Clinical Research Coordinator II

Job Number
Job Type
Regular Full-Time
School Of Medicine
SOM: FPM: Palliative Medicine
This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
Not Applicable
Job Category
Research & Research Administration
Campus Location (For Posting) : City
Location : Name
Wesley Woods

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The Division of Palliative Medicine conducts clinical research studies to determine the impact of palliative interventions for people living with serious illness and their families. Current research addresses support for caregivers of people with cancer, early palliative care for individuals with lung cancer, and palliative care for adults with cystic fibrosis and their caregivers.

This position will support study operations and participant engagement for palliative care studies. This CRC will take primary responsibility for day to day operations of a new clinical trial and will support projects in the division by building and maintaining research databases (e.g. REDCap). Candidates must have proficiency in REDCap and Excel, and preferably basic statistical analysis skills. Ideal candidate will have familiarity with serious illness, experience with clinical research (e.g., participant recruitment, research operations, administering surveys, data entry) and have strong organizational skills. Ability to communicate proactively and effectively with study participants, team members, and clinicians is essential.


  • Build and maintain research databases in coordination with principal investigators
  • Screen medical records to identify patients matching study criteria
  • Create and maintain accurate and complete study records for participants
  • Recruit participants, explaining the study and participant rights as well as answering questions about palliative care
  • Schedule patient appointments and coordinate with clinical team
  • Represent study on clinical team meetings
  • Pay participant honoraria and maintain detailed payment records
  • Monitor participants’ progress in study and issue reminders about upcoming deadlines
  • Conduct chart reviews and enter participant data
  • Participate actively in study team meetings
  • Work proactively with study operations director to identify and resolve possible challenges
  • Perform routine quality assurance checks and assist with regulatory submissions
  • Assist in other research and operations tasks as required
  • Conduct qualitative interviews with study participants
  • Participate in basic research analysis (e.g. descriptive statistics, template analysis)


(1.) High School Diploma or GED and five years of clinical research experience. OR

(2.) Two years of college in a scientific, health related, or business administration program and three years clinical research experience OR

(3.) Licensed as a practical nurse (LPN) and two years clinical research experience OR

(4.) Bachelor's degree in a scientific, health related, or business administration related program and one year of clinical research experience OR

(5.) Master's degree, MD or PhD in a scientific, health related or business administration program


This position is intended to support clinical research and all clinical training requirements must be tracked and monitored through Emory Healthcare under the credentialing category of CLINICAL RESEARCHER.



  • Master's degree in a scientific, health related or business administration program
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Experience in database construction and maintenance
  • Experience in research recruitment and operations
  • Ability to work effectively in teams and on self-directed tasks

NOTE: Position tasks are generally required to be performed in-person at an Emory University location.  Remote work from home day options may be granted at department discretion. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.




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