Clinical Research Coordinator Team Lead - Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Research

  • Denver, CO
  • *National Jewish Health - Main Campus
  • Clinical Research Unit
  • Full Time - Day Shift
  • Clinical Research
  • Req #: 13977
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The Cystic Fibrosis (CF) Clinical Research group at National Jewish Health is currently seeking a Clinical Research Coordinator Team Lead 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 teams work with, offering an opportunity to apply multiple different skills. 

The ideal candidate will be positive, organized, collaborative, and open to learning and mastering new research procedures. Our team regularly engages with the clinical team as well as with physician investigators, being considered an integral part of both the clinical and research teams. 

In addition to clinical research coordinator responsibilities, the candidate selected for this role will:

  • Work closely and communicate regularly with the team manager. 
  • Have a high level comprehension of the active protocols our team is participating in.
  • Be a resource person for protocol related questions and study assessments. 
  • Is attentive to daily functional responsibilities, operations, and regulatory obligations of the team, and works to ensure compliance. 
  • Works with manager to orient and train new clinical research staff. 

Knowledge of or experience working in CF is preferred but 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, the Clinical Research Coordinator Team Lead can also become part of the CF community of researchers and caretakers. 

Position Summary    

The Clinical Research Team Lead position independently performs all aspects of study coordination for the most complex clinical trials. Provides day-to-day leadership for a clinical research team and leads the training of clinical research professionals (Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator, Clinical Research Coordinator, Senior Clinical Research Coordinator and Research RNs). Serves as a resource for all clinical research staff regarding policies, procedures and regulations.

Essential Duties    

  1. Works with management to lead the work of coworkers providing direction, guidance and resources as appropriate.
  2. Works with manager to orient and train new clinical research staff as well as complete associated documentation. Delegate’s responsibilities Responsible for Department orientation and training for new clinical staff as well as the documentation related to such.
  3. Works autonomously to coordinate all aspects of complex research studies. 
  4. Fully knowledgeable and familiar with running study related equipment. 
  5. Coordinates with management to execute Quality Assurance (QA) programs, Quality Improvement (QI) activities within the department.
  6. Attentive to daily functional responsibilities, operations, and regulatory obligations of unit, and works to ensure compliance. 
  7. Works with manager to respond to issues arising within unit and troubleshoots, resolves, or escalates as appropriate.
  8. Demonstrates enhanced proficiency in conduct of complex research studies.
  9. Executes departmental policies pertaining to maintenance, operations, management, and monitoring of unit. Oversees functional aspects of clinical research operations within unit.
  10. Performs study-related tests and procedures in compliance with National Jewish Health training and competency requirements.


  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. Coaching and Teaching Others: Providing timely guidance and feedback to help others strengthen specific knowledge/skill areas needed to accomplish a task or solve a problem.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. Initiative: Taking prompt action to accomplish objectives; taking action to achieve goals beyond what is required; being proactive.

Supervisory or Managerial Responsibility    

Leads the tasks of co-workers


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 5 years clinical research experience, or a combination of clinical research and clinical experience.  
  3. Special Training, Certification or Licensure: BLS required within one month of hire. CITI training required within one month of hire. ACRP or SoCRA Certification (CCRC/CCRP) or Clinical Research Associate Certification (CCRA) preferred.



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