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Recognizes when typical agreements (MTAs, CDAs, DUAs, DTAs, etc.) are necessary and alerts appropriate parties. Prepares FDA regulatory submissions in collaboration with ORA Q, including development, submission, and maintenance of relevant documentation. Addresses FDA review and/or potential hold issues in collaboration with the Principal Investigator (PI). May train or oversee others. 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. Maintains study level documentation for international studies. May develop resources and tools for management of international studies, and/or coordinate with other entities or offices. 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. Follow protocol schema for randomization and blinding/unblinding. 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. Employ s and may develop strategies to maintain recruitment rates and evaluate processes to identify problems. Escalates issues. May train or oversee others. Screens participants for all studies, including those that are complex in nature (e.g., procedural, and interventional studies). Provides oversight and training in screening activities to multiple study teams. 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 t rain staff. Leads meetings that are multidisciplinary, including those with complex objectives.
Identifies all AEs and determines whether they are reportable. Collaborates with the PI to determine AE attributes, including relatedness to study. 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. Develops consent plans and documents for participants in a variety of studies. Develops and submits documentation and information for IRB review. Communicates with the IRB staff and reviewers and handles issues appropriately. 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. Independently corrects and documents incomplete, inaccurate or missing data for non-complex studies. Follows SOPs for quality assurance. Runs summaries and reports on existing data. 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.). 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. Provides some contribution to scientific publications or presentations (no authorship). 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, calendars, tracking/marking financial milestones, and all aspects of study visits. Uses required EMR functionalities to manage participants and study visits. Uses clinical research management system and its reports to manage all protocol activities, including minimum footprint, SIP counsel, and all aspects of maintaining current protocol information. Collects appropriate information to determine whether the study team's participation in a specific trial is feasible. May make recommendations. For studies with com plex supplies or equipment, ensures that there are ample supplies, and that equipment is in good working order. May forecast staffing needs. 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. Prepares studies for closeout and document storage. May train or oversee others.
Proactively seeks opportunities to add relevant s kills 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. Navig ates 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 shar ed work objectives.
Type of Research:
Complex studies in Ophthalmology. Will work on studies with a CRS SR.
Background in Ophthalmology is preferred.
Completion of an associate degree
Work requires a minimum of two years of relevant research experience. A Bachelor's degree may substitute for 2 years required experience.
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