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Research Coordinator (QA/Auditor) - Oncology

  • Job ID: 486704239
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: M-F Daylight
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: ONC00-UPMC Hillman Cancer Center
  • Department: CRS Administration HF
  • Location: 5115 Centre Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15232
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $24.78 to $42.84 / hour

Description

Purpose:

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is currently hiring for a regular Full-Time Research Coordinator to support their Oncology Clinical Research Services (CRS) team.

The Clinical Research Services (CRS) team is made up of nearly 200 staff members who facilitate the development, implementation, coordination, internal data monitoring, and completion of oncology-focused trials at Hillman. These trials include institutional (investigator-initiated), multi-center cooperative group/National Clinical Trial Network (NCTN), consortium, and industry-sponsored trials. Using a disease-specific centers model for conducting clinical trials, CRS provides study development and implementation assistance, submissions to the FDA, IRB processing, patient recruitment, study coordination, study-specific training, data collection, and specimen collection and processing.

The Research Coordinator will work a Monday through Friday daylight schedule working as part of the Quality, Education, and Compliance team to support staff in the conduct of oncology trials at the UPMC Hillman Cancer Center.

This Research Coordinator position will serve to function with a primary focus as a monitor/auditor.  The role will also require both internal QA monitoring and multicenter site monitoring, as well as source data verification.  It will assist as needed with onboarding new employees and providing staff continuing education. This position will assist with the determination of subject eligibility.  There is potential for travel to offsite locations for monitor visits.

The role of the Research Coordinator is to plan, develop, coordinate and deliver training, continuing education, workflow support, process improvement & quality assurance monitoring to the staff of CRS. The purpose of these collective responsibilities is to enhance the quality, efficiency & productivity of CRS staff performance within clinical research coordination, data management & regulatory duties. 


Responsibilities:

  • Revise, renew and maintain IRE approval, protocols and consent forms for studies.
  • Recruit subjects for ongoing and new research studies.
  • Assist in hypothesis generation, data collection, data analysis and data presentation and publication.
  • Performs duties for approved research projects according to defined protocols and procedures including appropriate collection, recording, and storage of data.
  • Assists in data collection and data entry and quality control of data.
  • Follows appropriate research policies and procedures including all applicable laws and regulations and maintains scientific integrity including accurate data storage.
  • Perform literature reviews and generate material needed for future studies.
  • Must complete online IRB certification modules 1 and 2 (Research Practice Fundamentals) in accordance with Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh.
  • Designs and implements evaluation of processes, including evaluation of clinical site performance, evaluation of laboratory processes, protocol development, study implementation, etc.
  • Manage development and review process for all manuscripts, abstracts, and presentations generated through the activities of the research group.

 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent combination of experience and training acceptable - including experience in process evaluation, or coordinating multiple aspects of research projects (study participant recruitment, assessment, and data collection,) required. 
  • Master's degree preferred.
  • Computer Skills (Microsoft Office Products) required.
  • Demonstrated ability to accurately collect, and store research data required.
  • Excellent communication skills both verbal and written required.
  • Demonstrated ability to effectively communicate with patients, staff, and investigators as well as maintain patient confidentiality.
  • Strong organizational skills are required.
  • Must be able to work independently, and must be able to work a flexible schedule based on study needs.
  • Oncology experience preferred
  • Regulatory experience preferred


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34

  • UPMC is an Equal Opportunity Employer/Disability/Veteran

COVID-19 Vaccination Information

Individuals hired into this role must comply with UPMC’s COVID vaccination requirements upon beginning employment with UPMC. Refer to the COVID-19 Vaccination Information section at the top of this page to learn more.

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