Clinical Research Specialist - Clinical & Translational Science

WVU Research Corporation - Morgantown, WV3.8

30+ days ago
The West Virginia University Research Corporation is seeking applications for a Clinical Research Specialist. This position is responsible for development, coordination, and implementation of research and administrative strategies essential to the successful management of Phase II/III/IV clinical trials research conducted by faculty at West Virginia University Health Sciences Center. Performs a variety of independent and collaborative duties involved in clinical trial coordination and implementation, organization, oversight, documentation, tracking, data abstraction and collection and compilation of clinical research data.

In order to be successful in this position, the Ideal candidate will:

Protocol Compliance: Facilitates compliance with the requirements of the research protocol and good clinical research practice while remaining cognizant of the needs of diverse patient populations.
Clinical Trials–Related Communication: Utilizes multiple communication methods to facilitate the effective conduct of clinical trials.
Informed Consent Process: Demonstrates leadership in ensuring patient comprehension and safety during initial and ongoing clinical trial informed consent discussions.
Management of Clinical Trial Patients: Involves a variety of resources and strategies to manage the care of patients participating in clinical trials, ensuring compliance with protocol procedures, assessments, and reporting requirements as well as management of symptoms.
Documentation: Provides leadership to the research team in ensuring collection of source data and completion of documentation that validate the integrity of the conduct of the clinical trial.
Patient Recruitment: Utilizes a variety of strategies to enhance recruitment while being mindful of the needs of diverse patient populations.
Ethical Issues: Demonstrates leadership in ensuring adherence to ethical practices during the conduct of clinical trials in order to protect the rights and well-being of patients and the collection of quality data.
Financial Implications: Identifies the financial variables that affect research and supports good financial stewardship in clinical trials.
Professional Development: Takes responsibility for identifying his or her ongoing professional development needs and seeks resources and opportunities to meet those needs, such as through membership in nursing, disease specialized (i.e. oncology nursing society), or research organizations.


Bachelor’s degree from an allied health discipline, or related medical field and/or RN degree
Five (5) years of experience working in a clinical setting and/or experience working in clinical research; Or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Knowledge of clinical trials research.

Must possess and apply knowledge of:
Patient care – information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities.
Treatment design, administration and modification.
Counseling and education – principles and methods for training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
Data collection, validation, entry, analysis, and reporting.
Human subjects protection and related issues principles
Skilled at being aware of others’ reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Skilled at communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

Skilled at using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approached to problems.

Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services.

Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.

Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.


Within 2 years of employment, incumbent must obtain certification as a Research Coordinator through the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) or Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA).
Valid driver’s license.

About Research Corporation

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The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information.

Competitive salary and benefits offered. For a complete job description and to apply for this position, please visit and click on the “View Jobs” link. AA/EOE/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disability/E-verify compliant employer

Job Posting: Oct 18, 2018
Posting Classification: Research Corporation
Exemption Status: Exempt
Benefits Eligible: Yes
Schedule: Full-time