Clinical Research Coordinator, Translational Medicine and Human Genetics Department
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Job Profile Title
Clinical Research Coordinator B
Job Description Summary
The Clinical Research Coordinator will work as part of an integrated, dynamic and fast moving team in the Center for Cytokine Storm Treatment & Laboratory (CSTL) that is focused on improving outcomes for patients with Castleman disease, a rare and deadly disease. To achieve this goal, the CSTL is conducting an international patient registry / natural history study, and we are recruiting an individual who is interested in gaining exposure to the medical field through research project coordination. The Clinical Research Coordinator’s primary responsibilities will involve reviewing medical data entered into the registry database by collaborating sites in Europe, identifying gaps in the medical data, querying sites, and resolving gaps. The Clinical Research Coordinator will also act as a liaison between the Contract Research Organization and study sites in Europe in collaboration with the Principal Investigator and Associate Director. The Clinical Research Coordinator will also be responsible for receiving and tracking research materials, including paper medical records, radiological images, and tissue and/or blood samples to facilitate research through the natural history registry and Castleman biobank. The Clinical Research Coordinator will interact directly with Castleman disease patients, manage protocols, track metrics, prepare tables, graphs and descriptive summaries of data for presentations, progress reports, grant applications and manuscripts. The Clinical Research Coordinator may also participate in other projects in the CSTL, such as analyzing immunofluorescence, immunohistochemistry, or in situ hybridization or contributing to studies related to hematopathology.
Candidates must possess strong organizational skills and attention to detail; willingness to take initiative; ability to work independently but also know when to seek help, and to work as part of a fast paced and integrated team. The individual must possess strong decision making skills and the ability to work uninterrupted on a focused project. Experience reviewing medical records is a plus but not required.
Position contingent upon funding.
- Review multiple different types (clinical, laboratory, radiology, pathology, etc.) of patient medical records obtained from a variety of types of institutes (some of which may be international, but will be in English) and physicians (community, specialists, academic, etc.) to identify, interpret and extract key clinical features and data element, and map them into structured data sets in the registry data base.
- Manage databases and data resources. Update and maintain data entry protocols. Track and present a variety of metrics on registry progress, including patient entry assignments. Lead weekly data entry meetings and provide data entry training as needed to new members of the team.
- Participate in other CSTL projects, such as analyzing immunofluorescence, immunohistochemistry, or in situ hybridization.
- Contact and assist patients with registry related questions and enrollment, as necessary. Contact patients and physicians to obtain missing data. Draft and disseminate quarterly updates on the registry’s progress to those enrolled.
- Recruit U.S. patients and acquiring medical records from healthcare providers around the U.S.
- Perform additional duties as assigned
- Bachelors degree and 2-4 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience required.
- Strong computer skills and experience including database management, MS Excel, and PowerPoint required. Experience creating and modifying relational databases is a plus.
- Knowledge of medical terminology and disease processes, and familiarity with Castleman disease and/or oncology clinical information and research is desirable.
- High level of attention to detail, organizational skills and commitment to accuracy is required. Interest in performing repetitive data entry.
- Possess good data review methodologies that ensure accurate and precise data monitoring.
- Comfort in an “iterative environment” in which periodic rework is inevitable.
- Strong oral and written communication skills. Strong organizational and time management skills. Strong work ethic.
- Ability to work as part of a team, as well as independently
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine
$42,953.00 - $77,315.00
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