I ran across this Job posting through Idealist.org for Physician’s Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM). PCRM advocates veganism and animal rights.
Job: Clinical Research Coordinator
Salary: Competitive nonprofit salary
Education: Master (MA, MSW, etc.)
Location: Washington, District of Columbia, 20016, United States
Posted by: Washington Center for Clinical Research
Type: Full time
Job posted on: June 9, 2009
Area of Focus: Health and Medicine, Wildlife and Animal Welfare
The Washington Center for Clinical Research, founded in 2004, is a nonprofit organization that conducts research on the role of nutrition in health. The Washington Center is a subsidiary of the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine (PCRM).
PCRM is a nonprofit working towards compassionate and effective medical practice, research, and health promotion. PCRM promotes preventive medicine, especially through good nutrition. PCRM has led the way for reforms of federal nutrition policies and continues to break ground with its clinical research programs, which have shown the dramatic benefits of a vegetarian diet. PCRM encourages higher standards for ethics and effectiveness in research. We oppose unethical human experiments and promote alternatives to animal experimentation.
The Washington Center for Clinical Research is seeking a Clinical Research Coordinator to coordinate clinical research activities on the effect of diet, particularly vegetarian and vegan diets, on various aspects of health in both adults and children.
PRIMARY AREAS OF RESPONSIBILITY & SPECIFIC DUTIES:
-Design and coordinate clinical intervention studies to test the effects of dietary and nutrition interventions
-Recruit, interview, screen, enroll, instruct, and follow up with human clinical research participants
-Facilitate compliance with ethical and regulatory standards such as HIPAA
-Maintain confidentiality of source documents, records, and samples
-Other duties as needed or assigned
REQUIRED EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE, & SKILLS:
*Education and Experience
-A minimum of a Master’s degree in Clinical Research, Public Health, or a closely related field such as Nutrition including at least 3 years of clinical research experience
-A Master’s degree as noted above along with a Registered Dietitian and/or Registered Nurse background including at least 1 year of clinical research experience is preferred
-Working knowledge of principles and procedures of clinical research including ethical considerations and regulatory standards
-Working knowledge of issues related to vegetarian and vegan diets
-Ability to effectively work across disciplines, i.e. with physicians, dietitians, researchers, participants, etc.
-Ability to plan and implement clinical research activities
-Excellent written and verbal communication skills including the ability to summarize key issues and activities and be a persuasive advocate for The Washington Center’s mission and objectives
-Ability to handle multiple tasks, prioritize, work well under pressure, meet deadlines, and follow projects through to completion in a very fast-paced environment
-Ability to develop solutions to any identified problems or issues
-Proficient use of Microsoft Office Suite
-Professional skills, demeanor, and work ethic
-Ability to maintain a sense of urgency, efficiency, and flexibility
-Enthusiasm for The Washington Center’s mission and objectives
-Ability and willingness to travel to related seminars, conferences, training, meetings, etc.
-Interest in developing new competencies as needed for the responsibilities of the position
-Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends as needed
How to Apply:
Please mail, fax, or e-mail a cover letter (see note below) and your résumé to:
Attn: Stacey B. Glaeser
5100 Wisconsin Avenue, NW
Washington, D.C. 20016
E-mail: Careers@PCRM.org (Please note Clinical Research Coordinator in the subject line of your e-mail.)
Note: Please include the following in your cover letter: an explanation of your interest in joining The Washington Center for Clinical Research, where/how you found out about this career opportunity, and your salary requirement.