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Oncology Clinical Research Unit [CRU]
National Clinical Trials Network Clinical Research Program [NCTN]
Preform regulatory and safety processes for multiple, complex oncology clinical trials and research studies including Investigational Products [IP] for the Duke Cancer Institute’s [DCI] National Clinical Trials Network Clinical Research Program [NCTN]. The Oncology Clinical Research Unit [CRU] oversees the conduct of research.
Operations, Study and Site Management – 65% Effort
Develop and submit Institutional Review Board [IRB] documents such as consent forms, protocols, and continuing reviews. Maintain study level documentation including regulatory binders, enrollment logs, patient registration in the system of record, etc. Provide regulatory and safety reports.
Maintain study compliance according to institutional requirements, protocols and other applicable policies such as NIH Public Access policy, ct.gov, and Research Data Security Plans.
Oversee maintenance of Delegation of Authority Logs and training of key personnel on study specific duties.
Work closely with study sponsors on regulatory and safety issues.
Prepare for study monitoring and study audit visits. Assist with addressing and correcting findings from study monitoring and study audit visits.
Complete and submit Adverse Events Reports, according to institution and sponsor-specific reporting requirements [timelines and forms].
Communication – 15% Effort
Collaborate, and communicate with other study personnel as required. Communicate concerns clearly in a professional manner. Respond timely to emails, phone calls and questions. Refer more complex questions and escalate issues to others as appropriate.
Data – 5% Effort
Use Electronic Data Capture (EDC) systems and enter data accurately. Review study specific data listings and reports for quality and accuracy.
Leadership – 5% Effort
Actively network. Provide leadership within the team. Actively and proactively participate in team meetings, committees, task forces and ad hoc groups.
Encourage career development by actively seeking out continuing education opportunities. Participate in scientific presentations and publications.
Serve as an expert resource for colleagues and teammates. Mentor staff, including those in the same job title. Support colleagues in their project work; encourage completion.
Ethics – 10% Effort
Summarize and clarify for study teams, the professional guidelines and code of ethics related to regulatory and safety issues in the conduct of clinical research.
Know and follow policies, standard operating procedures (SOPs), regulations and protocol requirements that govern clinical research. Maintain Duke and project specific training and certification requirements.
And other work as assigned.
The above statements describe the general nature and level of work being performed. This is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities and duties required. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.
The intent of this job description is to be representative of the level and the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of this position and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total specific duties and responsibilities.
IRB submission, IRIS (Duke system)
oncology research experience
Qualifications Required At This Level
Completion of an Associate degree.
Work requires a minimum of two years of research and/or regulatory experience. A Bachelor's degree may substitute for 2 years of required experience.
Can easily use computing software and web-based applications [e.g., Microsoft Office products and the electronic medical record].
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