Clinical Research Coordinator III (Infectious Disease Clinical Research Program)

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Updated: April 4, 2019
Job ID: 214511
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Bethesda, MD, United States

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking a Clinical Research Coordinator III to support the Infectious Disease Clinical Research Program (IDCRP) located at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC) in Bethesda, MD. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to IDCRP. This position will support the National History Study which focuses on HIV positive patients. The hours for this position are on site Monday - Friday, 7am - 3:30pm.

Responsibilities are to perform clinical research and patient treatment in conjunction with multiple specified clinical research protocols and will be supervised by either Clinical Site Manager or designee.


  1. Interviews patients for protocols and collects and analyzes appropriate data for recruitment purposes, determine patient commitment and obtains informed consent.
  2. Reviews new patient records and screens patients for eligibility for participating in research protocol.
  3. Administers appropriate drugs/devices/infusions to patients as specified in protocols.  Required to draw blood and obtain other specimens as specified in protocols.
  4. Educates patients about the research protocol, their roles in the protocols, and any other vital information and acts as a research case manager for the patients where appropriate.  
  5. Identifies problems in the research design or analysis methodology and trends in patient reactions to treatment.  
  6. Collects, organizes, catalogs, disseminates, and maintains appropriate files of current data.  
  7. Determines whether data is clinically significant and reports results that warrant prompt action to the physicians.  
  8. Maintains weekly/monthly status reports on all patients.
  9. Acts as a liaison between patients and physicians and serves as a resource for the patients.  
  10. Prepares and maintains manual and computerized data in patient study books according to prescribed standards.
  11. Transcribes and resolves queries of data in case report forms (hardcopy or electronic) and prepares documents, under direction of project heads, reporting statistical analyses and descriptive data from patient's study books to be used in research reports. 
  12. Adheres to legal, professional and ethical codes with respect to confidentiality and privacy. Assures that protocol requirements are achieved within Good Clinical Practice.
  13. Prepares and coordinates with monitoring audits/visits for a protocol.
  14. Communicates with other research staff from other sites and external organizations to obtain research materials and/or coordinate patient care for research protocols.
  15. Travels from their assigned workplace to support protocols at other sites as needed. 
  16. Reviews study documents during the development phase with investigators.
  17. Writes and updates SOPs where appropriate.
  18. Serves as a mentor to less experienced staff.
  19. Schedules patients for appointments and visits. 
  20. Performs other duties as needed.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  Knowledge of federal and local regulations and policies pertinent to research involving human subjects; excellent interpersonal and computer skills; ability to communicate effectively and to work with individuals of all levels.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Bachelor's degree in a scientific discipline required; RN preferred but not required. Phlebotomy experience or willingness to learn phlebotomy required. Prior experience reviewing medical records to determine eligibility for clinical trials.

Minimum Experience:  4 to 6 years’ experience working with human subjects research protocols; previous HIV research experience a nice plus.

Physical Capabilities:  Long periods of sitting and standing; some bending, lifting, and walking; escorting patients and carrying light items; may encounter patients who are confused, agitated, or abusive

Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: Current certification as a Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) or Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) preferred.  Certified Clinical Research Associate (CCRA) may be substituted if job is primarily clinical monitoring.

Work Environment: Laboratory, office or clinical/hospital environment; possible evening and/or weekend hours. Requires work on military base with requirement for background investigation.

Supervisory: This position will be a Lead to two other staff members.

Background: US Citizenship required; eligibility to obtain and hold Department of Defense issued Secret Clearance.

Additional: The hours for this position are on site Monday - Friday, 7am - 3:30pm.

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.  

HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.