Clinical Research Coordinator - Cancer Center
University of Illinois Cancer Center
The University of Illinois Cancer Center is seeking candidates for a Clinical Research Coordinator position for the Oncology Clinical Trials Office (OCTO). As part of this dynamic Cancer Center OCTO team, the Clinical Research Coordinator manages and directs the coordination and timely handling of all components of clinical research protocols, including pre- and post research activities, in and outside the clinical setting. The Clinical Research Coordinator is responsible for the implementation and conduct of multiple research projects of clinical phases (I-IV), develop effective patient recruitment strategies, coordinate comprehensive patient protocol treatment schedules to maintain compliance to protocol requirements, and oversee and participate in subject recruitment, screening, scheduling, testing, and data management for multi-faceted investigation.
Key responsibilities for this position include: Assist in the establishment and coordinate the implementation of clinical research protocol priorities and organizational structure; Notify and inform physicians, clinical staff, affiliates and grant sponsors of adverse events and protocol modifications, including their impact on the clinical research and patients enrolled at UIC; Coordinate the activation and maintenance of clinical protocols, including review and completion of submissions, amendments, and adverse event reports as required by the UIC Institutional Review Board (IRB), the National Cancer Institute's Central IRB, the Cancer Center's Protocol Review Committee and grant sponsors; Review laboratory and clinic procedures and evaluations regularly that they meet protocol compliance; Act as a liaison between physicians, clinical staff and the UIC IRB office, grant sponsors, and regulatory agencies to ensure priorities are clearly communicated and resources are allocated appropriately across multiple ongoing projects; Assist physicians and clinical staff in the identification, recruitment and enrollment strategies of patients to increase enrollment and to meet clinical research protocol requirements; Execute informed consent process and monitor patient status; enroll patients into research studies, explain the studies to the patients and their families/loved ones, and obtain/document proper informed consent; Ensure that the patient enrollment and research activities comply with the established protocols, regulatory and monitoring agency standards, and grant sponsor guidelines; Participate in conducting surveys and quality of life interviews of patients in research protocols; Assist investigators in organizing study data for grant progress reports, analyses for meeting presentations and publications.
Minimum of bachelor's degree in nursing, health science, or a health-related field and at least one year experience in a research discipline required. Experience in a clinical research setting & experience working with federal regulations and oncology research protocols highly preferred. Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) or Certified Clinical Research Professional certification preferred and required within 2 years of hire. Familiarity with medical terminology & procedures, ability to manage multiple tasks, strong interpersonal and customer service skills, excellent written & oral communications skills needed. Knowledge of Medicare Coverage Analyses & conventional care cost billing, highly desirable; experience with Electronic Medical Records, a plus. Knowledge of research protocols, principles & procedures; knowledge of aspects of clinical trials such as screening, interviewing, case report forms; knowledge of experimental design, mathematics, statistics, computerized information retrieval systems, and computer data management; ability to identify, produce, organized, evaluate and interpret data; knowledge of ethics & regulatory procedures (e.g., informed consent process, data safety and monitoring plans, principles of data collection and documentation) involved with clinical trials and other clinical research; ability to work as a member of a project team; knowledge of clinical tasks required for research (e.g., phlebotomy, centrifugation, alloquotting blood, interviewing).
For fullest consideration: Go to https://jobs.uic.edu, click on JOB BOARD, click on Clinical Research Coordinator - Cancer Center. Complete the form and attach cover letter, resume, and three references by March 3, 2017. Only letters expressing the reasons for applying and why he/she is a good fit will be considered. If you have any problems with the system please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
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The University of Illinois at Chicago is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.