Job Posting: Clinical Research Coordinator

Do you find connecting with patients during challenging moments of their life rewarding? Are you a nurse passionate about cardiac care? Would you like to help further medical research? The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation (MHIF) is seeking an experienced Clinical Research Coordinator to join its outstanding research team. This is a great position for someone who enjoys working directly with patients while supporting the research endeavors of physicians from Allina Health’s Minneapolis Heart Institute. These experienced physician-researchers are dedicated to discovering and advancing breakthrough treatments to improve heart care for all.


  • Provide support, coordination and leadership for research studies that may involve industry sponsored Phase I, II, III and IV clinical trials, drug, biologic, device, government-funded clinical research, and investigator-initiated clinical research.
  • Ensure smooth, accurate progress of studies from the planning and approval stages through study completion and post-study closure.
  • Recruit and screen study participants and help facilitate continued participation.
  • Abstract data from medical records and other sources.
  • Identify, document, and assist with Institutional Review Board (IRB) mandated reporting.
  • Develop and ensure compliance with study protocols.
  • Participate in the planning, development, and budgeting for clinical trials.



  • Diploma, associate’s, or bachelor’s degree in a healthcare-related field; LPN or RN preferred
  • Minimum of two years clinical experience (cardiovascular experience in a clinical setting preferred)
  • Strong interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills with a history of working collaboratively as part of a team
  • Strong attention to detail, demonstrated critical thinking, problem solving and decision-making abilities
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and be results oriented
  • Proficiency in MS Office, Outlook, and electronic medical record systems e.g., Epic
  • Certified Clinical Research Coordinator/Professional (CCRC or CCRP) certification strongly preferred

About Us

Now in its 41st year, MHIF is one of the leading non-profit cardiovascular and vascular research and education institutions in the country. We exist to create a world without heart disease and our mission is to improve people’s lives through the highest quality cardiovascular research and education. Staffed with over 90 high caliber employees, we conduct cutting-edge clinical research and transformative community research.

How to Apply

Please visit our website or apply directly using the following link:

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Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation is an EEO/Affirmative Action employer.

Date posted: April 1, 2024

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The Minneapolis Heart Institute Foundation® (MHIF) strives to create a world without heart and vascular disease. To achieve this bold vision, we are dedicated to improving the cardiovascular health of individuals and communities through innovative research and education.

Thanks to the generosity of donors like you, we can continue this life-saving work. Please make a gift to support the area of greatest need.

Research Milestone: FDA approves device used as alternative to open-heart

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We are honored to celebrate the culmination of years of research that has resulted in new technologies for patients! In the few last weeks, we announced a similar research milestone with the FDA approval of the TriClip system for tricuspid regurgitation. We celebrated this important milestone with local media KSTP-TV, who spotlighted the importance of this new technology. We were proud to be a leading clinical site led by Global PI Dr. Paul Sorajja and the MHIF research team who contributed significant data to the pivotal trial.