Research Coordinator
University of New Mexico - Albuquerque, NM

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Position Title:
Research Coordinator

Appointment Type: Definitions

Staff - Term: Full Time

Working Title (if applicable):


Clinical Trials Center

Salary Grade


$14.03 to $16.65 per hour

Work Location:
UNM Health Sciences Center (Abq)

Position Summary:
The UNM Clinical & Translational Science Center (CTSC) is hiring a Research Coordinator for the Clinical Research Unit (CRU). The mission of the CRU is to facilitate the performance of clinical research so as to translate basic research into patient care and to participate in developing new therapies. The CRU is located in the CTSC building on the UNM Health Sciences Center campus. This newly renovated building is designed to provide an optimal setting for medical investigators to conduct safe, controlled, state-of-the-art, in-patient and outpatient studies of children and adults by offering expertise of research nurses and coordinators, a laboratory core, as well as administrative assistance. Researchers/investigators with projects funded from the NIH, other Federal agencies, state and local entities, the private sector, or other peer-reviewed sources are eligible to use the CRU. The Research Coordinator will be responsible for coordinating the research studies in accordance with established study protocols and in accordance with federal, local and institutional policies and guidelines for clinical trials, research study management and monitoring. Specific duties will include recruitment, enrollment and scheduling of research subjects; establishing and maintaining budgets and fiscal controls for the project; developing and maintaining record keeping systems and procedures. Drawing and processing blood will be required for some studies. Funding available through 6/30/2013; continuance beyond that date is subject to the Department's operational needs as outlined in UBPPM #E3200, Employee Classifications. The CTSC grant is currently in the third year of a 5-year award. The CTSC plans to submit a competitive renewal application in 2014. This is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Prospective Employee page for a more complete explanation of UNM benefits.

Minimum Qualifications:
Bachelor's degree; at least 1 year of experience that is directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Preferred Qualifications:
Experience in (must be detailed in your resume): Coordinating Clinical Trials Recruiting patients to participate in research studies Preparing applications and other documents for submission to an Institutional Review Board (IRB) or direct experience in IRB Administration Drawing and processing blood May be required to work flex hours, as required by study May need to drive offsite to see patients, as required by study protocol Ability to write clear, concise and detailed documents utilizing medical terminology (Please refer to "TO APPLY" section of employment posting for instructions on how to submit required writing sample)

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For Best Consideration:

Closing Date:
Open Until Filled

Application type required for this position:
Staff/UNMTemps Employment Application

Additional requirements for this position:
Candidates for this position must be eligible for employment as verified by the US Department of Health and Human Services Office of Inspector General (OIG) and the Government Services Administration (GSA); those individuals on the OIG/GSA Exclusion Lists will not be considered for hire. Once hired, periodic checks will be made for eligibility of continued employment. Employees must be credentialed per UNM HSC policies and procedures if billing for services under Medicare/Medicaid. Successful candidate may be required to submit to a post-offer, pre-employment physical examination/medical history check, depending on location and nature of position. This position is represented by a labor union and is subject to the terms and conditions of the USUNM Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Required Applicant Documents:
Resume Cover Letter Writing Sample

Optional Applicant Documents:
Special Instructions to Applicants:
Your writing sample should consist of an informed consent or recruitment materials you have authored. A Bachelor's Degree is required for this position. Candidates chosen for an interview should be prepared to bring an official copy of the transcripts to the interview.

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Clinical Trials Center

Institutional Commitment:
University of New Mexico is committed to promoting and supporting the diversity of our campuses. UNM is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.



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