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Cleveland Clinic Research Coordinator III - Dermatology/Plastics in Cleveland, Ohio

Job ID: 129134

Demonstrates exceptional coordination and compliance of the implementation and conduct of human subject research projects typically with a high workload and high complexity. Assists with research study design and protocol development as applicable.


  • Independently directs large, complex, multi-center clinical research protocols/programs and coordinates the implementation and conduct of research projects ensuring adherence to research protocol requirements which may include: maintenance of regulatory documents and binders, data management, IRB submissions and communication of such to the research team, and the development of data capture and monitoring plans.

  • May be responsible for reporting of Serious Adverse Events and/or safety log as defined per protocol as they occur and completion of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and sponsor forms in accordance with GCP guidelines.

  • Communicates with sponsors, monitors, and research personnel to ensure all aspects of study compliance.

  • Serves as a liaison between investigators, research personnel, outside study personnel and central research administration offices to assist in protocol interpretation, enrollment and safety questions.

  • Collaborates with primary investigator, sponsor and research staff to plan, conduct and evaluate project protocols, including research subject recruitment.

  • Monitors and reports project status.

  • Completes regulatory documents, data capture and monitoring plans.

  • Completes and may oversee protocol related activities.

  • As delegated, may be required to attain and maintain clinical competencies for unlicensed caregivers such as phlebotomy, vital signs, ECG, POC testing and other testing as required.

  • Oversees and monitors research data to maintain quality.

  • Understands basic concepts of study design.

  • Develops and maintains knowledge of research protocol to coordinate the comprehensive and compliant execution of assigned protocols.

  • Assists with preparation for audits and response to audits.

  • May develop or assist in the development and maintenance of research tools, such as spreadsheets, questionnaires and/or brochures.

  • Maintains study personnel certification records (License, CV, CITI).

  • Maintains professional relationships, including frequent and open effective communication with internal and external customers.

  • Assists with the development of training and educational material for assigned research protocols, and documents education as needed.

  • Conducts and documents the informed consent process.

  • Assists PI with research study design and development of research protocol.

  • May submit the study to appropriate agencies in support of the research programs and assist with annual and other reporting requirements.

  • Will contribute to or assist with research project budget development.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • High School Diploma or GED. Associate's or Bachelor's degree in health care or science related field strongly preferred.

  • Bachelor’s degree may offset two years of experience requirement.

  • Demonstrated proficiency with a variety of computer-based skills, especially in the use of word processing, spreadsheets, database and presentation software, and the ability to undertake internet searches.

  • Solid written and verbal communication skills.

  • Must be self-directed with demonstrated ability to work in collaboration and cooperation with members of a multidisciplinary team.

  • Within 90 days of hire, must successfully complete certification in Human Subjects Research as required by the Responsible Conduct of Research guidelines adopted by Cleveland Clinic.

  • Continually demonstrates competency with defined requirements for the position as established by Cleveland Clinic.


  • None Required.

Complexity of Work:

  • Is self-directed in planning, prioritizing and performing job requirements with minimal supervision.

  • Exhibits the desire to expand job knowledge and skills through training and skill development.

  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum five years’ experience as a Research Coordinator II or performing the role of a Research Coordinator II. Bachelor's degree in health care or science related field may offset two years of experience requirement.

Physical Requirements:

  • A high degree of dexterity to produce materials on a computer.

  • Requires normal or corrected vision and hearing to normal range.

  • Extensive sitting and frequent walking, occasional lifting or carrying up to 25 pounds.

  • May have some exposure to communicable diseases or body fluids.

  • May require working irregular hours.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.


Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.