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Research Participant Coordinator - Marcus

Work Schedule/Days:  Day / Monday - Friday
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Location:  Marcus Autism Center 
Requisition #:  33762



Develops research participant recruitment strategies and supports the research process by assisting investigators in study recruitment and enrollment as well as management of data specific to referrals, study specific screenings, and study enrollments relative to recruitment targets. Supports efforts to ensure enrollment targets are met while also ensuring compliance with study specific screening protocols.

  • Bachelor’s degree 
  • Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of employment if role requires patient contact
  • Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) within 30 days of employment
  • Experience in research and research recruitment methodologies with knowledge about the conduct of clinical trials and research procedures, research principles, and methodologies/study design
  • Bachelor’s degree in Health or Biological Sciences
  • Working knowledge of state and federal regulatory guidelines related to research
  • Knowledge of recruitment strategies and development in marketing materials aimed at research recruitment in collaboration with marketing department
  • Good computer skills including working knowledge of a PC and Microsoft Office (Word, Access, and Excel)
  • Must be able to successfully pass the Basic Windows Skill Assessment at 80% or higher rating within 30 days of employment 
  • Self-directed and motivated to work independently toward short and long-term goals 
  • Good communication, organization, and interpersonal skills
  • Good working relationships with colleagues, subordinates, and superiors
  • Ability to develop relationships with community professionals and community organizations as well as to leverage these relationships to increase referrals to research program
  • Ability to speak knowledgably about Marcus Autism Center services and programs when representing Marcus at community events and engagements
  1. Develops, conducts, and facilitates research participant recruitment strategies in consultation with Principle Investigators and Lead Research Coordinator.
  2. Supports investigators in writing recruitment summaries in preparation for Annual Progress Reports.
  3. Completes data management activities related to referrals, enrollments, and study specific eligibility screenings.
  4. Performs participant eligibility screening, enrollment, and communication leading to study enrollment.
  5. Coordinates study consents related to eligibility screening and maintains appropriate documentation of consent. Obtains informed consent by following policy, procedure, and regulatory requirements.
  6. Maintains supply resources for study specific recruitment and eligibility screening.
  7. Schedules study-specific initial visits in conjunction with ancillary departments.
  8. Assists in the development of research recruitment materials.
  9. Administers various research surveys in accordance with research study requirements as needed for screening and eligibility.
  10. Provides research study education to participants as part of a study specific eligibility and screening conversation.
  11. Develops and maintains professional relationships with community providers and organizations in order to increase research referrals.
  12. Attends community events, conferences, and educational activities where Marcus Autism Center presence could increase community knowledge of research protocols and referral processes.
  13. Engages potential research participants in conversations related to research participation during community events, resulting in attainment of contact information for future eligibility and screening interview.
  14. Participates in education activities to support specific research activities and primary role at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
  15. Maintains all licensure, certification, and system education requirements for role.
  16. Participates in educational activities related to study needs for study staff, investigator team, and patient care staff.
  17. Participates in departmental policy and quality projects.
  18. Supports Principal Investigator in study feasibility assessments specifically related to enrollment targets.
  19. Assists in budget creation for recruitment for study protocols.

Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.


Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.

Ability to lift up to 40 lbs independently and greater than 40 lbs with assistance
Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Sitting - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)
Standing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Walking - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
No potential for exposure to blood and body fluids


About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 27 neighborhood locations and a total of 638 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 70 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been ranked on Fortune magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for fourteen consecutive years and named one of the “100 Best Companies” by Working Mother magazine.  We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values.  We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

Have questions about the recruitment process?  Check out What to Expect.

Address:  1920 Briarcliff Road, Atlanta, GA  30329
Function:  Research - Research

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

Job Segment: Clinical Research, Medical Research, Patient Care, Pediatric, Data Management, Healthcare, Data