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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Clinical Research Coordinator IV (Temporary) - Rollins School of Public Health in Atlanta, Georgia

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  • Recruits, orients, and supervises research administration staff or independently manages the most complex research administration activities associated with the conduct of clinical trials.

  • Manages a large or multiple smaller clinical research projects.

  • Manages clinical trials related information systems.

  • Supervises the implementation of and adherence to study protocols.

  • Monitors expenditures and adherence to study budgets and resolves CAS issues.

  • Educates research staff on established policies, processes and procedures.

  • Determines effective strategies for promoting/recruiting research participants and retaining participants in long term clinical trials.

  • Periodically audits operations including laboratory procedures to ensure compliance with applicable regulations; provides leadership in identifying and implementing corrective actions/processes.

  • Plans, identifies, and handles study related equipment and facilities needs.

  • Provides leadership and expertise in identifying and completing research grants, study materials, brochures and correspondence.

  • Develops and submits grant proposals.

  • Leads or chairs committees or task forces to address and resolve significant issues.

  • Performs related approved responsibilities as required.


The clinical coordinator will work in the Sleep Epidemiology Research Group in the Department of Epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health led by Dr. Dayna Johnson. Under minimum supervision the coordinator will manage several studies - a clinical trial in the hospital and an observational epidemiological study in the community. Our projects are aimed at sleep measurement and understanding determinants and health (cardiovascular, covid, cancer) consequences of sleep problems. Working some evenings and weekends (3-4 hours twice a month) are a requirement for this position.

The job responsibilities include operating as the project manager for several projects, submitting IRB documents, maintaining regulatory documents for clinical trials, coordinate the management of research equipment in the office, ensure the research protocol is followed by all staff and data are being logged appropriately in RedCap, coordinate meetings, process and score sleep data from wearables using software on a provided computer, provide data summaries (in partnership with the study analyst), communicate with external teams, and represent the team at virtual meetings with internal and external researchers.

The candidate will also be responsible for managing and actively recruiting/scheduling research participants, completing research visits (data collection) in hospital or homes of participants (as part of a team), and processing participant incentives. They will work with outside laboratory to ship frozen samples from participants. In partnership with another team member, they will conduct the field visits which entail administering questionnaires, initializing air, light and noise monitoring devices, instructing participants on the sleep monitor and ambulatory blood pressure monitoring, and processing and mailing saliva samples. Several times a week, they will visit the homes of participants in the evenings and weekends to conduct the research visits, thus reliable transportation is required (mileage will be reimbursed). The candidate will review, produce quality control grades under the direction of Dr. Johnson. They will also oversee mailing the sleep and cardiovascular feedback letters to the participants, and to their physicians upon request from participants. They will also have the opportunity to contribute manuscripts and assist with grant writing. The candidate will engage in other research-related tasks as needed.


  • High School Diploma or GED and nine years of clinical research experience.

  • Or two years of college in a scientific, health related, or business administration program and seven years clinical research experience

  • Or licensed as a Practical Nurse (LPN) and six years clinical research experience

  • Or bachelor's degree in a scientific, health related or business administration program and five years of clinical research experience

  • Or master's degree, MD or PhD in a scientific, health related, or business administration program and two years of clinical research experience Certified Research Administrator (CRA) or Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) preferred.

This position is intended to support clinical research and all clinical training requirements must be tracked and monitored through Emory Healthcare under the credentialing category of Clinical Researcher.


  • Masters in epidemiology or research related discipline.

  • Experience with NIH funded clinical and population science, managing/supervising staff, completing regulatory documents for clinical trials, coordinating meetings, IRB submissions, and experience conducting research in a community setting with African American participants.

  • The candidate should be very detailed, meticulous about data, and be knowledgeable regarding technology (e.g., wearables).

  • Because of the engagement with recruitment, having an outgoing personality and comfort with talking with people is a benefit.

  • It is critical to be highly organized and have strong oral and written communication skills.

  • Reliable transportation is required as this position involves data enrollment (with another team member) in homes of participants (mileage will be reimbursed).

  • The coordinator will need to be resourceful, thoughtful, and take initiative.

  • Skills in phlebotomy is preferred or interest in being trained.

NOTE: Position tasks are required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location; working remote is not an option. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice toemployee.

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Job Number 130423

Job Type Temporary Full-Time

Division School Of Public Health

Department SPH: Epidemiology

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Position involves clinical patient contact., Working in a laboratory, Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials.

Job Category Research & Research Administration

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor