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The Regulatory Affairs Associate is responsible for providing support and guidance to investigators and others within the Cancer Consortium (Fred Hutch, UW, SCCA, Seattle Childrens) on regulatory issues and requirements related to the conduct of clinical trials and use of investigational products. The incumbent will facilitate communications with the FDA, provide support to study teams in the preparation and review of FDA submissions and other regulatory documents, and assist with FDA inspections. This position will represent the Regulatory Affairs Program to the Institution and Cancer Consortium by making presentations to staff, disseminating tools and information, and meeting with study teams and other departments on an ad hoc basis. The incumbent will work under the direction of the Director of Regulatory Affairs and Compliance.
Provides regulatory consultation and support to investigators and staff throughout the lifecycle of a clinical trial
Provides operational support for FDA inspections
Coordinates and supports external audits that include assessment of Institution- or Consortium-level resources and processes
Reviews and edits complex submissions to FDA including IND/IDE applications, protocols, IND exemption requests, clinical hold responses, risk determination requests
Reviews and edits routine submissions to FDA including IND amendments, annual reports, and safety reports
Supports development and submission of expanded access IND applications.
Reviews investigator-initiated, FDA-regulated protocols for regulatory compliance
Reviews research team documents and templates related to regulatory compliance, including Corrective and Preventive Action plans
Advises CRS and Consortium Institutions on processes, guidelines, and best practices related to regulatory affairs
Develops internal processes, tools/templates, and standard operating procedures for the Consortium
Assists development of CRS training activities
Reviews and disseminates updated regulations and guidances
Maintains current regulatory expertise through training sessions, conferences, and participation in professional associations
Experience and Abilities
3 - 5 years working in regulatory affairs with emphasis on INDs and IDEs in a pharmaceutical, biotechnology, or academic clinical research setting
Preparing and reviewing IND applications
Communicating with FDA and preparing for FDA inspections
Assessing risk in the conduct of clinical research
Designing tools for the regulatory management of clinical trials
Interpreting federal regulations and guidelines
Working with all levels of a research team
Knowledge and Skills
Bachelors Degree required
Masters degree preferred ideally in healthcare related field
Clinical research-related certification preferred
Familiarity with process improvement principles
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Knowledge of regulations and guidelines that govern clinical research, including but not limited to FDA regulations and Good Clinical Practice
Ability to work collaboratively and build relationships across large organizations
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At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.