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This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Neurology. The position is located at 4488 Forest Park. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
The Clinical Research Coordinator II will directly interact with family/primary caregivers, participants, and an inter-disciplinary team in a research setting. Position assists the Knight ADRC Clinical Trials Unit (KACTU) team with coordination of all aspects of cognitive assessments for fast-paced and complex multi-site clinical trials. The most critical aspects of the position include administration of clinical trial scales, psychometric tests, and other relevant test batteries for participants in clinical trials managed by the KACTU, as well as oversight of scheduling, and managing communications between site raters and site coordinators.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Psychometric Testing. Administration of various clinical trial scales, psychometric tests, and other relevant test batteries assessing aspects of cognitive, psychomotor, visuospatial, language, and other cognitive abilities to research participants as component of ongoing studies regarding Alzheimer’s Disease under the direction of a supervising Principal Investigator in accordance with FDA, GCP, and protocol guidelines.� The Clinical Research Coordinator II will share responsibilities with the lead psychometrist as serving as the primary rater for select industry-supported or private-public supported trials, and will maintain consistency in the performance of ratings over time for individual participants and caregivers.� The Clinical Research Coordinator II will facilitate prompt communication regarding rating sessions to external Sponsors and Vendors, as well as internal site staff.
Coordination of Scheduling of Psychometric Services.� The Clinical Research Coordinator II will assist the KACTU with tracking and scheduling of cognitive rater availability for all protocol-mandated cognitive assessments for the KACTU, and will assign raters to conduct assessments appropriately.� This position requires close collaboration and communication the KACTU coordinators and team members serving as raters.
Coordination of Psychometric-Related Regulatory Documents.� Through the direction of the lead psychometrist and the KACTU regulatory coordinator, will assist in the preparation of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), rater materials, work instruction and other manuals specific to psychometric management.
Performs other duties incidental to the work described herein.
Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of two years of clinical research experience; a combination of relevant work and education equaling six years may substitute for this requirement.
Human Subjects Education training (Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative – CITI).
Practical experience in SOP development.
Working knowledge of techniques and methodologies used in conducting and coordinating psychometric testing affiliated with sponsor-run clinical trials.
Working knowledge of database management, spreadsheets, and various tracking mechanisms for scheduling purposes.
Excellent communication skills (both written and oral). Ability to be clear, direct, and tactful when communicating with, staff, CROs, vendors (e.g. psychometric rating trainers/evaluators), and investigators.
At least one year in an academic research setting.
Aptitude for working with older adults and with people with cognitive concerns.
Strong critical thinking and problem solving skills with ability to work independently while maintaining respect for the importance of strict protocol adherence.
Ability to manage multiple assignments.
Willing to learn and apply effective communication strategies to interact with persons with dementia.
Ability to organize or schedule people or tasks, to develop realistic plans while being sensitive to the needs of different constituencies, time constraints, and resource availability.
Must be proficient in the use of computers, Microsoft applications and databases.
The hiring range for this position is $48,131 - $60,174 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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