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Dept- REQ #2470340
Job Title: Senior Clinical Research Associate – Tisch Cancer Institute
The Senior Clinical Research Associate manages all aspects of clinical research trial(s) coordination including activities involved in the planning, conduct and completion of a clinical trial(s) at multiple sites. Depending on the department and clinical trial there may be significant travel time required.
Unique International Collaborative Team for MPNs: The MPD Clinical Consortium is the only large, multi-centered, international academic collaboration involving 45 clinical centers within the USA and 7 other countries that is focused on developing scientifically based, hypothesis testing clinical trials for the treatment of MPN patients. No other large scale, independent, federally funded, collaborative effort for scientific advances in MPNs exists other than the MPD-RC. This has been established as a result of prior funding of a PO1 and will be reliant on continued support of this grant.
Our overarching clinical trial focus is the evaluation of rationally based therapies that target the MPN HSC and/or the corrupt bone marrow microenvironment providing an opportunity to modify the course of these chronic progressive malignancies. In doing so, each trial is designed to evaluate clinical responses in conjunction with thoughtful correlative biomarkers that provide insight into a) drug pharmacokinetics, b) pharmacodynamic studies demonstrating achievement of drug target inhibition/activation, c) reduction in clonal burden of the MPN HSC, d) potential mechanisms of drug resistance, and e) enhanced understanding of the molecular pathobiological mechanisms underlying MPNs.
Roles & Responsibilities:
- Leads the coordination of the clinical trial(s).Clinical study life-cycle responsibilities include involvement in the selection of sites, management of the training of study site personnel (including investigators and coordinators), planning and oversight of national study meetings, and management/coordination of the day-to-day operational activities associated with conducting and closing out Phase I through Phase IV, and post-marketing studies
- Assists in the recruitment strategies and enrollment tracking, data analyses and manuscript preparation.
- Prepares and completes critical study documents and performs final editing/proofing prior to release of document (e.g. protocol; synopsis; flowchart; informed consent template; investigator brochure; monitoring guideline; statement of work laboratory, other vendors, and CROs; consultant agreements; investigative device/drug labels; clinical study worksheets; etc.).
- Contributes to the development of Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), work practices, and clinical guidelines.
- Establishes timeline and target dates for completion of study milestones in collaboration with trial leadership. Utilizes data reports and site metrics to deliver milestones on time and budget.
- In collaboration with team members, monitors clinical trial sites, all clinical studies, and the documentation of all findings, outcomes, and agreements.
- Assures all clinical site trial documentation is maintained in compliance with all applicable guidelines and corresponding procedures documents.
- Participates, with the CTM, in the preparation and hosting of clinical study team meetings on an established schedule, providing agenda, recording/distributing of minutes and copying of minutes to CTM.
- May work with the CTM to prepare and compile materials for clinical study conduct and reference information for study sites provided to the site in the form of an investigator site file (ISF).
- Prepares, distributes, collects and archives all study related correspondence to the investigator clinical sites including, but not limited to, newsletters, “Dear Dr.” letters, FDA/HA correspondence, contractual agreements and others.
- Responsible for investigator recruitment and maintaining current contact information for each assigned investigator site, as well as preparing investigator site file for participation approval.
- Collects pre-study documentation and essential regulatory documents from assigned investigator sites, as well as, collects updated documents prior to study initiation and on an ongoing basis.
- Estimates, orders and coordinates shipments of clinical study supplies to assigned investigator sites.
- May track and request grant payments, and maintain study budget, or assist the CTM with budget and payments
- Tracks and reports all adverse events, protocol deviations, and any other unusual activity experienced by assigned investigator sites and communicates with assigned sites on routine matters.
- Reviews all adverse events reported in clinical study for the identification and evaluation of safety issues and any patterns that are identifiable.
- Reports safety findings in a summary format to the CTM.
- Prepares documentation for and attends required meetings, participates in adjudication meetings, documents results, assists in entering of adjudication data and dissemination of results to clinical sites, if applicable.
- Identifies and documents data errors or items requiring clarification on all documents collected for study and initiates data clarification/validation process after researching source documents.
- Prepares clinical reports of assigned projects for submission to regulatory authorities.
- Performs other duties as required.
Bachelor’s Degree in life sciences or B.S.N. Nursing degree
Minimum 4 years experience in Phase I-IV clinical studies as a clinical research associate.
Microsoft Office - Intermediate
General Skills and Competencies:
Excellent Communication and writing skills, professionalism and ability to effectively interact with staff and management alike; ability to verbally communicate effectively with management, department clinical research and other team members
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