The Clinical Research Coordinator will report to the ARJR Director of Clinical Research and will work closely with the Implant Longevity Thematic Area Leads to grow this thematic areas. The team will investigate personalized implant materials and designs and leveraging new technologies ranging from robotic approaches to wearable and implantable sensors.
This individual will be an integral member of the Adult Reconstruction and Joint Replacement’s (ARJRs) Implant Longevity Thematic Research group in compliance with all regulatory, institutional, and departmental requirements. The Implant Longevity work is focused on the biological, biomechanical and surgical techniques that contribute to the long-term success of joint replacement surgery. Core areas of investigation include learning how we can promote better bone growth and healing, selecting increasingly personalized implant materials and designs and leveraging new technologies ranging from robotic approaches to wearable or implantable sensors, all in service of preventing implant failure for arthroplasty patients here at HSS and around the world.
The candidate will participate in all aspects of research management and quality assurance of data for the projects that will come out of the Implant Longevity Thematic Area. The candidate will play an integral role in day-to-day research activities and patient coordination ensuring efficient operations. This role will be expected to work in a collaborative environment across different disciplines to contribute to the advancement of the program and its research.
Contributes to all aspects of Implant Longevity research:
-Recruitment process (conducts informed consent process)
-The development and build of Clinical Research Forms
-Leads Initiation, logistics of study implementations
-Assures that research is done in an accurate, efficient, and compliant manner.
Schedule and holds regular (weekly, biweekly, or monthly) meetings for study protocols.
Research study responsibilities:
The RA will provide basic support for new & ongoing related research studies. This includes but is not limited to screening, conducting informed consent process on low risk studies (requires appropriate training and certification of human research subjects training), handling collection and processing of samples, and spearheading efforts to meet patient enrollment targets for research studies.
- The coordinator will be required to execute IRB and CRP submissions for initial approvals, re-approvals, amendments, etc… Ensures timeliness and accuracy of submissions and no lapses in approvals for the study.
- Research Coordinator will oversee Implant Longevity databases and work closely with the Hospital’s Analytic team. Information from robotics cases performed during surgery will be collected by a Research Assistant. However, opportunities may arise which will also require the coordinator to enter the operating room for research purposes.
- Collaborates with the research team and research administration, as needed, to ensure that research subjects are treated in accordance with all mandated requirements. Ensures that standards regarding subject registration, protocol specific tests, and required documentation are adhered to. Reports deviations as appropriate and resolves issues when possible under the supervision of the ARJR Research Director.
- Performs literature reviews in preparation for investigator-initiated studies; assists PI with drafting protocols, abstracts, presentations and manuscripts as needed
The successful applicant for the position of Clinical Research Coordinator will be knowledgeable about technology related advancements in the Orthopaedic field. He or she must be an organized individual who is able to work autonomously to perform a variety of different tasks as well as have strong analytical and organization. He or she will be flexible, as the job description may evolve. The Research Coordinator will have access to the medical records of patients, and should appreciate this privilege, and maintain strict confidentiality with all patient medical data. The Research Coordinator will also have good interpersonal and communications skills, as he or she will be interfacing directly with patients and medical staff on a routine basis.
MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS:
Experience: 2 years experience in Clinical Research is preferred
Proficient use of computers and software Working of knowledge of Microsoft Excel is strongly desired; Word, PowerPoint, EDC, EMR (preferably EPIC)
Good interpersonal skills
Detail oriented and organized
Knowledge of Orthopaedic and/or Rheumatologic terminology is a plus.
Candidates with bioengineering/biomechanics/ or biotechnology backgrounds are encouraged to apply
Applicants must email the following documents to Amethia Joseph (contact information below):
- formal Cover Letter, current resume/CV and three professional reference contacts
- The subject line for all emails should specify “ARJR IL Coordinator 2022”