Job Title:

Clinical Research Coordinator


Black Tusk Research Group


Vancouver , BC


The Clinical Research Coordinator will report to a Senior Research Coordinator and a Project Manager.


Black Tusk Research Group is a Site Management Organization (SMO) located in downtown Vancouver that specializes in operating clinical research for hospital-based investigators. This ranges from carrying out specific duties of the project including design, start-up, budgeting, financial reporting, recruitment, data collection, and study close out, to project managing from start to finish. Professional integrity and patient centered care are among our core values. We provide efficient and optimal regulatory, administrative, and project management support for clinical investigators within the Respiratory Division, Healthy Heart Clinic, Critical Care (Intensive Care unit), Pathology and the UBC Centre for Heart Lung Innovation at St. Paul’s Hospital. Our group manages both academic-grant funded and pharmaceutical/biotech funded studies, involving drugs and devices ranging across many disciplines: respiratory diseases including Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) (bronchitis and emphysema), asthma, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), cystic fibrosis (CF), as well as cardiovascular disease research, acute illnesses such as sepsis and pneumonia, Alzheimer’s disease and dementia, and many others. This support runs the full gamut from trial initiation through study close-out.


The Clinical Research Coordinator will coordinate clinical research projects out of the ICU and Heart Clinics at Saint Paul’s Hospital. They will run the day to-day research activities related to study participant enrollment, biological material sampling, maintenance of regulatory documents and all relevant data; provide supervision and training to research assistants and summer students; and perform other related duties as required.


  • Participating in project development, planning and execution.
  • Administering 6 minute walk tests, temperature checks, questionnaires, conducting spirometry, adverse event reporting, and other operational activities associated with study visits.
  • Developing work priorities for research projects, setting timelines and ensuring research objectives and deadlines are met.
  • Attending meetings to define strategy, goals, and scope of a research project.
  • Providing input into recruiting participants, conducting surveys, and extracting data.
  • Participating in study planning and execution to ensure research is conducted according to study protocols.
  • Maintenance and distribution of study drug supply and inventory.
  • Maintain professional levels of communication at all times, to strengthen existing collaborations with research.
  • Clinical chart review and screening for eligibility of potential study participants.
  • Obtaining informed consent from research participants or substitute decision maker.
  • Coordinating study procedures and participant's study visits.
  • Coordinating acquisition of data from multiple sources and individuals.
  • Responsible for maintaining the accuracy, accessibility, and confidentiality of study files and regulatory documents.


  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in a relevant discipline.
  • Clinical research experience preferred.
  • TCPS certified preferred.
  • GCP training preferred.
  • SoCRA certification (CCRP) preferred.
  • Transportation of Dangerous Goods and Handling Training preferred.
  • Administrative experience, skills and some knowledge in research coordination.
  • Knowledge of and experience in qualitative data collection. Experience working with people in a health care, academic, and/or research environment preferred.
  • Excellent computer skills (word processing; excel).
  • Working knowledge of lCH/GCP regulations.
  • Demonstrated ability to think critically, analytically and respond in a broad range of activities with a high level of independence.
  • Exceptional organizational skills and demonstrated ability to maintain a high level of efficiency and accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to demonstrate tact and respect.
  • Demonstrated effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated initiative and the willingness to work closely with members of a research team to ensure problems are resolved quickly and appropriately.
  • Ability to exercise good judgment, work under pressure, prioritize work-load and meet deadlines.
  • Ability to be self-directed, and to work both independently and within a team environment.


If you have the skills and experience required for this position, please forward your resume to:


Posted 2021-11-18

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