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UPMC Research Coordinator in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania



This Research Coordinator position will involve developing tools to help build relationships with the community to facilitate enrollment of participants into clinical studies, developing metrics and tools for evaluation of clinical research sites, prepare evaluation reports that summarize the effectiveness of sites and of other network processes such as protocol development, laboratory initiatives, etc, administering research questionnaires, collecting, entering and verifying data, assisting in quality control procedures, providing regulatory reviews and updates for the network, writing clinical study protocols and sample informed consent documents, and providing general clinical research assistance. Candidates should possess strong organizational skills and effective communication skills to interact with clinical site personnel, participants, funders, and research and medical staff.


  • Revise, renew and maintain IRE approval, protocols and consent forms for studies.

  • Recruit subjects for ongoing and new research studies.

  • Assist in hypothesis generation, data collection, data analysis and data presentation and publication.

  • Performs duties for approved research projects according to defined protocols and procedures including appropriate collection, recording, and storage of data.

  • Assists in data collection and data entry and quality control of data.

  • Follows appropriate research policies and procedures including all applicable laws and regulations and maintains scientific integrity including accurate data storage.

  • Perform literature reviews and generate material needed for future studies.

  • Must complete online IRB certification modules 1 and 2 (Research Practice Fundamentals) in accordance with Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh.

  • Designs and implements evaluation of processes, including evaluation of clinical site performance, evaluation of laboratory processes, protocol development, study implementation, etc.

  • Manage development and review process for all manuscripts, abstracts, and presentations generated through the activities of the research group.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of experience and training acceptable - including experience in process evaluation, or coordinating multiple aspects of research projects (study participant recruitment, assessment, and data collection,) required.

  • Master's degree preferred.

  • Computer Skills (Microsoft Office Products) required.

  • Demonstrated ability to accurately collect, and store research data required.

  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written required.

  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with patients, staff and investigators as well as maintain patient confidentiality.

  • Strong organizational skills required.

  • Must be able to work independently

  • Must be able to work a flexible schedule based on study needs.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 33 with renewal

  • Act 34 with renewal

  • Act 73 FBI Clearance with renewal

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

REQNUMBER: 723938617