Job Description

Job Title: Sr Research Coordinator (Transplant Services)
Job ID: 94087205
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Hours: 7:30am - 4:00pm
Shift: Day Job
Facility: Children's Hospital of Pgh
Department: Transplant Srvcs
Location: 4401 Penn Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15224


UPMC Children's Hospital is looking for a Sr. Research Coordinator to support the abdominal transplant department! This is a Full-Time position with up to 40 hours per week. Hours range Monday - Friday between 7:30am - 4:00pm. 

This position is for a Research Coordinator involved in patient-related studies. This position will involve contact with study participants, scheduling appointments, administering research questionnaires, follow-up of study participants, collecting, entering and verifying data, assisting in quality control procedures and general clinical research assistance.

  • Supervises and directs the research staff team, inclusive of the data specialist, students and temporary employees.
  • Collects information, data and source documents appropriate to study protocols. Transcribes information from source documents to case report forms. Maintains and updates computerized databases and records related to research participants, experimental data and related materials. Maintains confidentiality and security of records.
  • Follow the mandatory reporting procedures for any incident or serious event that did affect or potentially could have affected the clinical care of any patient.
  • Complete online IRB certification modules 1 and 2 (Research Practice Fundamentals) in accordance with Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh. Attends workshops to maintain all certifications (Nursing license and research required )
  • Follow appropriate research policies and procedures including all applicable laws and regulations and maintains scientific integrity including accurate data storage.
  • Perform duties for approved research projects according to defined protocols and procedures including appropriate collection, recording, and storage of data.
  • Administer questionnaires, and assist with procedures for obtaining patient screening and recruitment as well as obtaining research specimens. Assist in data collection and data entry and quality control of data.
  • Revise, renew and maintain IRB approval, protocols and consent forms for studies. Submits the clinical research projects to all applicable internal and external departments for required review and approvals. Report status by generating a tracking mechanism to monitor activity of all ID Research trials
  • Maintain a safe clean laboratory-working environment including appropriate equipment maintenance and usage, by conforming to laboratory and hospital policies and standards. Maintain laboratory inventory, including timely ordering and receipt of required supplies and their proper storage.
  • Selects, examines and prepares gross and/or segmental anatomical specimens for exhibiting and laboratory work Process, label, store and ship blood specimens obtained from research subjects. Maintaining IATA certification
  • Assists the Program Direcotr, in preparation of the clinical research budgets which will render a financial return to the ID Research infrastructure
  • Educate all team members (physicians, nurses, pharmacists, research lab personnel) and assist in the performance of all research related activities needed to conduct a clinical research trial.
  • Assist in hypothesis generation, data collection, data analysis and data presentation and publication. Assists the investigators in the writing of research protocols specific to the ID Research Program. Interface with the sponsor /investigators regarding the future influx of research projects to ensure a continued flow of clinical trials
  • Takes medical histories, administers blood pressure screenings, draws blood samples, and dispenses research medications under physician's or nurse practitioner's orders


  • BA Degree required 
  • 3-5 years of experience in coordinating multiple aspects of research projects (patient recruitment, assessment, treatment planning, and data collection, budgeting) required.
  • 1 year of supervisory experience 
  • Phlebotomy skills a plus. 
  • Computer Skills (Microsoft Office Products). 
  • IRB experience preferred. 
  • Ability to accurately collect, and store research data. 
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written. Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with patients, staff and investigators as well as maintain patient confidentiality 
  • Strong organizational skills. Ability to work independently, must be able to work a flexible schedule based on study needs. Ability to interact with patients/study participants and research and medical staff. 
  • Knowledge and skills necessary to provide care and/or interact appropriately to the ages of the patients served by his/her assigned unit as specified below. 
  • Knowledge of the principles of growth and cognition over the life span and possess the ability to assess data reflective of the patient's status and interpret the appropriate information needed to identify each patient's requirements relative to his/her age specific needs and to provide the care needs as described in the department's policy and procedures.

Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:
  • Act 31 Child Abuse Reporting
  • Act 33 with renewal
  • Act 34 with renewal
  • Act 73 FBI Clearance

  • UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

    Salary Range: $24.99 to $43.25 / hour

    Union Position: No

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