Senior Implementation Research Coordinator
The University of Chicago

Chicago, Illinois

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Department

BSD MED - Section Administrator: Infectious Diseases - Chicago Center HIV Elimination-Research

About the Department

The Chicago Center of HIV Elimination, embedded within the University of Chicago's main campus in Hyde Park, is located in Chicago's HIV epicenter. Of the 20 neighborhoods in the city with high annual HIV diagnosis rates (greater than 40 per 100,000), 13 of them are no more than eight miles from the University of Chicago. This area includes 4 of the 6 communities with the highest annual diagnosis rates in the city (Washington Park, West Englewood, Greater Grand Crossing and South Shore). Our position within the hardest hit neighborhoods in Chicago provides unique opportunities to advance HIV testing and prevention interventions locally, providing tangible results to those most affected and to improve the lives of those living with and without HIV infection. CCHE seeks to eliminate new HIV transmission events over the next 30 years (from 2011 to 2041) by using network science to target and integrate prevention as well as create structural and community-specific interventions.

Job Summary

The Senior Implementation Research Coordinator (SIRC) is a specialized researcher partnering with the clinical Principal Investigator (PI) and will directly report to the Director of Research. While the Principal Investigator is primarily responsible for the overall design, conduct, and management of the clinical trial, the SIRC supports, facilitates and coordinates independently the daily activities and plays a critical role in the conduct of the study. By performing these duties with limited supervision and/or guidance, the SIRC works with the PI, department, sponsor, and institution to support and provide guidance on the administration of the compliance, financial, personnel and other related aspects of the study.

This position is grant funded.

Responsibilities

  • Manages all aspects of conducting research including: protocol development for the following tasks: screening, enrollment, subject follow-up, completion of the case report form, and adverse event reports.
  • Coordinates the conduct of the study from startup through closeout.
  • Educates community members about study procedures to be performed, visit schedule, what to report between and during visits, and the risks and benefits of the procedures.
  • Performs assessments at visits and monitors for adverse events.
  • Organizes and attends site visits from sponsors and other relevant study meetings.
  • Protects community members and data confidentiality by ensuring security of research data and personal health information and compliance with federal regulations and sponsor protocols.
  • Ensures Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) are implemented and documented in accordance to study sponsor, primary investigator, and regulatory agency specifications.
  • Maintains accurate and complete records which may include, but are not limited to, signed informed consent, relevant IRB approvals, source documentation, Case Report Forms (CRF's), and study related communication.
  • Understands the IRB submission and review process and when and how to apply for IRB review, including facilitation of study initiation through meticulous and timely preparation of IRB submissions independently.
  • Ensures compliance with federal regulations and institutional policies.
  • May prepare and maintain protocol submissions and revisions.
  • Solves a range of straightforward problems relating to the administration of the compliance, financial and other related aspects of a clinical study.
  • Interprets the data needed for insurance submissions. Gathers pre-testing results if obtained at an outside facility.
  • Performs other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications

Education:
Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.
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Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.
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Certifications:


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Preferred Qualifications

Education:
  • Bachelors degree in a related field.

Experience:
  • Clinical or public health research experience.
  • Experience coordinating multiple studies (e.g., investigator initiated, multi-site trials).

Preferred Competencies
  • Demonstrated effective leadership and teaching skills.
  • Strong knowledge of program subject matter.
  • Willingness to attend necessary orientation and trainings through Chicago.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work both independently and as part of a team.
  • Flexibility.
  • Creativity.
  • Ability to manage stressful situations.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • Ability and/or willingness to provide HIV/STI treatment, education, and prevention in non-traditional settings (community venues).
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Applications, including but not limited to Outlook, Excel, Access and Word.
  • Demonstrated written and verbal communication skills and strong analytical skills.
  • Work in community-based settings and program office.

Application Documents
  • Resume (required)
  • Cover Letter (required)

When applying, the document(s) MUSTbe uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.

Job Family

Research

Role Impact

Individual Contributor

FLSA Status

Exempt

Pay Frequency

Monthly

Scheduled Weekly Hours

40

Benefits Eligible

Yes

Requires Compliance with University Covid-19 Vaccination Requirement

Yes

Drug Test Required

No

Health Screen Required

No

Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required

No

Posting Statement

Employees must comply with the University's COVID-19 vaccination requirements. More information about the requirements can be found on the University of Chicago Vaccination GoForward.

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.

We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history. A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment. Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.

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