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Clinical Research Coordinator (Genetic Studies of Alzheimer's Disease)

Company: University of Miami
Location: Miami
Posted on: February 26, 2021

Job Description:

Clinical Research Coordinator (Genetic Studies of Alzheimer's Disease) Miami, FL Current Employees: If you are a current Staff, Faculty or Temporary employee at the University of Miami, please click here to log in to Workday to use the internal application process. To learn how to apply for a faculty or staff position using the Career worklet, please review this tip sheet . Transforming Lives The University of Miami is among the top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation, and one of the largest private employers in South Florida.With more than 16,000 faculty and staff, the University strives for excellence, and is driven by a powerful mission to transform and impact the lives of its students, patients, members of the community, and people across the globe.The University is committed to fostering a culture of belonging, where everyone feels valued and has the opportunity to add value. Through values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity, and Teamwork (DIRECCT) the U community works together to create an environment driven by purpose, excellence, community, and service.About This PositionThe John P. Hussman Institute for Human Genomics (HIHG) at the University of Miami, Miller School of Medicine, has an exciting career opportunity for a Clinical Research Coordinator. The Clinical Research Coordinator performs a variety of duties involved in the collection, compilation, documentation and analysis of clinical and genetic research data for participants enrolled in multiple genetic studies including Alzheimer disease, Autism and Parkinson disease. This position will focus on our genetic studies of Alzheimer disease in African Americans project.The primary function of this job is to identify, recruit, and enroll African American families in the community that would be eligible for Alzheimer disease project using various community based outreach methods. Once enrolled, the job requires the collection of biological samples and relevant clinical data from multiple sources depending on the study protocol. In addition to these activities, this job requires organization of and participation in community outreach activities to increase awareness of and interest in genetic research among underserved populations.--The Clinical Research Coordinator is a member of the Section of Family and Patient Ascertainment within the John P. Hussmann Institute for Human Genomics.The duties and responsibilities for this position may include, but are not limited to:

  • Support multiple genetics research studies by performing a variety of duties involved in the collection, compilation, documentation and analysis of clinical and genetic research data from study participants. This position will focus on our genetic studies of Alzheimer disease in African Americans project.
  • Organize, host, participate in community education, and outreach activities to recruit populations historically underrepresented in genetics research.
  • Identify, recruit, and enroll families for our genetic studies of Alzheimer disease in African Americans.
  • Schedule and enroll participants. This will require careful management of calendars and coordination with other staff.
  • Coordinate and manage enrollment activities for respective studies. This will entail setting up local and remote trips that will involve travel (including overnight travel). This may require travel to participants in their homes or to medical clinics/hospitals.
  • Collect biological samples per study protocols. This will most frequently involve drawing blood or collecting saliva from participants.
  • Collect data from patient charts, medical records, interviews, questionnaires, diagnostic tests and other sources; code, evaluate and interpret collected data and prepare appropriate documentation.
  • Enter clinical data and identify new strategies to maximize efficiency of data entry. Assist in preparation of clinical data reports and analyses; recommend new methods for collection and documentation of data; write and revise procedural manuals as required. Use data management and analysis software, including programs for drawing human pedigrees, basic statistical software and query-based extraction of clinical and laboratory data from relational database.
  • Function as a member of a multidisciplinary research team.
  • Prepare ascertainment reports for presentation to the investigative team.
  • Organize and manage the flow of information to and from participants and families; maintain contact information for families and participants; develop efficient strategies for following up with families on a regular basis.
  • Participate in regular clinical meetings and staff training sessions.
  • Ensure compliance with protocol guidelines and requirements of regulatory agencies; identify problems and/or inconsistencies and monitor patients' progress to include documentation and reporting of adverse events; recommend corrective actions as appropriate. Minimum Qualifications Bachelor's degree in health science or a related field and three years of relevant experience. In particular, prior clinical research experience is preferred. Phlebotomy experience preferred. Candidates who have community outreach or education experience with underserved populations are preferred. Skill in completing assignments accurately and with attention to detail. Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work under pressure while meeting deadlines. Ability to process and handle confidential information with d iscretion. Ability to work evenings, nights, and weekends as necessary. Any relevant education, certifications and/or work experience may be considered.The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for.Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University Of Miami Miller School Of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity Employer - Females/Minorities/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities are encouraged to apply. Applicants and employees are protected from discrimination based on certain categories protected by Federal law. Click here for additional information.Job Status:Full timeEmployee Type:StaffPay Grade:r6 Posted 30+ Days Ago Full time R100043527 About Us A vibrant and diverse academic and healthcare community, the University of Miami and the University of Miami Health System have rapidly progressed to become one of the nation's top research universities and academic medical centers in the nation. A private research university with more than 17,000 students from around the world, the University of Miami is focused on creating a future that cuts across geographic, cultural, and intellectual borders. The University comprises 11 schools and colleges serving undergraduate and graduate students in more than 180 majors and programs. The University ranks No. 57 on U.S. News & World Report's 2020 Best Colleges list and ranked No. 49 in the 2020 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education College Rankings. Established in 1925 during the region's famous real estate boom, today the University is a major research university engaged in nearly $346 million in research and sponsored program expenditures annually. While the majority of this work is housed at the Miller School of Medicine, investigators conduct hundreds of studies in other areas, including marine science, engineering, education, and psychology. Bascom Palmer Eye Institute is ranked the #1 eye hospital in the USA and offers some of the nation's premiere eye doctors to treat every eye condition for adults. Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer, part of the Miller School of Medicine, received the prestigious National Cancer Institute designation in 2019.

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