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Clinical Research Program Coordinator Job

Job Number: RIH13583

Job Title: 40hrs/Days - Clinical Research Program Coordinator - 2MGIM Claborn HCC

Department: 2MGIM Ramsey HCC - 7321004

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

Master’s degree with preference in Psychology or related field and including courses in research methodologies and statistical analyses.


Three or more years progressively more responsible experience, depending on size and complexity of program(s).

Demonstrate leadership skills.

Ability to effectively prepare and monitor budgets.

Analytical skills to participate in developing research protocols, perform statistical analyses and participate in qualitative/quantitative analyses of research data.

Previous experience with peer-review manuscript preparation and submission.

Under the general supervision of the Principal Investigator in the Division of General Internal Medicine, assist in design and data management specifics of new studies and forms; may assist with tabulating and reviewing data results for publication and reporting. Also assists in developing protocols, intervention plans and subject recruitment. Participates in interview, selection and evaluation of subordinate research staff. Provides for training and orientation to project. Coordinates work schedule, monitors adherence to procedures/protocols to ensure optimal patient participation rates, accurate data collection, timely follow up and the like. Provides input into development of performance evaluation for non-clinical aspects of staff assigned to project. Recommends corrective action as appropriate. Organizes and implements the protocol of the project, provides direct services, as outlined by the grant criteria. Assists in coordinating clinical research project, including regularly functioning as research assistant to perform related activities which may include: review records, identify participants meeting eligibility criteria, establishing and maintaining research records for study participants, review medical records to abstract information, administer standardized tests and entering data into computerized database. Assists research investigators in budgeting and managing financial accounts effectively within the guidelines and policies established by the Hospital as well as sponsoring agencies. Resolves problems and monitors monthly expense reports for accuracy and conformance to budget. Addresses variances as required to meet the grant budget. May prepare special analyses as appropriate. Coordinates collaborative work with other investigators and/or sites. Also coordinates audits and on-site visits by any appropriate groups. Maintains quality assurance, safety, environmental and infection control in accordance with established hospital department policies and objectives. Coordinates and/or conducts annual training in these areas. Must be comfortable interacting in an interdisciplinary setting and interacting with people living with HIV and who use illicit drugs. Must also be comfortable interacting within the criminal justice system and with individuals who are incarcerated.