Clinical Research Coordinator I

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Updated: October 22, 2019
Job ID: 215072
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Annandale, VA, United States

Join the HJF Team!

HJF is seeking a Clinical Research Coordinator I to support the Gynecologic Cancer Center of Excellence (GYN-COE) Program at the Women's Health Integrated Research Center (WHIRC) in Annandale, VA. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to GYN-COE.

The incumbemt will have special responsibilities in supporting and advancing research and patient-reported outcomes (PROs) from recruitment, counseling and consenting to data management, clinical research coordination, specimen procurement, data analysis, reporting and publication of findings for the GYN-COE consortium. 


  1. Screen patients for eligibility for research protocols, collect and analyze appropriate data for recruitment purposes, determine patient commitment and obtain informed consent.
  2. Educates partients about the research protocol, their roles in the protocols and other vital information, and acts as a research case manager for the patients where appropriate.
  3. Comply with protocol requirements, guidelines and best practices including collection, processing and management of clinical data, patient-reported data and specimens as specified in protocols.
  4. Maintain a high level of competency with the research and electronic data capture (REDCap) relational database system, Wordpress, websites, gravity forms, SPSS, performing literature reviews, and electronic health record systems including EPIC, GE, Centricity, and other systems as needed.
  5. Support and execute new initiatives and protocols, and provide assistance for monitoring visits and audits.
  6. Collects, organizes, catalogs, redact, generate reports, manage queries, implement data imports and exports, and contribute to abstracts, presentations and manuscripts as needed.
  7. Coordinate with study site personnel to improve participation and quality of research and PROs data, implement new priorities and quality assurance reviews and expedite resolution of queires and missing data.
  8. Maintains weekly/monthly status reports on research patients and submissions, provide updates and presentations, and participate in process and/or quality improvement initiatives.
  9. Communicate with research staff internally and at other sites or organizations to promote research protocols, disseminate materials, provide tailored training, recruit participants and support and enhance research and PROs.
  10. Adhere to legal, professional and ethical codes with respect to confidentiality and privacy. Assures that protocol requirements are achieved within Good Clinical Practice.
  11. Transcribes and resolves queries of data in case report forms (hardcopy or electronic) and prepares documents, under direction of prject heards, reporting statistical analyses and descriptive data from patient's study b ooks 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. Meet regularly with your supervisor to ensure that priorities, initiatives, protocols, and other responsibilities are being addressed, and maintain effective relationships with principal investigators, program administrators, regulatory affairs and compliance staff, co-workers, and other staff, trainees and individuals.
  14. Travels from their assigned workplace to support protocols at other sites as needed.
  15. Schedules patients for appointments and visits.
  16. Stay current with common knowledge and changes in research administration, clinical trials, data management, women's health and disparities research, and regulatory policy.
  17. Assist in general organization and efforts to improve efficiency and quality as needed.
  18. 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. Experience working with SPSS and electronic health records in a medical or research environment is preferred.

Minimum Education/Training Requirements: Bachelor's degree in scientific discipline required. Master's degree in public health, epidemiology, women's health, social health determinants, health equity or disparities research is preferred.

Minimum Experience:  0-2 years experience working with human subjects research protocols.

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.

Work Environment: Office, laboratory, or clinica/hospital environment, possible evening hours.

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.