We seek a highly motivated, dynamic and detail-oriented individual to join our team at the UCLA Center for Cancer Prevention and Control Research (CPCR) and the UCLA Kaiser Permanente Center for Health Equity (CHE) to serve as a clinical research coordinator. Our diverse, multi-disciplinary team includes a collegial group of faculty members, postdoctoral researchers, community experts, full-time staff and graduate students. This individual will coordinate various studies that focus on colorectal cancer screening and prevention, including the FORTE study, which is an NCI-funded study in colorectal cancer prevention looking to determine how often participants who have had 1-2 small benign polyps removed during colonoscopy should have repeat surveillance colonoscopies. The team member will coordinate research activities under the direction of Dr. May and other clinical trial collaborators. The individual will be responsible for identification and enrollment of study participants; longitudinal follow-up of study participants; data collection and monitoring; development and dissemination of patient communication and education materials; regulatory submissions of events as needed; protocol and information dissemination to investigators, health care professionals, patients and family members; and participation in a range of academic health center and community-partnered research projects. The individual will be responsible for timely and accurate data management related to research studies and will ensure protocol procedures have been completed accurately, safely, and in a timely manner under the supervision of the principal investigators. Further, this position requires that the individual adheres to all relevant regulatory and Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines and ensure the timely coordination and completion of study related procedures for which the coordinator is responsible.
Bachelor's degree in related field of science, health care or medicine. Required Demonstrated working knowledge of current medical terminology to accurately read entries in patient charts and record accurately and timely, information into study records and other appropriate research data forms. Required Clinical research experience, with in depth knowledge of cancer screening and surveillance as it pertains to clinical trials and studies. Required Demonstrated organizational skills to efficiently and effectively provide data management/monitoring support for clinical trials and projects, providing accurate information in a timely manner. Required Demonstrated knowledge of "good clinical practices" for clinical research as defined by the FDA. Required Demonstrated understanding of confidential information, how it is defined, and demonstrated skill in maintaining confidential status of such information. Required Demonstrated ability to prioritize workload to meet demands of investigators and sponsors. Required Demonstrated knowledge of all components of the research process as it pertains to clinical trials and studies, i.e., IRB procedures and processes, data management, etc. Required Demonstrated interpersonal skills to work with patients, their families/ guardians, physicians, administrators, work colleagues and others to achieve maximum efficiency in reaching and maintaining workplace goals in a professional manner. Required Computer skills using PC platform computers with proficiency in Excel, Word, email, and programs to enter data and generate correspondence accurately. Required Demonstrated English writing skills to generate original correspondence, including reports, using correct grammar, syntax and punctuation. Required Excellent English verbal and writing communication skills to convey and obtain information to and from investigators, patients, families, sponsors and co-workers. Required Ability to work at more than one site, travel to participating clinics and attend off-site staff meetings, conferences and investigators meetings. Required Ability to complete tasks with a high degree of accuracy. Required Demonstrated skill in prioritizing workflow to meet deadlines, often under pressure of conflicting demands, while maintaining accuracy and effectiveness of work. Required Problem solving skill to work effectively, meet research goals, with minimal supervision. Required Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends as needed. Required
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