Research Coordinator

Posted Date 6 days ago(11/24/2021 3:53 PM)
Requisition ID
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
TRI Rural Research
Post End Date


Located in Magnolia, Arkansas

Bilingual Spanish/English Preferred

Monday-Friday 8am to 5pm; Evening and weekend hours as needed


The Research Coordinator administers and coordinates various research studies in a clinical setting for the Rural Research Network and will serve as the Network’s site specific coordinator for the specified UAMS Regional Campus. They will be responsible for participant recruitment, screening, consent, data collection including administration of survey instruments and collection of biometrics, management of records, generation of reports and management of the day-to-day operations of the research projects including scheduling and appointment reminder calls. They will also maintain and manage study files and research databases within established quality control and security protocols; develop and follow standard operating procedures; and adhere to regulatory requirements and coordinate with multiple team members across the State on process improvement and execution of projects.


The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity.  We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving the health, health care, and well-being of Arkansans.  


UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:

  • Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
  • Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
  • Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
  • Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
  • Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
  • Career Training and Educational Opportunities
  • Merchant Discounts
  • Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy

Salary offered commensurate with experience.


Organizes for data collection events, including ensuring study related supplies are ordered. Screens potentially eligible participants, coordinates data collection appointments for study visits with participants, prepares data collection packets, conducts enrollment and obtains consent, organizes and conducts data collection events (collection of surveys and biometrics), and delivers and/or transports study related items to eligible participants as needed.


Maintains and manages project/research databases within established quality control and security protocols. Enters data consistently and accurately and ensures quality control. Creates and manages study files (electronic and hard files) and generates reports as requested.


Develops and maintains study timelines to ensure the individual and collective study goals are met. Follows standard operating procedures and provides recommendations for quality improvement to successfully execute research activities. Maintains a working knowledge of the Code of Federal Regulations and the code of conduct for human research and adheres to strict regulatory requirements.


Fosters relationships with patients, study participants and family members, study personnel, site leads, collaborators, local patient and family advisory committee and regional coordinators. May collaborate with faith based organizations, community organizations, and other community leaders and agencies to co-facilitate workshops and conduct outreach. Participates and contributes to routine staff and organizational meetings.


May perform other duties as assigned.


Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelors degree in health, business or related field plus three (3) years project coordination, administrative support or related experience


  • Associates degree in health, business or related field plus five (5) years project coordination, administrative support or related experience


  • High school diploma or equivalent with seven (7) years project coordination, administrative support or related experience in a clinical setting

Additional requirements:

  • Intermediate proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint)
  • Travel required: Valid drivers' license and reliable transportation with current liability insurance

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Research and REDCap experience
  • Bilingual Spanish/English

This position is subject to a pre-employment criminal background check.  A criminal conviction or arrest pending adjudication alone shall not disqualify an applicant except as provided by law. Any criminal history will be evaluated in relationship to job responsibilities and business necessity.  The information obtained in these reports will be used in a confidential, non-discriminatory manner consistent with state and federal law. 


UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.  If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by telephone at (501) 686-6432 and let us know the nature of your request. We will only respond to messages left that involve a request for a reasonable accommodation in the application process. We will accommodate the needs of any qualified candidate who requests a reasonable accommodation under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA).

Physical Requirements

Stand: Frequently
Sit: Frequently
Walk: Frequently
Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Frequently
Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 26 - 50 lbs
Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Frequently
Talk: Frequently
Hear: Continuously
Taste or smell: Frequently
Read, concentrate, think analytically: Frequently
Physical Environment: Inside Medical Facility Environment, Inside Office Environment
Noise Level: Moderate
Visual Requirements: Color discrimination, Depth perception, Far visual acuity, Near visual acuity
Hazards: Biological


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