Quality Assurance Education Specialist

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Posting Details

Job TitleQuality Assurance Education SpecialistRequisition NumberRE22800Working TitleMCCRN Quality Assurance Education SpecialistDepartment Name7H025:CANCER CENTER-CORE SUPPORTWork LocationLexington, KYGrade Level46Salary Range$49,254-81,266/yearType of PositionStaffPosition Time Status Full-TimeRequired Education


Click here for more information about equivalencies:http://www.uky.edu/hr/employment/working-uk/equivalenciesRequired Related Experience

2 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification

Research or Project Management Certification

Physical Requirements

Job related travel. Repetitive motion. Sitting for long periods of time. Exposure to PC screens. Lifting, pushing, pulling, standing or walking with objects.


Monday – Friday 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (40 hrs/wk). Occasional work outside these days/hours.

Job Summary

As Kentucky’s only National Cancer Institute-designated cancer center, the UK Markey Cancer Center is equipped to deliver leading-edge cancer care and engage in groundbreaking research. The Markey Cancer Center is committed to reducing cancer mortality and the burden of disease through comprehensive programs and collaborations in cancer research, treatment and education.

Through the Markey Cancer Center Research Network (MCCRN), we bring access to research studies into the communities we serve. The Markey Cancer Center Research Network’s Quality Assurance Education Specialist performs activities to support central operations of a network conducting multicenter studies in the treatment, prevention and early detection of cancers.

The Quality Assurance Education Specialist will assist or lead the planning, development and implementation of clinical research training programs and continuing education programs; ensure quality of services delivered to participating sites; conduct needs assessments to develop and implement educational plans. Audience for training and education will include clinical research nurses and coordinators, regulatory coordinators, physicians, pharmacy, other personnel involved in clinical research.

Duties require application of knowledge of CFR, ICH, FDA Guidance Documents, NIH, NCI, OMB and SOPs as well as professional techniques of project management professionals.

Under Specific Request 1, please upload your certification.

If you are selected for a face-to-face interview, you will be asked to bring a writing sample to the interview. Topic will be discussed in the phone interview.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Microsoft Professional programs, including Access, Excel, Project, Planner, OneNote, Visio, research databases, HIPAA, HSP, web, strong knowledge of CFR & GCP, Federal guidance documents, NCI & CTMB guidelines, knowledge of oncology clinical trials.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? NoPreferred Education/Experience

Bachelor’s degree with more than seven years experience preferred.
Experience in oncology research or training and education in small or large group and web settings is strongly preferred.

Deadline to Apply11/01/2020University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * University of Kentucky HealthCare seeks to attract, develop and retain highly skilled and competent employees, to provide the best experience for every patient, every time. If selected for a position, do you agree to abide by the UK HealthCare Values of diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * University of Kentucky HealthCare recognizes a set of values that guide us in our daily interactions. By applying for a position within UK Healthcare, you are indicating your commitment and expressing your agreement to our five values. These values are diversity, innovation, respect, compassion, and teamwork. Please choose one of the UK Healthcare values and give a specific example when you exhibited this quality in your professional experience.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Please identify the professional certification(s) that you hold in clinical research or project management.
    • None
    • SoCRA - CCRP
    • ACRP - CCRC or CCRA
    • PMP - CAPM, PMP
    • More than one of the above.
  4. * At what frequency are you willing to travel within Kentucky and nearby states to perform work duties?
    • I am unable to travel for work
    • I am willing to travel for work but only between 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Yes; < 5%
    • Yes, 5% - 20% travel, as determined by project priorities
  5. * Please describe your greatest challenge in oncology clinical research or professional educational and training and your specific efforts to generate results in regards to this challenge.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Please describe your work experience in oncology clinical research or clinical research training.

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • HigherEdJobs.com
    • Diverseeducation.com (Diverse Issues in Higher Education)
    • HERCjobs.org (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • InsightIntoDiversity.com
    • Latinosinhighered.com
    • HospitalCareers.com
    • Indeed.com
    • LinkedIn.com
    • Institute for Diversity in Health Management
    • A Colleague, Friend and/or Family Member
    • None of the Above
Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Specific Request 1
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter




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Posted: 10/11/2020
Application Due: 1/9/2021
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