The Center for Asthma Research is seeking a Clinical/Translational Research Coordinator II to join our research team. This person will assist with management and evaluation of research protocols, assuring objectives are met and the integrity and quality of the research is maintained. They will be responsible for assuring that research is conducted in accordance with Good Clinical Practice Guidelines, federal/sponsor regulations and guidelines, Vanderbilt Policy and Procedure, research protocols and sponsor requirements. This person will manage screening, implement recruitment procedures, consent, enrollment, randomization, and study conduct from planning through study closeout. Additionally, this person will be expected to maintain accurate and timely documentation and communication with investigators, participants, IRB, sponsors, and other research-related entities.
The Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care is directed by Dr. Timothy Blackwell and is composed of almost 90 faculty and over 150 staff members, serving a wide range of clinical programs, clinical and basic science research, and a strong Pulmonary and Critical Care Fellowship Program. It has over 75 current funded research grants including large multidisciplinary and training grants. The Division has activities in two hospitals, Vanderbilt University Hospital and the Nashville Veterans Administration Hospital.
The Vanderbilt Pulmonary Division has a longstanding interest and scientific leadership in ARDS, sepsis, and Intensive Care Medicine, and has spearheaded many major clinical trials in ICU management. Active research programs in this area include cognitive outcomes in critical illness, ventilator management, biomarkers of lung injury, and nutrition in the ICU.
Other major research programs include basic science and epidemiology of asthma, oxidant injury in the lungs, pleural diseases, pulmonary vascular diseases, lung injury and repair, pulmonary host defense, and a growing program in lung carcinogenesis and early lung cancer detection.
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The ideal candidate would possess these qualities:
Familiar with IRB procedures, data use agreements, and consent documents
Comfortable interacting with parents and infants
Can work autonomously with strong attention to detail
Flexible with work hours and open to rotating Saturdays
Willing to operate from satellite clinics
Phlebotomy and other biospecimen collection (such as nasal and vaginal swabs); processing experience is a plus
Familiar with REDCap and eSTAR
Strong organization and communication skills
Proactive and flexible demeanor with the ability to work in a team environment