The Vanderbilt Memory & Alzheimer's Center is recruiting a Clinical Trials Associate II to support clinical research activities for a large NIH clinical research portfolio. The position emphasizes human subjects research investigating cardiovascular risk factors for abnormal cognitive aging, including mild cognitive impairment, Alzheimer's disease, and cerebrovascular disease.
Day-to-day activities for this position include preparation of study visit materials, requesting and organizing medical and surgical records, preparing visit packets and protocols, preparing and distributing participant mailings, supporting participant retention efforts, following up with participants by phone as needed, data entry, data reconciliation, and supporting manuscript, grant, and scientific presentation preparations as needed.
The position requires strong attention to detail and provides an excellent opportunity to gain fundamental research experiences in clinical neuroscience while working with an interdisciplinary team of more than 30 faculty, staff, and trainees.
Coordinate protocol and patient consent form process.
Coordinates preparation of all IRB and regulatory documents; under direction of PI may draft various communications with Sponsor.
Develops assessment tool pre protocol to use in clinical research.
May assist PI in obtaining Informed Consent from study participant and documents appropriately.
Identifies and recruits clinical research subjects; monitors enrollment goals and modifies recruitment strategies, as necessary.
Processes patient data and runs reports as needed.
Processes and ships lab specimens efficiently and cost effectively; maintains supply inventory and equipment; maintains regulatory standards.
Develops procedures for lab collection and storage.
May provide annual reporting to IRB and prepare annual summaries.
Abstracts and records all patient data essential to the study onto required case report forms or into the electronic data collection system.
Sets up timeline of tests and required procedures for nurse.
Inputs all pertinent patient data into database accurately.
Collects and monitors all study patient records to document treatments and outcomes as required by the protocol.
Report all adverse reactions according to VU and protocol guidelines.
Check values from lab and rates toxicity levels.
May coordinate with research investigators, monitors, IRB and sponsors regarding approval process with IRB.
Institutes process improvement measures for efficiency and productivity within the dept.
Initiates and develops new procedures to improve quality and efficiency in the dept.
Trains and mentors new staff to perform job duties at an acceptable level and understand new processes and regulations. Encourages new employees to ask questions to spur process improvement.
Pursues professional development and participate on committees, as requested by management.
Internal Number: 1908753
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