Research Support - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
Job description: The Department of Anesthesiology is looking for a Research Coordinator Supervisor to join our growing research team and initiatives. We are specifically looking for an individual to oversee the progress of multiple clinical research protocols - from inception to completion. This would involve the management and monitoring of projects moving through the IRB approval process and through the University contracting process and the daily oversight and direction of the activities of individual Research Assistants (RA) - including insuring that RA effort allocations are consistent with contracted funding and are equitably distributed to unfunded Departmental research. This individual would be expected to assist the RAs in the development of data-collection instruments, data entry and basic data analysis. This individual would also be responsible to developing processes for tracking Department research activities and developing periodic reports to the Vice Chair and Chair.
Our Department is committed to encouraging and supporting the research efforts of our faculty, both in the clinical arena and the basic sciences. We have a team of research assistants who are available to assist in faculty clinical projects, as well as a well-established internal review and advisory process to help those faculty refine their ideas and to aid them in moving from that idea through the successful completion of that project. Support is also provided for all aspects of the IRB application process. More at: https://www.med.umn.edu/anesthesiology
Protocol/Study Management (50%) • Duties are determined by protocol-specific requirements and may include any research activity from protocol development through study closeout. The incumbent may assume responsibility for continuity of research subject care and follow the subject from beginning to completion of the study • File IRB applications and follow up as appropriate • Facilitate the successful implementation of the IRB approved protocol; read and interpret clinical protocols, assess study related needs, and provide input to facilitate implementation • Assign members of the Departments research team to specific research projects and to oversee their continued engagement with those projects until their completion • Demonstrate effective and efficient communication with study sponsors, monitors, department, University, and hospital staff • Complete and maintain essential, source, and regulatory documents. • Organize data collected into databases, spreadsheets and reporting mechanisms, and ensure accuracy of data entry • Prepare study budgets, prepare contract and regulatory documents; monitor study expenses
Manage subject participation in research protocol (30%) • Recruit potential subjects • Participate in protecting the rights of research subjects via execution of informed consent and compliance with HIPPA requirements • Determine subject eligibility, and maintain compliance with protocol eligibility requirements • Perform study specific procedures for the collection of research data • Collect and ship specimens for research, laboratory, or clinical testing as required • Maintain study databases to track the status of participants • Follow up study participants via data collection from medical records, in person interviews, and by telephone • Review data collection forms for completeness and accuracy, and abstract data from medical records using standard forms
Administrative (20%) • Provide education University faculty and staff of regulatory and research obligations in relation to clinical research activities • Communicate with clinical teams to foster an environment of quality research participation within the context of exceptional clinical care • Facilitate new project development • Support quality improvement initiatives • Lead staff by setting priorities, developing procedures, assigning work, and maintaining schedules • Determine appropriate development and training opportunities for staff • Assist the Department with gaining EPIC access for visiting scholars and for students in accordance with Fairview's electronic medical record access policies
The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including: · Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave · Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans · Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts · Excellent retirement plans with employer match · Disability and employer paid life insurance · Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums · Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition · Student loan forgiveness opportunity · Opportunities for growth and promotion · Employee Assistance Program For more information regarding benefits: https://humanresources.umn.edu/sites/humanresources.umn.edu/files/2019_tcd-cslr-75100-ben-0105-7_1.pdf
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials. Required Qualifications: • BA/BS with at least 5 years of clinical research experience or an advanced degree with 3 years of experience or a combination of related education and work experience to equal 9 years. • Previous supervisory experience • Experience with University of Minnesota Ethos IRB system or comparable experience with IRB rules and procedures related to human research • Demonstrated proficiency with basic office software such as Microsoft Office, and databases (especially Excel). • Experience with development of SOP s • Ability to simultaneously manage multiple research projects from several PIs
Preferred Qualifications: • Certification as a Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC, CCRP, or similar certification) • Experience with research database software including REDcap, Oncore, Epic, and Microsoft Access • Prior experience in database management, statistics, and writing of scientific reports is highly desirable • Prior experience with research contracting, specifically with industry • Familiarity with medical terminology and electronic medical records • Familiarity with University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Medical Center Fairview hospitals and clinics • Interest in clinical outcomes research and patient care is important, with a demonstrated education record including courses in health sciences research and statistical methods • Critical thinker and detail oriented
Internal Number: 329300
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