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Human Subject Research Coordinator Training Program

Clinical Research Coordinator trainee poses in an empty hospital room


The UR CTSI Human Subject Research Coordinator Training Program can help you launch a career in clinical research. The fully paid six-month program includes an eight-week intensive training period followed by real-world experience.

After six months of satisfactory employment in the training program, trainees will be eligible to be hired as a Human Subject Research Coordinator I.

Program at a Glance

After you are hired as a Human Subject Research Coordinator Trainee, you will begin an eight-week intensive training period which will include:

  • Clinical competencies (weight, height, blood pressure, EKGs, etc.)
  • Assisting with clinical trials according to GCP standards (Good Clinical Practices)

After the eight-week training period, you will begin to gain real-world experience:

  • Assist with clinical trials in departments under the direct supervision of an experienced research coordinator. Duties may include:
    • Recruiting participants and explaining study information to participants
    • Collecting, organizing, verifying and entering study data into an electronic data capture system
    • Completing and maintaining electronic case report forms
    • Collecting and processing of study specimens
    • Maintaining study documentation


Applicants must have an associate degree or an equivalent combination of experience and education as well as excellent organizational, interpersonal and communication skills, including written communication. Prior experience as a phlebotomist and knowledge of word processing and data analysis software is preferred, but not required.


Applications are now closed. Please check back for future opportunities.

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