Coordinates and guides the review and approval process of all research activities associated with clinical research studies involving human subjects ensuring the protection of their safety, rights, and welfare. Interprets and applies rules and regulations (NU, local, state, federal, industry, sponsor, etc.) and recommends and guides principal investigators (PIs) and research staff in the creation, submission, documenting, reporting, etc. of study activities ensuring appropriate compliance.
Please describe clinical research studies: Cancer-relevant clinical and research studies involving human subjects.
Determines and interprets applicable rules and regulations associated with clinical research studies and trials involving human subjects ensuring the protection of their safety, rights, and welfare. Guides and coordinates all associated submission, documentation, and reporting processes (new study applications, renewals, revisions, modifications, amendments, adverse events, safety reports, close-out, etc.) recommending alternatives to ensure compliance and approval.
Acts as liaison between research staff (PI, faculty, nurses, technicians, etc.), and internal/external regulatory and oversight groups (NU’s IRB, sponsors (NIH, industry), government agencies (FDA), etc.) to resolve issues and problems, negotiate compromises, and offer alternatives and recommendations to facilitate and expedite research while ensuring compliance.
Determines compliance required documentation and drafts necessary items such as protocols, informed consent, etc. Ensures accuracy of IRB approval letters with respect to sponsor information and NIH grant identifiers.
Provides guidance and training to research staff to ensure compliance with complex, highly specialized rules and regulations associated with clinical research studies and trials involving human subjects.
Creates reports, summaries and analysis in regard to compliance requirements recommending changes in practice or procedure to increase effectiveness and efficiency of compliance.
Researches new and updated rules and regulations associated with clinical research studies and trials involving human subjects. Alerts appropriate staff to changes and ensures appropriate interpretation and application to new and existing studies and trials.
Completes other duties as required.
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree in a major such as computer science, information technology, or related; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
Knowledge of oncology terminology and staging; General knowledge of protocol design.
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Attention to Detail Consistently displays accuracy and attention to detail
Organization Plans, organizes and schedules in an efficient, productive manner; anticipates contingencies and pays attention to detail; targets projects or initiatives that require special attention and focuses on key tasks when faced with limited time and or resources
Strong regulatory knowledge including familiarity with Code of Federal Regulations and Good Clinical Practice Guidelines.
Computer literacy in word processing database use, and file management.
Ability to work as part of a team
One year experience in research, clinical trials research, or regulatory knowledge
Preferred Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities)
Communication-Oral and Written Communicates effectively one-to-one, in small groups and in public speaking contexts; writes precise, well-organized emails, letters and proposals while using appropriate vocabulary and grammar.
Research Regulations Demonstrates knowledge of federal and state regulations governing the participation of human and animal research subjects
Team Player Seeks to build collaboration by encouraging trust, mutual respect and shared purpose among various participants in an engagement.
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 35467
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.