Senior Clinical Research Coordinator - Georgetown University Medical Center

Washington D.C.
May 08, 2018
May 21, 2018
Analyst, Research
Education, Research
Full Time
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Senior Clinical Research Coordinator - Georgetown University Medical Center

Georgetown University Medical Center (GUMC) is an internationally recognized academic medical center whose missions of research, teaching and patient care are carried out with a strong emphasis on community outreach and the Jesuit principle of cura personalis - care of the whole person.  GUMC consists of the School of Medicine, the School of Nursing & Health Studies, Georgetown Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center, and Biomedical Graduate Research and Education.

The Senior Clinical Research Coordinator is a team lead position in the Clinical Research Coordinator Family with direct responsibility for implementing a diverse portfolio of research activities for one or more studies which may include multicenter clinical trials. S/he performs expert and efficient integration of multiple complex programmatic activities, applying a sophisticated knowledge of clinical trials, leadership skills, and effectively working with a variety of people and organizations at GUMC (clinicians, investigators, clinical staff, administration, regulatory, contracts and grants).

Study Management

  • Performs all duties of the Clinical Research Coordinator II role including study initiation, enrollment, conduct and closeout.
  • Prepares and compiles data and documents during internal and external audits
  • Develops and implements procedures, maintains records, tracks progress, and conducts quality assurance on data collected.


  • Coordinates multiple clinical trials simultaneously, and manages multiple Principal Investigator relationships.
  • Serves as point person and lead for all clinical trials.
  • Assists with or plans and implements the clinical study's goals and objectives, including organizing patient enrollment planning, meeting enrollment goals, and compiling and analyzing data.
  • Serves as the liaison with the sponsor for assigned studies.
  • Mentors, trains, and reviews the work of CRC, CRC I and CRC II on the basics of clinical research, Good Clinical Practice (GCP), Good Documentation Practices (GDP), and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).

GUMC Requirements

  • Complies with all GUMC and Clinical Trial Management procedures, as well as all Medicare compliance procedures.
  • Complies with all GUMC training requirements as applicable to position (CITI, COI, ACRP/SOCRA or equivalent, Bloodborne Pathogens, Billing Compliance).
  • Attends a minimum of 6 GUMC research meetings (CRN, CROO, LCC) per year.
  • Completes and uploads time & effort forms on-time each month into designated university Box folder.
  • Enter all study and/or research participant data into the Clinical Trial Management System (CTMS) as applicable.


  • Manages IRB submissions and develop regulatory submission strategies as applicable.
  • Prepares documents and reports for the IRB, including IND Safety Letters, Protocol Amendments, Continuing Review Reports, Protocol Violations and Deviations, and Serious Adverse Event Reports as necessary.


  • Assists in the financial accounting of multiple clinical research projects, including budget development and billing reconciliation.
  • Oversee research participant stipends.


  • Bachelor's degree in a scientific or related field - preference for Master's degree in related field
  • 3 to 5 years of clinical research experience - preference for supervisory experience
  • In-depth knowledge of clinical research contracts and grants, clinical trials, protocols, FDA regulations, and complex visit structures
  • Significant clinical trial management experience, including regulatory and compliance responsibilities
  • Exceptional analytical skills to address complex and non-routine issues requiring the development of innovative solutions
  • Excellent demonstrated interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to operate effectively in a changing organizational and technological environment
  • Strong working knowledge of FDA, NCI, OHRP and/or ICH GCPs
  • Ability to interpret and apply GUMC policies and federal, state, and local regulations

Preferred qualifications

  • Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) and/or Clinical Research Associate (CCRA) certification
  • Fluency in spreadsheet software and ability to develop complex spreadsheets independently
  • Demonstrable skills in audit preparation, execution, and follow-up
  • Experience in risk management regarding study subjects, federal and non-federal sponsors. and regulating bodies

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