Assists the PI and off-site study research coordinators in retrospective and prospective research studies of prenatal and early life factors and the development of child asthma and atopic disease. We work with several non-VUMC study sites following mother-child research dyads to investigate the influence of prenatal factors such as psychosocial stress, nutritional status, and environmental exposures on child asthma and related outcomes.
With guidance and training, is responsible for coordinating the approval processes and conduct of research protocols, such that the integrity and quality of the clinical/translational research is maintained and the research is conducted in accordance with Good Clinical Practice Guidelines, federal and sponsor regulations and guidelines, Vanderbilt Policy and Procedure and research protocols. Manages screening, implements recruitment procedures, consenting, enrollment, randomization and study conduct from planning through study closeout. Performs or implements processes to assure study-related procedures are performed as required and objectives and timelines are met. Maintains accurate and timely documentation and communication with Investigators, participants, IRB, sponsors and other research related entities.
Key Functions and Expected Performances:
Plan weekly study agenda for investigator calls
Conduct literature reviews and be able to read and summarize the relevant scholarly literature
Communicate daily/weekly with research staff at main recruitment site to keep track of study visits and help troubleshoot challenges with PI
Prepare and maintain IRB applications for studies and track certification of investigators
Arrange conference calls and web-based meetings for study staff/training sessions
Work with main study site to track biospecimens as sent for measurements
Work with division administrators in ordering supplies, ensure all invoices are paid
Data entry into data management program such as REDCap
Develop surveys/abstract forms in REDCap
Develop proficiency in manuscript submission
Chart abstraction for asthma validation studies
Develop data dictionaries for studies using administrative data
Perform data simple analyzes using software program
Prepare data for reports, audits, meetings and other presentations
Create power points for presentation of data
Prepare weekly reports of progress to present in weekly team meeting/ meeting with study PI
Supervision of student workers
Have respectful interactions with study staff and colleagues
Demonstrate an understanding of acceptable procedures and techniques.
* Bachelor's Degree (or equivalent experience) and < 1 year experience .
Additional Qualification Information:
Prior to advancing to a Clinical/Translational Research Coordinator II, must have completed a Research 101 course such as RSS Boot camp
Experience with epidemiology or clinical research studies is preferred. In addition, a background in nutrition, respiratory health, environmental health, or statistics would be an asset. Working and communicating within a team environment is crucial as the person in this position will be expected to communicate directly with the study PI as well as research staff at multiple sites. This position will participate in individual and weekly team meetings to update the PI on the progress of study goals as developed by the study team. A background/interest in biomedical research is a must
* Day Shift/Non-Exempt Position
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