Research Coordinator II
The Elkins Pancreas Center (EPC) specializes in the treatment of pancreatic cancer, pancreatic diseases, and pancreatitis, through pancreatic surgery (Whipple procedure), gene therapy, clinical trials, general surgery, and minimally invasive surgery. We are working to discover effective new methods to diagnose and treat pancreatic cancer. The EPC team is seeking a Research Coordinator II to coordinate the day to day activities of the New-Onset Diabetes (NOD) Cohort Study which include screening, enrollment, and monitoring of research participants.
The NOD Study is jointly funded by NCI and NIDDK and is part of the Consortium for the study of Chronic Pancreatitis, Diabetes, and Pancreatic Cancer (CPDPC). The goal of the NOD Study is to prospectively assemble a longitudinal cohort of subjects >50 and <85 years of age with new-onset diabetes in order to estimate the probability of pancreatic cancer within the cohort.
- Interviews, screens, and consents patients for study; explains process and procedures to educate participants regarding the research study.
- Collects patient information; processes documents and enters information into a database.
- Performs blood draws, collects and processes samples.
- Inventories, ships, and maintains paperwork for biological specimens according to procedures outlined in the study protocol.
- Schedules research participants for tests and procedures such as laboratory tests, x-rays, and other studies specific to the research protocol.
- Retrieves and submits test results to the appropriate party.
- Accurately abstracts and records study data. Provides reports to the Principal Investigator, study manger, and sponsor.
- Communicates with research subject through the study.
- Attends investigator meetings as required or requested by the PI and/or Sponsor.
- Maintains adequate inventory of study supplies.
- Assists the Principal Investigator in the submission of event reports, including but not limited to Non-compliance, Adverse Events, and Unanticipated Problems.
- Works with the PI to assure that the study complies with all terms and conditions, including but not limited to education, IRB approval, conflict of interest disclosure, health and safety protections for participants and staff, and any financial terms or conditions.
- Assists the PI with regulatory affairs activities and the preparation, review, and submission of documents to the IRB.
- Bachelor's degree in a related field. Four years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.
- One year of relevant experience.
- Fluent in English and Spanish
- Phlebotomy certification and experience
- Able to work independently on clinical trials and moderately complex projects/assignments that require independent thinking and time and project management skills
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