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Clinical Research Professional

University of Georgia
retirement plan
United States, Georgia, Athens
March 17, 2023
Posting Details
Posting Details

Posting Number S09561P
Working Title Clinical Research Professional
Department COE-Kinesiology
About the University of Georgia
Since our founding in 1785, the University of Georgia has operated as Georgia's oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (). The proof is in our more than 235 years of academic and professional achievements and our continual commitment to higher education. UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University's main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University's enrollment exceeds 40,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 10,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 18 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.
About the College/Unit/Department
As the 4th largest public college of education in the country and the 3rd largest college at UGA, the Mary Frances Early College of Education ( MFECOE) improves the lives of residents of Georgia and beyond through our instruction, research, and service. The MFE COE is a comprehensive college with disciplines focused on teacher preparation, counseling and human development, communication sciences, human movement sciences, career development, student affairs, and educational administration and policy. We place significant emphasis on graduate education with approximately 40% of our students at the graduate level, making us the second largest college at UGA with respect to graduate education.

Named for Mary Frances Early, UGA's first African American graduate, in February 2020, the MFE COE has a long and distinguished history as a leader in diversity, equity, and inclusion. Our other strengths include a) partnerships with multiple units on campus, in the local community, and across the state of Georgia, b) faculty expertise manifested in well- regarded scholarship and applied practice, and c) recognition of our academic programs by external stakeholders.

The Department of Kinesiology has 26 full-time faculty members and offers B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. programs in the academic areas of athletic training, exercise and sport science, health and physical education, and sport management and policy. Department faculty members are nationally and internationally recognized for their scholarly accomplishments and teaching excellence. The Department has exceptional facilities in the Ramsey Center located on the main campus in Athens, Georgia.
College/Unit/Department website https://coe.uga.edu/directory/departments/kinesiology
Posting Type External
Retirement Plan TRS or ORP
Employment Type Employee
Benefits Eligibility Benefits Eligible
Full/Part time Full Time
Work Schedule
Additional Schedule Information
Regular workday schedule is expected. Weekend hours may be required depending on research schedule. Flexibility of other weekday hours is allowed in those situations.
Advertised Salary Commensurate with Experience
Posting Date 12/01/2022
Open until filled Yes
Closing Date
Proposed Starting Date 01/02/2023
Special Instructions to Applicants
Location of Vacancy Athens Area
EEO Policy Statement
The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR (hrweb@uga.edu).
Position Information

Classification Title Medical Technical/Paraprofessional/Professional
FLSA Non-Exempt
FTE 1.00
Minimum Qualifications

Requires technical knowledge in the field acquired through an apprenticeship, a 2-year degree, or professional certificate. Please contact your Human Resources office for an evaluation of education/experience in lieu of the required minimum qualifications.

Preferred Qualifications
Position Summary
The Clinical Research Professional will contribute to a project on building a stroke clinical research network. The appointment will be for 1-year with the opportunity for renewal. The position is covered by full University of Georgia staff benefits. The Clinical Research Professional will work in a highly inter-disciplinary and collaborative environment across multiple institutions (University of Georgia, Emory University, and various Athens local hospitals/clinics/community administrations), including scientists and engineers, clinicians, therapists and other medical professionals. Duties include but are not limited to spearheading the implementation of a stroke patient recruitment network, coordinating faculty and staff in the project team at UGA and Emory sites, visiting/communicating with local partners, including hospitals, clinics, retirement communities, assisting with organizing outreach events, and screening identified patients, building and maintaining patient records, a research participant registry and database. Other duties may include preparing for IRB submissions, administrating behavioral and neurophysiological testing, etc.
This position will provide invaluable experience for anyone interested in developing skills and a career path in clinical research.
Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

  1. Act with integrity
  2. Willing to serve others
  3. Strong initiative
  4. Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  5. Strong desire to learn
  6. Basic medical knowledge and ability to communicate with patients and clinicians
  7. Detail-oriented and well-organized

Physical Demands
Driving as needed to perform work tasks.
Is driving a responsibility of this position? Yes
Is this a Position of Trust? Yes
Does this position have operation, access, or control of financial resources? No
Does this position require a P-Card? No
Is having a P-Card an essential function of this position? No
Does this position have direct interaction or care of children under the age of 18 or direct patient care? Yes
Does this position have Security Access (e.g., public safety, IT security, personnel records, patient records, or access to chemicals and medications) Yes
Credit and P-Card policy

Be advised a credit check will be required for all positions with financial responsibilities. For additional information about the credit check criteria, visit the website.


Communicating with local partners and organizing outreach events:

  • Assisting with event logistics.
  • Coordinating with administration within UGA/Emory and local hospitals/clinics/patient-support organizations/communities in the Greater Athens Area and Northeast Georgia.
  • Creating educational materials and outreaching tools.

Percentage of time 40

  • Coordinating project team members and organizing team events .
Percentage of time 10

Building a research participant registry and database:

  • Interviewing and screening research participants.
  • Maintaining participant records.
  • Creating an online registry.
  • Building and creating a participant database.

Percentage of time 30

Assisting preparation of IRB protocols:

  • Assisting with drafting and maintaining IRB protocols.
  • Working with UGA research administration for IRB-related issues.

Percentage of time 10

Conducting patient screening, coordinating patient testing schedules, and other logistics:

  • Managing patient testing schedules and other logistics when needed.
  • Learning and assisting with neurological and behavioral exams to assess patients' motor and cognitive functions.
  • Learning and assisting with neurophysiological (brain stimulation) and neuroimaging testing when needed.

Percentage of time 10
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