Clinical Research Coordinator

Updated: 13 days ago
Location: Chicago, ILLINOIS
Job Type: FullTime


BSD CCC - Network Oncology Research

About the Department

The University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center (UCCCC) is an integral component of the Biological Sciences Division (BSD). The BSD is the largest of four Divisions of the University and includes the Pritzker School of Medicine. UCCCC administers four established scientific programs, and the NCI-sponsored Cancer Center Support Grant provides funding for ten Shared Resources. The Comprehensive Cancer Center is comprised of over 150 faculty members from twenty departments with members currently being awarded over $47 million in total direct costs in peer-reviewed cancer research grants, and $28 million in non-peer reviewed grants and contracts. The activities of the Center are broad and varied, including research, training and education, communications, fundraising, marketing, clinical trials management and community outreach.
UCCCC has one of the largest cancer clinical trials programs in the country and in the Chicago area with nearly 500 adult and pediatric therapeutic trials actively accruing patients. Many of these studies are investigator-initiated, including Phase I or I/II trials, demonstrating UCCCC commitment to translate basic research findings to the clinic through proof-of-principle and early phase studies. UCCCC opens over 250 new trials each year and accrues approximately 900 participants to therapeutic trials each year.

Job Summary

The job compiles, documents, analyzes, and reports on clinical research data. Provides input to support the strategic, administrative, operational, and financial decisions that impact clinical research conducted across the University.
This at-will position is wholly or partially funded by contractual grant funding which is renewed under provisions set by the grantor of the contract. Employment will be contingent upon the continued receipt of these grant funds and satisfactory job performance.


  • Under general supervision, will collaborate with faculty, clinical staff, support staff, other researchers, residents, and medical students to provide technical and administrative support, as well as development and analysis of both qualitative and quantitative research.

  • Coordinating study logistics, including participant recruitment, data collection, and data management; drafting study instruments and protocols; assisting in training and protocol development.

  • Collecting data using surveys, medical chart reviews, interviews, focus groups, and other techniques; analyzing data and presenting study findings.

  • Ensuring compliance with institutional and regulatory guidelines.

  • Researching new study opportunities.

  • Assisting in writing and editing research grants and manuscripts.

  • Organizing and attending study meetings, site visits from sponsors and other relevant activities and coordinating in person or virtual research meetings.

  • Maintaining all necessary study supplies for research projects.

  • Designing, implementing and maintaining an active database for data retrieval to ensure study success.

  • Orient and coordinate the work of research support staff, including work study students and volunteers.

  • Maintains technical and administrative support for a research project.

  • Analyzes and maintains data and/or specimens. Conducts literature reviews. Assists with preparation of reports, manuscripts and other documents.

  • Maintains recruiting and scheduling research subjects; assisting with developing or amending study protocols; assisting with developing data collection tools; assisting with building databases; and providing general administrative support. Has general awareness in research techniques or methods, regulatory policies and procedures, and relevant scientific field.

  • Oversees the development of patient education materials in partnership with faculty and both clinical and administrative leadership including keeping website materials and content up to date.

  • Assists with drafting print and online newsletters for patients and referring providers.

  • Helps develop and maintain patient and referring provider databases.

  • Assists with event planning related to both research and patient education efforts.

  • This job provides technical and administrative support in a laboratory environment performing basic laboratory techniques, research and analysis under direction.

  • Provides routine or standardized laboratory duties by collecting data in support of research projects under direct supervision.

  • Collects and enters data. Assists in analysis of data and with preparation of reports, manuscripts and other documents.

  • Complies with institution, state and federal regulatory policies, procedures, directives, and mandates.

  • Solves a range of straightforward problems relating to the administration of the compliance, financial and other related aspects of a clinical study

  • Interprets the data needed for insurance submissions. Gathers pre-testing results if obtained at an outside facility.

  • Performs other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications


Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.



Preferred Qualifications


  • Advanced degree in research or a related field.


  • A minimum of one year of relevant research experience.

  • 3-5 years relevant research experience.

  • Previous experience at an academic medical center.

Preferred Competencies

  • Organization.

  • Problem-solving.

  • Collaboration.

  • Attention to detail.

  • Ability to work autonomously.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, including Outlook, Excel, Word and PowerPoint.

  • Basic computer proficiency.

  • Knowledge in relevant scientific field.

  • Knowledge of research techniques or methods.

  • Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures.

  • Analytical skills.

Working Conditions

  • Outpatient clinical environment (primarily) and lab environment.

  • Ability to stand for extended periods.

  • Ability to use computer for extended periods.

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)

  • Cover letter (preferred)

When applying, the document(s) MUST  be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.

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