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The Moores Cancer Center is one of just 50 in the United States to hold a National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center. As such, it ranks among the top centers in the nation conducting basic and clinical cancer research, providing advanced patient care and serving the community through outreach and education programs. The Cancer Center's mission is to translate promising scientific discoveries into new and better options for the care of patients with cancer. The Center supports one of the broadest ranges of cancer activities in the nation – from fundamental and translational cancer research in molecular genetics and advanced molecular therapeutics, and from population studies of cancer incidence to community education about cancer prevention and risk reduction.
The Clinical Trials Office (CTO) at UCSD's Moores Cancer Center administers many clinical trials on behalf of its member investigators, including trials sponsored by National Cancer Institute cooperative groups, pharmaceutical companies, and physician investigators. Reporting directly to the Disease Team Project Manager, the Clinical Research and Regulatory Coordinator coordinates the clinical research efforts of the Moores UCSD Cancer Center Clinical Trials Office (CTO). The incumbent is responsible for coordinating and managing clinical trials including providing all aspects of protocol management, including screening for patient eligibility, data collection and analysis, ensuring protocol compliance, adverse drug reaction reports, monitoring patient treatment and toxicities, laboratory and specimen submission, and maintenance of accurate and complete clinical research files. They are also responsible for the development and maintenance of regulatory documents pertaining to the clinical trials conducted by investigators at the Cancer Center.
The key to this role is the preparation of clinical trial protocols and related regulatory documents for submission to the UCSD Human Research Protections Program (UCSD's Institutional Review Board or IRB) in order to obtain its approval for the clinical trials to proceed. They will act as a resource to investigators and staff for interpretation and execution of complex clinical research regulations, policies & procedures concerning the conduct of clinical trials, including those of the FDA, HHS, UCSD IRB, and the CTO. This position requires regular interaction with a variety of internal and external contacts including Cancer Center investigators and staff, UCSD IRB staff, study sponsors and/or their representatives. They directly communicate with assigned physicians and disease groups, including attending weekly meetings and tumor boards. They will provide direct assistance to the Project Manager in reviewing and verifying university research account statements, professional fee statements, and invoicing. Other duties assigned as needed.
Theoretical knowledge of biology, microbiology, social sciences, clinical sciences and/or Bachelor's Degree; and/or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience performing clinical research duties in a clinical research environment. Experience working with FDA regulations, NCI policies and procedures, and Good Clinical Practice guidelines for the conduct of clinical research.
Experience in medical assessment, patient interviewing, and interpreting laboratory procedures and values to determine toxicities and patient eligibility related to protocol management.
Experience developing and maintaining record management systems. Strong administrative and organization skills, experience prioritizing assignments when faced with a heavy workload and competing deadlines.
Experience preparing various forms, documents, and reports, such as New Study Applications, Renewal Applications, IND Applications, etc. Experience preparing, reviewing, and understanding clinical research protocols and protocol amendments.
Demonstrated experience with editing, including summarizing information into concise and condense documents.
Experience creating Informed Consent Documents that comply with HRPP/UCSD IRB policies and procedures, FDA regulations, and sponsor requirements.
Demonstrated experience interpreting medical charts and abstracting data from medical records in relation to study subject screening.
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