Emory University Clinical Research Coordinator I in Atlanta, Georgia


The research coordinator will help in the development, implementation and support of research at the Ponce Family and Youth clinic by assisting pediatric infectious disease investigators in study design, completion of the approval process and management of data on a number of protocols from the IMPAACT and ATN networks. These protocols are specific toward the optimization of management of pediatric or adolescent HIV infection or in preventing mother-to-child transmission of HIV, and also include protocols from pharmaceutical sponsors.

Local travel between Grady clinic site, Grady Hospital, and Emory campus.


(1.) High School Diploma or GED and three years of administrative support experience OR

(2.) Two years of college in a scientific, health related, or business administration program and one year of admin support or customer service experience OR

(3.) Licensed as a practical nurse (LPN) and one year admin support or one year of licensed practical nursing experience OR

(4.) Bachelor's degree, Master's degree, MD or PhD in a scientific, health related or business administration program.


  • Candidate must be detail-orientated, possess excellent organizational skills and always be able to meet deadlines within the time specified.

  • Four – six years of college in a scientific or health related field.

  • One or more years of research experience with knowledge of the conduct of clinical trials, research principles, methodologies and study design.

  • Possess excellent computer skills including knowledge of a PC/MAC and Microsoft Office (Word, Access, Excel and PowerPoint). Basic statistical knowledge is highly desirable but not required.

  • Self-directed and motivated to work independently toward short- and long-term goals.

  • Possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, working alongside research and clinical staff and interacting, sometimes on a daily basis, with patients.

  • Collaborative Initiative Training (CITI) within 30 days of employment.

  • Phlebotomy course within the first 90 days of employment.

  • Ability to interact with under-served, vulnerable and stigmatized clients in a non-judgmental and compassionate way.

  • Committed to the mission of serving HIV-infected children, adolescents and young adults, and families affected by HIV infection.

This position is intended to support clinical research and all clinical training requirements must be tracked and monitored through Emory Healthcare under the credentialing category of CLINICAL RESEARCHER.

Additional Details

Handles or assists with administrative activities generally associated with the conduct of clinical trials. Maintains data pertaining to research projects, completes source documents/case report forms, and performs data entry. Assists with patient recruitment. Attends study meetings. Orders and maintains equipment and supplies. Reviews medical records and/or conducts screenings for recruitment of study participants, performs interviews and QOL questionnaires. Collects study specimen according to protocol which may include phlebotomy, processing, and preparation for shipping.

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Job Number 29540

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Medicine

Department SOM: Peds: Infectious Disease

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials.

Job Category Research & Research Administration

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