Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The Department of Neurology has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Neuro Oncology Research Coordinator.
The Research Coordinator will work closely with the Alvord Brain Tumor Center clinical team to develop and maintain research procedures for the clinical trials program. The Research Coordinator will also serve as point person in close partnership with faculty and pharmaceutical sponsors for clinical trials. This position is responsible for implementing multiple human subjects research projects in compliance with institutional guidelines.
The Alvord Brain Tumor Center, part of the UW Medicine Neurosciences Institute, is the premier neuro oncology center in the pacific northwest. Our goal is to help people with brain tumors live longer and better — both in our community and around the world. We are looking for a research coordinator to help us with this lifesaving work.
This position must be able to work independently on multiple research projects without benefit of written policies or procedures. This position requires daily interaction with patient, caregivers, pharmaceutical sponsors, physicians, and other health care personnel (e.g. nurses, patient care coordinators).
Protocol Management and Development: • Serve as the point-person for tracking tasks and documents between UW and all collaborative sites (e.g. SOPs, enrollment, site challenges) and provide reports to faculty leadership on a weekly basis. • Design, develop, document and maintain policies and procedures for patient registration and protocol implementation to ensure that research execution meets Good Clinical Practice guidelines. • Design, create and revise research instruments (e.g. case report forms) as necessary to ensure quality data that satisfies research objectives. • Design, document and implement procedures for audits to assure protocol compliance and to ensure research data quality. • Develop and implement corrective action plans to ensure protocol adherence and data integrity. • Ensure that projects are executed successfully and completed within needed timeframes to meet research objectives. • Attend weekly research meetings at UW and SCCA to coordinate research studies between sites.
Patient Management: • Participate in recruiting, screening, treatment and follow up for neuro oncology patients. • Schedule appointments, tests and procedures to facilitate protocol adherence, billing compliance, and to ensure accurate and reliable data collection. Monitor patients and interact closely with clinical providers to ensure patient safety and protocol adherence. • Communicate with outside physicians who are interested in referring patients to UWMC/SCCA for Neuro-Oncology clinical trials.
Analysis and Reporting: • Participate in data management and basic data analysis for clinical trials. • Perform analysis and prepare interim reports for principal investigators, industry sponsors and Institutional Review Board to ensure that each project is moving toward timely completion. • This position will work with clinical research involving human subjects within UW Medicine and therefore clinical research training is required. The training requirement for this position includes UW Medicine-specific as well as general training. • Understand clinical trial budget and billing plan for patients enrolled on clinical trials. Work with internal partners to ensure clinical trials are performed in accordance with institutional requirements for billing compliance. Contribute to financial audits as necessary. Communicate with investigators and research staff when financial milestones have been met.
Other Duties as Assigned: • Complete other projects and assignments as assigned. • Participate in study start up including contracts, institutional review board, scientific review, budget development and negotiation.
Bachelor’s Degree in psychology, communications, business or other related filed. Minimum of 2 years of experience in clinical research project coordination.
Additional Requirements: • Knowledge of FDA and NIH requirements relating to research involving human subjects. • Experience in clinical trial development, implementation and analysis. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. • Intermediate to advanced skills in Microsoft Office. • Successful ability to prioritize competing deadlines to successfully meet deadlines and project milestones. • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail. • Applicants selected for this position who have not already completed the training for clinical research involving human subjects will be required to complete it within 90 days of hire.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Working Environmental Conditions: The Neuro Oncology Research Coordinator will be a key member of the Alvord Brain Tumor clinical trials team. This position requires a flexible work schedule to multiple deadlines and requirements from internal and external UW business partners. There are stringent deadlines from pharmaceutical companies for protocol implementation and data collection. The position also requires integrating elements of research into complex patient schedules (e.g collecting and processing multiple blood specimens for pharmacokinetic sampling) may also require evening and weekend availability.
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