University of Rochester Health Project Coord in Rochester, New York


Full Time 40 hours Grade 053 Ophthalmology Eye Clinic


General Purpose:

Under general direction with latitude for independent judgment, provide liaison support at the professional level for translational research program including clinical trials, patients and patient-based research. Position will be responsible for all phases of clinical research project implementation, and will provide the primary coordination and direct and independent communication with sponsors, collaborators, patients, and faculty members, within the University and health offices nationally and internationally.


Patient Recruitment - Maintains a high level of working knowledge and expertise in the diagnosis, management, treatment and research protocols for retinal conditions. Recruit, prescreen and enroll potential subjects for translational research. Review medical chart history to determine diagnosis and ensure potential subjects meet inclusion and exclusion criteria. Provides professional direction to coordinate staff, faculty, referring physicians and patients within the translational research program. Act as primary liaison and patient advocate for potential study patients. Triages complex clinical and research patient care issues. Works with marketing representatives as appropriate to promote studies.

Research and Clinical Visit Procedures – Oversee scheduling of research and clinical visits. Participate in informed consent process. Assist principal investigator with study visits to ensure patient compliance with medications and other protocol activities. Oversee completion of clinical source documents and case report forms, monitor and report adverse events.

Data and Specimen Collection- Maintain working knowledge of available diagnostic and research tests for retinal conditions, and assist PI to determine which tests are indicated for the patients’ diagnoses. Coordinate with University laboratory and Specimen Management departments to determine availability of testing within the University, New York State, or other testing facilities, including research laboratories. Ensures compliance with testing, documentation and shipping in accordance with established protocols. Perform informed consent when indicated.

Sponsor Interaction - serve as liaison between sponsor and principal investigator. Analysis of data, providing outcomes and/or recommendations to sponsors as requested. Coordinate and attend study monitoring visits, prepare and submit study reports and answer questions. Attend investigator meetings.

Financial Responsibilities - Coordinates maintenance of project budget, preparation of data for budget requests and financial reports. Coordinates expenditure controls.

Administrative Responsibilities - Provides administrative and training support for the project. Maintains a working knowledge of retinal translational research, optical imaging and genetics, by attending laboratory meetings, pertinent meetings and seminars, and reviewing research literature. Prepares and submits protocols to the Research Study Review Board. Maintains and updates training and credentialing for PI and all study personnel. Prepare non-routine correspondence, make independent decisions regarding project scheduling. Analyzes data and prepares drafts of reports or recommendations for publication and grant applications.

General– Identify new vision research clinical trials through internet searches, sponsor contacts, and networking. Attend educational courses and seminars as appropriate to increase job knowledge. Maintain compliance with current regulations for conducting clinical studies according to good clinical practices. Other duties as requested.


Bachelor’s degree with major course work in an appropriate health, social or technical field and 2-3 years of related experience; or an equivalent combination of education and experience. HSPP Certification preferred. Experience with Good Clinical Practices (GCP) guidelines and CLASP Certification is preferred.

EOE Minorities/Females/Protected Veterans/Disabled

Job Title: Health Project Coord

Location: Strong Memorial Hospital

Job ID: 209335

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Full/Part Time: Full-Time