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Research Coordinator

  • Job ID: 089333697
  • 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 in the Division of Cardiology at UPMC Presbyterian!

The Research Coordinator will work daylight hours, Monday through Friday, with no evenings or weekends required!

The Research Coordinator will provide regulatory and administrative support for patient-related studies, which includes regulatory submissions, assisting with internal and external audits, organizing study files, and preparing IRB and regulatory documents. Additionally, this role will collect, organize, verify, and enter data, while assisting in quality control procedures and general clinical research assistance. 

The ideal candidate for this position will be extremely organized, multitask efficiently, and have strong attention to detail. Previous experience in a clinical and/or cardiology setting is a plus, but not required. Proficient clerical and computer skills are also preferred, specifically with Excel and Access. 


  • 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 approvals, 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.
  • Cardiology experience is a plus.
  • 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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