Job Description

Coord,Research

Requisition IDreq9286
Working TitleClinical Research Coordinator
Position Grade10
Position Summary

The Division of Nephrology, within the Department of Internal Medicine, is seeking a full-time candidate who is a detail-oriented and results-driven individual to join our team as a term Clinical Research Coordinator.

In general, the ideal candidate for the Nephrology Research Coordinator position will have experience coordinating clinical trials with all populations, including Hispanic and/or Native American communities. This includes completing IRB submissions (local and external), patient recruitment and retention, and data collection and maintenance. This candidate will also have a firm understanding of good clinical practices in conducting research, strong interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to work effectively with a variety of university and community stakeholders. Depending on the study, these stakeholders might include: health care providers, funding agencies, university researchers, and media representatives.

The ideal candidate will exhibit the following characteristics:

  • Ability to effectively adapt to changing priorities.
  • Ability to effectively provide support for a variety of research project types.
  • Ability to effectively multitask.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Specific duties will include:

  • Recruitment, enrollment, and scheduling of research subjects. Developing and maintaining record keeping systems and procedures.
  • Collecting and preparing comprehensive statistical and narrative program reports such as enrollment tracking for all active studies.
  • Coordinates and facilitates development and submission of local IRB applications for the conduct of biomedical and/or other federally regulated life sciences research studies, in accordance with all relevant Federal and State regulations and guidelines.
  • Advise and assist research in the preparation and submission of protocols for compliance review.
  • Drawing and processing blood will be required for some studies.

Nephrology - SPECIFIC:

  • Coordinates implementation and execution of study protocol, and oversees all aspects of the provision of patient care to participants, in compliance with protocol requirements.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of protocols, procedures and techniques.
  • Recruit, evaluate and instruct clinical research subjects and volunteers.
  • Develop logistics and design flow sheet.
  • Will interact regularly with faculty and clinical staff regarding the individual project(s) and provide reporting as required.
  • Complete start up initiatives as required by the individual project(s).
  • Make sure grants are executed within confines of the FDA and sponsor requirements.
  • Assist with IRB submissions.
  • Provide technical oversight and instruction to , technicians and other research staff

The Department of Internal Medicine is a large, progressive department with a diverse staff working in dedicated teams to provide quality work in an organized, effective and efficient manner through innovation, training, and education. Through our collaborative work effort, we support the faculty and enhance the missions of the department, school, Health Sciences Center and University.

Notice: Funding available through 6/30/2020; continuance beyond that date is subject to the Department's operational needs as outlined in UBPPM #3200, Employee Classifications, http://policy.unm.edu/university-policies/3000/3200.html

See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • This position is represented by a labor union and is subject to the terms and conditions of the USUNM Collective Bargaining Agreement.
  • Successful candidate must submit to a post-offer, pre-employment physical examination and medical history check. Additional health screenings may be required, dependent on the nature of the research conducted, as determined by Employee Occupational Health Services.
Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor's degree; at least 1 year of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Fluent in Spanish (speaking, reading, writing)
  • Experience recruiting patients to participate in research studies
  • Coordinating clinical trials and performing clinical trail study visits and tasks
  • Use and understanding of medical terminology
  • Preparing applications and other documents for submmission to an Institutional Review Board (IRB) or direct experience in IRB Administration
  • Experience with phlebotomy, specimen processing, vital signs, electrocardiograms
  • Ability to work flexible hours and the ability to travel, as required by study
Additional RequirementsMust be willing to travel within the state of NM
CampusHealth Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentIM Nephrology (852N)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeTerm - Full-Time
Term End Date06/30/2020
StatusNon-Exempt
Pay$13.62-$20.43
Benefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check RequiredNo
For Best Consideration Date6/12/2019
Application InstructionsA complete application includes:

1)Cover Letter detailing your directly related experience

2)Resume


Positions posted with a Staff Type of Regular or Term are eligible for the Veteran Preference Program. See the Veteran Preference Program webpage for additional details.

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