Clinical Trials Navigator

Job description

Job location: Charlottesville, VA

Employment Type: Full-time
Posted data: 2020-08-28
Req: R0017601

The Cancer Center Office of Clinical Research is seeking a self-motivated, dynamic professional with excellent communication skills to join our clinical research team on-site in Charlottesville, VA. Cancer clinical research is a vital aspect of caring for cancer patients and a part of our commitment to our community and the patients we serve. This role will support our staff, physicians, and patients with the objective of identifying any barriers to enrollment on Oncology Clinical Trials and creating strategies to reduce those barriers with a focus on minority populations. This individual will work closely with our Clinical Trials Outreach & Engagement Specialist to aid with community awareness.

Qualifications and Skills:

  • Existing knowledge or ability to quickly learn the use of Epic, OnCore, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Demonstrated leadership skills necessary to coordinate resources and connect with research teams and patients.
  • The ability to work with varied teams, i.e. Social Workers, American Cancer Society, Local & Regional Businesses, Auxiliary Services
  • Ability to maneuver complex systems and work with diverse patient populations.
  • Must possess outstanding communication and interpersonal abilities.
  • Knowledge of Federal Good Clinical Practices preferred.


  • Assist with resource needs identified by CRCs & PIs related to new and existing trial subjects.
  • Proactively create strategies to reduce or eliminate barriers to patient enrollment by communicating with local and community collaborators.
  • Provide regular reports to Cancer Center leadership on recruitment plans, minority and underserved subjected enrolled to clinical trials, and summary of identified barriers to enrollment.
  • Assist CRCs & PIs with the advertising of new trials through approved platforms.
  • Assist QA& Education coordinator with CRC educational needs during orientation & in-clinic upon request.
  • Work with Clinical Trials Office & Language Services to ensure resources are up to date
  • Assist as Liaison with CRNLs, Infusion and Clinic staff with concerns related to clinical trials at Director /Managers request
  • Attend Clinical Trials meeting with Oncology teams as OCR Liaison
  • Attend Seminars/Educational Offerings to enhance knowledge related to Clinical trials and accrual as well as cultural competence
  • Assist with development & attend Outreach functions with Accrual & Outreach Engagement Specialist if deemed necessary

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree (Degree in biological, health sciences or related field is preferred.)
  • At least two years of relevant experience.

Anticipated Hiring Range: $45,000 - $58,000 depending upon education and experience.


Please apply through Workday, and search for “R0017601”. Complete an application online and attach a CV/resume. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile by searching “Find Jobs” in the top search bar. This position will not sponsor applicants for work visas. This position is a restricted position and is dependent upon project needs, availability of funding, and performance. The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. This position will also require an Education Verification. (FSAKA).

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System which represents the UVA Medical Center, Schools of Medicine and Nursing, UVA Physician’s Group and the Claude Moore Health Sciences Library, are fundamentally committed to the diversity of our faculty and staff. We believe diversity is excellence expressing itself through every person's perspectives and lived experiences. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.




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Posted: 8/30/2020
Application Due: 11/28/2020
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