Research Coordinator I- Pediatrics- Infectious Disease

University of Tennessee Heal Science Center

Memphis, TN

Job posting number: #7104617

Posted: July 5, 2022

Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

JOB SUMMARY/ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:

The Research Coordinator I enrolls children and mothers in a prospective study of the effect of Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs) and Social Determinants of Health (SDH) on child health, development and epigenetic profiles. This person in this position will enroll patients who qualify as subjects for the Family Resilience Initiative (FRI) during morning ULPS General Pediatric clinics and controls who are not eligible for enrollment in FRI from the afternoon clinics. Research Coordinator I obtain patient consent, collects information, collects saliva samples and arranges for blood collection by phlebotomy for a biorepository.



DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Identifies, using specific inclusion and exclusion criteria, potential study subjects for participation in the study.
Explains study and obtains informed consent from qualified subjects.
Collects information on case report forms at study visits.
Collects, labels, and processes study specimens at each study visit using procedures outlined in the study protocol.
Maintains source documentation and case report forms for completion and ensures confidentiality of subject records.
Maintains frequent contact with families to facilitate excellent longitudinal follow up.
Performs yearly follow up study visits and procedures as required by the study protocol.
Maintains IRB records.
Performs other duties as assigned.


MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:



EDUCATION: Bachelor’s Degree in one of the sciences (TRANSCRIPT REQUIRED)



EXPERIENCE: One (1) year of clinical research experience; OR Master’s Degree will be accepted in lieu of experience. Experience in clinical research preferred but not required. Excellent written and verbal communications skills; ability to communicate with parents and children. Strong ability to organize and keep track of multiple patients and form relationships. Ability to work well in multidisciplinary teams. Proficient with computer programs and databases is preferred. Knowledge of study protocol to perform and carry out study procedures. Ability to obtain informed consent and document the process according to policies of the UT IRB and Methodist Le Bonheur Hospital. Acquire skills to create online case report forms in REDCap (with training), enter, and maintain data integrity. Ability to maintain contact with enrolled families to facilitate long term follow up. Ability to interact with study subjects from diverse backgrounds. Skills to navigate IRB requirements and maintain IRB records preferred.





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