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Research Coordinator

  • Job ID: 763310460
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours:
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: University of Pittsburgh Physicians
  • Department: 64599 POP25 Research Staff
  • Location: 200 Lothrop St, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $24.05 to $41.60 / hour


University of Pittsburgh Physicians is seeking a full-time Research Coordinator to support the UPMC Heart and Vascular Institute, supporting the Congestive Heart Failure department within the UPMC Advanced Heart Failure Center at UPMC Presbyterian!

The Research Coordinator is involved in patient-related studies, which includes contact with study participants, scheduling appointments, administering research questionnaires, following up with study participants, assisting in quality control procedures, general clinical research assistance, and collecting, entering, and verifying data. Additionally, this role will maintain local and central studies in the IRB.

The ideal candidate for this position will have previous work experience in a cardiology setting, as well as previous IRB and research data coordination experience. Exceptional organization, computer, and communication skills are vital to this role, while phlebotomy experience is a plus!


  • Perform duties for approved research projects according to defined protocols and procedures, including appropriate collection, recording, and storage of data.
  • Assist in hypothesis generation, data collection, data analysis, and data presentation and publication.
  • Complete online IRB certification modules 1 and 2 (Research Practice Fundamentals) in accordance with Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh.
  • Assist in data collection, data entry, and quality control of data.
  • Process, label, store, and ship blood specimens obtained from research subjects.
  • Revise, renew, and maintain IRB approval, protocols, and consent forms for studies.
  • Maintain laboratory inventory, including timely ordering and receipt of required supplies and their proper storage.
  • Administer questionnaires and assist with procedures for obtaining patient screening and recruitment, as well as obtaining research specimens.
  • Maintain a safe, clean laboratory/working environment, including appropriate equipment maintenance and usage, by conforming to laboratory and hospital policies and standards.
  • Follow appropriate research policies and procedures, including all applicable laws and regulations, and maintain scientific integrity including accurate data storage.
  • 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.



  • Bachelor's Degree OR equivalent combination of experience and training, including 3-5 years of experience in coordinating multiple aspects of research projects (patient recruitment, assessment, treatment planning, and data collection), required.
  • Phlebotomy skills are 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.
  • 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 34


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