Miami, Florida
May 11, 2018
Faculty Jobs
Health & Medical
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The University of Miami is considered among the top tier institutions of higher education in the U.S. for its academic excellence, superior medical care, and cutting-edge research. At the U, we are committed to attracting a talented workforce to support our common purpose of transforming lives through teaching, research, and service. Through our values of Diversity, Integrity, Responsibility, Excellence, Compassion, Creativity and Teamwork (DIRECCT) we strive to create an environment where everyone contributes in making UM a great place to work. We are one of the largest private employers in Miami-Dade County; home to more than 13,400 faculty and staff from all over the world.

The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is seeking a Clinical Research Coordinator. The incumbent provides professional level support for non-therapeutic research studies as part of Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s (SCCC) Biospecimen Shared Resources (BSSR), including all critical and basic operations.Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Establishes Standard Operating Procedures for assigned functional area/team; develops and maintains research standards of the program. Reviews the surgical schedule with Pathology Assistants to identify possible participants. Coordinate at the time of surgery to retrieve tissue specimens designated for the tissue bank. Establishes patient/participant screening and recruitment procedures with Principal Investigator(s) and obtains relevant medical information from patient medical records. Performs recruitment procedures including informed consent process. Coordinates sample collections from Pathologists, Pathology residents, pathology assistants, Surgeons and nurses at three locations including University of Miami Hospital (UMH), Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (SCCC) and Jackson Memorial Hospital (JMH). Perform biospecimen collection in an Operating Room setting. Communicates with pathology staff to ensure they are available to perform gross description of surgical specimen, dissection of surgical specimen and selection of the tissue section that will be given to the Tissue Bank. Facilitate shipping/processing of biospecimen samples as dictated per protocol(s).Ensure the consistency and quality control of tissue harvesting and processing. Assists the Tissue Bank with transportation of samples when needed. Develops and creates forms for collections and summarizing data. Reviews consent forms, sample collection tracking forms and clinical data to ensure information obtained is accurate and complete and will address any data inconsistencies with Pathology Assistants in order to correct data issues in a timely manner. Maintains, quality checks and assists database manager with data entry onto case reports and/or into database as appropriate. Ensures data integrity and consistency in computer database and written records. Conducts meetings with research staff, and ensures functions are coordinated in a timely and accurate manner according to established guidelines. Responsible for support of various research programs and solving any problems as they arise. Oversees assigned projects and troubleshoots issues or escalates to appropriate leadership. Manages all compliance issues related to the various research projects providing information on the requirements and deadlines for deliverables and work performed.Collaborates with other BSSR staff to provide backup research support and other BSSR duties as assigned; may include training other team members. Provides clinical team with regular updates on samples. Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor Degree required. Master’s degree preferred. Clinical Research Certification (CCRP, CCRA or CCRC) strongly preferred. Minimum of 3 years of progressively responsible work experience. Experience working in an Oncology, Hematology or Pathology setting strongly preferred. Computer skills related to data management required. Ability to work independently and collaborate with a team. Must be able to work flexible hours. Any appropriate combination of relevant education, experience and/or certifications may be considered.

UHealth-University of Miami Health System, South Florida's only university-based health system, provides leading-edge patient care powered by the ground breaking research and medical education at the Miller School of Medicine. As an academic medical center, we are proud to serve South Florida, Latin America and the Caribbean. Our physicians represent more than 100 specialties and sub-specialties, and have more than one million patient encounters each year. Our tradition of excellence has earned worldwide recognition for outstanding teaching, research and patient care. We're the challenge you've been looking for. The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical and dental benefits, tuition remission, vacation, paid holidays and much more. The University of Miami is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Veteran/Disability Employer. Come join us!

Patient safety is a top priority. As a result, during the Influenza ("the flu") season (September through April), the University of Miami School of Medicine requires all employees who provide ongoing services to patients, work in a location (all Hospitals and clinics) where patient care is provided, or work in patient care or clinical care areas, to have an annual influenza vaccination. Failure to meet this requirement will result in rescinding or termination of employment.


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