Clinical Research Specialist

Indiana University
June 11, 2021
Indianapolis, IN
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Department Information

The Indiana University School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine is a statewide network of emergency departments striving to set new standards of training for medical students, residents, fellows and pre-hospital providers while providing quality care for a diverse patient population.

IU School of Medicine leads in the science of emergency medicine, operating in an environment that has rich research infrastructure, including the highest-ranked Clinical and Translational Science Institute (CTSI) in the United States and a nationally ranked medical bio-informatics institution. Multiple clinical environments present practitioners with ample opportunity to make a difference in the lives of patients on a daily basis.

The IU School of Medicine Department of Emergency Medicine delivers patient care of unsurpassed quality and advanced emergency medicine through education, innovation and discovery in a collegial environment that promotes intellectual and professional growth.

Job Summary

Fundamental Responsibilities:

  • Assists with identifying and recruiting potential research study subjects; determines eligibility according to the IRB/protocol approved methodologies, coordinates study procedures, and monitors the progress of research studies or projects.
  • Shares treatment and intervention alternatives, provides information, and ensures that Informed Consent forms are executed by study participants and documented properly before the start of the study.
  • Conducts study visit activities and coordinates screening, consenting, and scheduling of test, exams, and/or non-medical/behavioral interventions and assessments involving study subjects; coordinates, facilitates, and performs various study activities; manages all follow-up activities with subjects based on protocols.
  • Records study data, samples, and/or results in various databases; maintains databases for subjects and subject scheduling; performs data validation checks and pursues resolutions to erroneous data; produces various reports in response to requests from PI, sub-investigators, and/or other study stakeholders.
  • Monitors study team compliance with protocol and SOPs; submits all regulatory paperwork required; communicates with PI and sub-investigators about concerns or recommended changes in study protocols, etc.
  • Assists with developing various communications and strategies for advertising and recruitment, as well as in developing information materials for study participants.
  • Stays up-to-date on regulatory affairs and/or clinical research best practices by attending continuing education classes, conferences, seminars, and project team meetings.
  • Provides various other clinical research study or project support as needed (such as assisting with budget development, invoicing for adverse events, billing compliance and patient billing resolution).
  • May provide guidance and/or support to less experience clinical research staff.




  • Bachelor's degree in science or a health-related field and one year of health-related or research experience OR
  • Associate's degree in an allied health profession and three years of health-related or research experience.

Combinations of related education and experience may be considered.


  • Proficient communication skills.
  • Maintains a high degree of professionalism.
  • Demonstrated time management and priority setting skills.
  • Demonstrates a high commitment to quality.
  • Possesses flexibility to work in a fast paced, dynamic environment.
  • Highly thorough and dependable.
  • Possesses a high degree of initiative.
  • Ability to build strong customer relationships.

Working Conditions / Demands

The role regularly requires the ability to effectively communicate. The role frequently requires the ability to move about the work environment and to position oneself to operate laboratory equipment effectively. The role requires the ability to move objects weighing up to 25 pounds and will occasionally work near moving mechanical parts. The person in this role must be able to perform the essential functions with or without an accommodation.

Work Location

Sidney & Lois Eskenazi Hospital

Indianapolis, Indiana

Job Classification

Career Level: Mastery

FLSA: Nonexempt

Job Function: Research

Job Family: Clinical Research

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Posting Disclaimer

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, there may be differences in the working conditions as advertised in our standard job postings (e.g., the ability to travel from one campus to another, etc.). If you are invited for an interview, please discuss your questions or concerns regarding the working conditions at that time.

This posting is scheduled to close at 11:59 pm EST on the advertised Close Date. This posting may be closed at any time at the discretion of the University, but will remain open for a minimum of 5 business days. To guarantee full consideration, please submit your application within 5 business days of the Posted Date.

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Beginning with the fall 2021 semester, all Indiana University students, faculty, and staff will be required to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 as a condition of enrollment / employment. To learn more about this requirement, view our COVID-19 vaccine information page.

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