Clinical Research Specialist

Indiana University
October 29, 2020
Indianapolis, IN
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Department Information

The IU Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology has a distinguished tradition of excellence in patient care and innovation in research and education. Consistently ranked among the top 15 units nationally by US News and World Report, we are one of the largest divisions in the country with enormous breadth to our clinical and research expertise.

We are searching for a Clinical Research Specialist to join Dr. Suthat Liangpunsakul's research team located at the Richard L. Roudebush VA Medical Center . His research focuses on the identification of non-invasive biomarkers to screen for excessive alcohol use and the molecular mechanism, risk factors, and treatment for alcohol-induced liver injury. He is currently the principal investigator of several research projects funded by the US Department of Veterans Affairs (Merit Review) as well as the National Institute of Health (NIAAA and NIDDK).

We are seeking individuals who thrive in a fast-paced working environment. Clinical Research Specialists are communicative and proactive in the support and implementation of the clinical research studies. They will build long-lasting, mutually beneficial relationships with their patients and research staff alike. Specialists are continually striving to find the best strategies for the Division's studies.

Job Summary

The Clinical Research Specialist (CRS) will assist in the conduct and implementation of clinical research studies. Participate in the initiation, monitoring, completion and reporting of routine to moderately complex clinical studies in accordance with Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) and Good Clinical Practices (GCP). The CRS will partner with the administrative office to assist with budget development, invoicing for adverse events, billing compliance, patient billing resolution, as well as serve as the lead coordinator for studies. Primary job duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Submission of all regulatory paperwork required for each clinical research study.
  • Recruit subjects according to IRB/protocol approved methodologies.
  • Consent subjects including discussion of treatment and intervention alternatives and ensure that Informed Consent forms are properly signed before the start of the study.
  • Assist with budget development, invoicing for adverse events, billing compliance and patient billing resolution.
  • Identify and schedule screening procedures and review results. Assist in the preparation for monitoring visits.
  • Monitor and ensure study team compliance with protocol and SOPs. Record, document, and report protocol deviations. Communicate with PI and sub-investigators about changes in the trial.
  • Contact outside healthcare providers to obtain follow-up information. Communicate with subjects to obtain follow-up information.
  • Develop advertising and other information materials for recruitment.

Required Qualifications

Bachelor's degree in science or a health-related field and one year of research experience; OR bachelor's degree in any other field/associate degree in allied health professions and three years of research experience.

Ability to effectively communicate and exchange information with a wide variety of individuals. Excellent interpersonal skills and a customer service orientation. Strong organizational and multitasking skills, including the ability to manage multiple priorities.

Preferred Qualifications

SOCRA or ACRP certification.

Job Classification

Salary Plan: TE

Salary Grade: 09

FLSA: Nonexempt

Job Function: Health Services

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