Job Description

Coord,Research

Requisition IDreq11249
Working TitleCoord,Research
Position Grade10
Position Summary

The University of New Mexico Health Sciences Center (UNMHSC) Clinical and Translational Science Center (CTSC) is seeking a bi-lingual, detail-oriented, results-driven individual to join our team as a Clinical Research Coordinator.

The mission of the UNMHSC CTSC is committed to bettering health by streamlining science, transforming training environments, and improving the conduct, quality, and dissemination of research from laboratories to clinical practice, and out into the community.

In general, the ideal candidate for the CTSC 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 speak Spanish and English fluently.

· Ability to travel 20% of the time in New Mexico, up to a week at a time.

· Ability to draw and process blood from pediatric patients 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.

· Experience working with Hispanic and/or Native American communities.

· 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 stakeholder

Specific duties will include:

· Coordinating the research study in accordance with established study protocols and in accordance with federal, local, and institutional policies and guidelines for clinical trials and community-based research.

· Recruitment, enrollment, and scheduling of research subjects.

· Developing and maintaining record keeping systems and procedures.

· Experience with local IRB and external IRB (WIRB) Applications and submissions.

· Drawing and processing blood from geriatric, pediatric, and all patients will be required for some studies.

TERM APPOINTMENT; FUNDING AVAILABLE THROUGH 03/31/2020; CONTINUANCE BEYOND THAT DATE SUBJECT TO AVAILABILITY OF ADDITIONAL FUNDING. The CTSC is a grant funded facility.


See the Position Description for additional information.

Conditions of Employment
  • Successful candidate may be required to submit to a post-offer, pre-employment physical examination/medical history check, depending on location and nature of position.
  • This position is represented by a labor union and is subject to the terms and conditions of the USUNM Collective Bargaining Agreement.
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

Experience in: (Must be detailed in your resume)

· Able to speak, read, and write in Spanish and English fluently

· Willing to travel 20% of the time in New Mexico

· Ability to draw and process blood (experience and/or training)

· Experience interacting with members of a multi-disciplinary research team

· Use and understanding of medical terminology.

· Preparing applications and other documents for submission to an Institutional Review Board (IRB) or direct experience in IRB Administration.

· Recruiting patients to participate in research studies.

· Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Word PowerPoint, Excel, and Access


Additional Requirements
CampusHealth Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentCTSC Administration Gen (672B)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeTerm - Full-Time
Term End Date03/31/2020
StatusNon-Exempt
Pay$13.62 - $18.92 (HOURLY)
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 Date11/11/2019
Application InstructionsResume, Cover Letter, 3 supervisor references - All 3 must be attached to be considered for position
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.

The University of New Mexico is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are an Equal Opportunity Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, veteran status, disability, or any other protected class.

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