Clinical Research Data Spec I

Rochester, NY


The Data Control Clerk II is responsible for data entry and data management activities of large, multi-site biomedical and social-behavioral clinical trials within the URCC NCORP Research Base. The work performed requires a high degree of accuracy, the ability to exercise some independent judgment, flexibility to vary specific tasks as needed and maintain strict adherence to HIPAA requirements and federal, University and division data quality assurance and quality control standards. Requires collaboration with other research team personnel (investigators, health project coordinators, data managers, analyst programmers, biostatisticians).


  • Logs in and performs thorough review of high-volume incoming research data for multiple studies for accuracy and completeness, and determines if data queries are necessary. Queries off-site coordinators for missing and incomplete data.

  • Performsthoroughexaminationof all data entered into Access and REDCap databases for clarity and accuracy.

  • Working closely with investigators, designs/creates scannable (TeleformTM) versions of study questionnaires. Troubleshoots areas of common incomplete and faulty data and suggests improvements in flow of information, error detection/correction, etc.

  • Assists in designing/preparing study packets for patients, data submission cover sheets, and other study-related items as necessary, e.g., pharmacy manuals, trainingmanuals.

  • Prepares, ships, and tracks study supplies to multiple off-sitelocations.

  • Works closely with investigators and study personnel, as well as on-site study coordinators to develop appropriate data collection methods for each research project. Analyzes and suggests improvements in flow of information, error detection/correction, etc.

  • Creates electronic data tracking forms and electronic participant charts.

Other duties as assigned


  • Associate's degree and 1 year of relevant experience Or equivalent combination of education and experience required.

  • Bachelor's degree preferred.


  • Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail

  • Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion

  • Commitment to the University’s core values

  • Ability to work independently and/or in a collaborative environment

  • Understands and follows data integrity standards and processes

  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills

  • Highly collaborative, works well in teams

  • Proficient in MS Office (e.g. Word, Excel, and PowerPoint), email, internet


  • Ability to understand and follow standard research protocols and procedures

  • Knowledge of medical terminology

  • Good communication and organizational skills

  • the ability to exercise independent judgment

  • attention to detail.

  • Ability to handle several projects simultaneously, prioritize and shift priorities quickly.

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How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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Pay Range

Pay Range: $21.36 - $29.90 Hourly

The referenced pay range represents the minimum and maximum compensation for this job. Individual annual salaries/hourly rates will be set within the job’s compensation range, and will be determined by considering factors including, but not limited to, market data, education, experience, qualifications, expertise of the individual, and internal equity considerations.

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