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Research Coordinator

Advocate Condell Medical Center has been providing high quality care to residents in the north suburbs for more than 85 years. It is the largest health care provider and only Level I trauma center in Lake County, Illinois. Advocate Condell is a non-profit, acute care hospital offering a full spectrum of medical services. This includes everything from obstetrics, radiology services and rehabilitation to open heart surgery, neurosurgery and oncology.

Advocate Condell has been named a 100 Top Hospital by Truven Health Analytics three times, and was recently awarded the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s (ANCC) prestigious Magnet designation.  This designation is the highest honor and level of recognition ANCC awards to nursing services in national and international health care.  Magnet designation is the gold standard by which nursing and patient care is measured. 

Advocate Condell is accredited by DNV Healthcare as a Primary Stroke Center and also features an emergency department approved for pediatrics backed by the resources of Advocate Children’s Hospital.”

The primary function of the Research Coordinator is to coordinate the conduct of clinical research protocols in the in~hospital and clinic settings with an emphasis on the screening, enrolling, and monitoring of patient candidates/participants.  The Research Coordinator is responsible for delivering the highest quality clinical research services to the research subjects, ensuring safety and adherence to study protocols as well as providing quality service to investigators, study sponsors, and funding agencies. The Research Coordinator facilitates and coordinates a number of research activities, including sponsored clinical trials and cooperative group studies on an inpatient and outpatient basis. The Research Coordinator in collaboration with Principal Investigator (PI) manages assigned research studies including but not limited to: study start~up, IRB submission (in collaboration with the Regulatory Coordinator, if applicable), recruitment, screening and enrollment of research subjects, development and institution of mechanisms to maximize subject adherence to the research protocol, data collection (e.g., development, completion and submission of case report forms), study drug/device accountability, monitoring of participants, AE/SAE reporting, and education of investigators and other health care professionals, research subjects and their families and communications with the research team, as well as research and clinical leaders. The Research Coordinator must follow guidelines surrounding Good Clinical Practices as set by the Code of Federal Regulations relating to clinical trials, the International Conference on Harmonization Guidelines, FDA Guidance, as well as Institutional and departmental research guidelines (e.g., Advocate Health Care IRB, Research Compliance Office and AHC policies and standard operating procedures). Ensures confidentiality and compliance are maintained at all times.


  • Train investigators, research teams and staff on research protocols Attend and participate in educational programs, meetings, and assigned committees
  • Coordinates assigned clinical research studies recruiting patients, screening subjects, obtaining informed consent, scheduling and participating in visits
  • Coordinate study conduct activities, including preparation for initiation of new clinical research protocols and site interim monitoring visits made by Sponsors during the course of the study


Position Requirements:

  • Bachelors or equivalent (e.g., CMA and at least 2 years of clinical experience)
  • Experience or knowledge of clinical trials research
  • Knowledge of Good Clinical Practices, International Conference on Harmonization Guidelines, FDA Guidance
  • Able to comprehend and manage clinical research protocols
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (i.e., Word, Excel, Outlook) and other computerized programs
  • Project management skills
  • Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
  • Ability to work as a member of a diverse team
  • Ability to problem solve
  • Ability to establish and maintain successful relationships with investigators
  • Ability to organize with attention to detail
  • Ability to handle stress
  • Attributes:
  • Effective communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Flexible and open~minded
  • Accepts change
  • Accepts responsibility
  • Clinical Research Coordinator Certification or willingness to obtain Certification within 3 years
  • CPR certification
  • Flexibility in work hours to accommodate research participant visits. Travel to other Advocate sites as necessary and travel to investigator meetings. Ability to respond quickly during eligibility, dose modification and serious adverse event processes. Ability to work in a fast paced environment with established time constraints.

About Advocate Health Care


Advocate Health Care, named among the nation’s Top 5 large health systems based on quality by Truven Analytics, is the largest health system in Illinois and one of the largest health care providers in the Midwest. Advocate operates more than 250 sites of care, including 12 hospitals that encompass 11 acute care hospitals, the state’s largest integrated children’s network, the state’s largest emergency and Level I trauma network, one of the area’s largest home health care companies, and the region’s largest medical group. Advocate Health Care has 4 teaching hospitals and is a not-for-profit, mission-based health system affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and the United Church of Christ.

Salary Range
$35,000.00 - 49,000.00
per Year
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Libertyville, IL 60048, US