Cancer Clinical Research Coordinator 2

Location
California, United States
Posted
20 Jul 2020
End of advertisement period
20 Sep 2020
Ref
86611
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Stanford Cancer Institute (SCI) is one of an elite number of National Cancer Institute-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the country, and is a prominent, dynamic, growing and complex Institute within the Stanford University School of Medicine. The SCI actively works to build synergies and collaborations among faculty with cancer-relevant expertise from four Schools and over 30 departments across Stanford University.We seek a Clinical Research Coordinator 2 to help us enact our mission to reduce cancer mortality through comprehensive programs of cancer research, treatment, education and outreach. Given the SCI’s mission, breadth, and depth, it employs over 320 staff members in a fast-paced, team-oriented, and forward-thinking environment with tremendous opportunities for personal and professional growth.  The Cancer Clinical Trials Office (CCTO) is an integral component of the Stanford Cancer Institute since the vital work performed there enables our adult and pediatric cancer centers to translateresearch from the laboratory into the clinical setting.  You will be working with an unparalleled leading edge community of faculty and staff who are fundamentally changing the world of health care in the cancer arena.

Reporting to The Radiation Oncology Clinical Research Manager, the Clinical Research Coordinator 2 will be conversant in the goals, mission and priorities of the Institute, and will utilize this knowledge to conduct investigator initiated clinical research studies, cooperative group trials and potentially industry sponsored trials from start up to close out. Radiation Oncology is a diverse group and a good candidate must be flexible and will be asked to work on more than one disease site. The candidate must be able to work independently on complex clinical research studies including managing more than one large study. Having previous knowledge of Head and Neck is a plus. Our staff run toward challenges, and you will have a demonstrated history of doing the same with a high degree of professionalism, initiative and flexibility.  Responsibilities include:

Duties include:

  • Managing local IRB renewals, audit preparation for Stanford and outside sites, keeping outside sites updated on protocol revisions and renewals.
  • Proficient in the consent process, eligibility assessment, enrollment and on treatment activities.   
  • Determine effective strategies for increasing local and outside site recruitment, and maintaining long term follow up for local subjects.
  • Manage data/oversee data management for research projects. Meet DSMC requirements for site management up to date. Develop and manage systems to organize, collect, report, and monitor data collection. Extract and analyze data.
  • Develop project schedules, keep targets, measurements, and accountabilities, as assigned. Occasionally lead team meetings and prepare/approve minutes.
  • Formally mentor new staff or students, as assigned, participate in hiring process, prepare or assist 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/SRC/DSMC submissions, and respond to requests and questions.
  • Collaborate with principal investigators, 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.
  • Work with CTRU to keep current cooperative group studies up to date and to open new studies.

* - Other duties may also be assigned

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Experience working with oncology clinical research studies.  Minimum of 2 years of experience in a clinical research setting.  Previous radiation oncology experience and experience with consent, eligibility and on study treatment desired.  Attention to detail and outstanding organizational skills.

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.

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.

WORK STANDARDS:

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors bases on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu.

Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4923
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: H
  • Department URL: http://cancer.stanford.edu/
  • Requisition ID: 86611

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