Science & Research Careers at Lifespan

Clinical Research Program Coordinator Job

Job Number: RIH17635

Job Title: Clinical Research Prgm Coord

Department: 1ORTH Fleming HCC - 7761008

Facility: Rhode Island Hospital

Location: Providence, RI

Bachelor’s Degree in Applied or Life Sciences or related area, including courses in research methodologies and computer software. Clinical Research certification or certification eligible, CITI Training for Human Subjects Research or similar training. An interest in sports, orthopaedics and/or musculoskeletal rehabilitation in highly preferred.

May require valid driver’s license where grant requires travel outside of hospital.


A minimum of 3 years of experience conducting and managing human subject trials is required. Experience should demonstrate leadership skills and ability to effectively prepare and monitor budgets. Strong interpersonal skills, Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint and Redcap is required. Experience with IRBNet and EPIC preferred.

Demonstrated knowledge and skills necessary to support PI with human subject based research. This includes interaction through phone, email and written correspondence with paients and volunteers to recruit and secure follow-up research visits. Will serve as the main contact for research volunteers with all aspects of research visits. Understand and follow human subjects inclusion and exclusion requirements.

Reviews medical records to extract information necessary to complete forms. Requests and follows up on missing data such as laboratory test results, adverse event forms and the like. Establishes and maintains study record for each participant.

IRB filing and maintenance, including protocol development, IRB revisions, renewals and adverse event tracking while maintaining IRB compliance.

Coordinates all required submissions related to protocol, physicians procedures, adverse events to the protocol office – regulatory affairs and/or FDA.

Coordinates collaborative work with other investigators and/or sites. Also coordinates audits and on-site visits by the pharmaceutical companies and any other appropriate groups.

Conducting the informed consent process and ensuring compliance with the protocol.
Coordinate follow-up appointments, meet with volunteers and complete reimbursements, including:
•Scheduling of X-ray, CT, MRI and related clinical appointments that meet volunteers’ schedule needs.
•Maintain and update research study questionnaires, scripts and other parts of conducting human research studies.
•Collects and organizes patient data into appropriate format to facilitate data entry. Creates, modifies as appropriate and maintains study database to meet needs for project.

May perform research-based physical performance tests, vital signs, blood spinning and shipping of blood and tissue products, in accordance with protocol specifications. May assist in writing presentations and papers for publications based on research performed. Assists Principal Investigator(s) with development, 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.

May require outside travel to evaluate sites or for other grant-related reasons.

Maintains and enhances professional expertise through educational opportunities and review of pertinent literature.