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This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Psychiatry. The position is located at the Maternity Building. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
This position assists Investigators as a recruiter and study coordinator for a moderately complex clinical research study. The study will return research results (genetic and neuroimaging) that indicate risk of developing Alzheimer Disease to a large existing cohort of cognitively normal older adults taking part in studies of healthy aging at the Knight Alzheimer Disease Research Center (ADRC) – one of the world’s leading research centers focused on Alzheimer Disease. Responsible for ensuring study compliance by coordinating completion of all study components according to study protocol as required by the sponsoring agency. May be responsible for additional affiliated research studies, acting as a liaison with the Investigators, other study coordinators and study participants.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Ensures compliance with ADRC protocol guidelines and requirements of regulatory agencies; uses high degree of discretion in assessing and determining eligibility based upon study protocol and participant diagnosis; makes decisions regarding when to speak with PI about study enrollment and participant issues such as burden or questions about research; develops informed consent packets for study participants and confers with participants to explain purpose of the study and its various components; explains/obtains informed consent; explains study components/procedures as they relate to the overall purpose of the research; makes decisions regarding when to stop participant inclusion; establishes and maintains record-keeping systems in order to monitor compliance as well as participant burden; uses critical thinking skills to balance best interest of the participant and participant retention.
Routinely recruits and enrolls study participants; data collection; makes and/or participates in determinations of eligibility based upon diagnostic criteria and/or observation/ analysis in participant interviews; analyzes, investigates, and reports adverse events; makes decisions regarding when to speak with PI(s) about study enrollment and participant issues such as burden; works closely with PI(s) to assist with IRB applications and amendments to study protocol as needed; resolves IRB/protocol management issues and recommends corrective action as appropriate; serves as liaison with funding or sponsoring agency; routinely ensures timely referral and completion of all protocol requirements; evaluates and interprets collected clinical data in conjunction with the PI(s); prepares oral or written reports and analyses to keep the PI(s) abreast of study progress, trends and recommendations.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree required; prior work experience, preferably in clinical research support, is highly preferred; a combination of relevant work and education equaling four years may substitute for this requirement.
Clinical trial experience.
Experience working in a research setting.
Experience working with older adults.
Ability to work independently and efficiently prioritize time.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Great attention to detail.
Ability to display a sensitivity to older adults.
The hiring range for this position is $40,618 - $50,817 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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