Research Coordinator, Nontherapeutic Studies Resource - Georgetown University Medical Center

Washington D.C.
Feb 01, 2018
Feb 28, 2018
Analyst, Research
Education, Research
Full Time
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Research Coordinator, Nontherapeutic Studies Resource - Georgetown University Medical Center

Georgetown's Nontherapeutic Studies Resource (NTSR) provides centralized patient recruitment services for nontherapeutic human trials. The NTSR implements a universal protocol and consent which includes collection of core data elements from patients at GUMC with and without cancer. Patients are also consented for collection of biospecimens and tissue, and for future contact for enrollment into specific studies and follow-up. The NTSR also provides services to investigators; including data entry and programming, medical record abstraction, and risk assessment counseling. The NTSR works closely with Tissue Culture Shared Resource (TCSR) and Histopathology and Tissue Shared Resource (HTSR) to provide investigators with access to patients and data that can be linked to biospecimen samples as well as tumor and non-tumor tissue.

The Research Coordinator serves as the primary research coordinator for NTSR activities with primary duty to recruit patients to the Institutional Review Board (IRB)-approved protocol, the Georgetown MedStar Research Registry (GMR2) and any other IRB -approved protocols administered by the NTSR. S/he conducts all work in accordance with the study protocols, standard operating procedures, HIPAA, and Human Subjects Protection guidelines, as well as with Georgetown University Medical Center's philosophy, policies, procedures and standards. Reporting to the NTSR Director of Operations with oversight provided by the NTSR Co-Directors, the Research Coordinator has duties that include but are not limited to:

Patient interaction

  • Performs recruitment and consent activities for interested and eligible participants.
  • Administers study-related questionnaires.
  • Conducts biospecimen acquisition and delivery.
  • Conducts patient triage and follow-up.

Study Related Activities

  • Screens schedules for eligible candidates and triages patients into related studies.
  • Performs data entry and record maintenance.
  • Fulfills data requests and reports as requested by NTSR DOO or Directors.
  • Fully documents all procedures and conducts routine quality assurance checks. 
  • Coordinates with all internal and external entities involved in study related activities - for example, other shared resources at GUMC/LCCC, NTSR approved investigators, and clinical teams.


  • Reviews and updates Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for protocols.
  • Generates data queries.
  • Assists with preparation of training and presentation materials, such as slides and flyers.


  • Bachelor's degree
  • 2 years of experience in clinical research - phlebotomy experience preferred
  • Experience with interactive databases, Microsoft, and EHR systems
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, analytical abilities, and interpersonal skills

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