Clinical Research Coordinator I

Minneapolis, MN


The Center for Veterans Research and Education (CVRE), whose mission is helping to support

innovative research and education initiatives that improve the health and well-being of Veterans, is

seeking a Clinical Research Coordinator I

 Position Description:

The Clinical Study Coordinator is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the Ketamine for TBI – State of MN project. This position will actively enroll patients at the Veterans Affairs Clinics at the Minneapolis VA Medical Center.

 Responsibilities:  Major duties and responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:  

  • Maintain close communication with the study’s project manager and Principal Investigator (PI).
  • Serve as the working liaison between local clinical interventionists and study staff.
  • Recruit participants; collect data both in person, via video, or via telephone in accordance with established study procedures.
  • Follow up with participants in a timely manner; work with local interventionists to ensure participants are scheduled for clinical visits per protocol.
  • Assist in scheduling participants’ clinical research visits, per protocol and in accordance with VA policy.
  • Assure that appropriate Institute Review Board and Research and Development Committee (RDC) policy guidelines are observed.
  • Prepare Central IRB documents, obtain approvals, and provide updates as requested for the IRB and other committees as required.
  • Implement protocols to ensure data is collected in a scientifically valid manner. Responsible for alerting the Principal Investigators of data collection/protocol breeches, inconsistencies, or other problems that may arise within the study, as well as suggesting methods of correction. Maintain data and study files in accordance with study protocols.
  • Maintain local budgets for the Ketamine study; regularly report progress on all aspects of the project to PI and coordinating center as requested.
  • Assist in the preparation of reports, posters, manuscripts, and presentation of data. Activities include preparation of charts and tables, development of posters for professional presentations, editing scholarly manuscripts, reference management, formatting, and uploading files.
  • Perform administrative functions including meeting planning, setting up conference calls, maintaining written correspondence, and transcribing memoranda.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Applicant must include a cover letter

Minimum Qualifications:

        Education:               Bachelor’s Degree required (Master’s preferred)


        Experience:            0-2 years of experience required for CRC I

                                       Preferred working knowledge of the study

 Licensure/Registration/Certification:  None

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Demonstrated ability to work effectively both independently and as part of a team.
  • Experience in coordinating multiple tasks and project elements with differing timelines and completion deadlines.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and organizational skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office products including Outlook, Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

 Conditions of Employment:

  • Subject to a criminal and educational background check.
  • Designated and/or random drug testing may be required.
  • Regular and predictable attendance is required.
  • Typical hours fall within standard business hours, work may be required during hours beyond standard business hours, including weekends.
  • Must be a US citizen

 Physical Requirements:  The employee must be able to navigate the medical center, use a keyboard, and life up to 25 lbs.  Reasonable accommodation may be considered in determining an applicant’s ability to perform the duties/functions of the position.