The candidate will act as a Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) with involvement both in the clinic and laboratory. The CRC will be responsible for organization, coordination, and implementation of clinical research studies. The CRC will participate in the review and preparation of planned and active protocols for original, pharmaceutical, and government clinical studies and clinical trials. They will be responsible for the preparation and processing of all Institutional Review Board (IRB) documentation through the IRB and defined regulatory authorities, including submissions, continuing reviews, amendments and adverse event reporting. The CRC will prepare protocols, informed consents, data collection forms, etc for regulatory approval. They will be actively involved in identification, enrollment, and capturing of data for patients enrolled on studies/trials or standard of care. They will be responsible for management and oversight of research medication administration, monitoring of patient care, monitoring of side effects/adverse events, and maintaining general oversight of patient status throughout study period. The CRC will be responsible for accurate data collection and data entry. The CRC will record and report adverse events and serious adverse events per protocols and maintain protocol-specific databases. They will assist when needed in scheduling of research team, clinical and research office visits. They will demonstrate vigilance in patient safety, protocol compliance, and data quality. This position requires excellent oral and written communication skills to interact with clinicians, researchers, patients, and families. Prior experience with IRB guidelines, policies, human subject research practices and appropriate professional skills in the execution of clinical research protocols is preferred. Strong problem-solving skills and evidence of training/knowledge of basic biostatistics and epidemiology as well as familiarity with health systems research are desired but not required. In the laboratory, the CRC will process samples, record sample storage, oversee sample inventory and use, and shipping. The CRC may also be required to conduct basic sample analysis involving flow cytometry or ELISAs as per a study protocol. They will also be required to provide written summaries of study-related events, data findings, etc for inclusion in written reports including grants and manuscripts. Other duties may be assigned as needed to ensure the success of clinical studies/trials. The CRC will perform these tasks with minimal supervision after initial training.
WRITINGSAMPLEREQUIRED: * The writing sample should be no more than 10 double spaced pages in length or 5 single spaced pages. Please use one inch margins and size 11 or 12 font. Word document or pdf is fine. * The writing sample should be written only by the candidate. Please do not submit anything with a coauthor. * The writing sample should be relevant to this position. It is recommended that the candidate submit something from an academic class or from a previous work position or internship. Examples could include (but are not limited to) a literature review section of a paper, an analysis or description of a table or figure, and/or a piece of writing on health care. It is fine to submit part of a paper if the full paper is too long in length.
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