The Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research (PAVIR) is seeking a Clinical Research Coordinator to support the All of Us research study of the VA Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). Duties involve coordinating study activities, recruiting and screening potential subjects, managing study participants, collecting data, conducting surveys, and preparing regulatory materials for IRB submissions, under the direction of the Principal Investigator (PI), Dr. Lee, or PI designee.
More information about the All of Us research can be found at https://allofus.nih.gov/
This is a part-time (18-20 hours a week), non-exempt (hourly-paid) position. Location: Palo Alto, CA.
- Sick Pay
- 401(k) Retirement Plan with Company Match and Profit Share
- Wellness Program
- Employee Assistance Program
- Commuter Benefits
- Professional Development Training
PAVIR is a nonprofit foundation affiliated with the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). As a condition of employment, all PAVIR employees are required to have an approved Without Compensation (WOC) appointment with VAPAHCS and complete a background check before they can commence work.
- Coordinate and manage all the daily activities of the study;
- Ensure study activities follow established protocol;
- Perform all physical measurements on study subjects, as well as biospecimen collection or processing;
- Assure study interventions (All of Us) are completed per protocol;
- Serve as a liaison between the study subjects and the P.I. concerning any problems or adverse events including out of range vitals, etc.;
- Recruit, screen, and interview study subjects, ensuring eligibility and understanding of the study;
- Explain and obtain the informed consent to the subjects;
- Manage IRB protocol submissions and revisions;
- Manage the preparation and maintenance of regulatory documents;
- Collect and enter clinical data in the case report form and data management system;
- Maintain databases for tracking subjects for follow up;
- Participate in conference calls with NIH and HPO collaborators regarding project evaluation and innovation;
- Prepare project manuscripts and reports in collaboration as required by NIH or program committee;
- Assist in writing research study abstracts, protocols for any approved sub-pilot(s) of the study, operational manual for other sites to utilize;
- Perform literature reviews, and present scientific findings at meetings;
- Review scientific publications regarding study;
- Travel to VA clinics;
- Other duties as assigned.
- Required: Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent experience) in Health Sciences or related field;
- Desired: M.P.H./M.D./Ph.D. in Health Sciences.
- Required: Valid Driver’s License;
- Desired: Phlebotomy certification.
- Required: At least 1 year of research-related experience, including experience working with patients in a hospital or research setting, handling biospecimen, and/or reporting adverse events;
- Desired: 3 plus years of experience working with outpatient or inpatient patients in a hospital setting obtaining vitals, handling biospecimen and/or reporting adverse events. Experience preparing regulatory materials for IRB submissions is desired.
Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:
- Previous experience with subject recruitment in a research environment;
- Previous experience conducting clinical research;
- Ability to read and understand study protocol and ensure compliance;
- Knowledge of standard concepts, practices, and procedures within the research field;
- Ability to understand and follow VA procedures and safety issues in regards to clinical research trials;
- Knowledge of regulatory requirements regarding clinical studies and IRB process;
- Strong ability to problem solve clinical research situations;
- Excellent oral and written communication skills;
- Good computer skills;
- Knowledge of database management;
- Demonstrated ability to work independently and coordinate and follow through on multiple tasks;
- Good interpersonal skills;
- Ability to work with HPO collaborators to further improve collection processes and patient retention;
- Ability to present research milestones in conferences and meetings.
Physical Demands: Lifting up to 20 lbs occasionally, sitting, bending, standing, repetitive motion, etc. Will encounter patients who have impaired cognitive function, anxious, and/or difficult. Must be able to sit and stand for long periods of time.
Environmental Conditions: Exposure to office and hospital/clinical research environment, including handling and processing biospecimen. Travel to VAPAHCS clinics.
PAVIR engages in nonprofit medical research and works with sponsors and the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) in administering funds for conducting research to find new and improved ways to combat human disease and help people with disabilities. Please refer to our website for additional information: www.pavir.org
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