Location: Alliance for Clinical Trials in Oncology Chicago Office
The Protocol Coordinator manages activities of committee chairs and study teams in the development and implementation of Alliance protocols
Participates in study team and committee conference calls
Provides materials for protocol development to study chairs and assistance in implementing protocol development policies and procedures
Formats, proofreads, and edits protocols. Distributes protocol drafts for review, integrates technical and scientific information from multiple sources, and incorporates necessary revisions
Ensures protocol compliance with the Alliance model protocol and current policies and procedures, and federal regulatory requirements and guidelines
Sets schedule for each protocol under development and ensures that all members of the study team (study chair, committee chair, statistician and data coordinator) adhere to timeline as closely as possible. Works closely with Executive Officers and study teams to identify and resolve impediments to the development process
Acts as liaison to funding agencies (NCI CTEP and/or DCP) staff, the Cancer Trials Support Unit (CTSU), and the NCI Central Institutional Review Board (CIRB) regarding studies in development or undergoing revision, and monitors progress of review performed by these organizations
Identifies and seeks resolution of issues raised during the course of review
In collaboration with study team, prepares response to reviews, makes all necessary revisions to the protocol document, and submits all necessary materials
In conjunction with the Executive Officer, ensures that protocols meet pharmaceutical sponsor requirements. Drafts or assists in drafting of model patient consent form, ensuring compliance with federal guidelines and templates for informed consent documents
Prepares amendments for active protocols as required. Obtains necessary approvals, including submission if necessary to the Alliance Data and Safety Monitoring Board, the CIRB, and CTEP. Prepares and distributes amendments to the group membership via the Alliance web site
Identifies emergent issues arising during development and implementation of studies and seeks resolution of such issues. Implements emergency procedures as required
Fields telephone queries from clinical research associates, nurses and physicians at Alliance institutions regarding conduct of studies. Responsible for addressing administrative issues and referring scientific/medical inquiries to the appropriate individuals as needed
Knowledge of program subject matter (health care, medicine, clinical research)
Attention to detail
Oral and written communication skills
Customer service skills
Ability to work independently and as part of a team
Ability to manage stressful situations
Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities and meet deadlines
Education, Experience and Certifications:
Bachelor's degree required
Some clinical research experience desired
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