Title: Clinical Research Specialist-CCTO
Location: Upper East Side
Org Unit: Cancer Clinical Trials Office
Work Days: Monday-Friday
Exemption Status: Exempt
Under general direction, responsible for the administration, execution, and
overall management of clinical research studies.
Ensures clinical trial compliance with federal regulations, GCP
guidelines, and internal policies. Ensures prioritization and execution of
Develops a familiarity with study protocols, e.g., study proceedings and
timelines, inclusion and exclusion criteria, confidentiality, privacy
protections. Serves as primary contact for study related issues.
Responsible for subject management. Works closely with the research team
to facilitate the screening, enrollment, and treatment of research
subjects in compliance with established regulations and guidelines and
Conducts eligibility assessment and obtaining written informed consent, as
appropriate. Performs central subject registration for specified research
studies. Provides clinic support, as needed.
Responsible for subject tracking in OnCore and assists with verification
of research related charges.
Functions as primary liaison with sponsoring agencies and external sites.
Performs site visits and audits of clinical trials in conjunction with all
pertinent staff, including: monitor/auditor, regulatory office,
investigational pharmacy and investigators.
Maintains and disseminates accurate listings of active and potential
studies to participating investigators. Serves as the resource for
information on assigned protocols and other investigational research
activities. Facilitates research team meetings.
Facilitates sample collection, processing and storage activities as
required by protocols. Oversees study inventory including acquisition and
disposal of study related materials.
Prepares deviations and Serious Adverse Events (SAEs) reports for the
Institutional Review Board and other agencies.
Develops study related documents in accordance with SOPs/study specific
processes. Assists with regulatory submissions, including Protocol Review
and Monitoring Committee (PRMC), Institutional Review Board (IRB) and
ancillary committees, as needed.
Provides training and mentorship to junior and new staff.
Assists with short-term projects and provide cross-coverage to various
research members, as needed.
Attends conferences and disseminates information to clinical staff.
Bachelor's Degree in related field
Bachelor's Degree in Science, Healthcare, or a related field.
Approximately 2+ years of prior clinical trials experience in a healthcare
Experience with conducting and carrying out protocols and research
Research experience in an academic health center with exposure to a team
research environment at all levels (senior investigators, nurses, research
coordinators, lab technicians).
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Knowledge in Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Office for Human
Research Protections (OHRP) regulations, and International Conference on
Harmonization (ICH) Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines.
Excellent communication skills (both verbal and written).
Demonstrated strong communication and interpersonal skills; demonstrated
ability to interact with multiple constituencies and exercise "people
Demonstrated proficiency with MS Office Suite and database applications.
Demonstrated organizational skills and ability to pay close attention to
Demonstrated critical thinking and analytical skills.
Demonstrated ability to multi-task and prioritize in a fast-paced
Demonstrated ability to remain focused despite frequent interruptions.
Ability to treat confidential information with utmost discretion.
Demonstrated ability to exercise standards of professionalism, including
appearance, presentation and demeanor.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a collaborative manner with
all departmental faculty and staff, as well as other institutional
Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Licenses and Certifications
Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA) or Association of
Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) certification preferred.
Working Conditions/Physical Demands
Standard office work.
Travel may be required.
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