OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, known as one of the pioneers in personalized cancer medicine, is an international leader in research and cancer treatment. Driven by its mission to end cancer as we know it, the institute is building upon its expertise in targeted treatments to advance the early detection of cancer when the disease is most treatable.
Function/Duties of Position
The Research Project Coordinator position supports the ongoing translational research effort in the Druker and Tyner labs through the management and oversight of the Heme Malignancies Biorepository and associated patient sample processing pipeline.
The Research Project Coordinator is responsible for supporting regulatory requirements for patient consenting and will work closely with the biorepository principal investigator to enable protocol amendments, continuing review, and identify opportunities for continual improvement of regulatory processes. This position is responsible for managing the Heme Malignancies Biorepository, which contains samples from over 5000 leukemia patients, ensuring appropriate tracking and allocation of specimens to meet researcher needs. This role provides an essential communication link between principal investigators, researchers, patient sample processing team members, clinic staff/investigators and clinical study coordinators overseeing clinical trials with regard to coordinate samples being processed by the lab. This role will also provide oversight for training, scheduling, development of clinical trial checklists and weekly meetings for patient sample processing staff. They are responsible for implementing improvement processes to ensure that data quality is maintained and patient samples are processed appropriately to meet study needs. Other duties include but are not limited to: cohort development for specific projects, building and generating reports for queries and clinicals trials, ensuring samples are correctly annotated in the Beat AML database, aiding with CLIA/CAP processes and SOP development, and helping with isolation of cell derived materials as needed. Additional research project management duties as dictated by ongoing projects will be assigned and may include oversight of sponsored research projects, clinical trial correlate studies and other grant funded projects.
Duties will include:
1. Every Knight Cancer employee is expected to embody our guiding principles:
We act BOLDLY--Breakthroughs require pushing the boundaries of science, exploring new frontiers, and thinking differently
We SUPPORT each other--Respect 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
2. Management and Oversight of the Heme Malignancies Biorepository:
Oversee regulatory requirements for patient consenting, protocol amendments, continuing review, and consenting compliance
Identify and oversee opportunities for continual improvement of regulatory processes
Ensure appropriate tracking and allocation of specimens to meet researcher needs
Track sample use in projects.
Collect agreements using samples and track sample movement outside OHSU
Track and provide data/agreements for continuing review
3. Management and Oversight of Patient Sample Processing Pipeline:
Communicate with principal investigators, researchers, patient sample processing team members, clinic staff/investigators and clinical study coordinators overseeing clinical trials to coordinate sample processing
Provide oversight for training, scheduling, development of clinical trial checklists and weekly meetings for patient sample processing staff
Implement improvement processes to ensure data quality is maintained and patient samples are processed appropriately to meet study needs
4. Cohort Development and Database Queries:
Develop cohorts for specific projects
Build and generate reports for queries and clinicals trials
Ensure correct annotation of samples in the Beat AML database
Aid with isolation of cell derived materials for correlate studies as needed. Additional research project management duties as dictated by ongoing projects will be assigned as needed and may include oversight of sponsored research projects, clinical trial correlate studies and other grant funded projects
5. Additional research project management duties:
As dictated by ongoing projects and assigned as needed
May include oversight of sponsored research projects, clinical trial correlate studies and other grant funded projects
Aid with CLIA/CAP oversight and development of SOPs for clinical trial correlates
6. Preparation of data and written reports:
For grants, sponsored research projects, collaborators, and clinical trials
Education & Experience:
BA/BS + 1 year of relevant experience
OR equivalent combination of experience and training
Job Related Knowledge, Skills and Abilities (Competencies):
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks at one time
Must have excellent communication, analytical and organizational skills: both written and verbal.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team while being collaborative in resolving problems.
Must be proficient with computers running Windows and PC applications e.g. MS Excel, Oracle, Access, Word and PowerPoint.
Must have demonstrated excellent customer service skills both on the phone and in person.
Must possess energy and drive to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously.
Ability to use tact and diplomacy to maintain effective working relationships
Ability to operate complex scientific equipment.
Degree in science or technology
At least three years of laboratory experience and familiarity with clinical trial or biorepository regulatory oversight.
Please submit a resume and cover letter for your application to be considered.
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