Saturday , September 23 2023

UBC Job Opportunities – Clinical Trials and Projects Coordinator

Website The University of British Columbia

Job Description:

The Clinical Trials and Project Coordinator will be based at the BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) and will be responsible for coordinating clinical trials including contacting, recruiting and consenting individuals into COVID-19, HPV, and other research projects. The role also involves coordination of general research projects including grant submissions and other duties as required. The embedded academic arm of BCCDC, UBC CDC, is carrying out multiple COVID-19 clinical trials supported by the Canadian Federal Government (CITF), the United States Government (NIH NIAID), non-for-profit organizations including the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research, Genome British Columbia, and private industry; as well as a CIHR supported HPV clinical trials and others. This person will interact directly with project PIs, the BCCDC PHSA Clinical Trials lead and other senior scientists at the BCCDC/UBC CDC. The Clinical Trials Coordinator will provide regular updates on trial progress generally, and specifically with any issues arising during the execution of the trials that may affect their respective areas of responsibility.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Coordinate various trials/studies, involving recruitment, scheduling, ethics, internal and external blood draw sites.
  • Contact, recruit, consent, and support potential participants for multiple clinical trials and research studies undertaken at UBCCDC/BCCDC.
  • Provide input for budget preparation, monitor expenditures and report issues to management on a timely basis.
  • Coordinate grant application submissions and provide general research support for the scientific leads as required.
  • Manage junior Clinical Trials Team members, including the hiring, training, supervising, and evaluation of staff. Provide instruction on content and processes, guidance and technical advice, assign work and track to ensure accuracy and completeness and to ensure study standards are maintained and standard operating procedures are adhered to. Monitor workload and adjusts schedules to ensure staff levels meet operational requirements. Identify performance shortfalls and implements remedial action as required. Identify disciplinary issues as they arise and ensures issues are resolved.
  • Collaborate with the BCCDC based Clinical Trials Team and study staff to ensure the data collection tools are comprehensive and reliable. Monitor accuracy and completeness of information collected by conducting regular review and audit of data.
  • Interact with Medical Leadership at BCCDC PHL as well as medical and clinical microbiologists, Clinical Trial lead, and senior scientists.

Job Requirements:

  • Knowledge of a variety of computer software products including laboratory information systems, word processing, spreadsheet and database applications.
  • Physical ability to perform the duties of the position.
  • A sensitive but successful ability to approach and recruit individuals into a clinical trail/research project
  • Ability to accept responsibility and work independently while at the same time functioning as a strong team player.
  • Excellent leadership and organizational skills.
  • Previous experience with grant submissions, which may include: CIHR, NIH, MSFHR, GBC, CFI, BMGFHR, etc.
  • Initiative and independent judgment in the performance of duties.
  • Previous experience as a technologist in Microbiology preferred, with experience in research and development of diagnostic procedures and experience with conventional serology testing and nucleic acid based procedures
  • Excellent interpersonal skills including ability to provide leadership to, and supervision of, clinical trials staff.
  • Previous experience in Clinical Trial recruitment preferred
  • Bachelor of Science in Microbiology, or Master of Science preferred
  • Ability to undertake challenging assignments and work with a diverse group of persons, policies and procedures.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills.

Job Details:

Company: The University of British Columbia

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Vancouver, BC, USA

Application Deadline: N/A

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