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Full Job Title: Clinical Research Coordinator II - CTRC, Nutrition

Job Number: 94247

Location: Cincinnati, OH

Date Posted: 9-18-2017

DEPARTMENT: Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation, CCHMC Affiliates

SUPERVISOR'S TITLE: Clinical Research Manager



PURPOSE OF POSITION: To oversee and participate in the coordination,conduct and data collection of nutrition research studies; learn and applyknowledge of clinical research and nutrition to the study population whichincludes infants, children, adolescent and adult study subjects. To gain and demonstratecompetence in clinical research skills.


Perform DXA Scans and ManageData

Required DXA licensure and trainingwill be obtained after hiring. Demonstrate proper technique to performscans on all ages and health conditions. Work independently to perform scans accordingto established research protocols. Demonstrate the ability to understand thescientific principles involved in the research and apply those principles totroubleshoot and modify procedures and techniques when appropriate. Maintainaccurate and detailed records of all work. Troubleshoot and correct erroneousresults or problems with equipment or software. Apply standard protocols tospecific experiments, research and improve current methods, and evaluateinnovative techniques.

Diet Data Collection, Analysis, andManagement

Conduct diet recall interviews andcode diet intake data on all ages and health conditions. Work independently torecord and report data according to established research protocols. Demonstratethe ability to understand the scientific principles involved in the researchand apply those principles to troubleshoot and modify procedures and techniqueswhen appropriate. Maintain accurate and detailed records of all work.Troubleshoot and correct erroneous results or problems with equipment orsoftware.

Other Nutrition Research Procedures

Learn and maintain skills inperforming Resting Energy Expenditure measurements and study-specificanthropometry. Provide back-up coverage on other bionutrition servicesincluding study meal preparation and patient education, as needed. Executeprocedures accurately, independently, and according to protocol.

Compose clear, precise and detailed correspondence.Document, organize and maintain all correspondence. Oversee and follow throughon questions and issues that arise during study conduct. Communicate studyrelated issues to investigators, sponsors, coordinating centers, studycoordinators, clinical and research teams, managers and other institutions.Develop a rapport with study participants.
·Study Conduct/ Clinical Research Practice
Assist in coordinating studies by preparing materials and study-specific protocols or SOPs. Perform study-specific tasks in accordance with the protocol, manual of operations, standard operating procedure (SOP) or other work instruction set. Follow direction of clinical research coordinator or others involved in the clinical research project work. Assist other staff members and coordinators to implement studies. Maintain inventory of supplies and equipment. Operate standard laboratory and research study equipment, if applicable. Troubleshoot and correct erroneous results or problems with equipment.
·Regulatory Compliance and Documentation
Demonstrate accuracy and organizational skills and the ability to follow through on requests and meet timelines. Identify regulatory activities to be completed and takes the initiative to complete. Coordinate and participate in the assembly of materials. Assist in maintaining up-to-date and accurate written and electronic records and files to support clinical research activities. Assist with audit readiness records review and preparation activities. Assist with maintaining protocol specific SOP's, IRB and regulatory correspondence when applicable. Demonstrate an awareness of federal regulations; state and local law; GCP/ICH and CCHMC policies to promote ethical practices in research involving human participants and to ensure compliance to those regulations. Recognize the importance of reporting concerns of ethical and/or regulatory issues to supervisor in a timely manner. Assist with the documentation of regulatory activities and maintenance of the regulatory binder in keeping with the institution and division SOPs. Complete required training. Seek out research educational opportunities.
Assist with organizing and filing all correspondence. Use clear and concise communication when corresponding with study team members, co-workers, and others. Refer questions and issues that arise during study conduct to the appropriate research team member. Maintain awareness of study related issues involving investigators, sponsors, coordinating centers, study coordinators, clinical team, managers and other institutions. Develop a rapport with study coordinators and research participants. Provide input to division discussions related to clinical research studies. Participate in meetings, discussions and activities designed to improve organizational performance through recommending areas or approaches for improving study conduct.
·Data Management
Perform data entry in compliance with all applicable guidelines for human research. Review data to ensure completeness, accuracy and compliance with Good Clinical Practice. Enter data into various auditable databases or electronic data-capture systems. Maintain internal record keeping system(s) in conjunction with team members. Ensure accuracy of documentation from sources. Perform quality checks to ensure accuracy of data. Review reports, tables, and listings. Support the data-management process for clinical research projects, including addressing data queries from study teams.
Coordinate training activities and assembles training materials in preparation and conduct of clinical trials. Assist in developing and delivering guidelines and educational materials for investigators, research support staff and the clinical team (as applicable). Complete required training. Participate in educational opportunities.

Skills & Competencies
·Clerical Abilities
Ability to perform clerical functions with accuracy and attention to detail
·Diversity Appreciation
Understanding and showing respect and appreciation for the uniqueness of all individuals; leveraging differences in others' perspectives and ideas; appreciating cultural differences and adjusting one's approach to successfully integrate with others who are different from oneself
·Follow Instructions - Adv
Ability to follow complex written and verbal instructions
·Scientific Terminology
Knowledge of scientific terminology
·Computer Proficiency - Basic
Working knowledge of basic computer applications
Pursuing work with little supervision or assistance; directing one's own efforts. Demonstrated ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Strong organizational and project management skills to handle projects independently.
·Communication - Advanced
Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
Ability to operate equipment including x-ray generating scanners and measuring tools.
  • Bachelor's Degree OR
  • Associate's Degree in a related field AND 2 years' related experience
  • OR H.S. Diploma or equivalent AND 4 years' related experience

Bachelor'sdegree in Dietetics, Nutrition Science, or similar;

OR associate's degree andtraining/experience as a Dietetic Technician.

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