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This position is full-time and works approximately 40 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Department of Pediatrics Critical Care. The position is located at the Northwest Tower. This position is for the Medical School Campus.
Position coordinates and develops clinical research projects within the Critical Care Translational Research Program.� Will be responsible for designing independent research projects and assisting with grant writing.� Research topics will be in the area of blood product efficacy and safety and hemostasis.� As part of the Pediatric Critical Care Translational Research Program team, this position requires supervision of research protocols within the program, and includes acting as a mentor for the research coordinators.� Will also be responsible for coordinating the implementation of a randomized controlled trial in children and adults at 15-20 clinical sites that will start in mid 2020.��
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Works with Principal Investigators to design, perform, and evaluate research protocols, manuscripts and grant submissions.
Works with PI to design, perform, and evaluate research procedures; confers with PI to assist in developing plans for research projects and discuss the interpretation of results; collaborates in the preparation of manuscripts for publications and preparation of grant proposals to sponsoring agencies; assists in the preparation of amendments to protocols and/or modifications to study design as appropriate.
Serves as a resource to the clinical research staff, ensuring appropriate procedures, and explains policies and procedures; ensures that research projects are completed according to IRB and federal guidelines.
Assist the team’s lead clinical research specialist in the supervision of other research coordinators within the program regarding productivity, and compliance to all internal and federal regulatory policies. Assists with the development and implementation of internal processes and audits for adherence as needed. May assist in conducting routine audits of multi-institutional clinical trials to insure protocol adherence, accuracy of data entry and good clinical practice in accordance with the International Conference on Harmonization, and may include travel to sites.
Implements and manages all phases of study/protocol; ensures compliance with protocol guidelines and requirements of regulatory agencies; identifies problems and/or inconsistencies and monitors participant’s progress to include documentation and reporting of adverse events; resolves IRB/protocol management issues and recommends corrective action as appropriate; serves as liaison with funding or sponsoring agency.� Will be responsible for managing multiple clinical studies at once.
Researches and recommends new methods and procedures to maintain standards and improve quality. Performs other duties incidental to the work described herein, to include handling and laboratory processing of patient blood samples.
Coordinates with nursing and other ancillary clinical staff to facilitate the implementation of research protocols and maintain a culture that supports translational research including but not limited to a shared on-call responsibility including potentially responding overnight and occasional weekends and holidays for recruitment purposes.
Bachelor of Science degree plus 4 years of clinical or research experience with at least 1 year of lead or supervisory experience included; 8 years of relevant education and work experience may substitute for this requirement.
Experience in pediatrics.
Transfusion medicine or hemostasis studies is preferred but not essential.
Experience leading a large multi-center clinical trial is optimal.
Effective analytical and problem-solving skills.
Ability to communicate in oral and written form with all levels of personnel.
Ability to prioritize tasks in a diverse environment.
Demonstrated leadership and interpersonal skills.
The hiring range for this position is $62,067 - $79,144 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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