University of Florida in Florida

Deadline Open Until Filled
Date Posted April 27, 2012

Job Description: The incumbent will perform a variety of clinical research coordination tasks for the ongoing studies in the Clinical Research Division with the Department of Aging and Geriatric Research. Coordinate day to day activities and ensure the compliance of specific research studies. Obtain informed consents; collect medical history and medication inventory. Work closely with study Principal Investigators to determine study participant eligibility. Review pre-procedure (muscle and fat biopsy) checklists; provide and explain discharge and post-procedure instructions to research participants. Administer disability and psychological questionnaires. Follow-up with study medical director on any participant adverse events (AEs) and serious adverse events (SAEs). Issue documents as necessary, create and maintain source documents. Ensure that the study documents are properly organized, manage study data. Oversee program assistants, OPS, Graduate Assistants and students in their research related activities. Conduct study visits according to the study protocol. Perform standard medical procedures and tests: take vital signs, draw blood, perform urine collections, may perform catheter setting and process blood samples. Perform electrocardiograms (ECG, physical performance measures (SPPB, MOD, 400M walk, Biodex), and cardiovascular measures. Administer ultrasounds, prepare participants for biopsies, assist physicians with biopsies; functions as the back-up for autoclaving bio-hazardous waste. Serve as a back-up for: master research participant schedule coordination, notification of necessary parties, greeting and check-in/check-out participants. May make reminder calls and send reminder letters to study participants. Update participant tracking logs as needed. Serve as back-up to answer the main Aging and Rehabilitation Research Center (ARRC) phone line, and assist with front desk duties. May obtain quotes for equipment and place orders. Monitor levels of lab and blood draw supplies and notify necessary parties when levels are low. May perform phone screening and documentation, data entry and IRB related clerical duties. Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements: Master's degree in an appropriate area of specialization; or a bachelor's degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of appropriate experience.
Preferred Qualifications This position requires proficiency in the procedures to be performed, data management and superior organization skills. Good communication and customer service skills are also required. Experience with medical procedures, clinical research compliance,and Peoplesoft skills are strongly preferred.
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