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Sr Clinical Research Professional, Neurology and Rehabilitation, Stroke Division, DISCOVERY Study

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati puts education into action, ranking among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”


With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.8 billion.


At UC, today’s possibilities spark tomorrow’s reality.


Job Overview

As one of the oldest medical schools in the country, the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (COM) has a reputation for training best-in-class health care professionals and developing cutting-edge procedures and research that improves the health and clinical care of patients.


The University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine, Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine, is seeking a full-time senior clinical research professional to assist in their clinical research.   
The DISCOVERY (Determinants of Incident Stroke Cognitive Outcomes and Vascular Effects on RecoverY) Network is a landmark study investigating the mechanisms of post-stroke cognitive impairment and dementia with a goal to develop potential targets for personalized medicine and dramatically reduce the rates of cognitive and functional disability in stroke patients.  


As the Senior Clinical Research Professional dedicated to the NIH-funded DISCOVERY study, the candidate will have the opportunity to lead a collaborative and enthusiastic research team in this high enrolling study for which we are collecting medical history, blood samples and imaging data in stroke patients to determine factors associated with brain health and cognitive changes after stroke.  We are one of 30 sites across the country, and as a team, hope to recruit 300 (~12 patients per month) out of the total 8000 planned subjects.  The candidate will have the opportunity to learn from, and work with, coordinators who are actively recruiting and enrolling in DISCOVERY.  The coordinator will work closely with our research manager and local DISCOVERY PI.

Essential Functions

  • Work closely with research manager and current research team to learn best practices in clinical trial management and subject enrollment.  
  • Maintain accurate and organized subject level data in paper and electronic form and be expected to keep the DISCOVERY database, screening logs and clarification requests up to date.  
  • Assist in other stroke clinical trials as needed in order to assist in our team-based, collaborative approach to trial enrollments.
  • Complete and maintain essential regulatory documents and complete IRB submissions for review.
  • Attend meetings, including general research and DISCOVERY-specific meetings.
  • Ensure that all data entry and logs are up to date.
  • Proficient in inpatient recruitment.
  • Assist with education of other team members regarding the DISCOVERY study.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s Degree must be in a related field.
  • For nursing focused role, BSN is required.
  • 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. 
  • For social work focused role, licensure in the area of clinical specialization.

Required Experience

  • Three (3) years of related experience.
  • For nursing focused roles, appropriate clinical procedural experience.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Enthusiasm towards patient recruitments.
  • SoCRA or ACRP certification.
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills.  
  • Ability to think outside the box to offer innovative strategies for patient recruitment would be lauded.
  • Experience in an academic or clinical setting.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Office environment/no specific unusual physical or environmental demands.


Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


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.


REQ: 83101 


Sr Clinical Research Professional, Neurology and Rehabilitation, Stroke Division, DISCOVERY Study

Date:  Jul 2, 2022

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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