| Advertised Summary Job Description: A Clinical Research Coordinator is needed to oversee the management of studies involving the genetics and early detection of pancreatic and colorectal cancer. This is an exciting and challenging position for an individual who is motivated to work in an innovative academic center on novel cancer prevention and genetics research. |
The Coordinator will be responsible for the day-to-day management of colorectal and pancreatic cancer projects/clinical trials, including regulatory related procedures such as IRB new study applications, continuing reviews, renewals, amendments and modifications. Create and maintain regulatory binders and files essential documents for each project/trial. Assist in the coordination of tests and visits for patients/subjects and work with the study team to maximize work efficiency and productivity. Coordinate data management requirements and other aspects of clinical research protocols being conducted through the Division of Digestive and Liver Diseases and Pancreas Center.
Manage discrete tasks as well as overall project workflow. Recruit, enroll/register subjects and obtain confirmation of subject eligibility in accordance to protocol. Coordinate all aspects of multiple studies focused on possible collection of data, blood and tissue specimens, while ensuring protocol compliance and promoting patient safety. Determine patient eligibility, including extracting data from various electronic medical record systems. Communicate with both internal and external collaborators. Prepare educational materials for participants and manage content of program website (recruitment content may require IRB approval). Create and maintain Microsoft Access/Excel/Other subject tracking databases. Disseminate study updates and supplies to various project/trial sponsors, coordinators, surgeons, and investigators.
Participate in weekly research-in-progress meetings with PI and research team and discuss trial statuses and recruitment/enrollment updates. Assist in data preparation, analysis, and presentation at local and national meetings; and with manuscript drafting and preparation for publication. Perform additional duties as assigned.
General Minimum Qualifications: Requires a bachelor's degree, biological sciences preferred, or equivalent in education, training and experience, plus three years of research-related experience.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Master's degree in related field preferred and would substitute for experience. Minimum of 2 years clinical research or similar experience. Comfortable with patient/subject and clinical staff interaction. Experience with study protocols; IRBs; liaising with various internal and external clinics, departments, and hospitals; and implementing protocol guidelines. Experience with collecting, processing, and shipping bio-specimens. Excellent team player with ability to multi-task, prioritize and work independently. Exceptional data management skills and experience working with Microsoft Excel and Access, as well as with statistical programming. Strong critical thinking skills, quantitative skills, effective communication and exceptional organizational skills are essential.
Preferred Qualifications: Experience/training in cancer research highly desirable. Knowledge of medical terminology and experience with medical record data extraction a plus. SAS statistical programming knowledge or equivalent preferred.
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