CLINICAL RESEARCH ASSOCIATE I
- Location: Durham, NC
- Posted: Jan 19, 2020
School of Medicine:
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Develop, coordinate, and implement monitoring strategies essential to the successful management of clinical trials conducted by Principal Investigators [PIs] at the Duke Cancer Institute [DCI].
Ensure the protection and safety of research subjects.
Educate PIs and research professionals on the conduct of oncology clinical trials.
Ensure the quality and integrity of data with respect to accuracy, accountability, documentation, and adherence to procedures through review of case report forms [CRFs], source documents, medical records, and regulatory documents.
Ensure studies are conducted in accordance with the protocol, Standard Operating Procedures [SOPs], Good Clinical Practice [GCP], and applicable rules and regulations.
Responsibilities and Expectations
Monitoring 70% Effort
Identify protocols requiring monitoring and safety oversight. Review all data for accuracy, legibility and consistency. Ensure all subjects signing consent are registered appropriately. Verify data entries with the source.
Maintain up-to-date electronic and paper monitoring management systems.
Assist in the conduct of internal and external, clinical and regulatory monitoring. Schedule and coordinate monitoring visits.
Prepare appropriate monitoring documents and reports. Provide feedback and education to study teams to facilitate successful protocol management. Review PI and study team responses to monitoring reports to ensure satisfactory plans are developed and communicated.
Identify site deficiencies and provide assistance with developing, implementing and evaluating Corrective and Preventive Action Plans [CAPAs].
Contribute to the ongoing development and improvement of forms, tools, templates and processes.
Safety Oversight Committee [SOC] 10% Effort
Assist in SOC meeting preparation and contribute to the SOC meeting agendas and discussions.
Communication 10% 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.
Leadership 5% Effort
Advocate the protection and safety of subjects.
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 5% Effort
Know and follow policies, standard operating procedures [SOPs], regulations and protocol requirements that govern clinical research. Maintain Duke and department specific training and certification requirements.
And other work as assigned.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills to effectively work with diverse groups.
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.
Qualifications Required At This Level
Work requires graduation from an accredited degree program providing clinical training as a Registered Nurse [RN], Physician's Assistant [PA] or Pharmacist plus one year of healthcare experience; or one of the following equivalents:
Completion of an allied health degree [e.g., Respiratory Therapy, Radiologic Technology, Licensed Practical Nurse] or Associates degree in Clinical Trials Research related curriculum plus a minimum of three years healthcare experience; or
Completion of a master's degree in Public Health, Health Administration or a related area with no additional experience; or
Completion of a bachelor's degree plus a minimum of one year directly related experience in clinical trials research; or
Completion of a bachelor's degree plus a minimum of two years closely related research experience.
**State of North Carolina license may be required.*
None required beyond that described above.
Or an equivalent combination of relevant education and/or experience.
Completion of a bachelor's degree in health field plus a minimum of one year directly related experience in clinical trials research or oncology. CCRP or ACRP certification.
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