University of Florida - Orange, FL

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This position will be located at new UF Research and Academic Center at Lake Nona, Orlando (6550 Sanger Road Suite 420, Orlando, FL 32827) in the Department of Aging & Geriatric Research.
Coordinate, participate in and perform day to day activities for specific research studies. Stay up-to-date with all the training required and become knowledgeable in the protocols for assigned studies inventory. Conduct study visits according to the study protocol. Obtain informed consents; collect medical history and medication information. Review pre-procedure (e.g.muscle and fat biopsy) checklists; provide and explain discharge and post-procedure instructions to research participants. Administer behavioral and psychological questionnaires. Work closely with study Principal Investigators to determine study participant eligibility. Follow-up with study medical director on any participant adverse events (AEs) and serious adverse events (SAEs). Issue documents as necessary, create and maintain the study documents in an organized manner; manage and enter study data. Maintain the required compliance and safety training paperwork. May have to perform clinical research-related work in hospitals located in Orlando, FL.
Assist in the preparation of Radiation Safety, biosafety, and other regulatory protocols with investigators. May interact with institutional committees for safety of human subjects in research studies. Work closely with and assist the investigators with timely preparation and prompt submission of IRB , GCRC , internal routing forms for new and continued renewal of study related documents, and other regulatory protocols and documentation. Monitor compliance for all research activities and ensure that all aspects of the studies are conducted in accordance with the studies protocol and contract, and that all legal aspects adhere to state and federal regulations and guidelines. Ensure all study protocols are conducted in compliance with the requirements of the College of Medicine and the University of Florida, and that all requirements of the funding agency are met including auditing. Participate in Division and study-related meetings.
Perform standard medical procedures and tests: take vital signs, draw blood, perform urine collections, may perform catheter setting and process blood samples. Perform electrocardiograms (ECG

’s), physical performance measures ( SPPB , MOD , 400M walk, Biodex), and cardiovascular measures. Administer ultrasounds, prepare participants for biopsies, assist physicians with biopsies; assist with lab-related duties. Make reminder calls and send reminder letters to study participants. Update participant tracking logs as needed. May obtain quotes for equipment and place orders. Monitor levels of lab and blood draw supplies and notify necessary parties when levels are low. May perform phone screening and documentation. Oversight of study support staff. Other duties as assigned. There will be travel involved. The position requires 1-2 days per month of travel to Gainesville, FL. Minimum Requirements: Master’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization; or a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area of specialization and two years of appropriate experience.

Preferred Qualifications:
Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing, to coordinate multiple tasks and work independently and productively in a fast paced, deadline oriented environment. Experience with PeopleSoft related to UF Accounting Systems, Purchasing and Disbursement Services and Time and Labor. Experience with desktop applications like Outlook, MS Word, and Excel, Access, Adobe Acrobat

Good knowledge of existing government pharmaceutical & clinical protocols, managing the recorded clinical research data and sharing the same with the senior authorities.

Experience with medical procedures and a research background are strongly preferred.

Ability to prepare, produce and present reports and to deal effectively with the faculty, staff, and regulatory agencies
Current certification of Human Subjects protection compliance are strongly preferred. Accreditation as Certified Clinical Research Coordination through ACRP preferred.
CPR and BLS certification preferred

Health Assessment Required:

Special instructions to applicants:
The position requires 1-2 days per month of travel to Gainesville, FL.

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