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The Alzheimer's Disease Cooperative Study (ADCS) was formed in 1991 as a cooperative agreement between the National Institute on Aging (NIA) and the University of California, San Diego. The ADCS is a multi-center clinical trials consortium that provides an operational framework for large scale Alzheimer's disease research projects. The ADCS consists of 7 cores, 22 committees, 35 research sites that are members of the consortium/Steering Committee, and an additional 40 or more research sites located across the U.S. and Canada that participate in one or more trials coordinated by the ADCS. Annual funding for the ADCS ranges from $15-25M.
The ADCS provides expertise in developing Alzheimer's disease related protocols and is the coordinating center for multiple clinical trials of varying sizes and complexity under subcontracts funded by NIH and clinical trial agreements with industry partners. Incumbent will coordinate and oversee start-up procedures, implementation, recruitment, screening, enrollment, and maintenance of subjects. Create informational and recruitment materials and act as a liaison with other UCSD departments and agencies for the purpose of implementation of studies.
The Clinical Research Coordinator will plan, develop and implement start-up procedures for multiple phase I-III research studies in assigned disease team as well as lead, direct, and coordinator operational efforts. Assure compliance with state and federal regulatory guidelines. Oversee the quality of the medical and clinical research data. Provide direction and guidance to investigators. Provide education and information to the general public concerning the ongoing clinical trials. Assist PIs with proposals, progress reports and manuscripts. Independently create original documents and policies for assigned disease teams. Work closely with federal and state regulatory officials.
Strong theoretical knowledge and/or Bachelor's Degree in a social science or basic science such as Biology, Microbiology or a related field and/or an equivalent combination of education and work experience.
Demonstrated experience in clinical trials research. Strong knowledge of experimental protocols, data gathering, protocol design and evaluation.
Experience in research protocol start-up procedures, including: study feasibility, study activation and IRB processes, and qualification procedures. Strong experience in clinical trials research including budget negotiations and invoicing per clinical trial agreement.
Strong knowledge of investigational protocols (data management, query resolution, protocol design and protocol implementation).
Proven experience performing clinical research duties in a clinical research environment such as CRO, academic research institution, and/or a research hospital.
Strong knowledge of investigational protocols especially with pediatric oncology protocols (data management, query resolution, protocol design, protocol writing and protocol implementation).
Demonstrated experience with research protocol in order to screen patients for eligibility, initiate treatment plan, collect specimens, and orient participating physicians.
Proven ability to find creative and innovative solutions to adjusting needs of the center. Ability to be resourceful and to understand the overall nature of work/responsibilities to establish useful resources and University contacts.
Working knowledge of medical and scientific terminology.
Proven ability to problem solve and resolve conflict.
Effective interpersonal, as well as written and verbal communication skills (using grammatically correct written English and accurate typing) to interact with a variety of personalities at all levels of the organization, exercising tact, mature judgment, diplomacy, and flexibility to promote positive working relationships and job effectiveness. Excellent phone etiquette skills.
Computer proficiency, including working knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet software (Microsoft Office) and internet browser applications. Experience in conducting searches on the internet.
Proven administrative experience, skill to coordinate complex activities and to use independent judgment to organize and prioritize office functions.
Thorough knowledge in the behavioral clinical project Lifestyle Enriching Activiti
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