The Precision Genomics Laboratory (PGL), jointly led by the Institute of Genomic Medicine and the Department of Pathology and Cell Biology, seeks to hire a skilled individual who has an interest in the field of genomics to work as a Project Coordinator for a research study that will evaluate the clinical utility of Whole Genome Sequencing (WGS) in Pediatric patients. Through coordination of this research study, the Project Coordinator will contribute to the mission of the PGL, which is to apply advanced genomic science in a clinically actionable setting to improve the diagnosis and treatment of human disease.
The Project Coordinator interface with PGL and IGM leadership as well as Department of Pediatrics investigators and clinical staff to oversee the implementation and management of the research study. Reporting to the Administrative Director of Precision Pathology and Genomics, the Project Coordinator will:
Develop, adopt, and implement the study protocol and workflows;
Confirmation of patient eligibility criteria and enrollment into the study;
Work with all co-investigators to ensure subject recruitment/follow-up goals are met;
Determine data management requirements for all patients enrolled, and ensure that all study forms/surveys are completed and study databases are properly maintained;
Ensure study compliance with institutional and federal regulations (i.e., HIPAA, IRB);
Cultivate and maintain relationships with a wide range of study stakeholders, including PGL and IGM leadership and Department of Pediatrics clinical teams;
Assist with progress reports and manuscript development as needed;
The incumbent will support the day-to-day oversight and management of this study, which include but are not limited to: active interaction with potential participants, participating in weekly meetings with study team and laboratory staff, data collection, maintaining screening and recruitment logs, obtaining in-person informed consent, collecting biospecimens as needed (i.e., blood, saliva, urine), and assessing and reporting barriers to recruitment. S/he will perform other related duties as assigned.
Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus three years of related experience.
The position requires excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills, attention to detail and the ability to work independently. Proficiency in Microsoft Office is required.
Bilingual in English/Spanish preferred.
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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