Clinical Research Facilitator

New York, United States
Salary Not Specified
Oct 08, 2020
Employment Type
Full Time
Position Summary

As the Clinical Research Facilitator, you will work full-time and directly with the investigator, their research staff, and, as needed, the Institutional Review Board in the Clinical and Translational Science Institute ( CTSI ). You will assist the investigator to accurately complete the necessary forms for IRB submission, ensuring adherence with national regulatory and institutional requirements and helping to eliminate potential bottlenecks and costly delays. This position will also work on increasing the regulatory competence of clinical investigators and research staff by education and training offered through various modalities, including group and individual interactions.

The Clinical and Translational Science Institute ( CTSI ) and its Clinical and Translational Science Award ( CTSA ) and linked Mentored Career Development Award represent a large NIH Infrastructure grant to support clinical and translational research at the University at Buffalo (UB) and the Buffalo Translational Consortium ( BTC ) partner institutions under the leadership of the Director of the CTSI .

The Clinical Research Facilitator is supervised by the Hub Research Capacity/Network Capacity Core Director, who is also the Director of the UB Clinical Research Office. This position also works closely with the Chief Operating Officer and other senior leaders in the CTSI and Clinical Research Office. This position also interacts with UB faculty members most specifically within the health sciences schools. It is expected that the position will create working relationships with several departments across the University and affiliated institutions. This position will also coordinate with the Hub Liaison team, the Community Engagement and Recruitment teams of the CTSI to enhance clinical research at the BTC .

Duties and Responsibilities:
  • Work with the CTSI Workforce Development Core in developing and implementing selected training modules for research teams.
  • Act as an initial point of contact for researchers to access support from CTSI cores.
  • Work with a team in the Clinical Research Office to assist clinical researchers and their staff to facilitate scientific review of protocol through the Central Study Registration System.
  • Review and assist with preparation of human research protocols and consents, prior to submission to the UB Institutional Review Board.
  • Make occasional trips related to CTSI activities.
  • Participate in CTSI staff meetings and other meetings/events relevant to position.
  • Adhere to a regular weekly work schedule, giving advance notice of schedule changes, giving same-day notice of sick absences, and punctuality with respect to project meeting times in order to become an effective member of the research team.
  • Assist with progress report and grant submissions as needed.
  • Anticipate what needs to be done and initiate action towards that goal.
  • Perform other duties and/or tasks as assigned.
  • As an exempt employee, may need to work outside of normal office hours.
  • Adhere to all administrative and personnel policies of the Research Foundation for SUNY and the CTSI .
Outstanding Benefits Package
Working at UB comes with benefits that exceed salary alone. There are personal rewards including comprehensive health and retirement plan options. We also focus on creating and sustaining a healthy mix of work, personal and academic pursuit – all in an effort to support your work-life effectiveness. Visit our benefits website to learn about our benefit packages .

About UB
The University at Buffalo is SUNY’s most comprehensive public research university, and an outstanding place to work. UB amplifies ambition for faculty and staff by offering endless possibilities to achieve more. Here, people from all backgrounds and cultures challenge and inspire each other to discover, learn and succeed. Dedicated staff and engaged faculty collaborate to further knowledge and understanding, and develop tenacious graduates who are valued for their talents and their impact on global society. Visit our website to learn more about the University at Buffalo .

As an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer, the Research Foundation will not discriminate in its employment practices due to an applicant’s race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin and veteran or disability status.

Minimum Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher and a minimum of 2 years’ experience in clinical research.
  • Knowledge and experience in human subject research protection.
  • Knowledge in regulatory compliance and IRB policies.
  • Excellent organizational and oral/written communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of medical terminology.
  • Strong interpersonal, problem solving, and collaboration skills.
  • Ability to interact professionally with physicians, scientists, research staff, co- workers and community members.
  • Ability to maintain professional standards under routine conditions of demanding time constraints.
  • Great attention to detail.
  • Ability to present ideas effectively in formal and informal situations.
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment involving multiple studies.
  • Proficient in MS Office Suite including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook.
  • Ability to learn electronic software platforms specific to the UB research environment.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in a field related to clinical research.
  • Experience in regulatory compliance and IRB policies.
  • Extensive experience with all aspects of clinical trials.
  • Familiarity with OnCore Clinical Trials Management System and i2b2 to query EHRs.
  • Experience in CTSA environments and/or in clinical research settings.
  • Working knowledge of managing databases.
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