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This position works with faculty and staff to facilitate investigator-initiated and pharmaceutical-sponsored clinical trials, identify research problems and design hypotheses to be tested. The individual will be responsible for independently designing and implementing multiple research projects to test the hypotheses in human subjects and facilitate laboratory correlative work.
The Clinical Research Coordinator will have daily interaction physicians, other health care personnel (e.g. nurses, patient care coordinators, insurance companies), patients, and with pharmaceutical sponsors. The individual is also required to use independent judgment, leadership and expert knowledge of the academic clinical trial healthcare operations to effectively facilitate the work flow and promote a collaborative work environment.
The position will maintain dynamic communication with the study investigators, research staff, numerous Fred Hutch, SCCA, and UW departments, federal agencies and industry partners. Additionally, the individual will be required to integrate information from multiple sources to ensure that all research proposals meet the requirements of FHCRC, the Food and Drug Administration, the National Institutes of Health and the study sponsor.
This position develops and implements procedures that ensure that all research meets or exceeds these requirements while expeditiously furthering the research objectives of the Sarcoma research team.
Finally, the Clinical Research Coordinator will interact with representatives from pharmaceutical companies, health care providers and terminally ill patients in a manner that well-represents FHCRC and its associated institutions (UW and SCCA).
Responsibilities will include: