Medical Informatician/Study Coordinator
Description of Work Unit
The Department of Clinical Sciences mission is to assure the health and productivity of animals to meet societal needs through high quality educational programs for professional veterinary medical students, graduate veterinarians, and the public through a faculty and veterinary medical center of excellence, and to advance and disseminate comparative biomedical knowledge in an environment of interdisciplinary collaboration.
The Flint Animal Cancer Center at Colorado State University is offering a Research Associate position. The position is designed for persons with a MS degree; a BS degree with a minimum of four years of experience in human clinical trials, medical informatics or other database development/management could satisfy this requirement in lieu of a MS degree. This position is for candidates interested in gaining experience in database development and management for a large multi-institutional veterinary clinical trial evaluating a novel cancer preventative vaccine in dogs. This position will be managed by Dr. Doug Thamm, the Principal Investigator. Dr. Thamm is a member of the Flint Animal Cancer Center, within the Department of Clinical Sciences, CVMBS. The 35,000 square foot Flint Animal Cancer Center (FACC) is a research and cancer affinity facility adjoined to the Veterinary Teaching Hospital which houses oncology personnel and operations. Research within the FACC includes: limb sparing, cortical allografts, bone morphogenesis, osteogenesis, stem cell research, infection, tumor markers, drug delivery systems, preclinical drug testing, pharmacology, gene therapy, oncogenesis, metastasis, radiation therapy, pathology and clinical oncology research. Successful candidate must be legally eligible to work in the United States by time of hire; the Department of Clinical Sciences will not provide visa sponsorship for this position.
Required Job Qualifications
- A MS degree is required; a BS degree with a minimum of four years of experience in human clinical trials, medical informatics or other database development/management could satisfy this requirement in lieu of a MS degree.
Preferred Job Qualifications
- Previous experience with database management and development.
- Ability to interact with veterinarians and veterinary technicians/nurses
- Previous experience with clinical trials in human subjects
- Demonstrated interest in clinical trials-related research
- Excellent organization skills and attention to detail.
- Preference will be given to candidates with previous experience in clinical trials.
- The ability to work with others in a team atmosphere.
Personal or professional commitment to diversity as demonstrated by persistent effort, active planning, allocation of resources and/or accountability for diversity outcomes.
Job Duty Category Database Duty/Responsibility
Develop, implement and monitor a database, using the RedCAP software platform, for the electronic capture of clinical data associated with a large multi-institutional veterinary clinical trial evaluating a novel cancer preventative vaccine in dogs. This will include physical examination, owner history, treatment logs, laboratory data, and family veterinarian medical records among other information.
Percentage Of Time 60 Essential Duties
Job Duty Category Sample Coordination Duty/Responsibility
Processing, storage, cataloguing and shipment of clinical samples from trial participants including serum, peripheral blood mononuclear cells and tumor tissue, and the coordination of sample shipment from other sites.
Percentage Of Time 25 Essential Duties
Job Duty Category Electronic Data Capture Maintenance Duty/Responsibility
Respond to queries and suggestions from site investigators and staff regarding issues associated with electronic data capture and sample shipment. Initially this will be an iterative process where the database is modified to facilitate the reliable and facile capture of all required clinical information.
Percentage Of Time 10 Essential Duties
Job Duty Category Administration Duty/Responsibility
Assist in the coordination of teleconferences and yearly investigator meetings
Percentage Of Time 5
Special Instructions to Applicants
Applications should include 1) a cover letter addressing the applicant’s qualifications, 2) resume or curriculum vitae, and 3) name and contact information for three professional references. References will not be contacted without prior notification of candidates.
Successful candidate must be eligible to work in the United States at time of hire.
Search Contact Cheryl Webb, ClinSciHR@colostate.edu
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