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Research Associate I - (Women's Oncology Program)

Description

Purpose:

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is currently hiring a regular full-time Clinical Research Associate I to help support the Women's Oncology Clinical Research Services team located at Magee Women's Hospital in Oakland/Pittsburgh, PA.  This role will support the Women's Health Oncology Disease Center program studies (Breast & Gyne Oncology) working Monday through Friday daylight hours. 

Under the direction of the Clinical Research Manager, the research associate will work with physicians, nurses and allied health professionals to facilitate clinical research trials provided through the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) and UPMC Cancer Centers and to independently execute job functions related to protocol management.

Under the direction of the Clinical Research Manager, the research associate will work with physicians, nurses and allied health professionals to facilitate clinical research trials provided through the University of Pittsburgh Cancer Institute (UPCI) and UPMC Cancer Centers and to independently execute job functions related to protocol management.

Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for prompt and accurate data entry for protocols.
  • Assists with monitoring visits and coordinate data collection including data locks.
  • Processes study specific data collection documents into case report forms.
  • Assists the CRC in screening process and insures that patient's records, archival tissue, radiology tests, lab work results, etc. are obtained prior to patient entry into a study.
  • Responsible for lab kit preparation.
  • Demonstrates industry accepted good documentation and clinical practices during the conduct of research to collect quality data, in compliance with institutional, and statutory guidelines.
  • Maintains patient tracking spreadsheets to ensure data entry requirements are met.
  • Works with CRC in managing the visits of active and FU patients on research protocols.
  • Performs query resolution.
  • Assists in the coordination of initiation, site evaluation, monitoring visits, and audits required by the sponsor.

 

Qualifications

  • High school diploma or equivalent required.
  • Bachelor's degree in healthcare or related field

OR

  • Four (4) years of experience in clinical research and/or related setting

OR

  • Three (3) years of experience in clinical research with certification.

 AND

  • Additional skills include prior knowledge and use of Microsoft Office software produces and the ability to work with PC database applications.
  • Preferred knowledge of research methodology and prior supervisory and or/ project management experience preferred.
  • Oncology, science, and/or research experience preferred


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34

 

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