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We are an accredited human tissue biorepository housed in the Department of Pathology, directed by a Duke School of Medicine Faculty Member. The biorepository is funded to support biomedical research at Duke University and on behalf of the National Cancer Institute. The individual hired will be responsible for participating in or leading day-to-day operations of clinical research studies conducted by principal investigator(s) at Duke Medicine; perform a variety of duties involved in the collection, compilation, documentation, and analysis of clinical research data. This is an exciting position in biomedical science with opportunities for career advancement. We seek enthusiastic team members looking to advance their scientific careers.
Operations: Recognizes when typical agreements (MTAs, CDAs, DUAs, DTAs, etc.) are necessary and alerts appropriate parties. Knowledgeable in regulatory and institutional policies and processes; applies appropriately in study documentation, protocol submissions, and SOPs. May train others in these policies and processes. Assists with study level documentation and approvals for international studies. Under supervision, prepares for study monitoring and audit visits. Maintains participant-level documentation for non-complex (e.g., questionnaire, data registry, scripted) studies outside of the EHR. Follows SOPs and strategies to manage and retain research subjects. Recruits research participants according to study protocol. Screens participants in person or over the phone for non-complex studies (e.g., questionnaire, data registry, scripted) or may collect information from the EHR to assist study team in determining eligibility. Follows SOPs. Independently employs simple procedures for collecting, preparing, processing, shipping, and maintaining inventory of specimens. Assists with establishing and maintaining study level documentation. Participates in study team meetings.
Ethics: Recognizes known potential adverse events, identified in the protocol or investigator brochure, and reports to study team. Conducts and documents consent for participants for all types of studies, including those that are complex in nature and/or require any orders in Maestro Care. May train or oversee others. Assists with the development of consent plans and documents for participants. Under supervision, for non-complex studies (e.g., survey studies and registries), develops and submits documentation and information for IRB review.
Data: Enters and collects basic data for research studies. May score scripted or validated tests and measures. Independently corrects and documents incomplete, inaccurate or missing data for non-complex studies. Follows SOPs for quality assurance. Runs summaries and reports on existing data. Follows required processes, policies, and systems to ensure data security and provenance. In addition, recognizes and reports security of physical and electronic data vulnerabilities. Learns and uses new technology when required.
Science: Under guidance, develops sections of protocols for simple studies (e.g., registries, survey studies). Demonstrates a basic understanding of the elements of research study designs. Provides some contribution to scientific publications or presentations (no authorship).
Study and Site Management: As directed, attends or schedules site visits. Records participant accrual information and consent documentation for non-complex studies in clinical research management system. Records basic protocol information in clinical research management system. For studies with simple supplies or equipment, ensures that there are ample supplies and that equipment is in good working order. Ensures that studies are conducted in compliance with institutional requirements and other policies. Follows protocol-specific systems and process flows. As directed, assists in preparing studies for closeout, (e.g., packing files, documenting files for storage, shipping extra supplies back to sponsor).
Leadership: Works with the manager to understand areas of opportunity and develop a training plan. Takes training courses and applies the knowledge and skills. May also train others in the skills learned. Keeps current with research updates by attending key external offerings (i.e. Research Wednesday, RPN, events outside of Duke, etc.) and applies the learned material to the job. May disseminate information to others. Serves on committees and workgroups internal to Duke or externally in therapeutic area of research. Demonstrates interpersonal skills to get work done efficiently. Recognizes and escalates organizational issues that could be optimized to improve research process. Demonstrates resilience and is adaptive to change. Uses advanced subject matter expertise in the therapeutic area or clinical research to solve problems. Communicates effectively with others, regardless of reporting relationship, to accomplish shared work objectives.
Required Qualifications at this Level
Completion of an Associate's degree
Work requires a minimum of two years of relevant research experience. A Bachelor's degree may substitute for 2 years required experience.
Can easily use computing software and web based applications (e.g., Microsoft Office products and internet browsers).
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