Provides support and assistance in the conduct of clinical research studies in accordance with federal and institutional guidelines. Coordinates and provides direction to daily operations of clinical studies. Coordinates research studies of minimal to moderate complexity and may deliver patient care to study participants. Provides direction to research support staff as needed. Plans and directs the implementation of research projects, which may include the delivery of patient care to study participant under the supervision of an RN when applicable. Develops action plans, study flow sheets and timelines. Assists principal investigator with development of a patient recruitment plan. Implements recruitment plan. Submits and maintains routine regulatory documents to the Institutional Review Board (IRB) and study sponsors as applicable. Trains and assists research assistants in study-related tasks. Administers questionnaires and/or surveys to patients and collects clinical data. Maintains complete and accurate files on patients and investigational materials. Maintains communication with principal investigator, ancillary internal (e.g., laboratory) and external (e.g., sponsor) customers. Solely responsible for daily decisions related to the management of assigned projects. Consults with supervisor or assigned clinical research team member on patient care issues. Consults with supervisor on issues having an impact on the department or division s a whole (e.g., resource allocation issues). Guides support staff in the completion of research related activities. Level I: Graduate from an accredited medical assistant or LPN program plus at least 3 years health care experience in a related field or baccalaureate degree and at least 2 years research experience or associate degree and at least three years research experience. Senior Level: A minimum of 2 years at Level I and at least 3 years of research experience.
The Metro-Minnesota Community Oncology Research Consortium (MMCORC) is a nonprofit research program sponsored by the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and participating hospitals and clinics. We are a consortium consisting of 25 community hospitals and oncology clinics with over 160 physician members in the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro-area and surrounding communities, extending to the western Wisconsin area. Our programs mission is to bring the advantages of cancer research to the community. MMCORC provides the opportunity for patients and physicians to have access to National Cancer Institute (NCI) and pharmaceutical sponsored clinical trials for all types of adult cancer. This program provides people in our community access to:
- The newest therapies available for cancer treatment
- Management of treatment side effects and disease symptoms
- Studies directed at cancer prevention
- Molecular-based precision medicine research
- Cancer care delivery research
This position will be based primarily at Mercy Hospital and an affiliated oncology clinic in Coon Rapids, MN with the need to travel to other local sites.
Please visit our website for more information about our program: www.mmcorc.org
This Research Coordinator position involves coordination of a diverse workload consisting of providing data management support for multiple cancer treatment studies, including long term follow-up cases, and assisting in the implementation and coordination of special studies.
Additional duties include:
- Assists Research Nurses with screening cases for eligibility.
- Assists Research Nurses with data entry.
- Coordinates enrollment and informed consent process for non-treatment, registry studies.
- Coordinates collection and submission of requested study material for submission to research bases per protocol requirements.
- Maintains inventory of required laboratory kits at assigned sites.
- Coordinates collection of site regulatory documents.
- Coordinates follow-up test schedules with participant, investigator and hospital/clinic staff.
- Maintains organized, complete, and accurate source data and research records for follow-up of participants enrolled to treatment studies.
- Ensures data collection, entry, and timely submission to the appropriate sponsors.
- Administers questionnaires and/or surveys to participants and collect clinical data.
- Reports adverse drug reactions and protocol deviations to study sponsor, NCI and FDA according to prescribed reporting system.
- Coordinates transport and accountability of investigational drug and other study supplies to assigned clinic or hospital according to sponsor policies and regulations.
- Prepares research records for sponsor audits or monitor visits and participate in those visits.
- Research experience preferred.
- Strong critical thinking, assessment, and problem-solving skills.
- Works independently, as well as collaboratively, displaying effective communication skills.
- Supportive of team members.
- Works in concert with team members and interdisciplinary staff.
- Strong prioritization, multi-tasking skills, and ability to handle large workload.
Come join our team of researchers as we bring the advantages of cancer research to the community.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local protected class. We are committed to a culture of diversity, equity, and inclusion. A culture where every person feels welcome, included, and valued. It’s an important part of our Head + Heart, Together culture, and critical to our success.