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A.T. Still University
  • Position Number: 3009183
  • Location: Kirksville, MO
  • Position Type: Laboratory and Research

ATSU - Research Project Coordinator

Job Category: Research/Grants
Requisition Number: ATSUR001983
Full Time
Kirksville, MO 63501, USAKirksville, MO 63501, USA

Job Details

A.T. Still University (ATSU) is seeking a Research Project Coordinator II on the Kirksville, Missouri, campus. The position is responsible for the successful planning and implementation of multiple ATSU clinical and academic projects. Such must be planned, monitored, and controlled, whereby they are delivered on time and follow the respective research protocols. The Research Project Coordinator II is responsible for constant communications to all ATSU and external stakeholders. This includes but is not limited to senior leadership, professors, physicians, students, research participants, statisticians, etc. The position is also responsible for effectively operating and troubleshooting research-specific equipment, software, and hardware. The individual must be very technology savvy. The Research Project Coordinator II is responsible to know, follow, and update research project standard operating procedures. The position is responsible to ensure research project activities, contracts, and agreements are executed in accordance with ATSU, state, and federal laws, policies, and guidelines. Evening and weekend work will be required infrequently.

Major Job Duties
  • Lead, plan, implement and execute research projects to successfully meet research study objectives
  • Lead and assist with a variety of research program events
  • Effectively learn, operate, train, and troubleshoot research lab equipment, software, and hardware
  • Organize and lead research project status meetings with timely follow up to ensure deadlines are achieved
  • Effective written and oral communications with research project stakeholders
  • Provide consultation to the principal investigator(s) and other key stakeholders (e.g., research team members, funders, regulatory bodies) on study-specific research processes
  • Research study data collection planning, including data management and data quality management
  • Processing collected data using project-specific procedures and technology
  • Recruit, screen, and enroll research participants
  • Ensure compliance with all regulatory activities and duties, at institutional, local, and/or national levels, including creating and submitting IRB applications and maintaining IRB approvals, communicating adverse events, maintaining procedural
    documentations, preparing for audits, and monitoring visits from regulatory bodies
  • Ensure all contractual and legally binding agreements are executed in accordance with ATSU, state, and federal (FDA, NIH,
    OHRP) policies
  • Effectively manage fiscal and physical research resources, including preparation and submission of required status reports
  • Effectively manage study finances including invoicing and resolving study subject compensation issues
  • Train, educate, mentor, and supervise research study personnel
  • Act as a liaison for research subjects, investigators, IRB, sponsor, funders, collaborators, and healthcare professionals ensuring effective communication with all stakeholders
  • Coordinate academic research tests and testing protocol with curriculum department and course instructors
  • Evening and weekend work will be required infrequently
  • Writing semi-annual and annual reports to regulatory bodies and funding agencies
  • Evaluating the feasibility of industry-sponsored pharmaceutical and device clinical trials
  • Develop study/project advertisement materials
  • Update Research Support intra-net (ATSU internal) website

  • Four year college degree, science or health-related field preferred
  • M.A. or M.S. degree preferred
  • Certification by ACRP or SOCRA preferred
  • Certification in project management preferred
  • Very strong IT skills preferred
  • Knowledge and experience in clinical and academic research
  • Certificate from an accredited organization, such as the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) or the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA) would be helpful
  • Knowledge of legal and regulatory issues in clinical research as well as a clinical research methodology
  • Strong Information Technology (IT) understanding
  • Knowledge and experience with project management best practices
  • Experience in grant implementation and monitoring budgetary costs
  • Experience with healthcare, clinical research, and study monitoring
  • Experience in screening and consenting patients for research participation
  • Positive, outgoing attitude
  • Ability to excel in a complex, detail-oriented environment
  • Effective and confident speaking and presentation skills
  • Relevant experiences in clinical/academic research
  • Use of independent judgment
  • Project management best practices
  • Discretion communications
  • Time management skills to implement and manage a research study
  • Be very computer literate
  • Proactive
  • Be familiar with budget management
  • Outgoing and personable
  • Challenges the status quo
  • Industrious
  • Highly professional
  • Organize and lead effective team meetings
  • Ability to multitask as a team player but also use independent judgment to make important decisions and work
  • Tactful
  • Works well under pressure
  • Ability to work well with persons of diverse educational, socioeconomic, and ethnic backgrounds
  • Flexible and open to change
  • Ability to recognize and overcome potential obstacles
  • Driven
  • Polite




Critical Thinking



Verbal Communication

Written Communication

Problem Solving Ability





Positive Attitude





Detail Oriented: Capable of carrying out a given task with all details necessary to get the task done well





Bachelors or better in Health Sciences or related field.


Masters or better.



3-5 years: Relevant experiences in clinical/academic research

3-5 years: Effective and confident speaking and presentation skills

3-5 years: Strong IT background

3-5 years: Experience in coordinating, leading, and organizing multiple projects effectively

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