Research Coordinator

Organization NameJob CategoriesPosition TypeRegion and Location(s)Career LevelSalaryAd Online SinceApplication Deadline
St. Paul's Hospital / Nephrology Research
  • Research
  • Healthcare: Other Staff Positions
  • Program / Project Management
Full Time
  • British Columbia - Vancouver & Lower Mainland - Vancouver
  • British Columbia - Surrey
Entry LevelN/A2020-01-132020-03-13

Position Title:     Clinical Research Coordinator

Part time to full time hours depending on applicant selection

One position is based out of Vancouver. 

A second position will work through Surrey and will require a more experienced coordinator because this position will work very independently.  

Please specify if one geographic location is preferable to the other. 


Position Summary

Conduct and oversee clinical trials and research projects within the UBC Renal Research Department at St. Paul’s Hospital and Vancouver General Hospital. The Research Coordinator is responsible for the quality of all aspects of the work. The studies vary in scope from small and confined to the hospitals, to large, international and multi-centered studies. 


Organizational Status

Direct working relationship with the Primary Investigators, Co-investigators and Nephrology research manager. This position requires working both independently and in cooperation with physicians, allied health professionals and representatives of pharmaceutical industry.


Work Performed

Responsible for the general conduct of all clinical trials, implementation and compliance with study protocols; regulatory and essential documentation for the conduct of clinical trials; setting out work plans and timelines; integrity of data collection; creation, preparation and maintenance of study documents (in accordance with ICH Guidelines); adherence to Standard Operating Procedures. 

General Duties:

  • Screening and recruitment of subjects
  • Obtaining informed consent
  • Collecting and maintaining research data, study logs and other regulatory requirements
  • Maintaining investigational product accountability
  • Training and supervision of research assistant, as necessary
  • Communicating (both orally and in writing) with investigators & other allied health professionals to ensure protocol adherence
  • Providing patient education and support
  • Ensuring enrollment expectations
  • Collection of urine samples and blood samples, questionnaires, any new procedures that may be required per study protocol.
  • Preparation of samples for shipment.
  • Ensuring quality control and maintenance of study equipment.


Consequence of Error/Impact of Decisions

Judgment and impact of decisions involved in the position scopes a number of areas:

  • Conducting trials according to standards set out by the ethics committee and international guidelines regulating the conduct of clinical trials. Dismissal would result if ethical standards were not followed.
  • Failure to inform the investigators of appropriate clinical issues of a patient may result in the failure to maintain patient safety

If any of these situations were to occur, clinical trials may be unable to proceed within the institution.


Supervision Received

Direct working relationship with the Principal Investigator for each clinical trial the Coordinator is responsible for.  Direct working relationship with the research manager.

Works within timelines set out in work plan. Work reviewed against achievement of project objectives


Supervision Given

The Coordinator:

  • Advises nurses, research assistants and technologists who are involved with the study conduct or patients
  • Acts as a resource for hospital staff, patients and colleagues
  • Advises and may direct Research Assistant and clerical staff
  • Supervises patient progress and follow-up


Organizational Chart

Director of Research - Investigators - Research Manager - Research Coordinator


Qualifications & Skills

University degree in a relevant health discipline plus a minimum of three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  Computer as well as excellent writing skills.  Self-directed, committed, patient and detail oriented.  Must be able to assess patients independently under physician’s supervision.


Interested applicants will only be considered if a relevant cover letter is provided.    

Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.

 All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority.

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