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Clinical Research Coordinator, Clinical Neurosciences, Cumming School of Medicine

Job ID: 19065

Updated: November 26, 2019

Location: Foothills Campus

Position Overview

The Department of Clinical Neurosciences in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Clinical Research Coordinator. This Full-time Fixed Term position is for approximately 1 year (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.

This position reports to the Principal Investigator.  

The Clinical Research Coordinator will be part of the Neuromuscular Clinical Trials group.  

The Clinical Research Coordinator demonstrates a vast level of knowledge and technical skill in delivering competent, comprehensive and coordinated care, education, and counseling to patients, and their families, involved in clinical research trials within the Department of Clinical Neurosciences. Under the direction of the Principal Investigator and in-scope supervisor, the Clinical Research Coordinator utilizes knowledge of research methods in the detailed development, planning and implementation of clinical research trials of patients with neuromuscular diseases.

Travel may be required between the Foothills Campus and the South Health Campus.  

Position Description

Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to):

  • Clinical Trials Research 
    • Delivery of competent, comprehensive, and coordinated care of patients in the neuromuscular clinical research trials
    • Must be able to perform technical assessments using equipment for spirometry (breathing), hand held dynamometry, grip strength, overall patient function and strength assessments, suicidality/depression, and timed distance testing (training provided)
    • Able to obtain vitals and perform ECG testing (training provided)
    • Maintains competency in skills as required
    • Incorporation of care standards (assessment, planning, implementation and evaluation) to promote quality of care to patients participating in the clinical trials, and their families
    • Education of patients and their families on all aspects of the clinical trials and associated disease process so as to achieve fully informed participants throughout duration of clinical trials
    • Protection of subjects and subjects rights according to the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH), Declaration of Helsinki guidelines, the Tri-Council Policy Statement and through Conjoint Health Research Ethics Board (CHREB) requirements
    • Education of the patients and their families on the investigational compound, inclusive of administration, dosing regimen, potential side effects, pharmacodynamics, pharmacokinetics and compliance
    • Delivery of all protocol-related assessments and evaluations to achieve all trial-related outcomes in a safe, effective and timely manner
    • Promotion of compliance through continuous education, support, and monitoring of trial patients
    • Utilization of advanced knowledge and skill in history and physical assessment, as appropriate
    • Coordination of follow-up action of all patients discharged early from the clinical trial to ensure continuity of care of patients
    • Collaboration and consultation with the Principal Investigator in the development, planning and implementation of Investigator-initiated and Sponsor-initiated clinical trial protocols
    • Assessment of appropriate human resource capacity, facility, equipment, space, service provider, and timeline requirements to implement clinical trial protocols and organization of same
    • Training and guidance of staff in the organization and delivery of applicable aspects of clinical trial protocols
    • Assessment, review and recommendation of appropriate budget parameters for clinical trial protocols
    • Ongoing clinical trial accountability as delegated
  • Administration/Accounting 
    • Keep track of sub-site invoices, submit expense reports, and issue payments to study sites for Investigator Initiated studies
    • Create and issue invoices, track payments and issue travel payments for Industry Studies
    • Develops and maintains a superior understanding of the University with regard to organizational structures, policies, processes, and systems
    • Responsible for processing patient expense reports (mileage, taxi, airfare)
    • Process AHS and UofC invoices (pharmacology, cardiology, Calgary Lab Services, CHREB)
    • Set up Industry Sponsors for invoicing with Research Accounting
    • Receive Invoices, track and reconcile patient visits in EDC (Electronic Data Capture system) and process expense reports from sub-sites with Investigator Initiated studies
    • Manage payments for all projects
    • Keep track of research expense invoices and issue payments to study sub-sites, as well as perform maintenance tasks related to operating grants as required by research accounting
    • Process purchasing, travel & expense reports for all Neuromuscular Research Group staff
    • Maintain financial reconciliation for each project in a timely manner

Qualifications / Requirements:

  • MSc level education in an applicable field (e.g. Science, or other related degree) preferred
  • 5 or more years of experience in health research environment
  • Strong experience in clinical research methodologies required
  • Demonstrated ability to function independently and within a team environment
  • Strong leadership, communication and interpersonal skills required
  • Demonstrated strong organizational and time management skills required
  • Effective ability to adapt to change and shifting priorities
  • Workdays may vary in length - flexibility is required
  • Knowledge of the University of Calgary business systems and asset ( PeopleSoft, eFIN)
  • Experience with a variety of techniques for gathering, documenting and analyzing information
  • Experience with data analysis is an asset
  • Excellent attention to details a must
  • Ability to deal with multiple complex projects and shifting priorities
  • High level of effective time management, personal initiative and team work
  • Ability to thrive and deliver results in a fast-paced team environment
  • Must be open to learning and development, and be willing to accept new challenges and assignments
  • Highly-developed organizational skills and ability to anticipate needs, plan, organize, coordinate and perform work with little or no direction
  • Access to a vehicle will be required as there will be a need to travel between the Foothills Campus and South Health Campus

Application Deadline:  This position will remain open until filled; however, applicants will be reviewed as they are received.

We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.

Additional Information

This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Technical Job Family, Phase II.

To find out more about management and staff opportunities at the University of Calgary and all we have to offer, view our Management and Staff Careers website. For more information about the Cumming School of Medicine visit Careers in the Cumming School of Medicine.

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