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Clinical Research Program Coordinator Job

Job Number: RIH10745

Job Title: 40hrs/Days - Clinical Research Program Coordinator - 2PC & F Fritz HCC

Department: 2PC&F Fritz HCC - 7721003

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

1.A bachelor's or master's degree and 2-3 years of experience in clinical human subjects research
2.Ability to commit to the position for the duration of the program
3.Experience with research concepts and techniques is vital, including qualitative interviewing and quantitative analysis
4.Ability to function autonomously in a collaborative interdisciplinary team involving research, medical and mental health care
5.Outstanding written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
6.A proven track record of strong administrative skills and a strong attention to detail
7.Strong computer skills and experience with managing complex data sets, including data from different sources (e.g., questionnaires, electronic devices, external databases, etc).
8.Ability to work harmoniously with diverse groups of individuals and in a high-pressure environment
9.Experience working in an ethnically, culturally, and racially diverse environment
10.A reliable car (mileage to off-site research visits is reimbursed)
11.Spanish fluency is highly desirable but not required

The Childhood Asthma Research Innovation Program focuses on research and intervention programs focused on improving the asthma outcomes and overall well-being of children with asthma and their families. Specific initiatives are described below. The Program is part of the Hassenfeld Child Health Institute.
Our program is comprised of a is multi-disciplinary team of researchers and clinicians who examine psychophysiological interactions, management behaviors and outcomes, and co-morbid conditions in children and adolescents with asthma using state-of- the art clinical and behavioral approaches. A major emphasis of our work has involved translating research into interventions and designing programs to improve children's illness management, reduce health care use, and improve functioning and quality of life for children and their families.
We are interviewing candidates for a senior research assistant position for this 5-year program which will involve three complementary projects: 1) Identifying Mechanisms Contributing to Asthma Onset, control and morbidity; 2) Examining the interplay between Stress, Epigenetics and Asthma Onset; and 3) and Development of a Rhode Island Asthma Collaborative to Address Pediatric Disparities.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
1.Collect data in the form of questionnaires, interviews and specialized electronic monitoring devices. Coordinate collection and processing of blood samples
2.Assist with setup and maintenance of data management and perform preliminary, basic statistical analyses
3.Draft protocols and informed consents
4.Develop and maintain study databases
5.Work with PIs to submit, manage and maintain all IRB documentation, including new research study submissions, annual continuing reviews, amendments as needed, study advertising and recruitment materials, etc.
6.Track and report study milestones
7.Ensure that all documentation maintained for each study is readily available for review by study staff, PI and monitors as necessary
8.Research, test and provide maintenance and support for new software tools
9.Perform administrative tasks
10.Train and supervise research interns and manage team to provide support to the senior researchers