Digestive Health Institute Research Program Coordinator Position in Urbana Illinois

Urbana-Champaign, IL

Employment Type: Permanent Specialty: Gastroenterology Job Number: 16519

Physician Group is seeking research active BE/BC Gastroenterologist to join our twelve-member Digestive Health Institute (DHI) as the Research Program Coordinator for the Digestive Health Institute.The Digestive Health Institute provides an attractive clinical practice environment. 
  • Treat patients in a state-of-the-art, 10-suite procedural lab
  • All services for Gastroenterology and Colon-Rectal surgeons are provided seamlessly in a centralized area which includes exam rooms, preparation and recovery bays, procedural rooms and space for research
  • Call 1: 8
  • Advanced digestive health services and programs that include but not limited to the following: EUS, ERCP, VCE, Fibroscan, Double Balloon Enteroscopies, Manometry, etc.
  • Multidisciplinary teams and care navigators provide comprehensive care clinics for IBD, Cancer and Hepatology patients
  • Enjoy individual clinical autonomy combined with the efficiency of a financially-sound and innovative multispecialty group practice
  • Four Advanced Practice Providers  see clinic patients; three  Advanced Practice Providers  work  with the on-call physician in the hospital
  • Excellent and experienced nursing staff  

Administratively, the Research Program Coordinator will lead the development of a strategy to grow the Digestive Health Institute’ s clinical research program. The Program Coordinator, in partnership with clinical and operational teams, provides direction for the digestive health clinical trials program, supports growth of a clinical research culture and engages in collaborative research with the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Protected time for administration of the research program will be provided to conduct the following:
  • Develop strategy to grow and integrate the DHI research program into the clinical care environment
  • Secure clinical trials that advance the DHI clinical program and support the needs of our patient population
  • Mentor new physician researchers and provide training for physicians engaging in clinical trials and clinical research
  • Expand the research portfolio into other types of research (i.e. investigator led)
  • Serve as a resource and subject matter expert for physicians or residents and students developing a research protocol.

  •   MD or MD-PhD
  • Board Certified or Board Eligible
  • Strong background in diseases of the digestive system
  • Five (5) or more years of clinical research experience
  • Experience with pharmaceutical clinical trials
  • Experience with collaborative academic translational research, preferred

  • Familiarity with regulatory processes governing clinical research including FDA
  • Understanding of mechanisms to foster clinical research culture and mentor new investigators
  • Ability to work in a partnered environment

excellent benefit package including health/dental/life insurance, 403-B plan with employer match, LTD,  relocation allowance, CME allowance, and paid malpractice insurance with 100% tail insurance covered.

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