Clinical Research Recruiter

New Haven, Connecticut
October 20 2021
Position Type
Full Time
Organization Type

The Clinical Research Recruiter is responsible for all activities related to recruitment of trial subjects:
  • Database development and maintenance, preselection of suitable study candidates, organize recruitment related activities pre-, per- and post study.
  • Support clinical trials by drafting/using different recruitment related documents, perform administrative activities and act as primary contact person towards the clinical trial volunteers.
  • Ensure compliance of regulatory requirements related to the protection of volunteer's confidential data.


Database Development and Maintenance:
  • Responsible for development and maintenance of the NH PCRU subject recruitment capabilities to conduct a broad range of studies.
  • Identify, explore and implement new methods for subject recruitment.
  • Coordinate the implementation of recruitment campaigns, including the design, drafting & publication of advertisements in various media.
  • Assure internal and external approvals.
  • Maintain accuracy, accessibility, and confidentiality of volunteer records and reports.

Recruitment and Screening Activities:
  • Responsible for recruiting and orienting research activities conducted; assists in scheduling and ensuring compensation of subjects with recruitment coordinator.
  • Recruit required number of subjects for studies.
  • Create letters, handle text messaging, mailings or other communication methods towards subjects.
  • Helps to manage subject phone calls and visits on site (as applicable).
  • Responsible for the collection and documentation of electronic and written data.
  • Ensure that quality, follow-up and time schedules are met.
  • Respond upon all queries specific to subject data collection.
  • Write and update recruitment related documents for subject use as appropriate.
  • Communicate protocol requirements to study subjects and contribute to compliance.
  • Demonstrate positive attitude to the subject population to ensure subject's trust in clinical research.

Support Clinical Trials (under responsibility of the Principal Investigator)
  • Assist in the conduct of clinical trials in the PCRU.
  • Collaborate closely with project team to execute projects according protocol requirements.
  • Review and provide input to designated clinic staff on assigned CPE, protocols and ICDs, as appropriate.
  • May obtain signed informed consent from candidate trial participants.
  • Assist in the data management/cleaning activities for assigned protocols.
  • Identify new options to problem solving and execution of the protocol.
  • Participate in study and staff scheduling, as appropriate.
  • Document individual subject's participation while involved in study activities.
  • Responsible for recording study data, maintaining source documentation, and updating subject database, not only specific to study participation.
  • Establish strong collaborative relationship with recruitment department to realize shared goals in recruitment of subjects and patients for CRU clinical trials.
  • Demonstrate creative thinking in suggesting new or more effective ways to recruit volunteers and patients for clinical trials.
  • Actively participate in CRU department and other meetings.
  • Community outreach efforts- evaluate appropriate venues for target population and attend events.
  • Assist in development and maintenance of social media presence including website updates.
  • Participate in PCRU teams to accomplish business needs and resolve issues.
  • Collaborate with Brussels PCRU Recruitment nurses to align and share best practices.
  • Represent the PCRU on global initiatives as subject matter expert, as appropriate.
  • Ensure data collection of high quality and transfer to relevant departments.
  • Ability to take over and manage other specific projects.
  • Ensure clinical trials are conducted in accordance with scientific, medical, and ethical principles, within regulatory requirements/guidelines, and Pfizer SOPs.
  • May participate in the different administrative parts related to the execution of Phase I clinical studies.
  • May participate in the organization of meetings and travels, meeting management (agenda and minutes).
  • Support ongoing capture and analysis of metrics to demonstrate value and increase productivity.
  • Participate in the creation and implementation of global and local SOPs.

  • Minimum of a Bachelor's Degree with 3+ years of experience, or a Master's Degree with 1+ years of experience required.
  • Experience in a clinical research environment is preferred.
  • Spanish language fluency is a must.
  • Japanese language fluency is preferred.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong computer skills including competency with MS word, excel, power point.
  • Ability to learn different operating systems (i.e. PIMS).
  • Exceptional customer service and professionalism.
  • Able to demonstrate business acumen.
  • Previous experience in functions involving a large element of people contact.
  • Prior experience in administration and/or in healthcare environment

  • Manual skills: significant portions of daily assignments involve application of manual skills requiring motor coordination with finger dexterity.
  • Physical effort: duties involve light effort. Work involves up to 5 pounds of force to lift, carry, push, pull or move objects.


  • 40-hour position; may include some weekend and evening hours.
  • Local and/or international travel as per business needs possible.

Other Job Details:
  • Eligible for Relocation Package: NO
  • Eligible for Employee Referral Bonus: YES
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Pfizer requires all U.S. new hires to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19 prior to the first date of employment. As required by applicable law, Pfizer will consider requests for Reasonable Accommodations.

Sunshine Act

Pfizer reports payments and other transfers of value to health care providers as required by federal and state transparency laws and implementing regulations. These laws and regulations require Pfizer to provide government agencies with information such as a health care provider's name, address and the type of payments or other value received, generally for public disclosure. Subject to further legal review and statutory or regulatory clarification, which Pfizer intends to pursue, reimbursement of recruiting expenses for licensed physicians may constitute a reportable transfer of value under the federal transparency law commonly known as the Sunshine Act. Therefore, if you are a licensed physician who incurs recruiting expenses as a result of interviewing with Pfizer that we pay or reimburse, your name, address and the amount of payments made currently will be reported to the government. If you have questions regarding this matter, please do not hesitate to contact your Talent Acquisition representative.

EEO & Employment Eligibility

Pfizer is committed to equal opportunity in the terms and conditions of employment for all employees and job applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, age, gender identity or gender expression, national origin, disability or veteran status. Pfizer also complies with all applicable national, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment as well as work authorization and employment eligibility verification requirements of the Immigration and Nationality Act and IRCA. Pfizer is an E-Verify employer.



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