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The Senior Clinical Research Coordinator will play an important role in the management of two multicenter clinical trials:� 1) a pivotal, NIH-funded, multicenter clinical trial entitled, “Chronic Venous Thrombosis: Relief with Adjunctive Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis (ATTRACT)”, which will determine if the use of endovascular therapy provides improvement of symptoms and quality of life for patients with severe post-thrombotic syndrome (a complication of deep vein thrombosis); and 2) a pivotal, industry-sponsored study entitled “Extracorporeal Photopheresis for the Management of Bronchiolitis Obliterans Syndrome in Medicare-Eligible Recipients of Lung Allografts”. This position coordinates complex or multi-site clinical research studies and serves as a resource to provide comprehensive information by promoting a smooth operation, ensuring regulatory compliance, and interactions with other departments and academic centers.
The Senior Research Coordinator will report to Dr. Suresh Vedantham, Professor of Radiology & Surgery in the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology at the Washington University School of Medicine, or to his clinical trial manager.� This position will also be responsible for managing other clinical and translational research initiatives in Dr. Vedantham’s laboratory, as needed.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The primary responsibility of this position is the enrollment of patients at Washington University including:� screening and enrolling potential study participants; submitting data on trial participants; communicating with study participants and their providers; and adhering to local and federal regulatory requirements for ethical research conduct.
In addition, this position will be responsible for assisting in the multicenter clinical coordination of the study, including: preparing study operational procedure manuals and other training materials, enrollment materials, and reports for the participating clinical centers, the Steering Committee, FDA, NIH, and other bodies; assisting Clinical Center staff in navigating regulatory and IRB requirements and in understanding the study protocol; monitoring study site processes including subject accrual and retention; and troubleshooting problems that may arise at the Clinical Centers; planning and participating in Investigator Meetings and conference calls; and occasionally traveling to study sites for start-up and monitoring visits.
Provides guidance to members of research team in the implementation and evaluation of clinical research; may train new Clinical Center staff; may serve as point of reference for other Clinical Center research coordinators for protocol questions and resolution of compliance and data quality issues.
This individual will make best efforts to ensure a smoothly functioning, efficient, customer service-type environment.� These responsibilities will involve regular meetings with other study staff, Dr. Vedantham and other investigators who are involved with studies that are being conducted by Dr. Vedantham’s unit (for the photopheresis study above, this will include Dr. George Despotis from Pathology, Dr. Ramsey Hachem from Medicine, and Dr. Dan Marcus from Radiological Sciences).
Bachelor’s degree plus a minimum of 3 years of clinical research experience with some level of lead or supervisory experience required; Master’s degree or a combination of work and education equaling 7 years may substitute for this requirement.
Experience in an academic department, contract research organization, multi-specialty group practice, faculty practice plan, research center, or other setting which shows the ability to coordinate and troubleshoot multicenter clinical trials.
Working knowledge of methods used in developing, coordinating, and managing clinical research projects, and familiarity with federal guidelines governing clinical trials.
Demonstrated ability to interact with physicians, patients, multi-center research staff, institutional contracts offices, IRBs, regulatory agencies, and other clinical trial stakeholders.
A working style that emphasizes teamwork, communication, collegiality, flexibility, trust, and patience.
The individual must be a self-starter with excellent organizational skills, excellent verbal communication skills, a high energy level, a pro-active approach to task completion and problem resolution, and a highly professional appearance and demeanor.
Excellent writing skills and computer skills are desired but not essential.
This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Radiology. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
The hiring range for this position is $55,370 - $70,595 annually.
Offers made for this position are contingent upon the successful completion of all required pre-employment screens, including a criminal background check, hair sample drug screen, and verification of required professional licenses, registrations, or certifications.
-Retirement Savings Plan -22 vacation days -8 Paid Holidays -Sick Time -Tuition benefits for employee, spouse and dependent children -Free Metro Link/ Bus pass -Free Life Insurance -Health, Dental, Vision -Health Savings Accounts (HSA) -Long Term Disability Insurance -Flex Spending Plan -Other Benefits
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Internal Applicant Instruction:
This position is grade C12.
Please attach a copy of your most current signed performance evaluation (completed within the last 18 months) to your online account. If you have not received a performance evaluation, you may provide two current signed letters of recommendation (written within the last 18 months), preferably to include one letter from either a current or recent former supervisor. To attach these documents, go to: My Career Tools, Add Attachment, Attachment Type – Performance Reviews or Letters of Recommendation.
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