Clinical Research Project Coordinator

Requisition # 2020-12040
Date Posted 1 month ago(12/11/2020 1:34 PM)
Molecular Biology
Research and Laboratory
Full-Time / Part-Time


Princeton University seeks a highly motivated individual to join the Department of Molecular Biology as a Clinical Research Project Coordinator (RPC). This individual will coordinate an NIH-funded, multi-institution, clinical study - The Fragile Families Cardiovascular Health Follow Up Study - between Princeton University, Northwestern University and other partners.


The purpose of the study is to examine genetic and social determinants of heart health in vulnerable American young adults.

Under the direction of the Principal Investigators, the RPC will develop, implement and coordinate research and administrative procedures for the study, including study manuals, and will assure compliance with human subject’s protections and other regulatory requirements. This individual will also lead coordination with Westat, ExamOne, and the Imaging Core to assure that clinical examination sites are in place and functioning and that participant panels are aligned with the sites. There is brief travel to test sites across the United States, when permitted in accordance with COVID-related travel advisories.


Reporting to the primary Principal Investigator of the grant at Princeton, this is a full-time, 4-year term position with the possibility of renewal. Some of the administrative functions of this position can be performed remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic.


To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter.



  • Plans, develops and implements new processes and protocols to support the research study and maximize/extend study capabilities including, but not limited to, study manuals.
  • Oversees completion of study activities across institutional and organization partners, per protocol.
  • Ensures that study protocols are in compliance with appropriate rules and regulations (human subject’s protections and other regulatory requirements); prepares/submits IRB modifications.
  • Reviews and reports study progress and recommends revisions, amendments, and other study changes.
  • Reviews scientific literature; evaluates and recommends applicable techniques and procedures.
  • Provides scientific and technical support in determining the plan, design and execution of research project ensuring specified study objectives are met.



  • Coordinates with Westat, ExamOne, and the Imaging Core to assure that the Pop-up clinical examination sites are in place and functioning and that participant panels are aligned with the sites.
  • Acts as a liaison between collaborating educational institutions and other partners within and outside of Princeton, including the study Executive and Steering Committee members.
  • Ensures that all study documents associated with current local, state, and federal regulatory guidelines, requirements, laws and research protocols are completed in a timely manner.
  • Disseminates information via websites, seminars, lectures, etc.
  • Creates data for use in grant submissions and helps develop new proposals for research including obtaining financial support.
  • Prepares results and may co-author scientific papers for presentation and publication.


  • Works with the PI and Departmental Grants manager to facilitate and administer the Princeton portion of the grant, as well as the subawards.
  • Coordinates with the PI to manage purchasing and expenditures for the project.
  • Collaborates with PI and Grants manager to document the allowability of costs and ensure that funds are spent appropriately and in a timely fashion.
  • With purchasing group and PI, is involved in the solicitation and purchasing or of contracted services and quotes for supplies, materials, equipment and services; ensures appropriate allocation and compliance.
  • Serves as a liaison with collaborators' finance administrators/business offices.



  • Visits 2-day pop-up clinics in 12 cities across the U.S. at least twice during the course of the 4-year study.
  • Ensures smooth operation of two events at each clinic .




  • Bachelor’s Degree in health or social science discipline with minimum 3-5 years relevant research administration experience required.
  • Prior experience coordinating a clinical research study.
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal), with ability to interact effectively with all levels of constituency.
  • Demonstrated experience in budget management and oversight of financial operations.
  • Project management experience required.
  • Ability to travel to all 12 Pop-up clinical research sites at least twice during the course of the 4-year study.
  • Have a basic understanding of the science performed by researchers in order to facilitate collaborations.
  • Proven ability to take initiative, to formulate and implement action plans, and to meet firm deadlines.
  • Proven ability to accomplish tasks with high administrative complexity.
  • Comfortable working without explicit instructions and ambiguity in the role, as this is a new position and a new study.
  • Accuracy and organization in record keeping.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Must complete IRB CITI training



  • Clinical or licensed degree (MSN, NP, LCSW, PharmD, etc.) or Master's degree (Master of Public Health).
  • Experience working in higher education research and teaching environment.
  • Experience that includes financial administration, budget management and oversight of financial operations. Previous grants administration experience is not required.


Princeton University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. EEO IS THE LAW

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Eligible for Overtime


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four year term position

Physical Capacity Exam Required


Valid Driver’s License Required




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