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(Hybrid) Compliance Coordinator - WVU Cancer Institute

Company:
West Virginia University
Job Location:
Category:
Assessment, Accreditation, and Compliance
Type:
Full-Time


Description 

The WVU Cancer Institute at West Virginia University Research Corporation is currently accepting applications for a (Hybrid) Compliance Coordinator. 

About the Opportunity

The Compliance Team is a unit within the WVU Cancer Institute Clinical Research Unit (WVUCI CRU) tasked with the monitoring and/or auditing of select trials to ensure compliance with established health authority regulations as well as collaborating with clinical research teams for the implementation of remediating action plans and processes within WVUCI as well as affiliated and partner sites in our Investigator Initiated Trials.

 At WVU Research Corporation, we strongly believe in work-life balance and keeping time for things we love outside our work. WVU Research Corporation offers a comprehensive benefits package with a variety of options to suit your needs:

  • 13 paid holidays (staff holiday calendar)
  • PTO
  • 403(b) retirement savings with a fully vested 3% employee contribution match, (Employees have the option of contributing an additional 1-3% of their earnings to the plan, which is also matched by the WVURC)
  • A range of health insurance and other benefits
  • Dependent Education Scholarship
  • WVU Perks
  • And More!!

What you'll do:

  • Conduct and document assigned periodic monitoring according to the monitoring plan which includes verification of subject safety and adherence to Institutional, WVUCI CRU, federal and state regulations and specific protocol requirements including:
    • Verification of subject study research data including informed consent process, eligibility, treatment, follow-up, and safety reporting documentation to ensure compliance with study protocols.
    • Review of study-related regulatory documentation such as correspondence, delegation logs, institutional review board communication, deviations, and progress reports for each assigned study.
    • Verifies validity of research results by ensuring timely, accurate, and complete source data and Case Report Form documentation.
  • Quality Assurance and Quality Control: 
    • Lead collaborations with clinical research teams in non-compliance issue identification, finding solutions and implementing corrective and preventive action plans and processes to remediate issues.
    • Follows monitoring procedures and tools for investigator-initiated IND or IDE-enabling clinical trials (or other trials as needed where there is no external sponsor/monitor).
    • Support the clinical research team by ensuring they have adequate training and processes for the responsible conduct of research.
    • Generate monitoring reports and ensures any non-compliances are adequately resolved in a timely manner.
    • Participate in the preparation and follow-up activities for regulatory agency and Sponsor audits as needed to ensure successful outcomes.
    • Present findings and recommendations for areas of improvement to management in areas that affect clinical research programs at the institution.
    • Assist in identifying training needs and in developing and/or executing training programs for study staff and supporting departments.
  • Data Safety and Toxicity:
    • Coordinating internal Data Safety and Toxicity Committee meetings and subsequent review sessions as needed. Meetings to include review of internal unanticipated events and response assessments, external safety reports, investigator-initiated trials monitoring reports per DSMP and external audit findings.
    • Perform secondary review of eligibility for interventional clinical trials.
  • Perform other duties as assigned. May include monitoring of external institutions participating in Investigator Initiated Trials sponsored by WVUCI.       


Qualifications
  • Bachelor's degree in appropriate area of specialization, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience involving research coordination and/or project management in clinical research. 
  • Working knowledge of regulatory aspects of pharmaceutical and medical devices industries and government sponsored clinical research studies including institutional review board (IRB) regulations, US FDA Code of Federal Regulations (US FDA CFR) & Guidances, National Institute of Health (NIH), International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) GCP,Medicines and Healthcare Products Regulatory Agency (MHRA), Therapeutic Products Directorate (TPD) or HealthCanada, etc.    
  • Strong desire to learn, seek out, and apply new knowledge, methods, and information.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, as well as the ability to work with a broad range of people including investigators, physicians, clinic and hospital staff, sponsors, partners at other institutions, WVUCI staff, and others.
  • Highly resourceful team-player, with the ability to also be extremely effective, independent, interact professionally, and utilize effective writing and organizational skills.
  • Proven sense of professional ethics and conduct, understanding and effectively using and applying Emotional Intelligence strategies and skills.
  • Forward-thinking mentality, actively seeking opportunities and proposing creative solutions with strong decision-making capability.
  • Proven ability to handle confidential information with discretion, be adaptable to various competing demands, and demonstrate the highest level of customer/client service and response.
  • Demonstrated ability to achieve high performance goals and meet deadlines in a fast-paced environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with stakeholders and critical staff, both internally and externally, through a variety of communication mediums and venues.
  • Project manager mindset and basic skills including delegation, scheduling, communication, critical thinking, task and quality management, risk management, and flexibility.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office suite, particularly Excel, Word.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Project management and/or study coordinator or other research experience in an academic clinical research facility or industry research facility and/or medical/clinical training.
  • Experience in clinical research including proficiency with databases and/or patient data.
  • Experience in National Cancer Institute NCTN Cooperative group trials.     

Certifications

  • Research Certification with SOCRA or ACRP preferred or able to obtain within 6 months of hire.


About Research Corporation 

The WVURC was created as a not-for-profit corporation in 1985 to support research (R1) at West Virginia University. We provide evaluation, development, patenting, management, and marketing services for inventions of the faculty, staff and students of the University.

The WVURC receives and administers funds awarded by external agencies for research and other activities and is responsible for helping protect intellectual property through patents, copyrights and licensing agreements for start-up companies based on University research.

Creating an inclusive, engaged, and dynamic environment is core to WVURC's mission. We welcome candidates who can contribute a range of ideas, approaches and experiences.

West Virginia University Research Corporation is proud to be an Equal Opportunity employer. We value diversity among its employees and invites applications from all qualified applicants regardless of race, ethnicity, color, religion, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, nationality, genetics, disability, or Veteran status.  

 


Job Posting: Apr 1, 2024

Posting Classification: Research Corporation

Exemption Status: Exempt

Benefits Eligible: Yes

Schedule: Full-time
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