Research Coordinator

The Moncton Hospital - Moncton, NB (30+ days ago)

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Job Summary:

The Research Coordinator provides research and study services in support of specified health research programs. This includes the screening, recruitment and treatment of research subjects, and collection and analysis of research data in accordance with the established study protocol and applicable regulations. The Research Coordinator ensures adherence to hospital/departmental policies and established clinical procedures, standards, and practices.

Key Job Responsibilities:

  • Participates in and coordinates the planning, development, and implementation of research protocols in accordance with research parameters.
  • Oversees the planning, scheduling, and implementation of day-to-day research activities and procedures, ensuring efficient workflow and adequate care and treatment of research subjects.
  • Plans and carries out programs for the recruitment, enrollment, and retention of clinical research subjects and/or volunteers; instructs subjects on treatment methods and protocol.
  • Establishes appropriate data collection systems and procedures, according to established research protocol.
  • Coordinates and monitors the collection, processing, and recording of research data and/or specimen samples, as required by established study protocol.
  • Ensures that all research activities are carried out in accordance with established research protocol and within acceptable clinical procedure and safety standards.
  • Monitors and records patient response to treatment, and communicates study data and results to investigators.
  • Maintains complete source documentation and completes subject’s case report forms as required.
  • Develops and/or coordinates the maintenance of records on medication dispensation and inventory usage during the course of the study; ensures confidentiality of subject records (as necessary).
  • Provides collaboration and administrative coordination between investigators and ancillary departments, research subjects, sponsoring organizations, and/or regulating bodies.
  • Represents and promotes the objectives and activities of research studies to various internal and/or external constituencies, as appropriate.
  • Administers prescribed study medications, performs venipuncture, monitors vital signs, and/or performs other specialized nursing procedures, as appropriate to the specific needs of the study and individual subjects.
  • May oversee and guide the work of other research coordinators and/or support staff engaged in study activities.
  • Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:

  • Degree in a health-related discipline or equivalent combination of education and experience. Nursing degree preferred.
  • Three (3) to five (5) years of clinical research experience required
  • Knowledge and experience in research methodology
  • Experience with patient recruitment and data collection
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Knowledge, skills and experience in preparing clinical trials applications
  • Effective interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience in working within a multidisciplinary team and/or framework
  • Excellent knowledge of MS Word, Excel and Outlook

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES REQUIRED:

  • Organizing and coordinating skills
  • Knowledge of the principles and procedures of clinical research
  • Knowledge of accreditation and certification requirements and standards
  • Ability to recruit, evaluate, and instruct clinical research subjects
  • Strong organizational skills, with demonstrated ability to manage complex projects, establish project timelines and track multiple deliverables
  • Ability to design and implement systems necessary in the collection, maintenance and analysis of data
  • Demonstrated experience in working within a multidisciplinary team and/or framework
  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office suite and clinical trials software
  • Knowledge of TCPS2, Health Canada, ICH-GCP Guidelines and other legislation/standards pertaining to research
  • Willingness to learn new skills as required by the position

Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • clinical research: 3 years (Preferred)