Clinical Research Specialist

Location
California, United States
Posted
Wednesday, 23 September 2020
End of advertisement period
Monday, 23 November 2020
Ref
87287
Academic Discipline
Life sciences, Biological Sciences
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

Grade: H

FTE: 100%

At Stanford University School of Medicine the work we do touches lives today and tomorrow. Through education, research, and healthcare, the School of Medicine improves health through leadership, diversity, collaborative discoveries, and innovation. Whether working in departments with faculty, or in units that support the school, our staff are a part of teams that propel us on our journey toward the future of medicine and Precision Health.

The department of Pediatrics at Stanford University is seeking a Clinical Research Specialist (CRC2) to conduct clinical research and work independently on complex projects/assignments. This interesting and unique opportunity will oversee the clinical research functions of a multi-site pediatric oncology consortium. Pediatric Oncology Experimental Therapeutics Consortium Data Coordinating Center (POETIC DCC) is a phase I clinical trial consortium whose mission is “To promote early clinical development of promising therapies for children, adolescents, and young adults with cancer and related disorders”. This position will independently manage significant and key aspects of the consortium large research studies.

Duties include:

  • Oversee subject recruitment and study enrollment goals. Determine effective strategies for promoting/recruiting research participants and retaining participants in long-term clinical trials.
  • Oversee data management for research projects. Develop and manage systems to organize, collect, report, and monitor data collection. Extract, analyze, and interpret data.
  • Develop project schedules, targets, measurements, and accountabilities, as assigned. Lead team meetings and prepare/approve minutes.
  • Formally supervise, train, and/or mentor new staff or students, as assigned, potentially including hiring, preparing or assisting with the preparation of performance evaluations, and performing related duties, in addition to instruction on project work.
  • Audit operations, including laboratory procedures, to ensure compliance with applicable regulations; provide leadership in identifying and implementing corrective actions/processes. Monitor Institutional Review Board submissions, and respond to requests and questions.
  • Collaborate with principal investigators and study sponsors, monitor and report serious adverse events, and resolve study queries.
  • Provide leadership in determining, recommending, and implementing improvements to policies/processes; define best practices.
  • Develop study budget with staff and principal investigator, identifying standard of care versus study procedures. Track patient and study specific milestones, and invoice sponsors according to study contract.
  • Ensure regulatory compliance. Regularly inspect study document to ensure ongoing regulatory compliance.
  • Work with principal investigator to ensure Investigational New Drug applications are submitted to the FDA when applicable. Ensure Institutional Review Board renewals are completed.

* - Other duties may also be assigned

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Biology or other related field.
  • Experience working with oncology clinical research studies.
  • 3~5 years of experience in a clinical research setting is highly desirable.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):  

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field and two years of experience in clinical research, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):

  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and database applications.
  • Experience with research protocols and regulatory or governing bodies, which include HIPAA and FDA regulations, Institutional Review Board requirements, and Good Clinical Practices.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology.

CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:  

  • Society of Clinical Research Associates or Association of Clinical Research Professionals certification is preferred. May require a valid California Driver’s License.  Add Here

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:

  • Frequently stand, walk, twist, bend, stoop, squat and use fine light/fine grasping.
  • Occasionally sit, reach above shoulders, perform desk based computer tasks, use a telephone and write by hand, lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
  • Rarely kneel, crawl, climb ladders, grasp forcefully, sort and file paperwork or parts, rarely lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh 40 pounds or more.

*- Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Position may at times require the employee to work with or be in areas where hazardous materials and/or exposure to chemicals, blood, body fluid or tissues and risk of exposure to contagious disease and infections.
  • May require extended or unusual work hours based on research requirements and business needs.

Additional Information

Schedule: Full-time
Job Code: 4923
Employee Status: Regular
Grade: H
Department URL: http://pediatrics.stanford.edu/
Requisition ID: 87287

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