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Clinical Research Professional (CRP) or Sr CRP, Medical Intensive Care Research Unit (MICRU)

Date: Jul 1, 2021

Location: Cincinnati, OH, US

Company: University of Cincinnati

Current UC employees must apply internally via SuccessFactors > http://bit.ly/UCEMPL


Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati embarks upon its third century – building on the past and defining the future by leading urban, public universities into a new era of innovation and impact through its strategic direction, Next Lives Here. Underscoring the power of creativity, ingenuity, invention and inclusion, what’s Next will accelerate our unrivaled momentum, evidenced by eight straight years of record enrollment and rankings that include placement among America’s top 100 public universities by U.S. News & World Report. Home to a diverse student body of nearly 47,000 and more than 4,200 distinguished faculty, the university combines its Research 1 (Very High Research Activity) Carnegie Classification with a physical setting that The New York Times recently acclaimed as “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.


Job Overview

The College of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Pulmonary, Critical Care and Sleep Medicine, Medical Intensive Care Research Unit (MICRU) is seeking a Clinical Research Professional or Sr. Clinical Research Professional.  Duties can span a broad range of activities including coordination of multiple clinical studies, recruiting and following study participants for the duration of the study.

Essential Functions


Clinical Research Professional:

  • Plan and coordinate clinical research projects.
  • Screen patients for inclusion in study based on pre-determined criteria.
  • In conjunction with the investigator, document and evaluate adverse events and response to treatment.
  • Coordinate the generation of data for proposals, reports, and manuscripts. Assist in development of reports.
  • Perform routine physical/clinical procedures.
  • Coordinate nursing and patient care as applicable to research studies. Actively participate in patient care and/or patient follow-up.
  • Ensure compliance with contract principles, federal regulations, laws and University of Cincinnati (UC)/University of Cincinnati Physicians Company (UCPC) policy and operating procedures.
  • Maintain regulatory documentation. Prepare IRB submissions.
  • Draft subject informed consents and consent comprehension tests. Assist in drafting compliant advertisements.
  • Liaison with medical staff, university departments, ancillary departments, satellite facilities, IRB, and industry contacts.
  • Ensure research staff complete all requisite training.
  • May serve as a resource person or act as a consultant within area of clinical expertise.
  • Other duties as delegated/assigned by the MICRU Clinical Research Director or Principal Investigator.

Sr. Clinical Research Professional:

  • Plans, implements and coordinates all aspects of assigned studies, including creation of study specific source documentation.
  • Conducts study participant assessments for patients including Informed Consent and study eligibility, and collection of all necessary documentation.
  • Draws required study labs following Good Clinical Practice and documenting appropriately.
  • Interfaces with MICU Critical Care Physicians and Staff to support practice issues specific to recruitment and follow-up of participants for duration of study.
  • Follows large caseload of study participants from study screening through end-of-study
  • evaluations, including all necessary source documentation and data collection/entry.
  • Continuous Quality Improvement (CQI):  Identifies, collects and analyzes data that serve as a basis for outcome measurement of assigned clinical research studies.
  • Assist in establishing standard operating procedures for continuous review and development of quality improvement plans for our unit.
  • Advances research objectives through participation in professional committees and presentations.
  • Ensures timely reporting of research data, following study specific guidelines.
  • Participate fully as a vital member of the MICRU’s Research Team to ensure the continued success and growth of our unit:
  • Attends meetings as assigned
  • Completes continuing education and training programs as assigned on continual basis, in
  • addition to continuing education required for licensure renewal
  • Other duties as delegated/assigned by the MICRU Clinical Research Director or Principal Investigator

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree must be in a related field.
  • CRP Level: Five (5) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.
  • Sr. CRP Level: Seven (7) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.


Required Trainings/Certifications

  • For nursing focused role, BSN in the area of clinical specialization, and RN License in State of Ohio. 


Additional Qualifications Considered


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Meticulous source documentation skills
  • Proficiency in various computer and software applications is ideal
  • Critical Care experience strongly ideal but not required

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Sitting - Continuously


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


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