Job Description

Extended Job Title
Clinical Research Coor (Research/Alberta)

Org Level 1
Texas Tech Unv Hlth Sci Ctr El Paso

Position Description
Coordinates daily operations of clinical research studies in assigned department(s). This includes but is not limited to overall clinic conduct, marketing, and data management of all clinical research activities in assigned department(s). Carries out supervisory responsibilities in accordance with policies and applicable laws. Responsibilities may include training new employees; assisting with planning, assigning, and directing work; addressing complaints and resolving problems. The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles. The employee is occasionally exposed to toxic or caustic chemicals and dangerous bodily fluids. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. Approximately 5-15% travel (often long-distance) is required.

Requisition ID

Travel Required
Up to 25%

Major/Essential Functions
  • Initiates and facilitates study application, regulatory documentation, data collection forms, and additional applicable items for submission and review for ethics committee review and approval (IRB, IBC, IACUC, etc.) or external entity (i.e. UMC).
  • Responds to ethics committee inquiries and stipulations as needed, and submits amendments as needed; this includes preparing and submitting additional modifications for protocols, consent forms, surveys, sponsor monitoring reports and any other attachments or revisions as needed.
  • Initiates and completes screening, recruiting, registration and informed consent procedures and associated paperwork for both prospective and current subjects. This includes submitting paperwork in a timely manner and randomization if applicable. In addition, is responsible for determining if a subject is a good candidate for research along with the principal investigator’s assessment.
  • Coordinates and schedules subject study visits, procedures, IP reconciliation, required clinical testing, imaging and additional study-specific items and procedures as needed.
  • Creates and maintains study regulatory documentation. This includes maintenance of subject data by tracking subjects as they complete protocol-specific study procedures and as data collection is performed.
  • Maintains communication with sponsor, principal investigator and ethics committee for any unanticipated events that arise and submits all necessary documentation as needed.
  • Assists principal investigator in completion of delegated tasks and helps principal investigator by requesting signatures, reviews, and approvals for both study and subject documentation as needed. Maintains and tracks daily communication with sponsor delegates to ensure site activation and continuous protocol adherence. Completion of tasks includes but is not limited to coordinating and performing a wide variety of research related functions such delegated testing, data collection, data entry, collection and submission of blood/tissue/biological samples. Must be proactive and timely in all areas of trials, and must provide principal investigator with consistent updates.
  • Monitors and reviews all study-related documentation to ensure that it is complete and correct. In addition, ensures that all clinical research studies are compliant with Federal and institutional regulations.
  • Participates in data query resolution with sponsored studies.
  • Facilitates communications and meetings with study sponsors and monitors.
  • Manages, updates and maintains additional documentation associated with research team training, CVs, financial disclosures, subject payment information and Swift card requests, etc.
  • Adhere to all TTUHSCEP policies, procedures and processes,
  • Personally demonstrate, display, and act in accordance with TTUHSCEP’s values (Service, Respect, Accountability, Integrity, Advancement, and Teamwork). Actively promote and encourage staff across the institution.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned

Grant Funded?

Minimum Hire Rate
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected

Pay Basis

Work Location
El Paso

Preferred Qualifications
  • Experienced in clinical trials and coordination of research grants.
  • Knowledge and proficient in Microsoft: Word, Outlook, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, SPSS
  • Bilingual Spanish/English.
  • Experience working with IRB.
  • Demonstrates knowledge of issues associated with implementation, coordination or management of clinical research programs. The requirements are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all levels of personnel and general public.
  • Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.
  • Ability to make sound decisions and work effectively under stressful situations.
  • Knowledge of the TTUHSC’s mission, purpose and goals, and the role of the Clinical Research Coordinator in achieving them.
  • Performs under pressure of deadlines.
  • Displays accurate and skillful use of a personal computer and assigned software.
  • Detail-oriented.

HSC - El Paso

Research Admin Elp

Required Attachments
Cover Letter, Professional License or Certification, Resume / CV, Transcript

Job Type
Full Time

Pay Statement
Compensation is commensurate upon the qualifications of the individual selected and budgetary guidelines of the hiring department, as well as the institutional pay plan. For additional information, please reference the institutional pay plan website.

Job Group
Clinical Research Professional


EEO Statement
As an EEO/AA employer, the Texas Tech University System and its components will not discriminate in our employment practices based on an applicant’s race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin,  age, disability, genetic information or status as a protected veteran.

Required Qualifications
  • Healthcare related training with current licensure/certification in their field OR
  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited university with a major in the area of research being conducted.
  • Certification: 
    • Certified Clinical Research Professional as defined by The Society of Clinical Research Associates or Certified Clinical Research Coordinator as defined by the Association of Clinical Research Professionals. OR 
    • Ability to obtain certification as a Clinical Research Professional/Coordinator within two years from date of hire or upon eligibility.

Does this position work in a research laboratory?

Are select agents used in this laboratory?

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