Protocol Coordinator

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Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Chicago Office

2010550 Alliance Clin Trials In Onc

About the Unit
The Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology is a clinical trials network sponsored by the National Cancer Institute that consists of nearly 10,000 cancer specialists at over 1000 member hospitals, medical centers and community sites across the United States and Canada. The Alliance develops and conducts clinical trials with promising new cancer therapies, and utilizes the best science to develop optimal treatment and prevention strategies for cancer, as well as researches methods to alleviate side effects of cancer and cancer treatments.

Job Information

Job Summary:

The Protocol Coordinator manages activities of committee chairs and study teams in the development and implementation of Alliance protocols


  • Participates in study team and committee conference calls
  • Provides materials for protocol development to study chairs and assistance in implementing protocol development policies and procedures
  • Formats, proofreads, and edits protocols. Distributes protocol drafts for review, integrates technical and scientific information from multiple sources, and incorporates necessary revisions
  • Ensures protocol compliance with the Alliance model protocol and current policies and procedures, and federal regulatory requirements and guidelines
  • Sets schedule for each protocol under development and ensures that all members of the study team (study chair, committee chair, statistician and data coordinator) adhere to timeline as closely as possible. Works closely with Executive Officers and study teams to identify and resolve impediments to the development process
  • Acts as liaison to funding agencies (NCI CTEP and/or DCP) staff, the Cancer Trials Support Unit (CTSU), and the NCI Central Institutional Review Board (CIRB) regarding studies in development or undergoing revision, and monitors progress of review performed by these organizations
  • Identifies and seeks resolution of issues raised during the course of review
  • In collaboration with study team, prepares response to reviews, makes all necessary revisions to the protocol document, and submits all necessary materials
  • In conjunction with the Executive Officer, ensures that protocols meet pharmaceutical sponsor requirements. Drafts or assists in drafting of model patient consent form, ensuring compliance with federal guidelines and templates for informed consent documents
  • Prepares amendments for active protocols as required. Obtains necessary approvals, including submission if necessary to the Alliance Data and Safety Monitoring Board, the CIRB, and CTEP. Prepares and distributes amendments to the group membership via the Alliance web site
  • Identifies emergent issues arising during development and implementation of studies and seeks resolution of such issues. Implements emergency procedures as required
  • Fields telephone queries from clinical research associates, nurses and physicians at Alliance institutions regarding conduct of studies. Responsible for addressing administrative issues and referring scientific/medical inquiries to the appropriate individuals as needed

  • Knowledge of program subject matter (health care, medicine, clinical research)
  • Analytical skills
  • Problem-solving skills
  • Decision-making skills
  • Attention to detail
  • Organizational skills
  • Oral and written communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Customer service skills
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Ability to manage stressful situations
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities and meet deadlines

Additional Requirements

Education, Experience and Certifications:

  • Bachelor's degree required

  • Some clinical research experience desired

Required Documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Reference Contact Information

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours


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Job No:
Posted: 2/21/2018
Application Due: 4/22/2018
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