Clinical Research Coordinator - Severe Asthma Team

  • Denver, CO
  • *National Jewish Health - Main Campus
  • Medicine - Pulmonary Division
  • Full Time - Day Shift
  • Clinical Research
  • Req #: 13630
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The Clinical Research team at National Jewish Health is currently seeking a Clinical Research Coordinator to join our team and be part of a NIH Precise Network! 

The Precision Interventions for Severe and/or Exacerbation-Prone Asthma Network (PrecISE) is a clinical study sponsored by the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI). PrecISE's physician scientists are dedicated to researching better treatments for people living with severe asthma. 

PrecISE is a clinical study that uses precision medicine for severe asthma. Precision medicine is an approach to the prevention and treatment of disease that uses information about an individual's or group's specific disease process, symptoms, and treatment responses, to identify the medicines and therapies that are most likely to be effective for them. PrecISE researches new treatments in groups of patients characterized by their bodies' specific disease pathways in order to research treatments for each group. 

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
  • Sputum induction and collection
  • ECG
  • 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 Coordinator 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 Asthma and/or Pulmonary is not required, but helpful. This is an exciting time to be working in clinical research with groundbreaking treatments under development!

There are opportunities for professional development within the 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 Pulmonary community of researchers and caretakers.

For more information on PrecISE, please visit our website here.


Position Summary    

The Clinical Research Coordinator position is a study coordinator with proven ability to work independently. Acts as a preceptor for Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator and Clinical Research Coordinator.

Essential Duties    

  1. Consistently 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. Independently masters study materials, including but not limited to protocols, informed consent forms, and all other essential study documents for assigned studies.
  3. Independently 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.
  5. Efficiently implements and successfully executes complex research studies with high quality and appropriate enrollment.
  6. Provides general guidance to new staff and study coordinators.


  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. Champion of Change: Facilitating the implementation and acceptance of change within the workplace. 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. 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.
  6. 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 patient confidence.
  7. Drive for Results: Setting high goals for personal and group accomplishment; using measurement methods to monitor progress toward goals; tenaciously working to meet or exceed goals while deriving satisfaction from that achievement and continuous improvement.
  8. Professional Development or Continuous Learning and Development: Actively identifying new areas for learning; regularly creating and taking advantage of learning opportunities; using newly gained knowledge and skill to enhance their contribution to the organization.
  9. Initiative: Taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive.

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: A minimum of 1 year clinical research experience required
  3. Special Training, Certification or Licensure: BLS required within one month of hire. CITI training required within one month of hire.

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