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Under supervision, the Clinical Research Coordinator will be assigned to coordinate multiple federally funded and industry sponsored research studies involving human subjects that are being conducted at the AntiViral Research Center (AVRC). Assist with initiation, implementation and management of clinical trials, with an emphasis on human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), Hepatitis C and tuberculosis (TB) trials. Ensure compliance with goals and objectives of research protocols and with state and federal regulatory guidelines.
Duties include but not limited to: interpreting research protocols; recruiting subjects; screening for eligibility including obtaining vital signs, ECGs, height and weight, and blood draws; monitoring and timely reporting of adverse events; toxicities and protocol deviations; scheduling subjects' visits; coordinating clinical, laboratory and data activities; processing and submitting laboratory specimens; collecting and entering research data; maintaining accurate and complete clinical research files and patient medical charts. Act as liaison between Principal Investigators, the Human Research Protection Program (HRPP) and study sponsors.
Theoretical knowledge or Bachelor's Degree in a biological life science or related discipline; or equivalent education and experience.
Proven experience in the clinical research setting, including protocols, principles, and standards. Experience planning and performing clinical research studies, particularly trials involving patients with HIV, HCV or TB.
Demonstrated knowledge of signs, symptoms, pathology of HIV infection, Hepatitis C infection and/or Tuberculosis.
Proven experience administering study related questionnaires and assessments. Ability to work with different clinical protocols concurrently.
Demonstrated problem solving and critical thinking skills. Ability to understand and learn study procedures from protocols.
Ability to work independently with limited supervision but insight to know when a clinical nurse or MD is required to discuss a patient's symptoms or concerns.
Ability to communicate to supervisor, Principal Investigator (PI) and research team study progress and accept constructive advice and suggestions.
Ability to work with a diverse group of professionals, including physicians, nurses other health care professionals and research subjects
Demonstrated experience in interpreting medical charts and extracting accurate data from medical records.
Proven ability to accurately collect, record, transcribe and synthesize clinical data while paying conscientious attention to details. Experience completing clinical trial forms via hard copy and/or online.
Strong experience interpreting laboratory values to determine subject's eligibility and potential toxicities and insight to know when abnormalities should be reported to a clinical nurse or Physician.
Proven ability to understand and interpret complex research protocols in order to screen patients for eligibility, initiate study plan, collect data, evaluated for adverse events and protocol deviations.
Demonstrated experience handling laboratory samples and knowledge of shipping procedures for dangerous goods. Ability to obtain IATA certification within six (6) months of hire.
Knowledge of Human Subjects Protection requirements.
Proficiency using computer software including Microsoft Office, database management and email skills.
Ability to work with diverse populations of people who may be demanding, difficult and uncooperative at times.
Ability to work in a dynamic environment with constantly changing priorities. Ability to maintain subjects' absolute confidentiality.
Ability to speak and read Spanish. Bilingual; fluent in Spanish.
Employment is subject to a criminal background check and pre-employment physical.
Must be willing to work with patients with HIV, hepatitis C virus (HCV) and TB.
Must be willing to work with human biological samples including blood, urine, saliva, semen, sputum that may be potentially infectious.
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