Clinical Research Coordinator I/II

Clinical Research Coordinator I/II

Date Posted December 5, 2017
Job Type Regular
Hours Per Week 40
PAVIR Job ID LIL1801.18
Salary Range DOE

Description

The Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research (PAVIR) is seeking a Clinical Research Coordinator to support the establishment of an oncology tissue repository in a joint collaboration with the Department of Defense and its affiliates. The project aims to utilize collected clinical and biological data to research cancer detection, prevention, and treatment/cure.

The Research Coordinator manages day-to-day study conduct, supports the PI in the study management activities, recruits, screens and engages with research subjects, and coordinates communication across all study team members and clinical staff.

This is a regular, full-time (40 hours a week), exempt position.

PAVIR is a nonprofit foundation affiliated with the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). As a condition of employment, all PAVIR employees are required to have an approved appointment with VAPAHCS and complete a background check before they can commence work.

Duties:

Managing subject recruitment, screening, and data collection:

  • Monitor the progress of assigned clinical research subjects and provide regular updates to the PI
  • Recruit, review new subject records, and screen subjects for eligibility for participating in research protocol
  • Consent and interview subjects to collect data on health history and lifestyle practices
  • Coordinate blood sample collection and process blood samples as needed
  • Prepare biological samples for shipment
  • Coordinate transfer of data and biological samples to the Murtha Cancer Center Biobank
  • Enter subject data into database

Managing staff communication and project activities:

  • Manage and coordinate day-to-day project and office activities
  • Work closely with the Principle Investigator (PI) to coordinate communication across study team members including those at collaborating institutions, organize meetings and conference calls and coordinate with study team members and clinical personnel
  • Organize and maintain a system for tracking and scheduling all components of the project as delineated in the Statement of Work (SOW);
  • Propose and enhance processes and tools for improving team workflow, identifying ways to streamline activities
  • Assist in generation of reports and the dissemination of site-specific project information and study progress to coordinating institutions
  • Manage the inventory of supplies and equipment

Managing and maintaining regulatory compliance, procedures, and study materials:

  • Contribute to, develop and review assessment and intervention materials, and study specific standard operation procedures (SOPs)
  • Obtain and maintain Stanford Institutional Review Board approval
  • Ensure that all monthly and annual DoD reporting requirements are met in a timely fashion
  • Coordinate the implementation of the study protocol
  • Responsible for maintaining full compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements

Other project related responsibilities:

  • Format reports, manuscripts and presentations consistent with style requirements of peer-reviewed scientific journals
  • Review published literature
  • Assist with other study-related duties as needed

Requirements:

Education:

  • Required: Bachelor degree (or equivalent experience) in biology, health sciences or related field
  • Desired: Master’s degree in biology, health sciences or related field

Work Experience:

  • Required: 2 years or more of relevant research experience, including subject recruitment and screening. Prior experience with maintaining regulatory compliance and data collection
  • Desired: Experience with the U.S. military: interacting with military personnel or veterans in a professional or research environment

Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:

  • Experience using computer programs such as Endnote and Microsoft Office products
  • Organized, detail-oriented, self-directed, and dependable
  • Strong time management skills and ability to prioritize workload
  • Ability to work as part of a team
  • Excellent Microsoft Office computer skills
  • Able to learn VA regulations and procedures regarding research
  • Effective interpersonal skills, excellent verbal communication and written skills

Environmental Conditions / Physical Demands:

Physical: Lifting up to 20 lbs occasionally, sitting and standing for long periods of time, bending, repetitive motion, etc.

Environmental: Exposure to office environment and office equipment.

PAVIR engages in nonprofit medical research and works with sponsors and the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) in administering funds for conducting research to find new and improved ways to combat human disease and help people with disabilities. Please refer to our website for additional information: www.pavir.org

PAVIR is pleased to be an Equal Opportunity Employer for minorities, women, protected Veterans, and qualified individuals with a disability. If you need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a posted position, please contact our Human Resources department.

Benefits

  • Medical Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Life Insurance – paid by PAVIR
  • Long-term Disability Insurance – paid by PAVIR
  • Short-term Disability Insurance – paid by PAVIR
  • Flexible Spending Account
  • Vacation
  • Sick Leave
  • Holidays
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan with Company Match and Profit Share
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Commuter Benefits
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