Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator - Cystic Fibrosis (CF)

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  • Denver, CO
  • *National Jewish Health - Main Campus
  • Clinical Research Unit
  • Full Time - Day Shift
  • Clinical Research
  • Req #: 16279
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The Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Clinical Research team at National Jewish Health is currently seeking an Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator to join our team! 

Although traditionally thought of as a pediatric pulmonary disease, advancements in clinical care as a result of innovative research, has resulted in people with CF living well into adulthood. Our team works with adults with CF on research projects ranging from genotype-specific investigational products to observational studies evaluating the effect pregnancy on women with CF. There are a wide variety of clinical research projects our team works with, offering an opportunity to apply many different skills. 

A successful candidate in this role will be positive, organized, collaborative, and open to learning and mastering new research procedures. The types of procedures our team completes include:

  • Pulmonary function testing
  • Nasal brushing/curettage
  • Sputum induction and collection
  • Nasal potential difference
  • Macroduct sweat collection
  • Phlebotomy

The candidate selected for this role will be responsible for:

  • Study recruitment and enrollment.
  • Coordinating simple to complex study visits.
  • Maintaining clear and orderly investigator site files.
  • Specimen processing and shipping, data entry into electronic data capture systems.
  • IRB submissions and maintenance.

The Clinical Research CF Team engages regularly with the clinical team as well as with physician investigators and is considered an integral part of both the clinical and research teams. 

Knowledge of or experience working in CF is not required. This is an exciting time to be working in clinical research for CF with groundbreaking treatments under development!

There are opportunities for professional development within the CF research community through writing, speaking, and attending professional education conferences. In addition to being part of the National Jewish Health community, a Clinical Research Coordinator on this team can also become part of the CF community of researchers and caretakers.

As the leading respiratory hospital in the nation, National Jewish Health is pioneering a new era of preventive and personalized medicine. By combining our efforts in comprehensive care, academic education and ground-breaking research, we're able to develop treatments that help our patients live more productive lives. If you believe in Breathing Science is Life, we invite you to join our team!


Position Summary    

The Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator will work with a preceptor to learn the regulations, guidelines and institutional policies that govern the proper conduct of research at National Jewish Health and learn to manage the operational aspects of clinical research.

Essential Duties    

  1. Learns and applies Clinical Research Guidelines including Good Clinical Practice, HIPAA regulations, CRS Standard Operating Procedures, applicable NJH Policies and Procedures, and FDA, NIH, OHRP, ICH guidelines as applicable.
  2. Masters all study materials, including but not limited to protocols, informed consent forms, and all other essential study documents for assigned studies.
  3. Learns and performs study-related processes, procedures, and assessments as defined in study protocol and in compliance with regulating bodies and NJH competency requirements.
  4. Complies with regulatory bodies to create and maintain study records, and if applicable, dispensation and accountability of investigational product.


  1. Accountability: Accepts full responsibility for self and contribution as a team member; displays honesty and truthfulness; confronts problems quickly; displays a strong commitment to organizational success and inspires others to commit to goals; demonstrates a commitment to National Jewish Health.
  2. Adaptability: Maintaining effectiveness when experiencing major changes in work responsibilities or environment; adjusting effectively to work within new work structures, processes, requirements, or cultures.
  3. Attention to Detail: Accomplishing tasks by considering all areas involved, no matter how small; showing concern for all aspects of the job; accurately checking processes and tasks; being watchful over a period of time. Setting high standards of performance for self and others; assuming responsibility and accountability for successfully completing assignments or tasks; self-imposing standards of excellence rather than having standards imposed.
  4. Collaboration/Teamwork: Cooperates with others to accomplish common goals; works with employees within and across his/her department to achieve shared goals; treats others with dignity and respect and maintains a friendly demeanor; values the contributions of others.
  5. Patient Relations: Meeting patient and patient family needs; taking responsibility for a patient’s safety, satisfaction, and clinical outcomes; using appropriate interpersonal techniques to resolve difficult patient situations and regain their confidence.

Supervisory or Managerial Responsibility    



Less than 10%

Core Values

  1. Be available to work as scheduled and report to work on time.
  2. Be willing to accept supervision and work well with others.
  3. Be well groomed, appropriately for your role and wear ID Badge visibly.
  4. Be in compliance with all departmental and institutional policies, the Employee Handbook, Code of Conduct and completes NetLearning by due date annually.
  5. Fosters an inclusive workplace where diversity and individual differences are valued and leveraged to achieve the vision and mission of the institution.
  6. Adheres to safe working practices and at all times follows all institutional and departmental safety policies and procedures. 
  7. Wears appropriate PPE as outlined by the infection control policies and procedures.
  8. Demonstrates compliance with all state, federal and all other regulatory agency requirements.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Education: Bachelor's degree required
  2. Work Experience: Clinical research or clinical experience preferred
  3. Special Training, Certification or Licensure: BLS required within one month of hire. CITI training required within one month of hire.

Salary Range: Starting salary for this position is set at $21.50/hour.

At National Jewish Health, we recognize that our outstanding faculty and staff are the essence of our organization. For every aspect of health care, our employees are our greatest asset.
With that in mind, we have designed a valuable, comprehensive benefits package to meet the needs of our employees and their families.

  • Medical Plans, Dental Plans and Vision Insurance
  • Retirement Plan
  • FSA and HSA
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Life Insurance and AD&D
  • Voluntary Benefits, like Accident Insurance, Critical Care and Hospital Indemnity
  • Sick and Vacation Paid Time Off
  • Wellness Program
  • Legal Plan

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