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Clinical Research Coordinators

Plan, direct, or coordinate clinical research projects. Direct the activities of workers engaged in clinical research projects to ensure compliance with protocols and overall clinical objectives. May evaluate and analyze clinical data.   (O'Net 11-9121.01)

Reported job titles:   Clinical Data Coordinator, Clinical Manager, Clinical Operations Specialist, Clinical Program Coordinator, Clinical Program Manager, Clinical Project Manager, Clinical Research Administrator, Clinical Research Assistant, Clinical Research Associate (CRA), Clinical Research Coordinator, Clinical Research Director, Clinical Research Manager, Clinical Research Monitor, Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator, Clinical Research Specialist, Clinical Researcher, Clinical Study Manager, Clinical Support Specialist, Clinical Trial Associate, Clinical Trial Coordinator, Clinical Trial Manager, Clinical Trials Manager, Clinical Trials Specialist, Development Associate, Development Coordinator, Regulatory Coordinator, Research Associate, Research Coordinator
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    for Natural Sciences Managers which includes:
                          - Clinical Research Coordinators
                          - Water Resource Specialists
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     Location Pay
    Percentile Wages Average
    10% 25% 50%
    75% 90%
     Vermont Hourly $ 34.69   $ 39.30   $ 45.10   $ 52.20   $ 66.67   $ 48.15  
    Yearly $72,160   $81,740   $93,820   $108,570   $138,670   $100,150  
     Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA Hourly $ 34.81   $ 43.32   $ 49.52   $ 65.00   $ 89.31   $ 55.66  
    Yearly $72,410   $90,110   $103,010   $135,200   $185,760   $115,770  
     Southern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 39.12   $ 41.99   $ 48.13   $ 50.88   $ 51.19   $ 46.56  
    Yearly $81,380   $87,340   $100,120   $105,830   $106,470   $96,840  
     Northern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 34.69   $ 37.04   $ 40.89   $ 46.23   $ 52.25   $ 42.53  
    Yearly $72,140   $77,050   $85,040   $96,150   $108,690   $88,460  
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    source: Occupational Employment Statistics, Vermont Labor Market Information, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 2018.

    Employment Trends
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                                  - Water Resource Specialists
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    Location Employment Annual % change
    Annual job openings
    (due to change and
    2016 2026
    Vermont 75 81 0.8% 7
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, statewide estimates released July 2018.

    Industries of Employment
    for Natural Sciences Managers which includes:
                                - Clinical Research Coordinators
                                - Water Resource Specialists
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    Industry Percent of Total
    Scientific research and development services 30.3%
    Federal government, all industries 19.0%
    Chemical manufacturing 9.1%
    State government, excluding education and hospitals 6.2%
    Management, scientific, and technical consulting services 5.8%
    source: Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Matrix, released July 2018.

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  • Maintain required records of study activity including case report forms, drug dispensation records, or regulatory forms.
  • Oversee subject enrollment to ensure that informed consent is properly obtained and documented.
  • Monitor study activities to ensure compliance with protocols and with all relevant local, federal, and state regulatory and institutional polices.
  • Record adverse event and side effect data and confer with investigators regarding the reporting of events to oversight agencies.
  • Assess eligibility of potential subjects through methods such as screening interviews, reviews of medical records, and discussions with physicians and nurses.
  • Prepare for or participate in quality assurance audits conducted by study sponsors, federal agencies, or specially designated review groups.
  • Identify protocol problems, inform investigators of problems, or assist in problem resolution efforts such as protocol revisions.
  • Prepare study-related documentation such as protocol worksheets, procedural manuals, adverse event reports, institutional review board documents, and progress reports.
  • Track enrollment status of subjects and document dropout information such as dropout causes and subject contact efforts.
  • Review proposed study protocols to evaluate factors such as sample collection processes, data management plans, and potential subject risks.
    source: Occupational Information Network: Clinical Research Coordinators  updated July 2011

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  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Medicine and Dentistry - Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Biology - Knowledge of plant and animal organisms, their tissues, cells, functions, interdependencies, and interactions with each other and the environment.
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
    source: Occupational Information Network: Clinical Research Coordinators  updated July 2011

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  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Writing - Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Management of Personnel Resources - Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
    source: Occupational Information Network: Clinical Research Coordinators  updated July 2011

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  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
  • Written Comprehension - The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
  • Written Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
  • Deductive Reasoning - The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
  • Inductive Reasoning - The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
  • Speech Recognition - The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Problem Sensitivity - The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
  • Speech Clarity - The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
    source: Occupational Information Network: Clinical Research Coordinators  updated July 2011

    Work Activities
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  • Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships - Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems - Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work - Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge - Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
  • Documenting/Recording Information - Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
  • Processing Information - Compiling, coding, categorizing, calculating, tabulating, auditing, or verifying information or data.
  • Scheduling Work and Activities - Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
  • Interacting With Computers - Using computers and computer systems (including hardware and software) to program, write software, set up functions, enter data, or process information.
    source: Occupational Information Network: Clinical Research Coordinators  updated July 2011

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  • Enterprising - Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
  • Investigative - Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
  • Conventional - Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
    source: Occupational Information Network: Clinical Research Coordinators  updated June 2009

    Work Styles
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  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
  • Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.
  • Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • Initiative - Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility - Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
  • Stress Tolerance - Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
  • Self Control - Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
  • Achievement/Effort - Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
  • Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
  • Leadership - Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
    source: Occupational Information Network: Clinical Research Coordinators  updated July 2011

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    Education and Training Requirements
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  • Job Zone Four: Considerable Preparation Needed
  • Education: Most of these occupations require a four-year bachelor's degree, but some do not.
  • Training: Employees in these occupations usually need several years of work-related experience, on-the-job training, and/or vocational training.
  • Experience: A considerable amount of work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is needed for these occupations. For example, an accountant must complete four years of college and work for several years in accounting to be considered qualified.
    source: Occupational Information Network: Clinical Research Coordinators  updated July 2011

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