Clinical Research Trainee/Clinical Research Coordinator, Non-Licensed

Charlottesville, VA
Oct 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: Clinical Research Trainee/Clinical Research Coordinator, Non-Licensed

Position Type: University Operational and Administrative Staff

Department: Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 06-29-2017

Posting Summary:
The Gynecologic Oncology Clinical Trials group at the University of Virginia is a dynamic research team of investigators and research coordinators whose surgeons are part of the Emily Couric Clinical Cancer Center. The research team works with women at high risk for ovarian cancer, and women who have a diagnosis of ovarian, cervical or uterine cancer. The Division of Gynecologic Oncology Clinical Research team participates in industry sponsored studies, investigator initiated studies, and national cooperative group studies whose nonprofit projects aim to answer important scientific questions. The clinical research team's focus is to offer novel treatments for patients, and develop studies that translate basic science research into clinical research and vice versa. Currently, the research team has a varied portfolio of projects including the first Phase 0 study approved by the University of Virginia Internal Review Board, written by one of its investigators.

The UVa Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology, Division of Gynecologic Oncology seeks highly motivated candidates for the position of a Clinical Research Coordinator Trainee or a Clinical Research Coordinator, Non-Licensed. The incumbent will be responsible for assisting in the implementation and coordination of the Division's clinical research activities by working collaboratively with the Division's principal investigators and research team to plan and implement clinical trials. The incumbent is responsible for submitting and revising protocols, preparing reports, renewal forms, and other required forms to the IRB and other appropriate review boards for review and approval of Gynecologic Oncology research. Incumbent identifies, recruits, screens, enrolls patients into clinical trial studies, coordinates follow-up study visits per standards of Good Clinical Practices, and maintains all relevant study data.

Candidates must have excellent interpersonal and written communication skills; and the ability to learn and navigate University databases and systems; multitask, prioritize and manage several competing activities simultaneously with exceptional organization and attention to detail. The candidate must have knowledge of data administration with regard to clinical trials for data entry and electronic case report forms, and must be able to enter and maintain data in a timely manner. The candidate must be able work independently and as part of a team. The candidate must have working knowledge of medical terminology, the University, state and federal guidelines as they apply to the conduct of clinical research regarding IRB procedures and submission processes. Working knowledge of Patient Safety Guidelines, HIPPA and Informed Consent are required. Experience with UVA scheduling and electronic medical records systems is a plus. Experience in cancer research and women's is also a plus.

The successful candidate is required to have a Bachelor's Degree or higher.
To be considered for the trainee position: The candidate must have one year of clinical research experience. A Master's degree in a healthcare related field may substitute for experience.

To be considered for the Clinical Research Coordinator, Non Licensed position: The candidate must have at least two years of applicable clinical research experience. A Master's degree in a healthcare related field may substitute for one year of experience.

Review of applications will begin on July 17, 2017.

This is a restricted position and is contingent on the continuation of funding.

The University of Virginia is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Ability to manage multiple clinical trials simultaneously.
2. Ability to enter and maintain data in a timely manner.
3. Excellent communication skills with patients, Doctors and co-workers.
4. Ability to follow HIPPA regulations, and maintain confidentiality.
5. Knowledge of University, state, and federal policies and regulations.
6. Ability to conduct activities and make decisions according to ethical standards.
7. Knowledge of clinical research, human subjects research ethics, and IRB procedures.
8. Demonstrate excellent oral and written communication in daily interactions.
9. Ability to recruit and screen potential research participants.
10. Ability to work independently and as part of a team. Work with senior leaders to accomplish goals.
11. Ability to learn and navigate University databases and systems.
12. Working knowledge of medical terminology.

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