Preparing ethics application and ensuring practice of research ethics along the entire research process as well as communication with the ethics review board. Managing the research budget, ensuring the quality of the research are also expected from clinical research coordinators. They keep the communication between the principal investigator, stakeholders/clients and university/hospital/sponsors. They coordinate, organize, keep records, and monitor project plans, timeline and deliverables. Organizing knowledge translation activities including webinars and conference presentations are also their jobs.
To obtain this position, one may require an M.Sc. degree or equivalent and 2-5 years of experience in the field or in a related area. PhD maybe preferred sometime. Usually, it requires about 2-3 years of experience as research assistant or similar extent of experience in research settings. Knowledge of FDA regulatory requirements is required. Has knowledge of commonly used concepts, practices and procedures within a particular field. Ability to communicate with stakeholders from different field are required. Must be skilled on Microsoft Office. Often may require skills of certain software such as SPSS, NVivo, STATA, COVIDENCE, and databases such as REDCap, MS access etc. Tri-council ethic training and strong knowledge and experience with research ethics are required. Ability to supervise others as well as follow instructions from PI and supervisors are required. Typically reports to a supervisor or PI.
$31,000 – $80,000
- Master’s degree usually required
- PhD might be preferred some time
- Obtain Clinical Research Assistant position at first then grow from there.
- Obtain an MSc. or PhD degree on Health Sciences/Community Health Sciences/Public Health (MPH)/Psychology then go for such position.