Provide clinical research assistance to faculty in the Department of Radiation Oncology performing clinical research. Implement, manage, coordinate, and document research protocols and study activities. Ensure that all components of a project are completed in an ethical, scientific, rigorous, and timely manner.
Protocol/Study Management (45%) • Duties are determined by protocol-specific requirements and may include any research activity from protocol development through study closeout. The incumbent may assume responsibility for continuity of research subject care and follow the subject from beginning to completion of the study • Facilitate the successful implementation of the IRB approved protocol; read and interpret clinical protocols, assess study related needs, and provide input to facilitate implementation under the supervision of the department’s research coordinator • Demonstrate effective and efficient communication with study sponsors, monitors, department and University staff • Complete and maintain essential, source, and regulatory documents. • Organize data collected into databases, spreadsheets and reporting mechanisms, and ensure accuracy of data entry • Handle basic financial, personnel and administrative transactions (ex: study participant payments and supply purchasing)
Manage subject participation in research protocol (45%) • Recruit potential subjects • Participate in protecting the rights of research subjects via execution of informed consent and compliance with HIPPA requirements • Determine subject eligibility, and maintain compliance with protocol eligibility requirements • Perform study specific procedures for the collection of research data • Collect and ship specimens for research, laboratory, or clinical testing as required • Maintain study databases to track the status of participants • Follow up study participants via data collection from medical records, in person interviews, and by telephone • Review data collection forms for completeness and accuracy, and abstract data from medical records using standard forms
Education and Administration (10%) • Educate University faculty and staff of our regulatory and research obligations in relation to our clinical research activities • Communicate with clinical teams to foster an environment of quality research participation within the context of exceptional clinical care • Facilitate new project development • Support quality improvement initiatives • Attend research and professional development trainings as appropriate
The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including: · Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave · Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans · Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts · Excellent retirement plans with employer match · Disability and employer paid life insurance · Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums · Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition · Student loan forgiveness opportunity · Opportunities for growth and promotion · Employee Assistance Program
All required qualifications must be documented on application materials. Required Qualifications: • Bachelor’s degree plus 2 years of related research experience; or a combination of related education and work experience totaling 6 year • Demonstrated proficiency with basic office software such as Microsoft Office, and databases (especially Excel). • Ability to work independently, problem solve, and prioritize the simultaneous management of multiple projects • Possess strong organizational abilities, and excellent oral and written communication skills
• Critical thinker and detail oriented
Preferred Qualifications: • Certification as a Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC, CCRP, or similar certification) • Familiarity with medical terminology and electronic medical records • Experience with oncology research including pediatric cancers
• Experience in radiation oncology • Familiarity with University of Minnesota and University of Minnesota Medical Center Fairview hospitals and clinics • Prior experience in database management, statistics, and writing of scientific reports is highly desirable • Experience with research database software including REDcap and Microsoft Access • A keen interest in clinical outcomes research and patient care is important, with a demonstrated education record including courses in epidemiology or health sciences research and statistical methods
Internal Number: 341954
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