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Clinical Research Coordinator

JOB TITLE: Clinical Research Coordinator

DEPARTMENT: Clinical Trial Support Unit (CTSU)

STATUS: Casual

PRIMARY PURPOSE:  The Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) is responsible for the overall coordination of clinical trials within the Clinical Trial Support Unit (CTSU).  By supporting, facilitating and coordinating the daily clinical trial activities, the CRC plays a critical role in the conduct of the study.

NATURE OF WORK: The clinical research coordinator reports to the Director of Operations. By performing their coordinating role, the CRC works with the PI, department, sponsor and institution to support and provide guidance on the compliance, financial, personnel and other aspects of the clinical study. This includes, but is not limited to ensuring studies are conducted in adherence with the research protocol, recruiting of subjects in accordance to study requirements and maintaining screening and enrollment targets. In addition, the CRC engages in professional interactions with patients.


  • Provides effective and efficient services and support to clinical investigators
  • Establishes and maintains strong working relationships with patients, researchers and other study personnel; liaises between study sponsors, investigators and study staff
  • Coordinates protocol procedures for various pharmaceutical and device companies
  • Participates in study set-up, study execution, enrollment and conduct of research study visits
  • Participates in Health Canada inspections and sponsor audits as required
  • Works with study participants and performs study procedures per protocol, including phlebotomy (if certified), collecting study questionnaires and processing and shipping lab samples
  • Attends investigator meetings, site initiation meetings, site closeout visits and monitoring visits.
  • Provides orientation, training and development to research staff on relevant policies, procedures, standards and regulations
  • Ensures a safe environment for subjects and clinical staff
  • Assists with monitoring  safety equipment as relevant
  • Creates accurate patient source documents; ensures archiving as per Good Clinical Practice requirements
  • Prepares and submits case report forms in compliance with standard operating procedures and regulatory requirements


Education: An undergraduate degree in a health related field is preferred; however, a combination of education and experience will be considered.  Certification with the Association of Clinical Research Professionals or the Society of Clinical Research Associates is required within two years of employment with the Centre.

Competencies/Skills: Proficiency with MS Office. The following University Competencies are the desired attributes which support the University of Saskatchewan’s Strategic Directions and People Values:

  • Leadership/Vision
  • Support for Progress
  • Results Orientation
  • Personal Effectiveness
  • Communication
  • Relationship Building

Other competencies specific to this position include:

  • Attention to Detail (Quality)
  • Client Focus

Applicants should submit their resume and cover letter to Sherri Mattheis at, no later than April 24, 2017. In the email subject line please indicate the job title. 

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The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.