Clinical Research Coordinator 1 at The University of Chicago in Chicago, Illinois

Posted in Other 11 days ago.





Job Description:

Department



BSD PED - Clinical Trials Office: COG and HemOnc Research



About the Department



In the Department of Pediatrics at the University of Chicago, we strive to provide the highest level of complex care for children from diagnosis and treatment to conducting research to find promising new therapies with a focus on teaching. We are committed to advancing the frontiers of knowledge, and the education and training of future clinical pediatricians, subspecialists, educators, clinical investigators and physician-scientists. The Department of Pediatrics is a dynamic, stimulating place to work, and because we are focused on growth and improved excellence, our staff have particularly challenging and rewarding roles. The Pediatric Clinical Trials Office (Peds CTO) is an existing centralized support office that provides services and high level guidance to individuals (faculty, investigators, research staff, and clinic coordinators from the University and Hospital) involved in human subjects research. The Peds CTO is responsible for establishing standards, operating procedures, policies and practices, implementing educational and training programs, developing communication tools, and managing the administrative functions that impact individuals involved in clinical research. This position will primarily support Pediatric Hematology and Oncology clinical research studies.



Job Summary



The Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) 1 provides support the Section Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics within the Department of Pediatrics. The CRC will be involved in multiple research trials types: multi-centered cooperative group and intergroup studies at a national level, multi-institutional pharmaceutical trials, and multi-centered trials designed, implemented and coordinated in the Section.


This position is partially funded by contractual grant funding which is renewed under provisions set by the grantor of the contract. Employment will be contingent upon the continued receipt of these grant funds and satisfactory job performance.



Responsibilities



  • Coordinates all aspects of conducting clinical trials including: screening, enrollment, subject follow-up, completion of the case report form, and adverse event reports.

  • Maintains accurate and complete documentation of signed informed consent, relevant IRB approvals, source documentation, Case Report Forms (CRF's), drug dispensing logs, and study related communication.

  • Plans and coordinates patient schedule for study procedures, return visits, and study treatment schedules.

  • Ensures Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) are implemented and documented in accordance to study sponsor, primary investigator, and regulatory agency specifications.

  • Prepares and maintains protocol submissions and revisions.

  • Educates patients about study procedures to be performed, visit schedule, what to report between and during visits, and potential side effects.

  • Performs assessments at visits and monitors for adverse events.

  • Organizes and attends site visits from sponsors and other relevant study meetings.

  • Perform specific protocol procedures such as interviewing subjects.

  • Understands protocols and advises treating physicians on appropriate dosage modifications or treatment calculations based on patient characteristics.

  • Prepares for or participate in quality assurance audits conducted by study sponsors, federal agencies, or specially designated review groups.

  • Participates in study-related documentation, such as protocol worksheets, procedural manuals, adverse event reports, institutional review board documents, or progress reports.

  • Performs other related work as needed.




Minimum Qualifications




Education:

Minimum requirements include vocational training, apprenticeships or the equivalent experience in related field (not typically required to have a four-year degree).

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Work Experience:


Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through 2-5 years of work experience in a related job discipline.

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Certifications:





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Preferred Qualifications




Education:


  • Bachelor's degree.




Experience:



  • Two years of research experience or relevant experience.

  • Knowledge of medical terminology/environment.




Preferred Competencies





  • Ability to interact and communicate with clarity, tact, and courtesy with patrons, patients, staff, faculty, students, and others.

  • Ability to communicate with tact and diplomacy.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Strong communication skills (verbal and written).

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

  • Strong data management skills and attention to detail.

  • Knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel and Adobe Acrobat.

  • Ability to read and understand complex documents (e.g., clinical trials).

  • Ability to handle competing demands with diplomacy and enthusiasm.

  • Ability to absorb large amounts of information quickly.

  • Adaptability to changing working situations and work assignments.




Application Documents



  • Resume (required)

  • Cover Letter (required)



When applying, the document(s) MUSTbe uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.



Job Family



Research



Role Impact



Individual Contributor



FLSA Status



Non-Exempt



Pay Frequency



Biweekly



Scheduled
Weekly Hours



40



Benefits Eligible



Yes



COVID-19 Vaccination or Approved Medical or Religious Exemption Required



Yes



Drug Test Required



Yes



Health Screen Required



Yes



Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required



No



Posting Statement



Effective October 15, 2021, the University of Chicago requires COVID vaccination for all students, faculty, and staff members. Individuals may claim exemption from the vaccine requirement for medical or religious reasons.


The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.


Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via Applicant Inquiry Form.


We seek a diverse pool of applicants who wish to join an academic community that places the highest value on rigorous inquiry and encourages a diversity of perspectives, experiences, groups of individuals, and ideas to inform and stimulate intellectual challenge, engagement, and exchange.


All offers of employment are contingent upon a background check that includes a review of conviction history. A conviction does not automatically preclude University employment. Rather, the University considers conviction information on a case-by-case basis and assesses the nature of the offense, the circumstances surrounding it, the proximity in time of the conviction, and its relevance to the position.


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