Clinical Research Coordinator

Clinical Research Coordinator

Department of Surgery


About the University of Illinois Chicago

UIC is among the nation's preeminent urban public research universities, a Carnegie RU/VH research institution, and the largest university in Chicago. UIC serves over 34,000 students, comprising one of the most diverse student bodies in the nation and is designated as a Minority Serving Institution (MSI), an Asian American and Native American Pacific Islander Serving Institution (AANAPSI) and a Hispanic Serving Institution (HSI). Through its 16 colleges, UIC produces nationally and internationally recognized multidisciplinary academic programs in concert with civic, corporate and community partners worldwide, including a full complement of health sciences colleges. By emphasizing cutting-edge and transformational research along with a commitment to the success of all students, UIC embodies the dynamic, vibrant and engaged urban university. Recent "Best Colleges" rankings published by U.S. News & World Report, found UIC climbed up in its rankings among top public schools in the nation and among all national universities. UIC has nearly 260,000 alumni, and is one of the largest employers in the city of Chicago.


The Department of Surgery at the the University of Illinois at Chicago is seeking to fill a Clinical Research Coordinator position.

This position is part of the Clinical Research Group in the Department of Surgery. This group is responsible for clinical and translational research across a spectrum of disease states, therapeutic agents, and types of clinical trials. The aim of the Clinical Research Group is to contribute to meaningfully patient outcomes through the execution of high impact research studies that lead to the improved care of patients both at UIC and across the nation. This goal is accomplished via the precise conduct of rigorous, well-designed retrospective and prospective clinical trials (including Phase I-IV studies) and collaboration with with other clinical researchers internally and throughout the U.S.

This position will be primarily involved in studies involving our transplant surgical population.

The University of Illinois Hospital has extensive and groundbreaking experience in kidney transplantation. Our clinical results are among the best in the world. Our multidisciplinary team of experts offers successful outcomes to all patients, even those facing the most desperate and challenging conditions. University of Illinois Hospital has pioneered the field of transplantation and many procedures widely used today were first established in our transplant center. We are the only transplant program in the world offering robotic kidney transplantation to obese/overweight patients who are frequently refused transplantation in other centers.

Protocol Management

  • Assist in establishing, coordinating, and implementing clinical research protocols within priority areas within the organization structure.
  • Notify and inform physicians, clinicians, affiliates, and grant sponsors of adverse events and protocol modifications, including their impact on the clinical research program.
  • Coordinate the activation and maintenance of clinical protocols, including review and completion of submissions, amendments, and adverse event reports as required by the UIC Institutional Review Board (IRB), Protocol Review Committee, and grant sponsors.
  • Review laboratory and clinical procedures and evaluations regularly to ensure protocol compliance.
  • Act as liaison between physicians, clinical staff and the UIC IRB office, grant sponsors and regulatory agencies to ensure priorities are clearly communicated and resources are allocated appropriately across multiple ongoing projects.
  • Communicate clinical information and work with stakeholders to create best practice tools.

Subject Enrollment and Protocol Compliance

  • Assist physicians and clinical staff in identification, recruitment, and enrollment strategies of patients to increase enrollment and to meet clinical research protocols.
  • Analyze retention rates and formulates plans to retain participants.
  • Coordinate outreach to and liaison with staff at schools, community clinics, science fairs, etc. to make research presentations and recruit new participants for various research projects.
  • Execute informed consent process and monitors patient status; Enroll participants into programs, explaining the research protocols to the clients and supporting family/friends, and obtain appropriate consent forms.
  • Ensure that participant enrollment and research activities comply with established protocols, regulatory and monitoring agency standards, and grant sponsor guidelines.
  • Participate in conducting surveys of participants and supporting family/friends.
  • Collect and review client evaluations/assessments, surveys, and participant interviews to develop reports for the PI and appropriate agencies and grant sponsors. Evaluate data to determine project effectiveness.
  • Assist investigators in preparing study data, literature reviews, analysis for meeting presentations and publications.
  • Perform other related duties and may participate in other projects as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree in nursing, mental health, psychology, pharmaceutical sciences, social science, or a related field required.
  • At least one-year experience in a research discipline required.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks. Strong interpersonal and customer service skills. Requires excellent communication, organization, presentation, and computer/pc skills. Proficiency in Microsoft Office and other related software.
  • Knowledge of research protocols, principles and procedures; knowledge of aspects of clinical trials such as screening, interviewing, case reports forms; knowledge of experimental design, mathematics, statistics, computer applications and computer data management; oral and written communication skills; knowledge of a science such as biology or psychology; ability to identify, produce, organize, evaluate and interpret data; knowledge of ethics and regulatory procedures (i.e. informed consent, IRB applications, data safety and monitoring plans) involved with clinical trials and other clinical research; ability to work as a member of a project team; knowledge of clinical tasks required for research (e.g. phlebotomy, centrifugation, interviewing).

Preferred Qualifications

  • Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC).
  • Experience in a clinical research setting, experience working with Federal Regulations and IRB's.
  • Prior experience with medical terminology and procedures including electronic medical records and billing.

For fullest consideration apply by November 23, 2022. Upload CV, Cover Letter, and contact information for minimum of three references.

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Contact Information




Chicago, Illinois 60607

(229) 000-0000

Background Information

4-Year Degree


  • College/University
  • Research Administrator/Manager

U.S. Citizen


Target Job Information


  • Full Time