The BC Centre for Disease Control (BCCDC) is seeking a clinical research coordinator to coordinate study activities and oversee operations of tuberculosis (TB) clinical research studies involving multiple sites in BC and collaboration with other Canadian and international institutions. The position will be based in the Clinical Prevention Services (CPS) division of BCCDC, Vancouver, BC, with regular site visits to our TB clinic in New Westminster, BC. The position will work with minors; criminal record checks will be required. This position is a leave replacement.
Operationally, the clinical research coordinator will report directly to the Research Manager of the BCCDC Clinical Prevention Services, and scientifically, will report to the Evaluation Lead of Provincial TB Services. The clinical research coordinator will work collaboratively with other research team members, including research assistants, graduate students, clinical residents, and post-doctoral fellows.
- Liaise with Principal Investigators, collaborators (e.g., researchers affiliated with McGill University), research team members, clinic and hospital staff, and other stakeholders at national and international levels
- Coordinate all aspects of a clinical research study from research document development, ethics and regulatory submissions, participant recruitment, data collection, analysis and manuscript submission
- Develop, implement and manage plans and timelines of clinical research studies at multiple sites
- Develop, conduct and oversee participant recruitment, data collection, data management and knowledge dissemination
- Develop study research instruments and tools, including informed consent forms, interview guide, questionnaires, databases, etc. in consultation with Principal Investigators
- Oversee the initial setup and maintenance of required certifications and approval from, e.g., privacy committees, ethics boards, Health Canada, and sponsors
- Train research assistants and clinic staff at participating sites on good clinical practice (GCP) and study protocols and procedures, and ensure data quality and compliance
- Resolve concerns relating to the research undertakings by taking direct action to address issues in a timely manner and/or bringing them to the attention of Principal Investigators
- Monitor and report adverse and serious adverse events as per protocols
- Compose and edit research reports, conference abstracts, presentations, manuscripts, and other knowledge dissemination products
- Coordinate and participate in all relevant meetings to review research progress and plan for study activities
- Communicate with study stakeholders (participants, clinic staff and investigators) about, e.g., research findings and TB-related knowledge
- Conduct data analysis in collaboration with data analysts as needed
- Prepare and submit grant applications to support other research and evaluation-related activities in TB Services at BCCDC as required
- Perform other related duties as required
CONSEQUENCE OF ERROR/JUDGEMENT:
The quality and productivity of the research program, and the research team s national and international partnerships and communications will be affected. Confidentiality of highly personal health information collected from various health care sites in Canada must be protected at all costs.
The clinical research coordinator, under the direction of the Research Manager and Principal Investigators, works under general direction within established policies, procedures and standards. Work will be reviewed against task objectives and conformity to standards.
The clinical research coordinator may assign and check work of research assistants or students, and will work closely with clinic staff at participating sites of the clinical research.
Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline. A graduate degree is preferred.
Minimum of 2 years of related experience, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Minimum of two years experience or the equivalent combination of education and experience.
Experience with clinical research is required.
Experience with and/or knowledge about TB is preferred.
Attention to details.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to make thoughtful, informed and thorough decisions.
Ability to exercise sound judgment.
Ability to work independently with minimal supervision.
Ability to work in a multidisciplinary team environment.
Second language is an asset.
Class 5 BC Driver s License is an asset.
The job posting will close at 11:59pm on Jul 18, 2021.