St Paul’s Hospital Hematology/Oncology Research Group

Established for 15 years the St Paul’s Hospital Hematology/Oncology research group specializes in investigator driven and industry sponsored clinical trials in blood disorders and blood cancers.

Job Summary:

At St. Paul’s Hospital in Hematology/Oncology Research the primary functions of a Research Coordinator is to coordinate all aspects of clinical trials, as outlined below. The Research Coordinator reports to the Research Manager and Investigators in Hematology/Oncology Research. The Research Coordinator must have a good working knowledge of the principles and procedures of Clinical Research. This includes ensuring study conduct with adherence to ICH-GCP, FDA and Health Canada guidelines. This position is a 3-month full time (7.5 hours per day) contract, with a high possibility of extending to a 1 year full time contract, renewed on an annual basis.

Work Performed

The Research Coordinator’s major responsibilities include:

• Recruitment, obtaining consent, screening and enrollment of study subjects

• Protection of subjects’ rights and confidentiality

• Data collection, entry, analysis and monitoring

• Preparation of source worksheets, subject procedure bookings, lab kits and room booking for study visits

• Preparation and timely submission of adverse event and serious adverse event reports

• Investigational product accountability, receiving and dispensing

• Ongoing support of and contact with subjects for study visit bookings, follow-ups and promotion of  subject retention

• Communication with and education of other health professionals, study subjects and their families regarding clinical trials

• Acting as a key liaison with the Research Manager, Principal Investigator (PI), sponsors and Contract Research Organizations (CRO’s).

• Completion of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) certification, Transportation of Dangerous Goods (TDG) certification and shipping study samples

• Helping with audit preparation and REB submissions

• Maintaining safety reports, regulatory and other study-related documents

• Meeting with study sponsors or their representatives for site-selection, site-initiation, monitoring and closeout visits

The Research Coordinator should also possess:

• Effective interpersonal, oral and written communication, organization and problem-solving skills

• Ability to work independently and within a team environment

• Computer proficiency including use of Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

• Availability for some after-hours and week-end work when required

Education and Experience

• Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline

• Minimum of one year experience in coordinating industry-sponsored clinical trials

• Clinical trials education (such as ACRP/SOCRA certification) an asset


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