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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Clinical Research Coordinator III, Winship Cancer Institute in Decatur, Georgia

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The Clinical Research Coordinator III - COE will support the administration of clinical research studies as part of the Winship Community Outreach and Education (COE) component. Reporting to Winship’s Associate Director for Community Outreach and Engagement, the incumbent will directly support all aspects of non-therapeutic studies, to include regulatory functions, study implementation, engagement with community partners, and recruitment of subjects from community settings.


  • Independently manages significant and key aspects of a large clinical trial or all aspects of one or more small trials, or research projects.

  • Trains and provides guidance to less experienced staff.

  • Oversees data management for research projects. Interfaces with research participants and resolves issues related to study protocols.

  • Authorizes purchases for supplies and equipment maintenance.

  • 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.

  • Monitors IRB submissions and responds to requests and questions.

  • Interfaces with study sponsors, monitors and reports SAEs; resolves study queries. Provides leadership in determining, recommending, and implementing improvements to policies/processes.

  • Assists in developing grant proposals and protocols.

  • With appropriate credentialing and training may perform phlebotomy, specimens collection or diagnostics.

  • May perform some supervisory duties.

  • Performs related approved responsibilities as required.

Key responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Organizes and trains Community Research Panel to ensure bi-directional communication between researchers and the community.

  • Organizes and trains Patient Advisory Council and Clinical Trial Concept Committee to ensure disparities are being addressed in therapeutic trials.

  • Assists with the monitoring and reporting of Winship clinical trial accrual and participation by under-represented racial/ethnic minorities, women, children, and older adults.


(1.) High School Diploma or GED and seven years of clinical research experience. OR

(2.) Two years of college in a scientific, health related or business administration program and five years of clinical research experience OR

(3.) Licensed as a Practical Nurse (LPN) and four years of clinical research experience OR

(4.) Bachelor's degree in a scientific, health related or business administration program and three years clinical research experience OR

(5.) Master's degree, MD or PhD in a scientific, health related or business administration program and one year of clinical research experience Certified Research Administrator (CRA) or Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) preferred.


  • Skills in data management.

  • Superb organizational abilities and gives close attention to detail.

  • Must be able to communicate effectively, through writing and verbally, to a variety of audiences, including professional scientists and researchers, medical personnel, community stakeholders, and other constituents.

  • Experience with collecting and analyzing qualitative data, including prior work conducting focus groups.

  • Regulatory experience, including working with IRB for study approvals, amendments, and writing informed consent and other regulatory documents.

  • Previous experience with REDCap database or other similar databases for online survey and data management tool.

  • Prior experience in community-engaged programs or research.

  • Certified Research Administrator (CRA) or Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC)

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.

NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location. Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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Job Number 107167

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division Exec.V.P. for Health Affairs

Department Winship Cancer Institute

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

Job Category Research & Research Administration

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Decatur

Location : Name Winship Clairmont Admin Annex