at BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine
Location Madison, WI
Date Posted June 14, 2021
Category Bioscience
Job Type Full-time
Address 800 University Bay Dr Suite 310


Position Summary:

The BerbeeWalsh Department of Emergency Medicine is seeking an experienced research coordinator to work as a leader on the Emergency Department Research Coordinator (EDRC) team. We collaborate with investigator-initiated and industry-sponsored teams to enroll Emergency Department patients into research studies. This individual will be responsible for the successful management, supervision, implementation and conduct of the research studies working directly with Emergency Department clinical staff to ensure studies are conducted optimally and with minimal disruption to the clinical care patients receive in the ED. The Lead Research Coordinator will work to problem-solve issues with study implementation, recruitment, and partner departments to ensure research continues to progress. In short, this individual will be expected to maintain day-to-day operations of the EDRC team and will have a vital role in shaping the future directions of the program. This individual will have a great opportunity to see what clinical research looks like in the emergency department and will have opportunities to take on additional responsibilities and continue to grow within the role.

The School of Medicine and Public Health has a deep and profound commitment to diversity both as an end in itself but also as a valuable means for eliminating health disparities. As such, we strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of diversity and inclusion.

Principal duties:

-Conduct high quality research, including recruiting, consenting, and performing study activities with research participants. Study activities include but are not limited to applying biomedical devices, taking samples, performing surveys. Conducting the research will require maintaining knowledge of specific study guidelines to ensure compliance with study mandates and federal regulations. (30%)
-Manage research study data, assuring data consistency and security for the EDRC Program and other studies. This may include developing databases, collaborating in the design, development and update of forms and codebooks, and design and implementation of data quality controls and validation, etc. (15%)
-Collaborate with study teams to implement new studies in the ED setting, maintain studies and close out recruitment This may include creating study handbooks, training EDRC staff on the protocol, maintaining regulatory binders, and equipment logs. (10%).
-Independently identify problems and areas for improvement in the system/procedures related to implementation of the research protocols. Develop appropriate judgement on what decisions can be solved internally and what decisions need to be brought to the broader study team. Present solutions to the study investigators. (10%)
-Serve as the experienced resource for enrollers, independently addressing ongoing study questions or challenges in real time. (10%)
-Perform administrative activities for the EDRC Program including coordinating staff and investigators, ensuring all study protocol guidelines and regulatory compliance are met. (10%)
-Coordinate and conduct training of new EDRC staff members, as well as continuing education of the existing enroller team. Further develop and implement an already existing training program. (10%)
-Other duties as assigned (5%)

Education/Work Experience:

Bachelor's Degree Required

  • Minimum 1-year recruiting participants into human-subjects research studies is required, clinical research experience is preferred.Experience in research, project development and implementation required.
  • Experience training multi-disciplinary staff or teams preferred.
  • Knowledge of government regulations and guidelines with respect to clinical and community research preferred.
  • Documented experience working with populations diverse in race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation and education level.

Additional Information:

The ideal candidate will be someone who has experience coordinating research studies and is looking to take on additional leadership responsibilities in an expanding research program. This person must have documented experience working with populations diverse in race/ethnicity, socioeconomic status, sexual orientation and education level. Additionally, this person must be proactive, maintain a positive attitude, possess superior organizational skills, pay close attention to detail and require minimal supervision. The ability to clearly and effectively communicate with patients and medical professionals is required. The ED is a dynamic, fast-paced setting. As such, we are looking for someone who is a self-starter, able to work efficiently and independently, and is flexible and willing to adapt to the evolving ED environment and the needs of our growing research program. This person will have the freedom to experiment with cutting-edge recruitment strategies in order to advance the efficiency and effectiveness of our program.

The EDRC program currently recruits in the ED 7 days a week from 8am-11pm. This position will be required to work some nights and weekends and requires on-call work.

This position has been identified as a position of trust with access to vulnerable populations. The selected candidate will be required to pass an initial Caregiver Check to be eligible for employment under the Wisconsin Caregiver Law and then every two years.