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UPMC Research Coordinator MWH in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital is seeking a Full-time Research Coordinator to support the Fetal Medicine department!

This position will work mainly Monday through Friday daylight shifts, with the possibility for evenings and weekends. There are also possible overnights and will travel up to four times per year. Hours and travel are subject to change based on business needs.

This position is grant-funded.

This department conducts OB/Gyn research studies at Magee-Womens Hospital. You will enroll study participants at the beginning of their pregnancy and follow them throughout their pregnancy. Some studies continue to conduct study visits after delivery and follow the child’s development and maternal health for several years. Studies within labor and delivery and postpartum units are also conducted. The studies are designed to improve outcomes for both mother and child.

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.

  • RN with OB and/or Research Experience is HIGHLY 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 34 with renewal

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

REQNUMBER: 636836716