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Clinical Research Coordinator II - Oncology Research

Company: Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research
Location: Palo Alto
Posted on: June 21, 2022

Job Description:

Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research (PAVIR) has a career opportunity for a full-time Clinical Research Coordinator to support the establishment of an oncology tissue repository in a collaboration with the Department of Defense. The project aims to utilize collected clinical and biological data to research cancer detection, prevention, and treatment/cure.The Coordinator will support medical research aimed at finding new and improved ways to treat and combat cancer and help Veterans and people with disabilities. It is rewarding to know that what you do makes a difference in the lives of others.ABOUT THE RESEARCH COORDINATOR ROLEThe Research Coordinator will assist with day-to-day study conduct, supporting the Principal Investigator (PI), Dr. Albert Lin, in the study management activities and coordinating communication across all study team members and clinical staff. The Coordinator will recruit, screen and engage with research subjects.This is a full-time position located on the premises of the VA hospital in Palo Alto, CA, offering professional development training, comprehensive health insurance, 14 paid holidays, paid vacation, sick pay and a generous 401(k) with a fully vested 6% company match and 3% profit share. Plus, we pay for life, short-term disability, and long-term disability insurance.We encourage you to apply if you have experience recruiting human study subjects, maintaining regulatory compliance, and interacting with military personnel or Veterans.ABOUT PALO ALTO VETERANS INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH (PAVIR)PAVIR facilitates research and education activities conducted at the VA Palo Alto Health Care System. At PAVIR we work with more than 160 uniquely talented medical scientists. We recruit and retain talented employees who believe in making a difference in the lives of others through innovative health research.JOB RESPONSIBILITIES OF A RESEARCH COORDINATORCoordinating subject recruitment, screening, and data collection:

  • Monitor the progress of assigned clinical research subjects and provide regular updates to the PI;
  • Recruit, review new subject records, and screen subjects for eligibility for participating in research protocol;
  • Consent and interview subjects to collect data on health history and lifestyle practices;
  • Coordinate blood sample collection and process blood samples as needed;
  • Prepare biological samples for shipment;
  • Coordinate transfer of data and biological samples to the Murtha Cancer Center Biobank;
  • Enter subject data into database.Coordinating staff communication and project activities:
    • Manage and coordinate day-to-day project and office activities;
    • Work closely with the Principle Investigator (PI) to coordinate communication across study team members including those at collaborating institutions, organize meetings and conference calls and coordinate with study team members and clinical personnel;
    • Organize and maintain a system for tracking and scheduling all components of the project as delineated in the Statement of Work (SOW);
    • Propose and enhance processes and tools for improving team workflow, assist with identifying ways to streamline activities;
    • Assist in generation of reports and the dissemination of site-specific project information and study progress to coordinating institutions;
    • Manage the inventory of supplies and equipment.Coordinating and maintaining regulatory compliance, procedures, and study materials:
      • Contribute to, develop and review assessment and intervention materials, and study specific standard operation procedures (SOPs);
      • Obtain and maintain Stanford Institutional Review Board approval;
      • Ensure that all monthly and annual DoD reporting requirements are met in a timely fashion;
      • Coordinate the implementation of the study protocol;
      • Responsible for maintaining full compliance with all applicable regulatory requirements.Other project related responsibilities:
        • Format reports, manuscripts and presentations consistent with style requirements of peer-reviewed scientific journals;
        • Review published literature;
        • Assist with other study-related duties as needed.QUALIFICATIONS FOR A RESEARCH COORDINATOR
          • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience;
          • 2 years or more of relevant research experience, including subject recruitment and screening;
          • Prior experience with maintaining regulatory compliance and data collection;
          • Experience using computer programs such as Endnote and Microsoft Office products;
          • Organized, detail-oriented, self-directed, and dependable;
          • Strong time management skills and ability to prioritize workload;
          • Excellent Microsoft Office computer skills;
          • Effective interpersonal skills, excellent verbal communication and written skills.DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS
            • Master's degree;
            • Experience with the U.S. military: interacting with military personnel or Veterans in a professional or research environment.Environmental Conditions: Some exposure to bloodborne pathogens.PAVIR is a nonprofit foundation affiliated with the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). As a condition of employment, all PAVIR employees are required to have an approved appointment with VAPAHCS and complete a background check before they can commence work.PAVIR is pleased to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Minorities, Women, Veterans, and Individuals with a Disability are encouraged to apply. We welcome and encourage diversity in the workplace regardless of race, color, religion, age, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. If you need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a posted position, please contact jobs@pavir.org - Human Resources department.Location: 94304

Keywords: Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research, Palo Alto , Clinical Research Coordinator II - Oncology Research, Healthcare , Palo Alto, California

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