Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Location: Hyde Park Campus
The Clinical Research Coordinator 1 (CRC) is a specialized researcher working with the clinical Principal Investigator (PI) and under the direction of a departmental or lab research manager. While the Principal Investigator is primarily responsible for the overall design, conduct, and management of the clinical trial, the CRC supports, facilitates and coordinates the daily clinical trial activities and plays a critical role in the conduct of the study. By performing these duties, the CRC works with the PI, department, sponsor, and institution to support and provide guidance on the administration of the compliance, financial, personnel and other related aspects of the clinical study.
Research Conduct/Study Management:
Manages all aspects of conducting clinical trials including: screening, enrollment, subject follow-up, completion of the case report form, and adverse event reports.
Recruit and interview potential study patients with guidance from PI and other clinical research staff.
Collect, process, ship and store specimens to appropriate laboratory according to established aseptic techniques.
Identify and explain the responsibilities of Principal Investigators, research team members, sponsors, contract research organizations (CROs), and regulatory authorities related to the conduct of a clinical trial.
Coordinate the conduct of the study from startup through closeout including recruitment and screening of study subjects, obtaining informed consent, collecting research data, and ensuring protocol adherence.
Plans and coordinates patient schedule for study procedures, return visits, and study treatment schedules.
Educates patients about study procedures to be performed, visit schedule, what to report between and during visits, and the risks and benefits of the procedures.
Performs assessments at visits and monitors for adverse events.
Organizes and attends site visits from sponsors and other relevant study meetings.
Protect patients and data confidentiality by ensuring security of research data and personal health information and compliance with federal regulations and sponsor protocols.
Ensures Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) are implemented and documented in accordance to study sponsor, primary investigator, and regulatory agency specifications.
Maintains accurate and complete records which may include, but are not limited to, signed informed consent, relevant IRB approvals, source documentation, Case Report Forms (CRF's), drug dispensing logs, and study related communication.
Understand the IRB submission and review process and when and how to apply for IRB review, including facilitation of study initiation through meticulous and timely preparation of IRB submissions.
Understand the federal research regulations and identify the federal research organizationsâ™ role in regulating human research participation.
May prepare and maintain protocol submissions and revisions.
Ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy required.
Strong organizational skills required.
Strong communication skills (verbal and written) required.
Excellent interpersonal skills required.
Strong data management skills and attention to detail required.
Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Adobe Acrobat required.
Ability to read and understand complex documents (e.g., clinical trials) required.
Ability to handle competing demands with diplomacy and enthusiasm required.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree required.
One year of research experience or relevant experience preferred.
Knowledge of medical terminology/environment preferred.
NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application
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