Clinical Research Coordinator III, Department of Infectious Diseases

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

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This Clinical Research Coordinator will independently manage significant and key aspects related to a multi-center clinical trial of Fecal Microbiota Transplant (FMT) to reduce multidrug-resistant organism (MDRO) colonization in long term-acute care hospitals (LTACHs) and ventilator-associated skilled nursing facilities (vSNFs). This investigator-initiated trial is part of several research projects conducted by the Prevention Epicenter of Emory and Collaborating Healthcare Facilities (PEACH II). PEACH II is a CDC-funded program addressing healthcare-associated infections caused by multidrug-resistant organisms (MDROs) across the healthcare delivery spectrum. PEACH II includes a portfolio of research that can influence or change standard practices and fill gaps in current infection prevention guidance. Projects advance transdisciplinary research incorporating human factors engineering, microbiome therapeutics, environmental microbiology, and bioinformatics. Activities will mostly occur in the largest healthcare system in metropolitan Atlanta, GA (pop. 5 million), utilize Emory Healthcare’s Clinical Data Warehouse as well as established research ties to a multi-state network of nursing homes, long-standing research collaborations with other Prevention Epicenters, Georgia Emerging Infections Program and Georgia Department of Health. As a multi-center clinical trial, some compensated travel to participating sites for training and study activities may be required.



  • Independently manages significant and key aspects of a large clinical trial or all aspects of one or more small trials, or research projects.
  • Trains and provides guidance to less experienced staff.
  • Oversees data management for research projects.
  • Interfaces with research participants and resolves issues related to study protocols.
  • Authorizes purchases for supplies and equipment maintenance.
  • Determines effective strategies for promoting/recruiting research participants and retaining participants in long term clinical trials.
  • Periodically audits operations including laboratory procedures to ensure compliance with applicable regulations; provides leadership in identifying and implementing corrective actions/processes.
  • Monitors IRB submissions and responds to requests and questions.
  • Interfaces with study sponsors, monitors and reports SAEs; resolves study queries.
  • Provides leadership in determining, recommending, and implementing improvements to policies/processes.
  • Assists in developing grant proposals and protocols.
  • With appropriate credentialing and training may perform phlebotomy, specimens collection or diagnostics.
  • May perform some supervisory duties.
  • Performs related approved responsibilities as required.


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

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

(3.) Licensed as a Practical Nurse (LPN) and four years of clinical research experience OR

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

(5.) Master's degree, MD or PhD in a scientific, health related or business administration program and one year of clinical research experience Certified Research Administrator (CRA) or Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) preferred.


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.


NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home regularly but must be able to commute to Emory University location as needed.  Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

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