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Independently, the Research Project Coordinator will serve as a Research Project Associate for multiple research protocols that examine neurodegenerative disorders. Complete administrative duties on several projects. Recruit and schedule patient appointments. Conduct recruitment interviews and consent participants into studies. Interact effectively and have direct communication with patients and families. Collect demographic information. Maintain and update patient and research databases. Participate in lab activities as required, including but not limited to transport of lab samples; ordering/maintaining supplies and equipment; performing telephone screens; preparing exam rooms; equipment and source documents for patient visits; filing; data entry, and other similar jobs. Interface with the Institutional Review Board (IRB), and assist with maintaining consent forms and other IRB-related matters. The Research Project Coordinator will review clinical study protocol and consent form documents to prepare the written study application/report to the IRB, ensure protocols meet regulatory rules and guidelines and review and verify site regulatory files. Independently maintain biosample repository including consenting, registering, coordinating, storage, and dispensation of specimens.
Bachelor's degree in biology, neurobiology or related field, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Theoretical knowledge of neurodegenerative disorders.
Working knowledge of human subjects research policies and procedures.
Working knowledge of research protocols in order to screen patients for eligibility, initiate treatment plan, collect specimens, and orient participating physicians. Must be able to maintain confidentiality.
Knowledge of laboratory procedures and values. Demonstrated ability to interpret procedures to determine patient eligibility and potential toxicities.
Demonstrated experience with computer word processing software, including Linux and Windows. Demonstrated ability to use statistical software applications.
Excellent interpersonal skills including tact, diplomacy and flexibility with the ability to work in a team framework in conjunction with principles of community with staff, faculty and students. Participate and contribute to discussions regarding procedures and goals of department.
Familiarity with the Institutional Review Board; experience preparing and submitting continuing review materials, amendments, and other regulatory documents to an IRB.
Familiarity with regulatory documents needed for the conduct of clinical trials.
Bilingual English/Spanish or demonstrated ability to speak Spanish.
Must be a Certified Phlebotomy Technician 1 (CPT1).
Must have access to reliable transportation.
Must be willing and able to travel from La Jolla to Hillcrest and other locations.
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