Trauma Research Coordinator

Requisition ID
Employment Type
Full Time
Research Department
Hours / Pay Period
Standard Hours
Monday - Friday (8:00am - 5:00pm)
Facility / Process Level : Name
CHI Health


CommonSpirit Health was formed by the alignment of Catholic Health Initiatives (CHI) and Dignity Health. With more than 700 care sites across the U.S. & from clinics and hospitals to home-based care and virtual care services CommonSpirit is accessible to nearly one out of every four U.S. residents. Our world needs compassion like never before. Our communities need caring and our families need protection. With our combined resources CommonSpirit is committed to building healthy communities advocating for those who are poor and vulnerable and innovating how and where healing can happen both inside our hospitals and out in the community.


Responsible for administration, oversight, management, implementation, and accountability of clinical research, data collection activities and clinical operations for Trauma research program. Coordinates project activities and regulatory approvals.

Essential Key Job Responsibilities

  • Facilitates research activities in partnership with the Trauma Medical Director and Research Administration colleagues leveraging clinical experiences in related specialty area. Is familiar with resources available in the institution and locally.
  • Completes grant, journal, and publication writing duties and responsibilities as assigned. Maintain standards of publication and authorship.
  • Serves as the primary liaison for internal and external project sponsors, routinely informing key stakeholders of project plans, status updates, milestones (including subject enrollment metrics, timely data collection and submission and related contracted and/or grant goals) through regular reporting and coordinated discussions. 
  • Promotes and adheres to responsible conduct of research (scientific ethics) policies. Maintain a professional attitude with patients, visitors and other hospital personnel while assuring confidentiality of patient information and other hospital information.
  • Conceive, plan and conduct research for trauma-related grant opportunities and funding using advanced search techniques.  Possess proficiency in searching funding sources through on-line databases and printed resource material.  
  • Assist the members of the Division of Trauma Surgery and Surgical Critical Care in the development of documents and proposals in response to Requests for Proposals from private foundations and governmental funding sources. Includes preparation of the RFP.
  • Provides methodological approaches appropriate to the problem to be addressed. Develops well-defined objectives and thinks things through. Completes projects efficiently and accurately. 
  • Meets target delivery dates in studies and especially in collaborative ventures. 
  • Has a strong working knowledge of GCP, ICH, DHHS, OIG and FDA regulations and depth of clinical expertise in the assigned area is required along with familiarity of all applicable federal and state regulations and institutional policies. Coordinates the process flow of a study from initial concept to IRB through the final study closure. Facilitates feasibility reviews based upon governing policies. 
  • Support and guide trauma related projects through the Creighton or outside IRB approval process from drafting of the IRB proposal in conjunction with study principle investigator to respond to queries in order to gain IRB approval as soon as possible. 
  • Evaluates external and internal databases for potential use in Trauma related studies and when necessary, combines available databases to facilitate Trauma related studies. 
  • Actively manages Trauma related multi-center studies in order to adhere to study requirements and coordinates participation with sponsoring organizations. 
  • Supports all Trauma related scientific study abstract and manuscript development and submission process, maintaining communication with scientific journals.  
  • Supports all Trauma related scientific presentation submissions meeting appropriate submission deadlines. 



Master’s or post graduate degree in related field required


Doctoral degree in related field; experience with statistical analysis preferred


Mathematical, scientific, reasoning, and oral and written communication expertise adequate to oversee and maintain a viable, productive research program required.



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