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Research Coordinator - (Clinical Trials Operations) - Oncology

Description

Purpose:

UPMC Hillman Cancer Center is currently hiring a regular full-time Research Coordinator to help support the Clinical Research Services (CRS) team located within the Hillman Cancer Center in Shadyside/Pittsburgh, PA.

This role will support the Clinical Trials Operations team while working a Monday through Friday daylight schedule.

The Clinical Research Services (CRS) team is made up of nearly 200 staff members who facilitate 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.

This Research Coordinator position will involve developing tools to help build relationships with the community to facilitate enrollment of participants into clinical studies, developing metrics and tools for evaluation of clinical research sites, preparing evaluation reports that summarize the effectiveness of sites and of other network processes such as protocol development, laboratory initiatives, etc, administering research questionnaires, collecting, entering and verifying data, assisting in quality control procedures, providing regulatory reviews and updates for the network, writing clinical study protocols and sample informed consent documents, and providing general clinical research assistance. Candidates should possess strong organizational skills and effective communication skills to interact with clinical site personnel, participants, funders, and research and medical staff.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in hypothesis generation, data collection, data analysis, and data presentation. Assists in data collection, data entry, and quality control of data.
  • Designs and implements evaluation of processes, including evaluation of clinical site performance, evaluation of laboratory processes, protocol development, study implementation, etc.
  • Prepares and develops custom and standard reports within the Clinical Trial Management System (CTMS) reporting program.
  • Manages CTMS access, training distribution/tracking, internal central system functions, and data collection form development as required by management.
  • Facilitate and process remote access agreements for Clinical Research Services department.
  • Follows appropriate research policies and procedures including all applicable laws and regulations and maintains scientific integrity including accurate data storage.
  • Performs duties for approved research projects according to defined protocols and procedures including appropriate collection, recording, and storage of data.
  • Actively participates in the department's quality improvement efforts.
  • When assigned, complete special projects and performs other related duties according to agreed-upon goals and parameters
  • Performs other duties as assigned.
 

 

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; SQL server experience preferred
  • 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 required. Must be able to work independently, must be able to work a flexible schedule based on study needs.


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