The Hematology-Oncology group at the Durham VA is hiring a clinical research coordinator (CRC) who will work within an established research group. This is an exciting position with opportunities for professional growth.
We are seeking enthusiastic team members who:
- Have a work or education background in a health-related field AND/OR
- Have a work or education background in clinical research AND
- Uphold VA values of Integrity, Commitment, Advocacy, Respect, and Excellence
We are a group of nine physicians (hematologists, oncologists, pulmonologist, and radiation oncologists) and four clinical research staff members who perform clinical research focused on increasing and improving treatment options and care for Veterans suffering from cancer. Research studies are funded by the VA, private foundations, and pharmaceutical companies. The hired coordinator will be responsible for participating in or leading day-to-day operations of clinical research studies at the Durham VA, performing a variety of duties including study initiation and ongoing regulatory tasks, subject recruitment and enrollment, and data collection and review. Although direct clinical research experience is not required, potential candidates must be familiar with key concepts and processes involved in clinical research.
Study Screening: The CRC will assist in assessing the feasibility of clinical research studies by reviewing study protocols. This may include reviewing and discussing with clinical staff (nurses, physicians, laboratory techs, and other staff).
Study Initiation and Regulatory: The CRC will prepare and submit documents required to obtain institutional review board (IRB) approval, continuing renewal, and study closure, and all other requirements during and after study conduct, in compliance with institutional policies. The CRC will track required training and certifications for study personnel and make sure they are maintained and up to date.
Recruitment and Enrollment: The CRC will work with the PI and other clinical staff to review potentially eligible patients. The CRC will perform the consent process and enroll patients in the clinical studies.
Data Collection and Review: The CRC will collect data required by the sponsor and enter it into the electronic data capture system. The CRC will screen for adverse events and communicate them with the sponsor and IRB. The CRC will meet with study monitors as required. The CRC will coordinate subjects’ procedures and appointments as outlined in the protocol. The CRC will collect, process, and ship required correlative samples.
Financial: The CRC will work closely with individuals at the Institute for Medical Research (IMR) to assist with budgets and contracting, track payments, and monitor time usage.
Training, team building, and leadership: The CRC will participate in research team meetings, create and/or revise research team standard operating procedures, and contribute to improvement initiatives. The CRC will communicate effectively with others on the team and collaborate with members of other departments in order to accomplish research objectives. The CRC will complete required VA and study specific training and will participate in ongoing research training and development sessions.
This position is not a VA-paid position. The CRC will be an employee of the Institute for Medical Research, a non-profit organization that supports research at the Durham VA. www.imr.org
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer
About Institute for Medical Research
Established in 1989, the Institute for Medical Research conducts and supports research and educational activities in collaboration with the Durham VA Health Care System with funds from private companies, donors, governmental agencies, foundations and academic institutions. The Institute for Medical Research strives to advance the health and well being of veterans and their families.