As an affiliate of Baylor College of Medicine-Department of Pediatrics, Texas Children's Cancer and Hematology Centers (TXCH) provide personalized, comprehensive care for a multitude of pediatric cancer and hematology patients. We are the largest pediatric cancer center in the United States, and the #1 in Texas. We provide medical treatment for patients with childhood cancer and childhood blood disorders. The nationally acclaimed children's clinic, along with the research and drug development programs, is considered by U.S. News & World Report to be among the best children's hospitals for cancer.The Senior Research Coordinator is responsible for implementing and coordinating the day to day activities of multiple clinical research protocols, both therapeutic and non-therapeutic. Ensures accurate data collection, documentation, organization and safety of study volunteers. Serves as a liaison between subject, investigators, sponsors and other relevant healthcare professionals who are part of the research or patient care team. Under minimal supervision performs research coordination duties for cooperative, pharmaceutical and investigator-initiated studies. Tasks require a high level of organizational skills and the exercise of discretion and ability to ask the right questions to determine proper course of action while following established standards.
Assists Principal Investigators (PI) with study requirements.
Reviews protocol requirements and processes to ensure compliance.
Identifies and recruits clinical research subjects/patients.
Assists providers with consent and enrollment of new study subjects/patients.
Coordinates research subject/patient visits and evaluations.
Monitors protocol timelines and patient milestones.
Retrieves and submits test results to appropriate party.
Coordinates specimen collection and submission from collaborating institutions and patients.
Submits study data to internal and external stakeholders in a timely manner.
Conducts initial study training/orientation and ongoing education to physicians and nurses.
Prepares for and participates in site visits made by sponsor and other entities.
Recognizes, tracks and assists with reporting adverse events.
Facilitates quality assurance and quality control activities for internal and external monitoring.
Precepts new clinical research staff.
Adheres to departmental guidelines and workflows.
Upholds GCP guidelines.
Collaborates with study team and physicians to assist in determining patient eligibility for research protocols.
Prepares study-specific reports and queries for investigators and administrators.
Effectively prioritizes and manages work activities according to study protocol.
Consults with team members to ensure study time-points are met.
Volunteers to assist team with overflow duties.
Seeks guidance from Clinical Research Manager for additional assignments.
Bachelor's degree in a Basic Science or related field. Four years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.
Five years of relevant experience.
Experience using OPEN, iMedidata or Rave data systems a plus.
Previous experience in oncology or cancer research, especially leukemia.
Effective communication skills, both orally and in writing.
Experience with computer spreadsheets.
Ability to understand and implement patient studies and protocols.
Interpersonal skills necessary to coordinate research studies.
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