Clinical Research Coordinators
SOC: 11-9121.01

Description:

Plan, direct, or coordinate clinical research projects. Direct the activities of workers engaged in clinical research projects to ensure compliance with protocols and overall clinical objectives. May evaluate and analyze clinical data.


National Salary Information:

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Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Alternate Titles:

  • Clinical Data Coordinator
  • Clinical Manager
  • Clinical Operations Specialist
  • Clinical Program Coordinator
  • Clinical Program Manager
  • Clinical Project Manager
  • Clinical Research Administrator
  • Clinical Research Assistant
  • Clinical Research Associate (CRA)
  • Clinical Research Coordinator
  • Clinical Research Director
  • Clinical Research Manager
  • Clinical Research Monitor
  • Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator
  • Clinical Research Specialist
  • Clinical Researcher
  • Clinical Study Manager
  • Clinical Support Specialist
  • Clinical Trial Associate
  • Clinical Trial Coordinator
  • Clinical Trial Manager
  • Clinical Trials Manager
  • Clinical Trials Specialist
  • Development Associate
  • Development Coordinator
  • Regulatory Coordinator
  • Research Associate
  • Research Coordinator


  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.

    Education:

    Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Programming
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Computers and Electronics
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Mathematics
  • Chemistry
  • Biology
  • Psychology
  • Sociology and Anthropology
  • Geography
  • Medicine and Dentistry
  • Therapy and Counseling
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Philosophy and Theology
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Solicit industry-sponsored trials through contacts and professional organizations.
  • Review scientific literature, participate in continuing education activities, or attend conferences and seminars to maintain current knowledge of clinical studies affairs and issues.
  • Register protocol patients with appropriate statistical centers as required.
  • Prepare for or participate in quality assurance audits conducted by study sponsors, federal agencies, or specially designated review groups.
  • Participate in preparation and management of research budgets and monetary disbursements.
  • Perform specific protocol procedures such as interviewing subjects, taking vital signs, and performing electrocardiograms.
  • Interpret protocols and advise treating physicians on appropriate dosage modifications or treatment calculations based on patient characteristics.
  • Develop advertising and other informational materials to be used in subject recruitment.
  • Contact industry representatives to ensure equipment and software specifications necessary for successful study completion.
  • Confer with health care professionals to determine the best recruitment practices for studies.
  • Track enrollment status of subjects and document dropout information such as dropout causes and subject contact efforts.
  • Review proposed study protocols to evaluate factors such as sample collection processes, data management plans, and potential subject risks.
  • Record adverse event and side effect data and confer with investigators regarding the reporting of events to oversight agencies.
  • Prepare study-related documentation such as protocol worksheets, procedural manuals, adverse event reports, institutional review board documents, and progress reports.
  • Participate in the development of study protocols including guidelines for administration or data collection procedures.
  • Oversee subject enrollment to ensure that informed consent is properly obtained and documented.
  • Order drugs or devices necessary for study completion.
  • Organize space for study equipment and supplies.
  • Maintain contact with sponsors to schedule and coordinate site visits or to answer questions about issues such as incomplete data.
  • Instruct research staff in scientific and procedural aspects of studies including standards of care, informed consent procedures, or documentation procedures.
  • Inform patients or caregivers about study aspects and outcomes to be expected.
  • Identify protocol problems, inform investigators of problems, or assist in problem resolution efforts such as protocol revisions.
  • Dispense medical devices or drugs, and calculate dosages and provide instructions as necessary.
  • Direct the requisition, collection, labeling, storage, or shipment of specimens.
  • Contact outside health care providers and communicate with subjects to obtain follow-up information.
  • Communicate with laboratories or investigators regarding laboratory findings.
  • Collaborate with investigators to prepare presentations or reports of clinical study procedures, results, and conclusions.
  • Code, evaluate, or interpret collected study data.
  • Assess eligibility of potential subjects through methods such as screening interviews, reviews of medical records, and discussions with physicians and nurses.
  • Arrange for research study sites and determine staff or equipment availability.
  • Schedule subjects for appointments, procedures, or inpatient stays as required by study protocols.
  • Monitor study activities to ensure compliance with protocols and with all relevant local, federal, and state regulatory and institutional polices.
  • Maintain required records of study activity including case report forms, drug dispensation records, or regulatory forms.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Digital video equipment
  • Laptop computers
  • Laser facsimile machines
  • Personal computers
  • Photocopiers
  • Smartphones
  • 5AM Glassbox Translational Research
  • Budgeting software
  • ClearTrial
  • Clinical data management system CDMS software
  • Drug coding software
  • DZS Software Solutions ClinPlus
  • Electronic data capture EDC software
  • ePharmaSolutions eMVR
  • FileMaker Pro software
  • InferMed MACRO Electronic Data Capture
  • InforSense InforSense
  • Invivo Data EPX ePRO Management System
  • KIKA Veracity
  • Microsoft Access
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Office software
  • Microsoft Outlook
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
  • Microsoft Project
  • Microsoft Word
  • Online data collection systems
  • OpenClinica
  • Oracle Clinical
  • Patient tracking software
  • PercipEnz Technologies OnCore-Clinical Research Management OnCore-CRM
  • Phase Forward InForm GTM
  • PPD eLoader
  • PPD Patient Profiles
  • Project management software
  • Qualitative analysis software
  • SAS software
  • Scheduling software
  • Sierra Scientific Software CRIS
  • SPSS software
  • StataCorp Stata
  • StudyManager Sponsor Edition
  • SyMetric Sciences SyMetric
  • TOPAZ Enterprise Software Suite
  • Web browser software


  • management


    industry stats

    SOC: 11-0000

    Total Employed: 6,936,990

    Average Annual Salary: $115,020