The Clinical Research Program at the Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI) is committed to giving patients access to clinical trials. Working with clinicians at Virginia Mason Franciscan Health (VMFH), the Clinical Research Program at BRI differentiates itself by focusing on patient-centered research. BRI is an independent, non-profit organization with a culture based on the values of collaboration, respect, innovation and inquiry. Team members work together to support patients and clinicians with the goal of better outcomes for all.
A Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) II-III is a senior-level coordinator that works under the supervision of the Clinical Research Program Manager and is responsible for a portfolio of complex interventional clinical protocols. This position is based in the Cancer Clinical Research Unit, with patient visits occurring in the downtown Seattle Virginia Mason outpatient oncology clinic. The CRC II-III will manage a variety of oncology trials in Phases I – III, in addition to serving as a resource for research staff and providing training and support for new coordinators, in cooperation with the manager. This position functions as part of a highly dynamic team of Coordinators and Research Assistants (RA) and requires the candidate to be on-site a majority of the time. The incumbent will be required to perform responsibilities with a high level of independence.
New study start-up tasks
Subject screening and recruitment
Concomitant medication review
Regulatory document filing
Preparation for study monitor visits
Completion of case report forms
Maintenance and development of source documents
Proper standard or research billing
Ensuring site quality and PI oversight documentation
New coordinator and RA training and mentoring
Audit and monitor visit preparation and participation
Contribute to ongoing process improvement projects at the team and program level
Subject care requirements may include:
Visit preparation including ensuring labs and IP ordered appropriately
Collecting vital signs
Subject health assessment
Provide guidance mentorship or supervision to Research Assistants or CRC's; experience in leadership is a plus.
2-5 years of direct coordinator experience in clinical research is required
A Bachelor’s degree and ACRP or SOCRA Certification is strongly preferred
May substitute a Masters in Clinical Research or related field or MD for the two years of clinical research experience
Experience in oncology is preferred; knowledge of or experience in a variety of cancers is beneficial
E-regulatory system experience is desirable
Professional work experience in direct patient care and/or work with vulnerable populations is also highly desirable, for example experience in medical assistance, nursing, or similar
Ability to understand the science and pathophysiology of cancer and cancer treatment (both standard of care and experimental) is needed
Possess superior communication skills, precise attention to detail, ability to problem solve and to prioritize multiple competing tasks in a dynamic environment
Must have a collaborative focus; flexibility, ability to work independently, excellent organizational skills, and proficiency in MS office and Google suite
Comfort level within variety of EDC systems, and the ability to quickly learn new ones is essential to perform this job well; this position requires the ability to function efficiently and with a high degree of comfort on a computer and in many online vendor portals
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.
About Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason
Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason is committed to winning the fight against autoimmune diseases such as type 1 diabetes, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease and multiple sclerosis, and immune system diseases such as allergies and asthma. BRI is an internationally recognized medical research institute that accelerates discovery by tackling questions from every angle, translating immunology breakthroughs into clinical therapies and healthier patients.
As a non-profit organization within the Virginia Mason Health System, BRI oversees all clinical research at Virginia Mason and BRI, uniquely combining the expertise of a world-renowned medical research institute with the remarkable care of a healthcare quality leader. BRI supports Virginia Mason clinical investigators in studies across a wide variety of diseases and conditions, such as cardiology and cancer, in addition to autoimmune diseases, allergy and asthma.