The Dan L. Duncan Comprehensive Cancer Center (DLDCCC) has an immediate opening for a Clinical Research Coordinator III. This position serves as one of the primary Breast Oncology clinical research point of contacts in one of only 51 NCI-designated comprehensive cancer centers nationwide (one of three in Texas). The individual must be able to effectively navigate the multitude of studies, regulatory compliance issues of each, and work with a host of external collaborators within the comprehensive cancer center; s/he must be highly skilled and motivated, knowledgeable and can quickly learn the multitude of oncological studies being conducted well enough to quickly and appropriately assess patient eligibility and to engage these patients at a high level.
This position is housed within the Breast Program of the DLDCCC, and will provide support for clinical trials in medical oncology. This individual must be a flexible and detail-oriented professional who can quickly adapt to a variety of situations in a complex oncology environment, and must also be able to balance multiple projects simultaneously.
1. Coordinate clinical research activities with clinical care – this involves liaising with physicians from multiple specialties, clinic staff, as well as hospital staff, in order to ensure protocol adherence and conduct the study in accordance with Good Clinical Practices. All of this must be done while simultaneously working to minimize clinic visits, and complete study procedures in a way that they do not interfere with routine clinical care.
2. Comprehensive assessment of adverse events – in collaboration with the participant’s physician, as well as other care team members, the research coordinator must assess, document, and grade adverse events in accordance with the standardized NCI guidelines. Furthermore, these adverse events must be reported to the sponsor, as appropriate; the research coordinator must have an understanding of which adverse events require modifications (e.g. dose delays, dose modifications, supportive care, etc.), and adequately communicate this to the treating physician and/or care team.
3. Intimate knowledge of multiple study protocols is required to be able to screen, confirm eligibility, and coordinate the necessary battery of tests/procedures without affecting timeline to starting treatment.
- Bachelor’s degree in a related field. Four years of related experience may substitute for degree requirement.
- Two years of relevant experience.
- Three years of experience in clinical research
- Oncology research study experience
Baylor College of Medicine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Equal Access Employer.