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Clinical Research Committee Support Specialist (100% Remote)

University of Maryland Baltimore
Baltimore, MD

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Academic Affairs, Research Staff & Technicians, Institutional & Business Affairs, Clerical & Administrative Support
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Four-Year Institution
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The Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMGCCC) is seeking a Clinical Research Committee (CRC) Support Specialist  to oversee administrative coordination activities of the UMGCCC CRC and feasibility committee. The CRC is the UMGCCC’s scientific review committee which reviews all clinical research protocols prior to activation at the UMGCCC. Fully remote work schedule starting in January 2022 with on campus meetings as needed but not to exceed once per quarter. The Cancer Center will provide equipment necessary to perform the job, such as computers, printers, cables, and/or other software as needed pursuant to the UMB Policy on Telework. The University of Maryland, Baltimore offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to eligible employees. This position receives an annual leave package starting with 22 accrued vacation days, 14 floating and observed holidays, 15 sick days, and 3 personal days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; professional learning and development opportunities; flexible schedules and teleworking options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools. UMB was ranked one of America's Best Large Employers by Forbes Magazine (Feb 2021). UMB requires all faculty, staff, and students to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Exemptions for medical or religious reasons will be processed through Human Resources.   Essential Functions:
  • Assists in the preparation of final reports, recommendations, and other information resources for the improvement of the organizational element or its programs.
    • Create and provide monthly metrics to supervisor and/or leadership teams as requested.
    • Assist in the planning and implementation of policies, practices, organization, and procedures of clinical research to meet changing needs and requirements while enforcing standards.
    • Provides support with the training of new employees on department practices and policies.
    • Maintains document inventory, and holds responsibilities for essential document storage and retrieval.
    • Assist with the preparation for audits conducted by study sponsors and/or FDA.
    • Oversee daily operations via scheduling, attend and coordinating Feasibility and CRC meetings as well as ad-hoc meetings as necessary; write detailed meeting summaries regarding scientific review of protocols and final determinations of the CRC.
    • Confer with and advise faculty and staff, to provide technical advice, problem solving assistance, answers to questions regarding CRC procedures; refer to appropriate department person when unable to respond.
    • Perform pre-CRC committee analysis and review of protocols independently or in conjunction with supervisor to determine acceptance or make decisions pertaining to program; review applications for completeness and compliance.
    • Reviews open protocols for enrollment; presents low accruing studies to CRC for discussion and summarizes outcome for investigators.
    • Maintain clear and accurate files both electronically and as hard copies.
    • Independently manage or administer programs, processes, projects, or resources.
    • Performs other duties as assigned.

Education:     Bachelor’s degree in related field.
 Experience:   Two (2) years of experience in research administration or biomedical field, preferably clinical research. Consideration may be given for a unique combination of education and experience. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
•    Knowledge of best practices in field as well as all relevant federal, state and local rules, regulations and programs/policies for meeting compliance.
•    Ability to prioritize ongoing and new projects, as well as conduct research and gather information.
•    Excellent computer, communication and analytical skills with an ability to solve problems and make decisions.
•    Ability to educate large groups and individuals on research management and oversight.
•    Ability to schedule, train, supervise, assign work to, and evaluate staff.
•    Ability to establish goals, structures, and processes necessary to implement a mission and strategic vision.
•    Leadership, coaching and teambuilding skills to strengthen and cultivate relationships.
•    Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing.
•    Skilled in the use of relevant PC applications. Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience.  UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at [email protected].

If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request. You may also contact [email protected]. Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff
Shift: Day Job
Organization: School of Medicine - Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center
Job Posting: Oct 14, 2021
Unposting Date: Ongoing


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