Providence Health Care Research Institute - Pacific Lung Research Group     

Position Summary
Conduct and oversee clinical trials and research projects within the Pacific Lung Research Centre. The studies vary in scope but are mainly Pharmaceutical and Biotech company sponsored  international and multi-centered studies.

Organizational Status
Direct working relationship with the Primary Investigators, PLRC Supervisor and Research Coordinators/Assistants within the team. This position requires working both independently and in cooperation with physicians, allied health professionals, technicians, students, other departments within the hospital and representatives of pharmaceutical industry.

Work Performed
Responsible for the general conduct of all clinical trials; review and implementation of study protocols; preparation and maintenance of study documents (in accordance with ICH Guidelines) for studies at the Pacific Lung Research Centre at PHCRI.  Specifically, responsibilities include:

  • Subject Visits
  • Lab sample management
  • Source documents
  • Case Report Forms

General Duties:

  • Screening and recruitment of subjects
  • Obtaining informed consent
  • Ensuring patient safety, progress and follow-up
  • Providing patient education
  • Maintaining research data and trouble-shoot data collection issues
  • Maintaining investigational product accountability
  • Communicating with investigators & other allied health professionals to ensure protocol adherence
  • Ensuring enrollment expectations
  • Providing Continuing Education
  • Overseeing data collection
  • Ensuring quality control and maintenance of study equipment
  • Coordinating and liaising with Sponsors

Consequence of Error/Impact of Decisions

Judgment and impact of decisions involved in the position scopes a number of areas:

  • Conducting trials according to standards set out by the ethics committee and standards of the ethics and international guidelines regulating the conduct of clinical trials.  Dismissal would result if ethical standards were not followed.
  • Conduct trials according to the budget or bankrupting the department would result
  • Failure to inform the investigators of appropriate clinical issues of a patient may result in the failure to maintain patient safety
  • If any of these situations were to occur, clinical trials may be unable to proceed within the institution.

Working Conditions

In addition to areas of the hospital, out patient visits may be performed in the field.  Research recording and communication occurs within the research office. Attendance to clinical rounds and study meetings within the city occur frequently. Travel to international conferences and study meetings may occur several times a year.

Qualifications & Skills

University degree in a relevant health discipline plus a minimum of three years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.  At least two years experience in Respiratory Medicine or clinical trials.  Computer as well as excellent writing skills.  Self-directed, committed, patient and detail oriented.  Must be able to assess patients independently under physician’s supervision.


-Team player

-Excellent communication and organizational skills

-Ability to work on multiple projects

-Exceptional interpersonal and listening skills

-Demonstrate good judgement, problem solving and decision making skills

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