Pediatric Clinical Research Coordinator 2
University of Chicago
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.
About the Department
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.
The Pediatric Clinical Research Coordinator 2 (CRC2) provides support to the Section of Rheumatology within the Department of Pediatrics. The CRC2 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. The Clinical Research Coordinator 2 works under the general direction of the PI and leadership within the Pediatric Clinical Trials Office.
Manages all aspects of conducting clinical trials including: screening, enrollment, subject follow-up, completion of the case report form, and adverse event reports.
Recruit and interview potential study patients with guidance from PI and other clinical research staff.
Collect, process, ship and store specimens to appropriate laboratory according to established aseptic techniques.
Identify and explain the responsibilities of Principal Investigators, research team members, sponsors, contract research organizations (CROs), and regulatory authorities related to the conduct of a clinical trial.
Coordinate the conduct of the study from startup through closeout including recruitment and screening of study subjects, obtaining informed consent, collecting research data, and ensuring protocol adherence.
Plans and coordinates patient schedule for study procedures, return visits, and study treatment schedules.
Educates patients about study procedures to be performed, visit schedule, what to report between and during visits, and the risks and benefits of the procedures.
Performs assessments at visits and monitors for adverse events.
Organizes and attends site visits from sponsors and other relevant study meetings.
Protect patients and data confidentiality by ensuring security of research data and personal health information and compliance with federal regulations and sponsor protocols.
Ensures Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) are implemented and documented in accordance to study sponsor, primary investigator, and regulatory agency specifications.
Maintains accurate and complete records which may include, but are not limited to, signed informed consent, relevant IRB approvals, source documentation, Case Report Forms (CRF's), drug dispensing logs, and study related communication.
Understand the IRB submission and review process and when and how to apply for IRB review, including facilitation of study initiation through meticulous and timely preparation of IRB submissions independently.
Ensures compliance with federal regulations and institutional policies.
May prepare and maintain protocol submissions and revisions.
May assist in the training of new or backup coordinators.
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.
Education:Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.
Clinical Research experience or relevant experience.
Experience coordinating multiple studies (e.g., investigator-initiated, industry-sponsored, multi-site trials).
Ability to communicate in writing.
Ability to communicate orally.
Ability to comprehend technical documents.
Understanding of the federal research regulations and the ability to identify the federal research organizations’ role in regulating human research participation.
Ability to develop and manage interpersonal relationships.
Ability to exercise absolute discretion regarding confidential matters.
Ability to follow written and/or verbal instructions.
Ability to give directions.
Ability to handle sensitive matters with tact and discretion.
Ability to handle stressful situations.
Ability to learn and develop skills.
Ability to maintain a high level of alertness.
Ability to pay attention to detail.
Ability to perform multiple tasks simultaneously.
Ability to prioritize work and meet deadlines.
Ability to react effectively, quickly, calmly, and rationally during conflicts and emergencies.
Ability to train or teach others.
Ability to work effectively and collegially with little supervision or as member of a team.
Ability to work independently.
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Scheduled Weekly Hours
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