The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Marlene & Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMGCCC) is recruiting for a full time, contractual with benefits Clinical Research Specialist. This position is responsible for implementing clinical research protocols on behalf of the faculty/principal investigator. This position is the primary interface, along with the faculty member for cancer patients enrolled in clinical trials. This position is responsible for screening, enrolling and consenting the patients and subsequently guiding the patient through the research protocol, their courses of care/medication, research visits, data collection, standard of care issues and direct research support. This position works directly with the medical care team, ancillary hospital staff, the Sponsor, and data managers in the Cancer Center.
UMB offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to eligible employees. This is a contractual position that offers a generous leave package of 10 vacation days, 3 personal days, 8 holidays, and 5 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and supplemental retirement options; professional learning and development opportunities; and limited tuition remission for employees enrolled at UMB.
Assists with the development of project timelines, work plan, recruitment strategy, and progress through the duration of the research study or clinical trial. Collaborates with Principal Investigators and regulatory staff in the preparation of new protocol submissions, protocol amendments, and renewals of ongoing clinical trials.
Oversees day to day clinical research operations and leads study initiation, execution, and completion. Oversees interaction with subject participants including eligibility screening, recruitment, enrollment, ensuring informed consent is properly secured and documented, counseling, and obtaining patient medical history.
Performs day-to-day operational duties such as: ensuring quality control and safety compliance; serving as liaison with IRB; submitting invoicing; developing procedures; ordering supplies.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Education: Bachelor's degree in epidemiology, sociology, psychology, nursing or field of study related to the research of the clinic.
Experience: Three (3) years of experience in a clinical research setting, with two (2) years in a relevant specialization.
License/Certification: SOCRA certification desirable but not required.
Other: May consider a combination of directly related experience and education.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Ability to understand and utilize scientific/medical terminology and research theory in both oral and written communications.
Ability to perform independent projects.
Ability to network with and provide information to key groups and individuals, and work as part of a team.
Knowledge of human subjects research, the regulations and policies surrounding it.
Prior experience with patients and patient interaction.
Ability to represent the Cancer Center and its faculty in a professional manner.
Ability to keep patient information confidential, knowledge of HIPPA regulations.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience.
If accommodations are needed, contact Staffing & Career Services at 410-706-2606, Monday - Friday, 8:30am - 4:30pm EST. Maryland Relay can be accessed by dialing 711 (in-state) or 1-800-735-2258.
Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff - E3304E
Employee ClassEmployee Class : Exempt Contingent IIExempt Regular
Full Time/Part Time: Full-Time
Shift: Day Job
Financial Disclosure: No
Organization: School of Medicine - Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center
Job Posting: Jan 8, 2020
Unposting Date: Ongoing
Internal Number: 139761
About University of Maryland, Baltimore
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, global health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.