Children's National Health System


Clinical Research Coordinator-NIAID (44837870)
Location: Washington, District of Columbia - United States
Posted: 4/21/2018

Clinical Research Coordinator-NIAID

Reporting to the Program Director for the CNHS-NIAID pediatric partnership, the CN-NIAID Clinical Research Coordinator participates in or leads day-to-day operations of clinical research studies conducted by CN-NIAID principal investigators. Performs a variety of duties involved in the collection, compilation, documentation, and analysis of clinical research data. Attains progressive functional knowledge of Good Clinical Practices (GCP), Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) regulations and Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations, when applicable. Follows procedures for documentation of study payments and participation incentives. Employs strategies to recruit and retain research participants. Assists participants with individual needs. Maintains regulatory documents as per sponsor and institutional policies. Independently coordinates conducts and documents study assessments according to study protocol, operational plans of clinical departments and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for all types of studies. Ensures compliance with protocol guidelines and requirements of regulatory agencies. Collects, prepares, processes, ships, and maintains accurate inventory of research specimens, and trains others in performing these tasks. Prepares for study monitoring or study audit visits. Performs query resolution and assists with addressing and correcting audit findings. Collects data from patient medical records, interviews, questionnaires, diagnostic tests and other sources.

Qualifications

Minimum Education
Bachelor's Degree
Specific Requirements and Preferences
BA/BS degree in a science, technical, health-related field or another applicable discipline
Minimum Work Experience
1 Year(s)
Specific Requirements and Preferences
1 Year of applicable work, research or internship experience (e.g. research assistant, data manager, clinician or other interaction with a research population)
Functional Accountabilities

Responsible Conduct of Research1Demonstrates consistent adherence to the standards for responsible conduct of research.
2Stays informed of and adheres to institutional policies, and federal regulations (e.g. Titles 21 and 45 of the Code of Federal Regulations) and guidances (International Counsel on Harmonization) regarding human subjects’ research and use of protected health information.
3Maintains knowledge and comprehension of assigned research protocols; including study procedures, timelines and eligibility.
4Creates, accurately completes, maintains and organizes study documents. Accounts for study materials. This may include, but is not limited to participant lists and visit logs, regulatory binders, case report forms, laboratory kits, investigational product(s), and participation incentives.
5Uses and accounts for research funds and resources at his/her performance level. This includes reconciling research subject billing.
6Complies with and maintains current documentation of all job-related training and conflict of interest reporting.

Participant Enrollment1Adheres to the IRB approved recruitment and enrollment plan.
2Screens subjects for eligibility per the protocol and institutional policies.
3Communicates effectively and provides information to a diverse, vulnerable subject population in accordance with institutional policies.
4Interacts with study participants and/or legally authorized representatives (LARs) to communicate study purpose, participation details and to assess participation interest.
5Engages participants/LARs in the informed consent process according to institutional policies.

Study Management1Serves as an effective liaison between the investigators, sponsors, hospital departments involved with research studies, and the Clinical Research Center.
2Plans, conducts, and manages research activities in accordance with federal regulations and guidance documents, and sponsor and institutional policies under the direction of a senior study team member.
3Ensures regulatory integrity of protocols through the accurate and timely preparation and submission of documents and reports to the sponsor, IRB and other oversight bodies in accordance with federal regulations sponsor SOPs and institutional policies.
4Authors study documents, including informed consents, protocol specific source documents and IRB contingency responses.
5Registers and records participant visits in the appropriate tracking system.
6Anticipates study needs and subject caseload to meet organizational objectives and deadlines in a timely manner.
7Works well with other members of the research team. This includes appreciating multiple workplace diversities and seeking and providing input, when appropriate.
8Coordinates, prepares for and responds to oversight body routine visits and audits.
9Attends study meetings (which could include overnight travel) as requested by the PI(s)

Data Collection1Assures that data is collected as required by the protocol and in accordance with research data principles (ALCOAC: Attributable, Legible, Contemporaneous, Original, Accurate and Complete).
2Ensures that queries are resolved within sponsor and institutional timelines.
3Plans and performs (if assigned) research specimen collection, labeling, and storage/shipping. Maintains accurate sample accountability/chain of custody documentation.
4Ensures secure storage of study documents.

Primary Location: District of Columbia-Washington
Work Locations: Sheikh Zayed Campus 111 Michigan Avenue Washington 20010
Job: Non-Clinical Professional
Organization: Ctr Clinical & Community Rsrch
Regular / Temporary: R (Regular)
Position Status: FT - Full-Time
Shift: Day
Work Schedule: 09:00 - 18:30

Additional Requirments / Information

Job Capacity:Employee (full-time)
Minimum Education Level:See Job Description
Visa Sponsorship: No
Related Industries:Other

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