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Clinical Trials Monitor

University of Chicago

University of Chicago

Operations
Chicago, IL, USA
Posted on Friday, September 22, 2023

Department

BSD CCC - Clinical Research Coordination Unit


About the Department

The University of Chicago Comprehensive Cancer Center (UCCCC) is an integral component of the Biological Sciences Division (BSD). The BSD is the largest of four Divisions of the University and includes the Pritzker School of Medicine. UCCCC administers four established scientific programs, and the NCI-sponsored Cancer Center Support Grant provides funding for ten Shared Resources. The Comprehensive Cancer Center is comprised of over 150 faculty members from twenty departments with members currently being awarded over $47 million in total direct costs in peer-reviewed cancer research grants, and $28 million in non-peer reviewed grants and contracts. The activities of the Center are broad and varied, including research, training and education, communications, fundraising, marketing, clinical trials management and community outreach.

UCCCC has one of the largest cancer clinical trials programs in the country and in the Chicago area with nearly 500 adult and pediatric therapeutic trials actively accruing patients. Many of these studies are investigator-initiated, including Phase I or I/II trials, demonstrating UCCCC commitment to translate basic research findings to the clinic through proof-of-principle and early phase studies. UCCCC opens over 250 new trials each year and accrues approximately 900 participants to therapeutic trials each year.


Job Summary

The job performs routine assignments related to the documentation, analysis, and reporting of research data. Provides input to support the strategic, administrative, operational, and financial decisions that impact clinical research conducted across the University.

Responsibilities

  • The Clinical Trials Monitor helps to ensure compliance of the clinical research enterprise with all related regulatory policies and guidelines, including federal, state, local, as well as the policies and procedures outlined by the Cancer Center.

  • Under the direction of Clinical Trials Support Office, s/he will assist in the design, development, implementation, and conduct of an effective monitoring program in accordance with Good Clinical Practice, institutional policies and procedures, and research protocols.

  • The Clinical Trials Monitor will ensure that, for those clinical trials assigned for monitoring, the appropriate and required monitoring tasks and related activities occur as outlined in the monitoring plan and in compliance with all related regulatory standards.

  • Monitoring will be performed through a combination of remote data review and onsite monitoring visits (Hyde Park Campus); therefore, a willingness and ability to work remotely and in person is required.

  • The Clinical Trials Monitor is responsible for multiple projects at a time, and must have strong time management skills in addition to working both independently and in a team environment.

  • Ensure all Principal Investigator(s) and study teams adhere to current FDA regulations, applicable ICH/GCP guidelines, local policies and standard operating procedures, including monitoring standards and guidelines.

  • Adhere to the UCCCC Data Safety Monitoring Plan; e.g. monitoring visit type, frequency, and required critical monitoring activities by utilizing monitoring tracking forms and other monitoring related tools and templates.

  • Verify that trial data entered on the Case Report Form is consistent with patient clinical notes and other source documentation (source data verification). Independently coordinate upcoming and ongoing monitoring assignments while meeting expected timelines for completion of monitoring activities and submission of written monitoring reports.

  • Assist in the development and writing of clinical trial monitoring plans.

  • Participates in Cancer Center staff meetings.

  • Provide recommendations and guidance to study specific monitoring teams and assist in audit readiness and preparation.

  • Participate in regular monitoring team group meetings.

  • Coordinates and may participate in quality assurance reviews conducted by study sponsors, federal agencies, or specially designated review groups.

  • Analyzes 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 a college or university degree in related field.

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Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through < 2 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:

  • Progressively responsible clinical trials experience.

  • Monitoring experience.

  • University or Academic medicine administrative experience.

Working Conditions

  • Standard Office Environment.

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)

  • Cover letter (required)


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


Job Family

Research


Role Impact

Individual Contributor


FLSA Status

Exempt


Pay Frequency

Monthly


Scheduled Weekly Hours

37.5


Benefits Eligible

Yes


Drug Test Required

Yes


Health Screen Required

Yes


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required

No


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