CLINICAL RESEARCH COORDINATOR
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Clinical Research Coordinator, Tier 1
Duke University Job Description
Department of Medicine
Division of Pulmonary Medicine
Job Title: Clinical Research Coordinator
Job Code: 1201
Recognizes when typical agreements (MTAs, CDAs, DUAs, DTAs, etc.) are necessary and alerts appropriate parties. Knowledgeable in regulatory and institutional policies and processes; applies appropriately in study documentation, protocol submissions, and SOPs. May train others in these policies and processes. Is responsible for all aspects of managing and documenting Investigational Product (IP); including arrival, storage, tracking, and provision to research participants. Serves as the primary liaison with sponsors, IDS, and other parties as necessary. Follows protocol schema for randomization and blinding/unbinding. May train others. Prepares for and provides support for study monitoring and audit visits, including support for the reviewer. Addresses and corrects findings. May train others. Maintains participant level documentation for all studies, including those that are complex in nature (e.g., procedural and interventional studies) and/or require access to the Duke EHR. May train or oversee others. Employs strategies to maintain retention rates. Evaluates processes to identify problems with retention. May train or oversee others. Employs and may develop strategies to maintain recruitment rates and evaluate processes to identify problems. Escalates issues. May train or oversee others. Screens participants for complex studies (e.g., procedural and interventional studies). May train or oversee others. Develops or helps develop SOPs. May train or oversee others. Collects, prepares, processes, ships, and maintains the inventory of research specimens, primarily those requiring complex procedures. May train or oversee others. Maintains study level documentation for all studies, including those that are complex in nature (e.g., procedural and interventional studies). May train or oversee others. Conducts and plans for complex study visits. May train staff. Participates in study team meetings.
Identifies all AEs, and determines whether or not they are reportable. Collaborates with the PI to determine AE attributes, including relatedness to study. May train or oversee others. Conducts and documents consent for participants for all types of studies, including those that are complex in nature and/or require any orders in Maestro Care. May train or oversee others. Develops consent plans and documents for participants in a variety of studies. May train or oversee others. Develops and submits documentation and information for IRB review. Communicates with the IRB staff and reviewers and handles issues appropriately. May train or oversee others. Prepares and submits documents needed for regulatory and safety reporting to sponsors and other agencies. May train or oversee others.
Enters and collects data. Develops data entry or collection SOPs or tools. May provide oversight or training to study team members collecting or entering data. Ensures accuracy and completeness of data for all studies, including those that are complex in nature. Recognizes data quality trends and escalates as appropriate. May develop tools for, and train others in, data quality assurance procedures. Follows required processes, policies, and systems to ensure data security and provenance. In addition, recognizes and reports security of physical and electronic data vulnerabilities. Maps a protocol's data flow plan including data capture, storage, transfer, management, quality, and preparation for analysis (may include data from EDCs, EHR, mobile apps, etc.). May train or oversee others. Independently uses and implements technology to enhance productivity or process. May train or oversee others.
Assists with or contributes to the development of funding proposals. Independently conducts literature searches and reviews. Using scientific proposals from the PI, develops research protocols. Demonstrates a basic understanding of the elements of research study designs. Contributes to the development of scientific publications or presentations. Serves as an author on poster presentations or publications.
Study and Site Management:
Prepares for, coordinates, and actively participates in site visits. Communicates effectively with sponsors and/or CROs. Uses clinical research management system and its reports to manage research participants' activities, including minimum footprint, calendars, tracking/marking financial milestones, and all aspects of study visits. May train others. Collects appropriate information to determine whether the study team's participation in a specific trial is feasible. May make recommendations. For studies with complex supplies or equipment, ensures that there are ample supplies and that equipment is in good working order. May forecast staffing needs. May train or oversee others. Ensures that studies are conducted in compliance with institutional requirements and other policies. Follows, and may develop or implement, protocol-specific systems and documents including process flows. May train or oversee others. Prepares studies for closeout and document storage. May train or oversee others.
Proactively seeks opportunities to add relevant skills and certifications to own portfolio. Keeps current with research updates by attending key external offerings (i.e. Research Wednesday, RPN, events outside of Duke, etc.) and applies the learned material to the job. May disseminate information to others. Serves on committees and workgroups internal to Duke or externally in therapeutic area of research. Navigates processes and people involved in Duke clinical research, demonstrates the organizational awareness, and has the interpersonal skills necessary to get work done efficiently. Demonstrates resilience and is adaptive to change. Uses advanced subject matter expertise in the therapeutic area or clinical research to solve problems. Communicates effectively with others, regardless of reporting relationship, to accomplish shared work objectives.
Type of Research:
This NIH grant-funded position will support the research of the Duke Program to Support People and Enhance Recovery (ProSPER) led by Dr. Christopher Cox. His research focuses on understanding and improving the experience of critical illness and quality of care for patients, their families and loved ones, clinicians, and society in general. The work addresses topics and methodologies including health services research, behavioral and psychological concerns, communication improvement, technological development, and decision-making support-all in the context of critical care and palliative medicine.
Excellent communication skills are critical since this position will interact with people who may be in stressful life situations as well as with multidisciplinary collaborations. Candidates with high 'emotional intelligence' are desirable. Knowledge of electronic databases, such as REDCap, while not required, is preferred. In addition, while experience is preferred, enthusiasm for learning how to develop apps for intervention, data collection, and webpage development is required as the electronic interfaces support the research interventions.
Completion of an Associate's degree
Work requires aminimum of two years of relevant research experience. A Bachelor's degree may substitute for 2 years required experience.
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