Clinical Research Coordinator

Position Status: Full-Time, Exempt
Reports to: Director, Clinical Research
Location: New York, or Telecommute  


The Parkinson's Foundation (PF) makes life better for people with Parkinson’s disease by improving care and advancing research toward a cure. In everything we do, we build on the energy, experience, and passion of our global Parkinson's community.

A key focus of the Foundation is PD GENEration: Mapping the Future of Parkinson’s Disease. PD GENEration is a national initiative that offers genetic testing for clinically relevant Parkinson's-related genes and genetic counseling at no cost for people with Parkinson’s disease.

The Coordinator of Clinical Research will be an important member on the Clinical Research team, focusing on PD GENEration. This role will work with team members to further develop, implement, and coordinate the research, operational, and administrative activities for the successful management of PD GENEration and other clinically focused research programs sponsored by the Parkinson’s Foundation. Working within the Research Programs department, the Coordinator of Clinical Research will perform diverse duties requiring analysis, sound judgment, and a high level of knowledge of clinical research protocols.


Responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Understand and interpret research protocols and procedures and man required documentation.
  • Understand regulatory compliance and site management process in accordance with ICH Good Clinical Practices, FDA guidelines, local regulations, and Parkinson’s Foundation standard Operating procedures.
  • Monitor the collection and recording of study participant and project intervention data performing regular checks to ensure accuracy of the data consistent with the study protocol.
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with investigational sites.
  • Maintain an overview of relevant research findings.
  • Contribute to conference presentations, posters, and scientific manuscripts.
  • Participate in the publication of significant results.
  • Interact with other departments within the Foundation.
  • Prepare and write reports using Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Experience/Skills Required

  • Bachelor's degree in a science discipline.
  • Minimum of two years of experience as a Research Associate or Research Coordinator.
  • Strong collaboration in working with various professionals including researchers, physicians, nurses, and other clinical staff.
  • Ability to handle and manage multiple collaborative projects of high complexity.
  • Ability to complete assignments accurately and with attention to detail.
  • Ability to analyze, organize and prioritize work.
  • Ability to process and handle confidential information with discretion.
  • Experience with Electronic Data Capture (EDC) systems.
  • Experience with electronic databases (data entry, data cleaning, database development) is a plus.
  • Ability to successfully work in an independent manner and/or in a collaborative team environment.
  • Excellent communication skills.
  • Able to follow verbal and written instructions.
  • CITI and/or CCRP certification is a plus.
  • Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience and/or certifications may be considered.
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate, multi-task and work effectively in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrates the organizational values of excellence, teamwork, collaboration, integrity, positivity, dedication, and responsiveness.


Range: $40,000-$50,000/year

Salary for this position depends on prior experience. In addition, a comprehensive benefits package is included.

How to Apply

Please email resume and cover letter to Applicant review will continue until the position is filled. Please indicate the job title in the subject line. Resumes without cover letters will not be considered. No phone calls please.

The Parkinson’s Foundation is an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion in our culture and in our work on behalf of people with Parkinson's disease.

All new hires are required to be fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus, subject to any legally required accommodations.

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