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Westwood, California
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Research Coordinator

Job Duties

The Study Coordinator will be responsible for the coordination and implementation of the research study of Dr. Christopher B Cooper, MD entitled 'Biomarker Validation of Seven Proposed Phenotypes in Clinically Stable Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease and Comparison with Patients Experiencing Exacerbations.' The appointed person will be responsible for the maintenance of study integrity, quality control, all study procedures and related records maintenance including informed consent, source documents and case report forms. Other responsibilities include timely identification and recruitment of patients admitted with exacerbations of COPD, recruitment of patients with stable COPD from outpatient clinics at UCLA Medical Center and Santa Monica-UCLA Medical Center and all study procedures as described in the protocol including vital signs, spirometry, 6-minute walking test, collection of blood and sputum and nasal brushings, and administration of questionnaires.

Job Qualifications

Ability to communicate orally and in writing with staff and others to provide directions, and other information. Knowledge of general medical terminology. Knowledge, ability, and communication skills to conduct research interviews, including the collection of confidential medical and respiratory health histories. Ability to maintain confidentiality of data and patient information. Excellent interpersonal skills necessary for maintaining study integrity and credibility with physicians, office staff, medical staff, and patients. Ability to work independently under multiple deadlines, follow instructions, work cooperatively with other staff members and be flexible to work on multiple projects. Knowledge and ability to perform spirometry. Phlebotomy license required. General knowledge of the use of personal computers and communication software. Valid California Drivers License. Three years minimum experience in clinical trials. Working ability to organize and delegate work in order to complete assignments in a timely manner and coordinate day-to-day activities of multiple projects. Ability to correctly judge the best way to accomplish each step. Ability to work accurately with detail. Writing skill sufficient to compose correspondence and analytic reports which are clear, concise, logical, and display proper syntax and grammar. Working knowledge of University forms, policies, and procedures. Skill in reading documents written in standard English text (e.g. administrative policy manuals). Ability to make oral presentations to provide information or explain reports, policies, and procedures. Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and productive working relationships with coworkers, research project collaborators, coordinators, and participants. Skill in working as part of a team and collaborating closely with co-workers and faculty on a variety of interdependent research functions. Ability to analyze situations and define problems/objectives, identify relevant factors, formulate logical conclusions, and recognize alternatives and their implications. Skill in performing a variety of duties, often changing from one task to another of a different nature under the stress of frequent interruptions and/or distractions. Ability to handle stressful circumstances effectively and efficiently. Skill in working independently, following through on assignments with minimal direction, and identifying potentially more effective methods of work operation. Skill in prioritizing assignments quickly as circumstances dictate to complete work within established time frames when there are pressures of competing deadlines and changes in workload and assignments. Ability to work independently to accomplish duties in a timely manner and work cooperatively with patients, physicians, nursing, and administrative staff. Ability to interact in a professional manner with a diverse patient population as well as communicate effectively with patients, families, physicians, and other department personnel both orally and in writing. Preferred: Knowledge of standard lab equipment used in pulmonary function lab, including emergency rescue equipment. Knowledge and ability to maintain, calibrate and assure quality control on PFT equipment. General knowledge of the use of personal computers and communication software. Certification in clinical trials conduct (DIA, SoCRA, ACRP). Experience in interviewing patients about sensitive topics, such as treatments for cancer and genetics. Ability to work effectively with conflicting priorities. Ability to work collaboratively in a large group setting. Ability to work on multiple tasks with minimal supervision. Ability to handle multiple assignments and meet conflicting deadlines. Ability to deal with difficult situations with equanimity.