings.

o Initiate and supervise ancillary activities.

• Train all study staff and clinical research center staff in the performance of participant testing according to the manual of procedures and study protocols.

• Participate on the Quality Control central study committee responsible for the accuracy and completeness of study data.

• Mange the identification, recruitment, and enrollment of patients to meet clinical research protocol requirements.

• Execute informed consent process and monitor patient status; enroll patients into research studies, explain the studies to the patients and obtain/document proper informed consent.

• Ensure that patient enrollment and research activities comply with the established protocols, regulatory and monitoring agency standards, and grant sponsor guidelines.

•Provide assistance to new researchers in the development of research protocols that have nutritional elements.

•Oversee the maintenance of study equipment and maintain records of equipment maintenance.

•Oversee the shipping and receipt of study specimens in coordination with co-investigator.

•Attend and participate in study-related training and steering committee meetings.

•Support medication management and a pharmacologic treatment intervention.

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


A minimum of a Bachelor's degree in health science or related field required. Master’s 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.

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.

Highly desirable – experience in maintenance dialysis healthcare (e.g., working as a member of dialysis healthcare team), fluency in Spanish

The applicants are required to complete an online job application through and upload a letter of application, curriculum vitae and contact information for three references.

The University of Illinois at Chicago is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer that has a strong institutional commitment to the principle of diversity and is particularly interested in receiving applications from a broad spectrum of people. We do not discriminate on the basis of sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.

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