Cancer Center Jobs

Clinical Research Assistants

OHSU Knight Cancer Institute

February 17, 2023
Title: Clinical Research Assistants
Institution: Oregon Health & Science University, Knight Cancer Institute
Salary: $48,000 - $72,000, commensurate with experience and internal equity
Some telework options available. Position requires attendance on-site in Portland, OR. Must live in/near Portland, Oregon or be willing to relocate.  Monetary and logistic relocation assistance offered. 

The mission of the Knight Clinical Research Management organization is to support the conduct of translational clinical research aimed at improving the lives of people and families with cancer by applying innovative strategies for cancer prevention, screening diagnosis and treatment. The support is provided through proactive, high quality and efficient study management in compliance with federal regulations and local policies and procedures. This fast-paced and highly intense research environment requires management of complex therapeutic interventional (TI) trials and clinical research studies involving a very vulnerable and sick population.

Therapeutic Interventional (TI) trials are treatment studies that involve people who have a disease or underlying condition. They include the administration and testing new treatments or new ways of using existing treatments, such as new drugs, vaccines, Cell Therapies, Devices, or experimental approaches to surgery or radiation therapy.

The OHSU Knight Cancer Institute has multiple openings available for TI Clinical Research Assistant positions, from entry level to senior level, in the areas of solid tumor oncology and hematological malignancies.

The Therapeutic Interventional (TI) Clinical Research Assistant (formerly known as Clinical Research Coordinator) is responsible for the overall management of clinical trials. This may include:

Working with the regulatory management team to complete all regulatory documentation in accordance with their role as required by the OHSU IRB and sponsor
Creation of study trackers and organization tools
Assisting in the verification of patient eligibility
Development of data collection instruments and assistance with regulatory
Data entry
Assurance of conduct of protocol in accordance with applicable NCI and FDA guidelines
Maintenance of study patient records and source documentation
Coordinating orders, scheduling and study drug administration with the clinical team
Supporting clinical care team with completion of research required tests and assessments
Act as liaison between research protocol and clinic staff, pharmacy, and research participants
Ensuring that patient billing is accurate and assisting manager and financial team in verifying appropriate clinical trial billing. Participation in patient consenting
Support and periodic coverage to and across study teams, as delegated by the Clinical Research Manager. This includes, but is not limited to: assisting with maintaining regulatory documents, patient visits and study assessments (e.g., ECGs, vitals, specimen collection, management and shipping, etc.), requesting medical records, and other study related tasks, as needed.

The TI Clinical Research Assistant will have direct patient contact, process biological samples, and may perform other non-invasive testing such as ECGs. The TI Clinical Research Assistant will also assist in the continuing education of physicians, residents, interns, nurses and other related personnel with regards to knowledge of clinical trials and activities.

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