Job Description

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## _ Department _
2012215 Medicine-Gastroenterology
## _About the Unit_
The Section of Gastroenterology, Hepatology at The University of Chicago is consistently ranked among the best specialty nationally by U.S News and World Report. With nearly 30 specialists on staff, our program plays a leading role in the understanding of digestive diseases and in developing innovative and successful treatments for patients. Since forming the nation’s first full-time department of gastroenterology in 1927, our physicians have continually improved treatments for digestive tract and related disorders by combining medical research, education, and patient care at the highest level.
## _Job Family_
Research
Responsible for all aspects of research projects and research facilities. Plans and conducts clinical and non-clinical research; facilitates and monitors daily activities of clinical trials or research projects. Directs engineering and technical support activities to develop and maintain tools and computational methods needed to gather and analyze data.
## _ Career Track and Job Level _
Clinical Research
Manages, facilitates, and monitors the daily activities of clinical research and clinical trials. Performs a variety of duties involved in the collection, documentation, analysis and reporting of clinical research and clinical trial data. Manages the strategic, administrative, operational, and financial decisions that impact clinical research and clinical trials conducted across the University.
P1: Performs routine assignments in the entry level to a professional job progression. Typically requires a college or university degree or the equivalent work experience that provides knowledge and exposure to fundamental theories, principles and concepts. Develops competence by performing structured work assignments. Uses existing procedures to solve routine or standard problems. Receives instruction, guidance and direction from others.
## _Role Impact_
Individual Contributor
## _Responsibilities_
The job performs routine assignments related to the documentation, analysis, and reporting of research data. Provides input to support the strategic, administrative, operational, and financial decisions that impact clinical research conducted across the University.
1) Performs various aspects of clinical research, such as collecting and processing specimens, interviewing subjects, taking vital signs, and contributing to the case report., 2) Analyzes protocols and advise treating physicians on appropriate dosage modifications or treatment calculations based on patient characteristics., 3) Coordinates and may participate in quality assurance reviews conducted by study sponsors, federal agencies, or specially designated review groups., 4) Analyzes study-related documentation, such as protocol worksheets, procedural manuals, adverse event reports, institutional review board documents, or progress reports., 5) Performs other related work as needed.
*Unit-specific Responsibilities *
1) The Clinical Research Coordinator 2 (CRC) is a specialized researcher partnering with the clinical Principal Investigator (PI) and under the direction of a departmental or lab research manager.
2) While the Principal Investigator is primarily responsible for the overall design, conduct, and management of the clinical trial, the CRC2 supports, facilitates and coordinates independently the daily clinical trial activities and plays a critical role in the conduct of the study.
3) By performing these duties with limited supervision and/or guidance, the CRC 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 clinical study.
4) Manages all aspects of conducting clinical trials including: screening, enrollment, subject follow-up, completion of the case report form, and adverse event reports.
5)Recruit and interview potential study patients with guidance from PI and other clinical research staff.
6) Collect, process, ship and store specimens to appropriate laboratory according to established aseptic techniques.
7) Identify and explain the responsibilities of Principal Investigators, research team members, sponsors, contract research organizations (CROs), and regulatory authorities related to the conduct of a clinical trial.
8) Coordinate the conduct of the study from startup through closeout including recruitment and screening of study subjects, obtaining informed consent, collecting research data, and ensuring protocol adherence.
9) Plans and coordinates patient schedule for study procedures, return visits, and study treatme
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