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University of Rochester Human Subject Research Coordinator-I - 237451 in Rochester, New York

Human Subject Research Coordinator-I Job ID 237451

Location School of Medicine & Dentistry Full/Part Time Full-Time Favorite Job Regular/Temporary Regular Opening

Full Time 40 hours Grade 051 Pediatrics M&D Inf Diseases


8 AM-4:30 PM


Position Summary:

A full-time position (40hrs/wk) in Pediatric Infectious Diseases to conduct surveillance studies and clinical trials. In particular, this individual will be responsible for recruitment and administrative responsibilities for a gastroenteritis and respiratory infection surveillance study under the direction of the Principal Investigator and Health Project Coordinator . This individual will screen and recruit potential study candidates, and perform interviews, data and specimen collection, chart reviews, vaccine verifications, and data entry. This person must work well as part of a team, be able to complete project tasks independently as requested, be comfortable with a variety of data bases, and at all times demonstrate the ability to interact in a professional and positive manner in both verbal and written communications.

Required Competencies:

This position requires the ability to work independently. The candidate must possess strong interpersonal skills in order to communicate with families, pediatricians, and hospital staff. The applicant must be willing to develop and adapt the logistics of subject enrollment, be persistent and flexible in assuring on-going subject cooperation/ compliance, and possess excellent data collection skills. Computer skills preferred. On occasion, the position may require travel to private medical offices in the Rochester area to perform vaccine record verification and chart abstraction. Candidate must become Human Subjects certified under the HSPP program within the first week of employment.


Bachelor’s degree and 1 year of experience in human subject research coordination; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Knowledge of word processing and data analysis software preferred. Certified Clinical Research Coordinator and/or nursing degree preferred. Knowledge of software preferred. Experience with specimen collection, labeling and coordination preferred. Must have reliable/efficient transportation. Some weekend evening shifts may be required.


Computer (frequently); fax machine, scanner, copier, printer, telephone (occasionally)

NOTE: This document describes typical duties and responsibilities, and is not intended to limit management from assigning other work as required.

Responsibilities / Standards

Screening, recruitment, and monitoring of study subjects.

  • Screen eligible patients to make sure they meet enrollment criteria. Explain study to parent and obtain informed consent.

  • Conduct study visits to ensure patient compliance with project protocol

  • Assist in developing recruitment strategies and monitoring target enrollment numbers.

  • Identification of subject pool and symptom preview

Information/specimen Management

  • Interviews with families as required by protocol

  • Collection, labeling, and coordination of study specimens to be delivered to the laboratory; insure labeling is sequential and interfaces with lab labeling system.

  • Chart review and information abstraction/recording, phone communications with families/pediatricians/staff, fax/mail as necessary as pertains to enrolled subjects at your site.

  • Data entry and integrity checks: enter data into web based database and respond to sponsor data queries as they arise.

  • Completion of source documents: CRFs, vaccine verifications, and 2-3 follow up phone calls for AGE cohort.

Research Team Collaboration

  • Attend team meetings and conference calls as needed

  • Interact with Project Coordinator and Research Lab Director to ensure regulatory and other documents are complete and on time.

Position also rated according to attendance record.

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How To Apply

All applicants must apply online.

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