Rush University Medical Center  Project Coordinator, Internal Medicine - Epidemiology in Chicago, Illinois

Job Title: Project Coordinator, Internal Medicine - Epidemiology


Shift: 1st

Full/Part: Active Regular FT (72 to 80 hours per pay period)

Specialty: Research

Job Number: 2018-2958

Job Description:

At Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, we are committed to advancing scientific medical knowledge through research. We are revitalizing our medical centers with an emphasis on productivity, transparency and accountability. Are you looking to be a part of the exciting, always evolving and expanding new developments in research at Rush?

If so, you may be the right candidate for the Project Coordinator position with the department of Internal Medicine, Epidemiology .

Position Highlights : Individual will assist the Principal Investigator in the maintenance and integration of multiple research projects within the Healthy Institute for Aging and the Section of Community Epidemiology. Responsibilities include setting task expectations and structure for the protocol staff and research assistants, assisting in recruitment of study participants, assuring retention of participants to the parent studies, and serving as a contact person for study participants, other section and institute coordinators and Investigators. Exemplifies the Rush mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with Rush policies and procedures.

Position Responsibilities :

  • Has a thorough knowledge of the study to ensure adherence to all aspects of the study protocol. Serves as a resource person to the study staff including coordinators, Investigators, clinicians and research assistants.

  • Develops and maintains an organized, well-labeled regulatory and patient-source file(s) for study materials (e.g., participant charts, protocols, visit forms, correspondence, and other pertinent material).

  • Attends training meetings and trains other staff members in appropriately following the protocol procedures.

  • Assists the Principal Investigator and Project Manager in following all study participants and in the recruitment of additional participants.

  • Schedules the participants and/or sites for assessments by the protocol staff.

  • Sets task expectations and structure for the protocol staff.

  • Responsible for data completion and organization and for resolving queries.

  • Maintains systems for participation tracking and correspondence; creates and interprets reports regarding progress of study.

  • Assists study monitors with auditing of study procedures.

  • May administer neuropsychological and physical function testing to participants as needed by the protocol.

  • Performs other duties as determined by the Principal Investigator, and the Research Study Supervisor.

Position Qualifications :

  • College degree preferred

  • Research coordination experience preferred

  • Proficiency in word processing and computer generated documents/reports required; proficiency in Microsoft Access or Excel preferred.

  • Knowledge of data recording and procedures in clinical studies desirable

  • Excellent interpersonal skills, verbal and written communication skills, and problem solving skills required

  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to use one’s time efficiently with only minimal direction required

  • Ability to handle multiple projects simultaneously

  • Must be responsible and self-motivated

  • Some off-site travel required. Access to an automobile in good working condition required

Company Highlights:

  • Ranked among the top academic medical centers in the country, Rush University Medical Center is an outstanding place to enhance your career. Everything we do centers on one goal: improving patient care.

  • Rush's 14-story hospital Tower is the cornerstone of the Rush Transformation, and is the symbol of a philosophy-an evolution in the delivery of patient-centered care.

  • Rush offers a competitive salary, valuable healthy living benefits to include: health, dental and vision to help you maintain and improve your health. Rush also offers several ways to invest in your future. Whether you’re saving for retirement or a child’s education, Rush offers benefits to help you make the most of your money…now and in the future.

Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.