This position will be responsible for cellular immunotherapies clinical research trials. The person in this role will lead, plan, coordinate and implement clinical research protocols for the Cellular Therapy Program and represent the program
Lead in identifying potential protocol patients for clinical research trials
Coordinate the screening and scheduling of patients on study, perform patient phone assessments, track patient participation and conduct patient long-term follow-up assessments
Work with patients to evaluate the progression of their disease via trial specific assessments and collect data points based on evaluation
Identify, organize and train the appropriate clinical team members who will be involved in the execution of parts of the protocol
Be a resource to investigator and clinical staff to work out study start-up issues, logistics and communication related to trial requirements
Identify causes for research related problems and implement corrective action plans while keeping trial investigator(s), Cellular Therapy leads, as well as clinical staff members informed throughout the process
Manage logistics and coordination of patient care between the University of Michigan and outside institutions/sponsors involved in Cellular Therapy research protocols
Train new team members, other collaborating research teams, and ancillary members regarding Cellular Therapy’s research protocols and the research process by implementing Good Clinical Practices (GCP)
Timely written and verbal communication to Cellular Therapy’s study team and PI on the process of each trial assigned under their lead
Facilitate coordination and serve as lead liaison between other services (e.g. Research Pharmacy, CRAO, MICHAR, Cancer Center, Oncology CTSU, other research teams, etc.)
Prepare regulatory documents for PI-initiated clinical research trials when necessary
Participate in the development of trial budgets with Principal Investigator (PI) and Cellular Therapy/BMT leadership
Provide annual review of research practices and guidelines that pertain to FACT
Assist in data collection and organization of the Cellular Therapy database
Participate in research meetings and interact with clinical and research staff from various departments involved in delivering care, implementation of trial and representation of the Cellular Therapy Program
Participate in data management for trial as needed
Facilitate and maintain full regulatory compliance of all research protocols
Promote clinical trial skill development among team members
Minimum Bachelor's Degree in health or life science or significant experience (minimum three years) leading research trials
Excellent ability to interact with research patients, and take lead role in research trials
Ability to organize, prioritize and delegate effectively and efficiently
Ability to manage several trials simultaneously
Ability to exercise good judgment and work independently or as a member of the research team
Ability to set goals, promote teamwork and problem solve
Ability to promote research trials and represent the Cellular Therapy Program to other research teams within the University of Michigan or external medical teams
Blood/Marrow Transplant and/or immunotherapies experience his hghly desirable
Strong project management skills and working knowledge in OnCore and Clinical Trials.gov
Experience working with treatment research protocols
Experience working with both pediatric and adult patients and their families
Experience with UMHS MiChart electronic medical record
Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
Reasonable knowledge of University research policies, confidentiality, and PHI rules
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