Clinical Research Specialist - Clinical and Translational Science Institute Clinical Trials (Hybrid) at West Virginia University Research Corporation in Morgantown, West Virginia

Posted in Other 9 days ago.

Job Description:


West Virginia University Research Corporation WV Clinical and Translational Science Institute Clinical Trials is currently accepting applications for a Clinical Research Specialist.

As a Clinical Research Specialist, you will participate in the development, coordination, and implementation of research and administrative strategies essential to the successful management of Phase II/III/IV clinical trials research conducted by faculty at West Virginia University Health Sciences Center. 

About the Opportunity

At WVU Research Corporation, we strongly believe in work-life balance and keeping time for things we love outside our work. WVU Research Corporation offers a comprehensive benefits package with a variety of options to suit your needs:

  • 13 paid holidays (staff holiday calendar)

  • PTO 

  • 403(b) retirement savings with a fully vested 3% employee contribution match, (Employees have the option of contributing an additional 1-3% of their earnings to the plan, which is also matched by the WVURC) 

  • A range of health insurance and other benefits 

  • Dependent Education Scholarship

  • WVU Perks

  • And More!!  

This position allows for flexibility in work location, including potential hybrid or remote work / work from home options. Travel to the WVU Campus may need to occur based on organizational needs throughout the year.

What you'll do:

  • Protocol Compliance: Facilitate compliance with the requirements of the research protocol and good clinical research practice while remaining cognizant of the needs of diverse patient populations.

  • Clinical Trials–Related Communication: Utilize multiple communication methods to facilitate the effective conduct of clinical trials.

  • Informed Consent Process: Demonstrate leadership in ensuring patient comprehension and safety during initial and ongoing clinical trial informed consent discussions.

  • Management of Clinical Trial Patients: Involves a variety of resources and strategies to manage the care of patients partici­pating in clinical trials, ensuring compliance with protocol procedures, assessments, and reporting requirements as well as management of symptoms.

  • Documentation: Provide leadership to the research team in ensuring collection of source data and completion of documentation that validate the integrity of the conduct of the clinical trial.

  • Patient Recruitment: Utilize a variety of strategies to enhance recruitment while being mindful of the needs of diverse patient populations.

  • Ethical Issues: Demonstrate leadership in ensuring adherence to ethical practices during the con­duct of clinical trials in order to protect the rights and well-being of patients and the collection of quality data.

  • Financial Implications: Identify the financial variables that affect research and supports good financial stewardship in clinical trials.

  • Professional Development: Take responsibility for identifying ongoing professional development needs and seek resources and opportunities to meet those needs, such as through membership in nursing, disease specialized (i.e. oncology nursing society), or research organizations.  


  • Bachelor's degree from a school of nursing for registered nurses OR an equivalent combination of education and directly related experience.

  • A minimum of five (5) years of experience working in a clinical setting and/or experience working in clinical research.

  • Knowledge of clinical trials research.

  • Must possess and apply knowledge of many different and unrelated processes and methods related to such areas as:

    • Patient care - information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.

    • Treatment design, administration and modification.

    • Counseling and education - principles and methods for training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

    • Data collection, validation, entry, analysis, and reporting.

    • Human subjects protection and related issues - knowledge of professional principles (GCP and IRB guidelines), legal and/or reporting requirements affecting grants and contracts, and adheres to industry and government standards.

  • Skilled at being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

  • Skilled at communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.

  • Skilled at using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions, or approached to problems.

  • Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

  • Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public. Position requires excellent customer service skills and the ability to communicate effectively with patients and families; pharmaceutical company personnel; regulatory and monitoring agency personnel; and, internal staff members. Communicates with physicians, patients, students and employees of WVU, WVU Hospitals, MBRCC and UHA.

  • Ability to develop constructive and cooperative working relationships with others and maintain them over time.
    Ability to read, analyze and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures or governmental regulations.

  • Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.

  • Ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).

  • Ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).

  • Ability to analyze information and evaluate results to choose the best solution, solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.

  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form.

  • Ability to develop specific goals and plans, to prioritize, organize and accomplish tasks independently and through others.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Two (2) years of experience in critical care or specialized nursing unit.


  • Within two (2) years of employment, incumbent must obtain certification as a Research Coordinator through the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) or Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA).

  • Valid US driver's license.

  • Valid RN license from the State of West Virginia.

About WVU

  • Medical Monitoring -- This position may or may not require Medical Monitoring, including periodic health monitoring and/or training.

  • Due to the nature of this position the successful candidate may be required to verify that they are fully vaccinated for COVID-19.

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