Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
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The University of Washington's Division of Medical Oncology's includes faculty members located at the UW Medical Center, the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, and the VA Puget Sound Health Care System. Over the past 25 years, members of the Division have developed the world's leading bone marrow transplant program. In addition, members of the Division have made substantial contributions to many other areas of cancer treatment, including the use of tumor vaccines, cellular therapy for cancer, antibody-based treatments, and novel forms of chemotherapy and hormonal therapy. Our Division is deeply committed to maintaining its position as one of the leading centers for research and treatment of cancer in the world.
The Division of Medical Oncology has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Regulatory Coordinator. This position will provide regulatory support to the Breast Cancer Research Program. At any given time, there will be approximately 40 active clinical research trials and anywhere from 15 to 20 trials in the process of being activated. This position will oversee all aspects of submission and continuous reporting to the relevant regulatory agencies, including the Institutional Review Board, the Food and Drug Administration, the Institutional Biosafety Committee, the institutional Radiation Safety Committee, and the pharmaceutical sponsor, funding foundation, or governmental agency. In addition, this position will have knowledge of and represent these research programs in all regulatory affairs requirements mandated by the three Cancer Consortium partner institutions: the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, and the University of Washington, in addition to the governmental regulatory requirements.
This position is required to use some independent judgment and should have knowledge of the academic clinical trial healthcare regulatory operations to effectively facilitate the work flow and promote a collaborative work environment. The position will maintain dynamic communication with the study investigators, research staff, numerous University, SCCA, and FHCRC departments, federal agencies, and industry partners.
This position is supervised by and reports to the Regulatory and Clinical Trial Implementation Manager.
This position will work with minimal supervision performing work assignments and will work closely with the Regulatory and Clinical Trial Implementation Manager, Research Manager, Study Coordinators, Research/Regulatory Assistants and Fiscal staff. This position will need to understand the research protocols and translate research needs into appropriate regulatory requirements. It will integrate information from multiple sources and use specialized regulatory knowledge of the governing clinical research policies, to ensure all clinical trials are compliant with applicable federal and institutional regulations.
This position requires some independent decision making in all aspects of the research study start up process as well as ongoing regulatory study maintenance. This position will be responsible for expeditious coordination of the regulatory submissions in the study start-up phase and already open studies to meet sponsor and institutional timelines, which is a key metric by which the sponsor assesses the site. This position is required to coordinate efforts across the Alliance partners including UWMC, FHCRC, and SCCA departments and staff.
This position is critical to the success of the Breast Cancer Research Program and will be providing assistance with oversight of research regulatory compliance. This position will not only impact these research programs, but also the Division of Medical Oncology ensuring compliance with all regulatory requirements. It will require a strong partnership with faculty and staff within and external to the program.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of Food and Drug Administration, International Conference on Harmonization (ICH), Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), and Good Clinical Practice (GCP) policies and guidelines as they relate to conduction of human clinical trials.
Knowledge of regulatory and administrative requirements of clinical research and translational research projects.
Understanding of theoretical objectives of clinical research projects.
Strong organization, communication, and interpersonal skills to work effectively with study sponsors, investigators, and research personnel involved in research projects.
The mission statement of the University of Washington Medical Center states that the Medical Center serves as a research resource, providing an environment in which clinical research may be conducted. This position is essential to that mission. This position provides significant contributions to research development, implementation and regulatory compliance for the Division of Medical Oncology. The regulatory coordinator is responsible for overseeing the regulatory affairs of the Breast Cancer Research Program's clinical trials. This individual will be responsible for overseeing the management of approximately 40 active clinical trials, in addition to the start up of an additional 15-20 clinical trials. At any one time up to 100 oncology patients will be enrolled on these clinical trials.
This position must be able to work with minimal supervision on multiple research projects without benefit of written policies or procedures. This position works closely with the Regulatory and Clinical Trial Implementation Manager and requires daily interaction with physicians, research staff at collaborating institutions, pharmaceutical company sponsors and any other groups integral to the successful completion of research projects.
This position is partially responsible for ensuring that the Breast Cancer Research Program clinical trials meet regulatory requirements and are compliant with federal and institutional policies. This will necessitate research protocol submissions to various institutional and external IRBs, ongoing tracking of annual IRB renewals, submission of annual reviews, modifications to existing protocols, SAEs and protocol deviations to the appropriate IRB.
Help oversee regulatory affairs coordination as outlined by protocol objectives.
Modify clinical research trial consent forms in accordance with CFR and FDA guidelines, ensuring all appropriate “Elements of Informed Consent”. Translate complicated research protocol requirements into language easily understandable by research participants.
Assist faculty in writing Investigational New Drug applications and annual reports for investigator-initiated clinical trials. Coordinate initial and ongoing submissions, and annual reports to the Food and Drug Administration.
Maintains and update all required regulatory documents (FDA Form 1572 and/or 1571, Protocol Signature Page, Investigator Brochure, Financial Disclosure, laboratory accreditations, laboratory reference ranges, investigators’ and research staffs’ CVs, medical licensures, safety reports and related forms per sponsor or federal requirements)
Assist in the development of protocols for therapeutic clinic trials as well as minimal risk translational research projects and chart reviews.
Maintain knowledge and understanding of all active Breast Cancer Research Program clinical trials to ensure regulatory compliance.
Develop guidance documents for study coordinators.
Develop presentations and educate study coordinators on various regulatory procedures.
Other duties as deemed necessary
As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Bachelor's degree in biology of health-related field plus one year of regulatory affairs experience.
Knowledge of IRB submission procedures, FDA and NIH requirements relating to research involving human subjects.
Experience using electronic data submission software.
Sound knowledge of Microsoft Office, Word, Excel.
Experience in clinical trial processes, implementation of research protocols and excellent written and verbal communication skills, and attention to detail.
Able to work with minimal supervision and be a team player; to maintain positive vision, sense of humor, and flexibility; to multi task and as priorities change, maintaining a professional demeanor at all times.
Applicants selected for this position who have not already completed the training for clinical research involving human subjects will be required to complete this within 90 days of hire.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
A minimum of one year regulatory affairs experience.
Previous experience working with research trial regulatory affairs.
Knowledge of University of Washington/Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center/Seattle Cancer Care Alliance regulatory processes.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Sitting at desk for majority of hours worked; working on a computer and on the telephone in a cubicle in a public area with little privacy. Ability to multi-task and be flexible is crucial as priorities change throughout each day. May have to respond to multiple requests for information (email, voicemail, fax, verbal), determining priorities.
There may be externally imposed deadlines over which individual has no control that require a flexible schedule in order to accommodate, such as study sponsors', research program needs, grant deadlines, and faculty needs. These deadlines may require work outside of standard operating hours to meet programmatic needs. This position is located in a clinical and research environment that is located at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance on the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center campus.
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