Clinical Research Coordinator

Department/Program: CCFV, Research Services 
Type of Employment: Temporary Hourly FT long-assignment (100% FTE) for one year
  x 2 position(s)
Req ID: 133442 
Union Status: Research, Management/Non Union Bargaining Unit
Compensation: As Per Health Centre Scale

Posting Date: May 30, 2022
Closing Date: Open Until Filled
Start Date: ASAP


IWK Health is an internationally recognized and respected academic health sciences centre located in Halifax, Nova Scotia, providing tertiary and primary care for two million women, children, youth and families across the Atlantic region. IWK Health is committed to employment equity and the reduction of barriers to employment and career growth. We encourage all who self-identify as Indigenous, Black/African Nova Scotians, Persons of Colour, Immigrants/Newcomers, Persons with Disabilities, 2SLGBTQIA+ to apply and self-identify.

Position Summary

The Clinical Research Coordinator reports to the Director. Field Management, CCfV and provides overall coordination of assigned studies in accordance with CCfV Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and sponsor guidelines under the guidance of the Investigator and the Director.

The Clinical Research Coordinator will provide overall support for the coordination of research studies including, but not limited to: recruitment, clinical visits, preparing for monitoring visits, ethics submissions and correspondence.


• Coordinate the design of study specific documents such as ethics submission documents, source documentation, letters of correspondence, reports of studies to physicians and participants
• Assess the staff requirements (nurses, research assistants) for pre-study preparation, recruitment, enrollment follow-up
• Orient and supervise research nurses and assistants in the conduct of the study protocol
• Coordinate and perform study recruitment, bookings, enrollments, and follow-up with the assistance of other research nurses and assistants
• Ensure study documentation and study files are appropriately maintained
• Report SAEs to the sponsor and REB following established guidelines
• Oversee study product accountability and randomization practices
• Coordinate sponsor monitoring visits
• Promote good relations with community and health centers and doctors involved with recruitments

Skills, Knowledge, Education and Experience:

• Organization skills and planning, including developing a work schedule, monitoring progress towards goals, and tracking details, data, information, and activities; able to effectively multi-task
• Able to establish and maintain positive working relationships with others, both internally and externally
• Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; able to speak, listen and write in a clear, thorough, and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques
• Able to work both independently as well as cooperatively and effectively with others
• Demonstrate a high level of time management and decision-making skills regarding setting priorities based on deadlines (both internal and external)
• Strong attention to detail

Minimum Qualifications:

• Bachelor of Nursing
• A minimum of 2 years’ nursing experience with strong clinical skills
• Experience in a clinical trial environment strongly preferred
• Excellent time management skills and experience
• Basic knowledge in research and/or project accounting systems strongly preferred
• Excellent oral and written communication skills
• Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, MS Project), Adobe Acrobat, WordPress, and social media platforms
• Strong interpersonal skills

Thank you for your interest in IWK Health. We will only contact those applicants selected for interview/testing. Applicants we invite to participate in an assessment process (such as an interview or testing) have the right to request accommodation. Please discuss your needs when invited to the assessment process.

 Please note: our offer of employment is conditional upon the completion and satisfactory results of all applicable background checks and confirmation of credentials.

Additionally, as per Nova Scotia’s COVID-19 Vaccine mandate, any offer of employment will be conditional upon submitting proof of full vaccination status. Medical exceptions or any other kind of requested exception based upon the Health Centre’s obligations pursuant to the Nova Scotia Human Rights Code will be considered on a case-by-case basis.


Applications are accepted until 11:59 PM on the Closing Date.

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