Research Coordinator I – Neurology – (Los Angeles, California, United States)

The duties of the Research Coordinator being sought for this position include, but are not limited to, scheduling, enrollment and follow-up of study participants. The position also involves collection of data and bio specimens, processing and shipping bio specimens and the documentation of all participant research information.  The coordinator will be responsible for all division clinical trial regulatory issues with the IRB and Sponsor. As well as overseeing budget and contract negotiations between sponsor and USC CTO. The coordinator will also be responsible for maintaining all clinical trial documentation and communication with the study sponsors.  

The Research Coordinator will also:

  • Assist with organizing and scheduling assessments/tests/activities to meet research objectives and study protocol compliance. Communicates with study team personnel to ensure study procedures are followed and research is performed as described in protocol. Serves as contact for subjects, study personnel, Institutional Review Board (IRB) and study sponsor.
  • Participate in assessing patient eligibility. Assists in coordinating study participant activities including recruitment, screening, orientation and correspondence.  Schedules subject appointments, tests, and procedures coordinating with external providers as needed. Produces reports and other materials, as directed. 
  • Assist with data collection for research studies following established data collection and management procedures. Collects, records, enters and prepares data for analysis. Performs preliminary study analysis under the direction of the Principal Investigator or senior coordinators. Collects pertinent information from study participants through interviews, administration of tests or surveys or questionnaires, medical records review, or other collection procedures. 
  • Maintain accurate, complete and timely records, including source documents, consent forms, case report forms, protocol documents, and regulatory documents, as required by sponsor and institutional guidelines.
  • Assist in organization and preparation of grant proposals. Gathers documentation such as annual reports and detailed budgets for inclusion in proposal. Assists investigators in developing research proposals. Interfaces with funding and regulatory agencies to exchange information.
  • Assist with submission of timely, accurate, and complete study continuing review, amendments, and reportable events to IRB.

Hourly range

The salary range for this position is $34.52 – $38.00 per hour. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state, and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree; Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education
Minimum Experience: 1 year
Minimum Field of Expertise: Administrative or research experience. Working knowledge of MS Office applications. Demonstrated effective communication and writing skills. Ability to multi-task and prioritize. Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team as well as independently.

Preferred Experience: 2 years
Preferred Field of Expertise: Knowledge of medical environment and terminology. Experience in research highly preferred.

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