CLINICAL RESEARCH COORDINATOR
- Location: Durham, NC
- Posted: Jan 19, 2020
School of Medicine:
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Screen participants for all studies independently. Maintain subject level documentation for all studies independently Schedule participants and conduct visits for minimal risk studies independently. Collect, prepare, process, ship, and maintain inventory of research specimens. Assist with management of IP. Employ the required system for handling, dispensing and documentation of IP for sponsored protocols. May be responsible for determining the best methods for handling IP for Investigator-initiated protocols, or coordinating with investigational pharmacies as necessary. Maintain appropriate documentation. Track IP compliance at the protocol-and subject level. Independently maintain appropriate study-level documentation including regulatory binders, enrollment logs, patient registration in the system of record, etc. Employ strategies to maintain recruitment and retention rates, and to assist participants with individual needs. Conduct and document consent for participants in a variety of studies independently Assist with addressing and correcting findings from study monitoring and study audit visits. Collect, prepare or process adverse event information under supervision. Complete and submit Adverse Events Reports, according to institution and sponsor-specific prompt reporting requirements (timelines and forms) under supervision. Develop DUHS IRB documents such as consent forms, protocols, and continuing reviews independently.
Communicate to research participants, both orally and written, the difference between clinical activities and research activities in all study documents and research participant communications. Be familiar with the ethical conduct of research, and safeguards needed when conducting research with vulnerable populations. Understand that the safety of research participants is a priority. Assist with the development of Conflict of Interest (COI)/Data Safety Monitoring Plans (DSMPs)/Research Data Security Plans (RDSPs). Assist with the coordination of efforts of external monitoring boards. Identify and the explain the risk and benefits to a subject as these pertain to your clinical trial
Encourage and support colleagues in completing project work. Assist research colleagues in identifying efficiencies and improving process. Recognize and employ the professional guidelines and code of ethics related to the conduct of clinical research. Maintain Duke and project specific training requirements. Evaluate the need for cultural diversity and cultural competency in the design and conduct of clinical research. Make recommendations to investigative team.
Study and Site Management:
Collect information to determine appropriate feasibility, recruitment and retention strategies. Maintain study's compliance with institutional requirements and other policies (e.g., NIH Public Access policy, ct.gov, Research Data Security Plans, Social Media policy, etc.). Oversee maintenance of Delegation of Authority Logs and training of key personnel on study specific duties. Take part in site initiation/closeout visits as directed. Assist with the development of protocol-specific systems and documents including process flows, training manuals, standard operating procedures, and case report forms. Take part in or lead closeout and document storage activities
Serve as primary liaison with single sponsor, subcontractor, or vendors. Communicate concerns clearly and in a professional manner. Participate in study team meetings. Respond to routine questions related to study protocol and refer more complex questions to others as appropriate. Communicate and coordinate with other study personnel as required for study implementation and routine problem resolution.
Completion of an Associate's degree
Work requires a minimum of two years of relevant research experience. A Bachelor's degree may substitute for 2 years required experience.
Can easily use computing software and web-based applications (e.g., Microsoft Office products and internet browsers).
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