Clinical Research Coordinator I - RI Ophthal Akins
Columbus, OH 
Posted 1 month ago
Position No Longer Available
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Job Description
Clinical Research Coordinator I - RI Ophthal Akins
Requisition ID 2021-29673
Category Research

Clinical Research Coordinator I - RI Ophthal Akins

Our team's mission is to support the rapid advancement of translational therapies within a safe and compliant research environment. To support this mission, this position is responsible for supporting the Department of Ophthalmology and the Eye Clinic. May require some after-hours support.

Schedule: (Full time, Benefits Eligible)


Near East Office Building
431 S. 18th Street
Columbus, Ohio 43205

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    Coordinate with Principal Investigators (PI) and the institution, to help ensure that clinical research and related activities are performed in compliance with institutional, local, state, federal and other sponsoring agency requirements and regulations
  • Perform visual acuity assessments as required by protocols (training provided)
  • Maintains communication with families of research participants to schedule enrollment visits and follow-up visits as required by protocol
  • Responsible for support of regulatory/IRB preparation including initial submissions, amendments, continuing review, adverse events or deviations, and monitoring visits.
  • Act as point of contact for other departmental studies that involve Ophthalmology services as part of study protocols and research plans
  • Assists the PI in development of materials and tools necessary to appropriately train individuals involved in the conduct of the study and maintain documentation of training
  • Facilitate communication between study sponsors and research investigators to maintain up-to-date trainings and certifications.
  • Facilitate communication between Research Investigators and the research team (IRB, research staff, Office of Sponsored Projects (OSP), Office of Tech Commercialization (OTC) to support clinical studies within the department and research institute as well as with external collaborators.
  • Responsible for the collection and shipment of human specimens (blood and saliva per protocol) for use in laboratory studies; designs and maintains accurate collection documentation and record keeping; regularly reviews collection processes to identify improvements
  • Performs other duties and maintains flexible schedule as required by a protocol or management/investigator needs; provides cross coverage for other team members as needed.



  • Bachelor's Degree in Science or related discipline preferred; or equivalent work experience accepted


  • Exposure to laboratory and/or clinical research
  • Ability to adapt to change positively in work flow and process
  • Strong interpersonal, oral, and written communication skills
  • Must be able to help in preparation of research grant proposals and scientific publications

Minimum Physical Requirement:

  • Percent of time spent on:
    • 50% Conducting research studies
    • 25% Collecting and analyzing data
    • 10% Preparing position papers, publications and grant proposals
    • 10% Resource person for other investigators & Mentoring less experienced research personnel
    • 05% Other duties as assigned
  • 100% Kneeling / reaching
  • 100% Finger dexterity
  • 100% Talking / hearing / seeing
  • 33% Lifting / carrying weight 0-20 pounds for 1-5 minutes


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Position No Longer Available
Job Summary
Start Date
As soon as possible
Employment Term and Type
Regular, Full Time
Required Education
Bachelor's Degree
Required Experience
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