Cancer Center Clinical Research Coordinator

Charlottesville, VA
Mar 11, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Cancer Center Clinical Research Coordinator

Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff

Department: Cancer Center

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 01-12-2017

Posting Summary:
Opportunities for cancer patients to enroll in clinical trials within the Cancer Center are increasing. In order to meet the needs of our patients, the Cancer Center's Office of Clinical Research (CC OCR) is looking for a clinical research coordinator (CRC) to assist with the coordination and management of clinical trials in cancer. This position may serve as a CRC for various oncology study teams; however, it is anticipated that the first assignment will be with the Human Immune Therapy Center.

The incumbent works with the Principal Investigator, human subjects, IRB, University and the company and/or government sponsor to ensure smooth, accurate progress of clinical trials from the planning stage through trial completion and post-study closure. Duties include budget preparation and support of financial accountability, coordination of subject recruitment and consent, supervision of the scheduling of study procedures and research visits, and collection of study data. Position also collects specimens and monitors subjects, provides quality assurance and regulatory maintenance for studies, and may assist in the reporting of test results.

The Cancer Center plans to hire up to two CRCs. Interested applicants may apply to be considered for either a Clinical Research Trainee or a Clinical Research Coordinator, Non-licensed. Title and salary will depend on qualification and experience.

To be considered for the Clinical Research Trainee position, candidates need a Bachelor's degree, or an Associate's degree with an appropriate health-related licensure. After one year of employment, the Clinical Research Trainee will be evaluated based on criteria included in the offer letter for possible promotion to the next level, contingent upon funding.

To be considered for the Clinical Research Coordinator, Non-licensed position, candidates must have a Bachelor's degree and at least one year of applicable experience. Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) and/or Clinical Research Associate (CCRA) certification and at least four years of additional professional experience may be considered in place of degree.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Demonstrated consistent ability to communicate exceptionally in both written and verbal forms.
2. Ability to accurately and consistently document information.
3. Ability to work as a part of a collaborative team, as well as independently, and with attention to detail.
4. Ability to interact with patients, family members, physicians, and ancillary personnel, as well as research committees and outside sponsor personnel, in a professional manner.
5. Considerable knowledge of scientific principles and research methodology; proficient knowledge of medical terminology with the ability to manage large amounts of information.
6. Ability to maintain confidentiality at all times.
7. Ability to manage multiple clinical trials simultaneously.
8. Ability to identify and resolve problems.
9. Ability to sort and compile data.
10. Knowledge of Good Clinical Practices for research.

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