We seek an experienced and dedicated research coordinator to support the Abortion Clinical Research Network (the Network). Support includes sustaining the network, monitoring the study, supporting dissemination, and conducting technical assistance. This is a new position within a growing organization. This is also a remote position and open to candidates living in the US that are within one hour of a major airport. It is anticipated that the person in this position will travel approximately 25% of the time. This position reports to the Senior Clinical Research Manager.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following
Supporting and sustaining the Network— 20%
Participate in networking and other activities to introduce clinicians and researchers to the Network and encourage participation,
Continuous outreach and follow-up with Participating Sites to support their needs,
Review and report characteristics and needs of Participating Sites, and
Respond to day-to-day inquiries from sites about Network participation and programming
Study monitoring, implementation, and dissemination support— 40%
Develop study manuals and implementation checklists in collaboration with study PI and Senior Clinical Research Manager,
Complete site initiation and monitoring visits,
Monitor daily progress of study enrollment,
Monitor protocol violations and adverse events and alert for review by Senior Clinical Research Manager and PI,
Act as a liaison and resource for site questions about study implementation,
Manage requests for access to data-sharing system, and
Support development and implementation of biobank.
Supporting technical assistance programs— 40%
Collect feedback from sites (formally and informally) about technical assistance needs,
Work with the Senior Clinical Research Manager to support technical assistance programming such as webinars, resource repositories, and listservs,
Support application for CME, and
Conduct technical support visits and calls with sites to ensure research readiness.
Two to five years of experience with clinical research implementation, monitoring, and reporting, preferably on abortion
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with clinicians and researchers
Exceptional eye for detail, including strong skills in copy editing, collating information from multiple sources, and identifying errors
High level of computer literacy, including confidence using Google Apps, Dropbox, Zoom, Slack, Word, Excel, and Adobe PDF software tools
Flexibility and ability to nimbly adapt to emergent evaluation learnings or organizational priorities
Highly developed judgment, decision-making, and problem recognition and resolution skills
Exemplary interpersonal, verbal, and written communication skills
Ability to work independently and with remote teams; must live within an hour of a major airport
Willingness to pitch in as needed; we are a small nonprofit and everyone contributes
Commitment to our organizational vision, missions, and programs
Interested candidates should submit a resume and one page-response to the following three questions: 1) What makes you personally excited about research on abortion?, 2) Describe a time you delivered critical feedback or disappointing news in a professional setting, and 3) List the instructions you would give (checklist or bullets are acceptable) to teach someone how to make a peanut butter and jelly sandwich. There is no need to also include a traditional cover letter. Application materials should be submitted by email to Dr. Mary Tschann at MTschann@SocietyFP.org with the subject line “Clinical Trials Network Coordinator” by August 30, 2019. Applicants are encouraged to submit applications as early as possible. No phone calls please.
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About Society of Family Planning
The Society of Family Planning (SFP) and the SFP Research Fund (SFPRF) strive for just and equitable abortion and contraception, which is informed by science. We aim to achieve our vision by serving as the source for science on abortion and contraception and supporting research regarding abortion and contraception. Our accomplishments include building a community of members of nearly 800 scholars and partners, supporting the production of 21 well-regarded clinical practice guidelines, and convening the premier scientific conference on abortion and contraception. Also, we are one of the few organizations committed to funding research on abortion and contraception, and in 2018, we awarded over $17,000,000 in research and career development grants focused on family planning.