The mission of the Knight Clinical Research Management organization is to support the conduct of translational clinical research aimed at improving the lives of people and families with cancer by applying innovative strategies for cancer prevention, screening diagnosis and treatment. The support is provided through proactive, high quality and efficient study management in compliance with federal regulations and local policies and procedures. This fast-paced and highly intense research environment require management of complex clinical research studies involving a very vulnerable and sick population.
Every Knight Cancer employee is expected to embody our guiding principles:
We act BOLDLYBreakthroughs require pushing the boundaries of science, exploring new frontiers, and thinking differently.
We SUPPORT each otherRespect leads to trust, which leads to excellence.
We work as a CONNECTED team We must leverage our collective brain power to conquer cancer because no one individual can do it alone.
Key leadership responsibilities:
Oversees and manages the day to day operations of clinical research activities for studies conducted at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute.
Oncology disease site knowledge expert for the teams that they lead.
Must have a strong understanding of how clinical and research operations work within the clinics/hospitals that their team works in and departments they collaborate with.
Must have the ability to cover all roles that they oversee.
Participates, with close collaboration of the disease site manager, in the strategic planning and financial management of the disease team they lead.
First point of contact for the study team members regarding operational aspects of clinical research, to resolve issues and remove obstacles for study team members, sets priorities for workload, and identifies opportunities for process improvement.
Manages coverage issues related to sick calls, vacation time, and may fill in to assist with responsibilities following a position vacancy. Does not maintain direct reporting responsibility for team members.
In addition to leadership responsibilities, the Team Lead maintains direct clinical research study management duties. Study management responsibilities include:
Coordination of all aspects of a study as specifically outlined in the protocol and compliance with applicable regulations, including Good Clinical Practice.
Works collaboratively with physician, nursing, and ancillary staff in the scheduling and management of subject research activities.
Maintains accurate, complete and timely records on research subjects which may include preparation of source documentation and clinical research data/case report forms.
Represents the investigator during monitor visits and on-site audits conducted by the sponsor or sponsor representative.
Assists the Regulatory Project Manager with the IRB submission, to include preparation of consent forms and other documents required for IRB review.
Maintain a working knowledge of FDA, DHHS and other agency guidelines that govern clinical research.
Requires only occasional supervision; Prior study management and clinical research coordination skills plus exercises sound judgment in taking independent action and seeks to advise as appropriate; assists in process improvement efforts; demonstrates strong problem-solving skills; responsible for training and providing oversight of junior staff; assists leadership in the implementation of research program goals
Education & Experience:
Masters degree with major courses in the relevant field and three years of relevant experience -OR-
Bachelor's Degree (4 yr) with major courses in the field of research and five years of relevant experience.
Strong understanding of research regulations and best practices
Strong data abstraction skills
Strong project management skills
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks at one time
Excellent communication, both written and verbal
Strong analytical and organizational skills
Ability to work independently and as part of a team while being collaborative in resolving problems
Proficiency with computers running Windows, PC applications, and the Microsoft Office suite, e.g., MS Excel, Outlook, Access, Word, and PowerPoint
Excellent customer service skills both on the phone and in person
Energy and drive to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously
Ability to use tact and diplomacy to maintain effective working relationships
Bachelors or Masters degree with coursework in science.
Prior experience with Knight Clinical Research Management department.
Some clinical research knowledge with a minimum of 5-years of research experience.
Experience working in an office environment.
Familiarity with medical terminology.
High level of organization, attention to detail, troubleshooting, and prioritizing skills is preferred.
Prior experience supervising direct reports OR mentoring junior staff.
Please note: Effective Oct. 18, 2021, all OHSU employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 unless they have an approved medical or religious exception. If you are hired by OHSU after Oct. 18, you will need to be fully vaccinated (or obtain an approved exception) prior to starting work, and need to provide proof of vaccination (or approved exception) within 10 days of starting work.
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