University of Chicago Clinical Research Coordinator 2 in Chicago, Illinois

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About the Unit

The Center for Personalized Therapeutics researches pharmacogenomics on two levels: Discovery and implementation. Research assistants work on an ongoing implementation project which provides a system for clinicians to use patients' genetic information when making medication decisions.

Unit Job Summary

The Clinical Research Coordinator 2 plays a critical role in a personalized medicine clinical research study. The CRC2 will independently support, facilitate and coordinate the daily clinical trial activities of the study which include interviewing and consenting subjects for participation, arranging collection of blood samples, data collection, data entry and data analysis. He/she will perform all duties with limited supervision or guidance and will work directly with the PI, Center faculty administrator and institution to support and provide guidance on the administration of the compliance, financial, personnel and other aspects of the study. The CPT CRC2 will be responsible for training of new coordinators. Other tasks may include preparing summaries of data and related literature related to the current research, and help in the generation of reports, posters, abstracts, and articles related to the research project.


Bachelor's degree required.


Minimum 2 years clinical research experience in the field of pharmacogenomics and/or pharmacogenomics implementation required.

Experience coordinating multiple studies (e.g., investigator initiated, industry sponsored, multi-site trials) required.


Knowledge of patient evaluation and triage procedures and the ability to monitor clinical research patients from many disciplines required. Demonstrated ability to interact and communicate with clarity, tact, and courtesy with patrons, patients, staff, faculty, students, and others required. Ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy required. Strong organizational skills required. Strong communication skills (verbal and written) required. Ability to handle sensitive matters with tact and discretion required. Excellent interpersonal skills required. Strong data management skills and attention to detail required. Ability to participate in protocol review and clinical trials evaluations required. Knowledge of medical terminology / environment required. Ability to handle competing demands with diplomacy and enthusiasm required. Excellent time management and ability to prioritize work assignments required. Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Adobe Acrobat required. Familiarity with Good Clinical Practices (GCP) required. Ability to read and understand clinical trials protocols required. Understanding of the IRB submission and review process and when and how to apply for IRB review required. Understanding of the federal research regulations and the ability to identify the federal research organizations' role in regulating human research participation required. Ability to absorb large amounts of information quickly required. Adaptability to changing working situations and work assignments required.

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Requisition Number: 103126

Departmental Job Title: Clinical Research Coordinator 2

Type of Position: Staff

Number of Positions Available: 1

Division: Biological Sciences

Department: 2010019-BSD-Center for Personalized Therapeutics

Work Location: Campus - Hyde Park

Other Work Location: Primary location is Hyde Park campus with occasional travel to 150 W Huron

Work Schedule: Full-Time

Hours/Week: 37.5

If other than regular hours (M-F, 8:30-5:00) please detail: Regular

Benefits Eligible?: Yes

Union (If applicable): Non-Union

Pay Grade: NA

Pay Range: Depends on Qualifications

Pay Frequency: Monthly

Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job?: No

Is a Background Check Required?: Yes

Is Drug Testing Required?: Yes

Employee Referral Bonus Amount: None

Posting Date: 07-17-2017

Remove from posting on or before: 01-17-2018