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Research Coordinator III

Cleveland Clinic

This is a Full-time position in AURORA, OH posted June 10, 2021.


  • Independently directs large, complex, multi-center clinical research protocols/programs and coordinates the implementation and conduct of research projects ensuring adherence to research protocol requirements which may include: maintenance of regulatory documents and binders, data management, IRB submissions and communication of such to the research team, and the development of data capture and monitoring plans.
  • May be responsible for reporting of Serious Adverse Events and/or safety log as defined per protocol as they occur and completion of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and sponsor forms in accordance with GCP guidelines.
  • Communicates with sponsors, monitors, and research personnel to ensure all aspects of study compliance. 
  • Serves as a liaison between investigators, research personnel, outside study personnel and central research administration offices to assist in protocol interpretation, enrollment and safety questions.
  • Collaborates with primary investigator, sponsor and research staff to plan, conduct and evaluate project protocols, including research subject recruitment.
  • Monitors and reports project status.
  • Completes regulatory documents, data capture and monitoring plans.
  • Completes and may oversee protocol related activities.
  • As delegated, may be required to attain and maintain clinical competencies for unlicensed caregivers such as phlebotomy, vital signs, ECG, POC testing and other testing as required.
  • Oversees and monitors research data to maintain quality.
  • Understands basic concepts of study design.
  • Develops and maintains knowledge of research protocol to coordinate the comprehensive and compliant execution of assigned protocols.
  • Assists with preparation for audits and response to audits.
  • May develop or assist in the development and maintenance of research tools, such as spreadsheets, questionnaires and/or brochures.
  • Maintains study personnel certification records (License, CV, CITI).
  • Maintains professional relationships, including frequent and open effective communication with internal and external customers.
  • Assists with the development of training and educational material for assigned research protocols, and documents education as needed.
  • Conducts and documents the informed consent process.
  • Assists PI with research study design and development of research protocol.
  • May submit the study to appropriate agencies in support of the research programs and assist with annual and other reporting requirements.
  • Will contribute to or assist with research project budget development.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or GED.  Associate’s or Bachelor’s degree in health care or science related field strongly preferred.
  • Bachelor’s degree may offset two years of experience requirement.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with a variety of computer-based skills, especially in the use of word processing, spreadsheets, database and presentation software, and the ability to undertake internet searches.
  • Solid written and verbal communication skills.
  • Must be self-directed with demonstrated ability to work in collaboration and cooperation with members of a multidisciplinary team.
  • Within 90 days of hire, must successfully complete certification in Human Subjects Research as required by the Responsible Conduct of Research guidelines adopted by Cleveland Clinic.
  • Continually demonstrates competency with defined requirements for the position as established by Cleveland Clinic.


  • None Required.

Complexity of Work:

  • Is self-directed in planning, prioritizing and performing job requirements with minimal supervision. 
  • Exhibits the desire to expand job knowledge and skills through training and skill development.
  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum five years’ experience as a Research Coordinator II or performing the role of a Research Coordinator II.  Bachelor’s degree in health care or science related field may offset two years of experience requirement.
  • Experience in consenting patients, regulatory/IRB, and working with critical care studies strongly preferred.

Physical Requirements:

  • A high degree of dexterity to produce materials on a computer.
  • Requires normal or corrected vision and hearing to normal range.
  • Extensive sitting and frequent walking, occasional lifting or carrying up to 25 pounds.
  • May have some exposure to communicable diseases or body fluids.
  • May require working irregular hours.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.