The Masonic Cancer Center is hiring a Clinical Research Coodinator (Research Professional I) for its new clinical research space at The Hormel Institute located in Austin, MN. This position is focused on plant-based prevention to reduce cancer risk. Specifically, we are examining the effects of the watercress vegetable on different toxicants and cancer causing agents found in the environment and in cigarette smoke. You will be working with Drs. Dorothy Hatsukami and Stephen Hecht, bot Professors at the University of Minnesota. In the future, we are hoping to expand on clinical trial projects conducted at the Hormel Institute.
Primary responsibility will be to oversee the clinical trial at Hormel Institute with regular meetings with the research and medical team at the University of Minnesota. Day to day responsibilities include: Recruitment/enrollment, data collection, processing/managing biomarker samples, including blood, urine, saliva and oral cells and administrative and miscellaneous activities as needed. The coordinator will also be tasked to keep organized study regulatory records and maintain study databases.
Oversee, coordinate and implement the research study from start-up to closeout according to study protocols.
- 20% Recruitment, screening, consenting, and enrolling of participants
- 30% Implementing the protocol for data collection (conducting subject visits, arranging study schedules, coordinating with medical staff)
- 10% vital sign collection, medical history interviews, and side effect monitoring
- 15% Specimen collection & processing
- 15% Data entry, data cleaning, and building data reports
- 5% Survey and form development and management (REDCap, Word, Excel, Access)
- 5% Other duties as assigned.
This position will be a combination of remote and in-person work and will be based on Austin, MN.
All Required Qualifications must be documented on application materials.
BA/BS or a combination of related education and work experience to equal four years; applies knowledge and skill to a recurring task or activity with emphasis typically on precision and timeliness of execution.
Clinical research experience: protocol implementation, coordinate subject visits, consent and enroll subjects.
Specimen collection and processing experience: blood, urine, saliva/oral cell collection and processing
Familiar with International Conference for Harmonization guidelines and FDA’s Code of Federal Regulations.
Regulatory experience: IRB application, IND and Certificate of Confidentiality applications.
Be available to work variable hours including some early evening and occasional weekends; time may be negotiable depending on study needs.
Pay close attention to detail and able to problem solve.
Skills in Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Self-starter with strong critical thinking and problem solving skills.
The University of Minnesota, founded in the belief that all people are enriched by understanding, is dedicated to the advancement of learning and the search for truth; to the sharing of this knowledge through education for a diverse community; and to the application of this knowledge to benefit the people of the state, the nation, and the world.