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The Moores Cancer Center is one of just 51 in the United States to hold a National Cancer Institute (NCI) designation as a Comprehensive Cancer Center. As such, it ranks among the top centers in the nation conducting basic and clinical cancer research, providing advanced patient care and serving the community through outreach and education programs. The Cancer Center's mission is to translate promising scientific discoveries into new and better options for the care of patients with cancer. The Center supports one of the broadest ranges of cancer activities in the nation – from fundamental and translational cancer research in molecular genetics and advanced molecular therapeutics, and from population studies of cancer incidence to community education about cancer prevention and risk reduction.
The Clinical Trials Internal Auditor Serves as a liaisons between the CTO Quality Assurance department, Quality Associate Director and Biostatistics department to ensure consistent communication and facilitate escalation between monitoring and auditing team. Acts as a resource for investigators and their teams (this includes answering questions, advising on corrective/preventative action, root cause analysis, clarifying requirements, resolving problems, etc.). Support the facilitation and execution of Data Safety Monitoring Committee (DSMC) Meetings. Responsible for exercising discretion, analytical skill, personal accountability and responsibility in a wide range of areas including academic, administrative, managerial functions. Work involves creating, integrating, applying and sharing knowledge directly related to IIT trials. The DSMC Auditors perform the real-time monitoring or semi-annual auditing of the IIT at the institutional level as approved by UCSD Moores Cancer Center Data and Safety Monitoring Plan (DSMP).
The trials are either monitored/audited based upon the risk assessment. Phase I/Pilot/Gene therapy/Vaccine therapy trials are typically monitored monthly, dependent upon accrual, and beginning within the first month of the initiation of enrollment. The DSMC auditor conducts real-time monthly monitoring of all treated study participants through the Dose Limiting Toxicity (DLT) period for Phase I/Pilot/Gene Therapy/Vaccine Therapy Institutional trials and conducts three, six, and annual auditing of at least twenty percent of all enrolled study participants for Phase II and III Institutional and NCI trials. The regulatory files for all trials are audited on a biennial basis for regulatory compliance. The DSMC auditor also reviews planned interim analysis on IIT institutional trials, and assists with the development of Corrective and Preventative Action Plans (CAPAs), and evaluates any safety of study design concerns raised by the PI, DSMC, the Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee (PRMC), or the IRB. The DSMC Monitoring Office also provides audit preparation for Industry Sponsored Quality Assurance Audits, Audits, and FDA Inspections.
Seven (7) years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor's degree in related area plus three (3) years of related experience/training.
Experience working with Investigational New Drug procedures, study protocols, the informed consent process, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), Good Clinical Practices (GCPs), and applicable regulatory requirements.
Thorough knowledge of FDA regulations, Institutional Biosafety Committee policy and NIH guidelines as they relate to Investigator Initiated Trials (IIT).
Demonstrated experience with regulatory issues in clinical research. Experience with FDA, NCI, and ICH regulations and guidelines for clinical studies and medical devices, including GCP's and GMP's. Knowledge of compliance issues and experience in adherence counseling techniques. Thorough knowledge of Federal and University polices on clinical trials and protection of human subjects.
Experience in maintaining quality control in clinical research activities. Working knowledge of auditing processes in the drug development and approval process. Working knowledge and understanding of complex audits that require interpreting regulations, guidelines, and compliance issues. Experience in developing, implementing, evaluating, and documenting audit procedures.
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