The candidate should ideally have 2 years of experience or training as a research coordinator for a clinical research study or trial. Preference will be given to candidates with a PhD or Masterâs degree in biology, neuroscience or related field. The Research Coordinator will help to oversee two interconnected clinical research studies investigating the link between neurovascular and cognitive dysfunctions that occur in Alzheimerâs disease. Specifically, the Research Coordinator will perform data management, participant tracking, data slide preparation and presentation, coordination/organization of receiving biospecimen samples from this multi-site study, overseeing compliance/regulatory approvals (e.g. IRB, IND, MTA), data upload and analyses, preparing routine reports, coordinating with other research coordinators across sites, placing orders, and other tasks.
Additionally assists investigators or other staff members with research studies in subject recruitment, data collection, scheduling of study-related activities and follow-up of enrolled subjects.
Working knowledge of MS Office applications and AirTable. Demonstrated effective communication and writing skills. Ability to multi-task and prioritize. Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team as well as independently.
The laboratory is internationally recognized for research contributions in Alzheimerâs disease and stroke, and has interest in other neurodegenerative diseases, including amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Â State-of-the-art imaging and cellular and molecular methods for studies of brain vascular and neuronal functions are available.
Preferred Education: Â Master's or PhD degree in biology, neuroscience or related field.
Preferred Experience:Â 2 years
Preferred Field of Expertise: Knowledge of clinical research environment and terminology. Experience/knowledge of IRB approvals, HIPAA and MTAs. Knowledge of computer analysis techniques and ability to provide routine analysis and interpretation of research data.
The Research Coordinator I will be responsible for multiple projects as listed:
PPG/VCS/AA data management
Setting up and maintaining a system of spreadsheets designed to integrate key data (e.g., imaging, CSF, neuropsych, neurologic exams, etc.) from all the various sources (e.g., redcap, NACC, etc.) and coming from different sites (e.g., HMRI, USC, WashU, Mayo, Banner).
Monthly participant tracking meetings with PPG/VCS coordinators
Manage participant tracking bases in Airtable (troubleshooting, maintenance)
Maintain monthly and annual tracking of DCE-MRI & CSF by site/study
Coordinate biospecimen samples (shipment receipt from subs, pick-up from USC, storage at Z lab, update Airtable tracking)
Communication with subs regarding inclusion/exclusion questions, protocol consistency, data sharing, monthly recruitment tables, etc.
IRB, IACUC, CRO: amendments, communications
Track PET scans: successful completed scans, adverse events
IND reports: track scans, provide requested information for Radiology
AA PET study
Communications with vendors (Avid, Life Molecular Imaging):
Maintaining MTA agreements
Completing monthly reports for dosage utilization
Abstracts and publication approvals
Communication with clinical coordinators and PET techs:
Pick up and upload PET scan data
Coordinate PET ligand orders
Track adverse events
Pick up and upload PET scan data
Assist in preparation of progress reports for AA, PPG and VCS grants.
Maintain the IRB approvals for PPG and AA grants.
Make amendments to IRB documentation as needed.
Collect and maintain current IRBs for other sites.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience: 1 yearMinimum Field of Expertise: Administrative or research experience. Working knowledge of MS Office applications. Demonstrated effective communication and writing skills. Ability to multi-task and prioritize. Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team as well as independently. Administrative or research experience.
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