SMMART stands for Serial Measurements of Molecular and Architectural Responses to Therapy. It is the flagship project of the Knight Cancer Institutes new Precision Oncology program.
The goal of the SMMART program is to develop new treatments for cancer that last longer (are more durable) and allow better quality of life (are more tolerable) for patients with advanced disease.
In particular, the goal is to understand why chemotherapies often stop working, and to develop new treatments that will stop cancers from becoming resistant to cancer drugs.
The purpose of the SMMART clinical study is to support the conduct of translational clinical research aimed at improving the lives of people and families with cancer by applying innovative strategies for cancer prevention, screening diagnosis and treatment. The support is provided through proactive, high quality and efficient study management in compliance with federal regulations and local policies and procedures. This fast-paced and highly intense research environment require management of complex clinical research studies involving a very vulnerable and sick population.
This Clinical Research Coordinator will be responsible for the overall management of clinical trials. This includes working with the regulatory management team to complete all regulatory documentation required by the OHSU IRB and sponsor, creation of study calendars and flow charts,assisting in the verification of patient eligibility, development of data collection instruments and consent forms, data entry, assurance of conduct of protocol in accordance with applicable NCI and FDA guidelines, maintenance of study patient records and source documentation, coordinating orders and study drug with the clinical team, collection and procurement of biological specimens, ensuring that patient billing is accurate, and assisting manager and financial team in verifying appropriate clinical trial billing.
The Clinical Research Coordinator will have direct patient contact, process biological samples and may perform other non-invasive testing such as ECGs. Also responsible for assisting in the continuing education of physicians, residents, interns, nurses and other related personnel with regards to knowledge of clinical trials and activities. Always promotes the mission of the Knight Cancer Insitute through our professional standards of customer service, reliability, productivity, professionalism, accuracy, timeliness and problem-solving.
Key Responsibilities include:
Tissue Acquisition and Procurement
Disseminate Clinical Research Information to Program
Institutional Review Board (IRB) Compliance
Continuing education activities
Additional duties as assigned
Bachelor's Degree with major courses in field of research and 1 to 3 years of relevant experience.
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks
Excellent communication, analytical and organizational skills:both written and verbal
Ability to work independently and as part of a team while being collaborative in resolving problems
Proficient with computers running Windows and PC applications (e.g. MS Excel, Oracle, Access, Word and PowerPoint)
Demonstrated excellent customer service skills both on the phone and in person
Possesses theenergy and drive to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously
Ability to use tact and diplomacy to maintain effective working relationships
High attention to detail and stronganalytical skills
3-5 years of clinical trial experience
Clinical trial knowledge with a minimum of 1 year of research experience
Experience conducting different phases of projects, including data collection
Some knowledge of medical terminology
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We act BOLDLYBreakthroughs require pushing the boundaries of science, exploring new frontiers, and thinking differently.
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We work as a CONNECTED team We must leverage our collective brain power to conquer cancer because no one individual can do it alone.
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