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Biospecimen Coordinator - 7840

Company: University of California - Irvine
Location: Irvine
Posted on: May 16, 2020

Job Description:

Required Qualifications

Recruitment Number: 7840

Reports To: Biospecimen Manager of the Clinical Trials Unit

Working Title: Biospecimen Coordinator

Cost Center: IR7445

Bargaining Unit: RX

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Payroll Job Code: 009335

Job Location: UCI Medical Center - Orange

Percent of Time: 100%

Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F

Appointment: Career



Position Summary:



Under the supervision of the Biospecimen Manager of the Clinical Trials Unit, the Biospecimen Coordinator supports the clinical research efforts of the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center (CFCCC). The incumbent will provide comprehensive coordination and data management of the biospecimen components for investigator initiated trials or those sponsored by industry or the National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN), according to current Good Clinical Practices (GCP), Good Laboratory Practices (GLP), internal standard operating procedures (SOPs) and University policies and procedures. The NCI-designated Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center (CFCCC) is a campus-wide multidisciplinary matrix organization whose goal is to promote and enhance cancer-relevant research and patient care at UC Irvine. The CFCCC provides research resources to its -175 members engaged in research and offers multidisciplinary cancer care to its patients. The incumbent is responsible for supporting and coordinating all aspects of specimen handling (i.e. timely collection, transporting and shipping) for complex research protocols. Individual must follow protocol specific requirements and research procedures. He/she is responsible for accurate record keeping, for prompt data entry of biospecimen information and resolution of queries in laboratory portals, and for managing and ordering supplies as needed. Assists clinical team with reviewing feasibility for clinical trials requiring biospecimen collection, participates in site initiation visits, and trains clinical research coordinators and/or biospecimen coordinators on specimen handling per protocol and lab manual requirements as needed. Serves as the liaison to sponsors, governing agencies and facilitate transmission of verbal and written communication to national cooperative oncology groups, pharmaceutical companies and other research entities as needed. The incumbent is also responsible for maintaining communication with all elements of a multi-level research network, including attending Disease Oriented Teams (DOTs) meetings, interacting with sponsoring agencies including National Cancer Institute, and compliance and regulatory groups such as the Institutional Review Board (IRB), Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and sponsor monitors. In addition, this individual must accurately maintain clinical trial information in the clinical trial management system (OnCore) and adhere to institutional policies and external Cancer Center Support Grant guidelines for reporting to the National Cancer Institute (NCI).



Compensation Range:



Hourly: $28.26 - $35.52



Department Website:



http://www.cancer.uci.edu



Required:

3 to 5 years of related work experience with a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science, or equivalent experience

Minimum experience of three years as a clinical research coordinator (CRC) or three years as an Assistant CRC working with cancer therapeutic trials
Experience working with biological specimen collection, processing, and shipment per IATA
specifications and standards
Experience working in a clinical and/or research laboratory environment
Experience with clinical research and data collection
Ability to interact with the public, faculty, and staff
Ability to establish and maintain detailed and accurate files and records
Strong organizational and verbal communication skills
Willingness to work as a supportive, cooperative member of an interdisciplinary team
Demonstrated high-level communication skills to convey information in a clear and concise way, synthesizing information and presenting it to others
Demonstrated problem-solving capabilities to resolve concerns that arise unexpectedly
Demonstrated ability to research, properly evaluate information, and prepare concise, well organized reports, summaries, and correspondence
Demonstrated ability to organize and prioritize a complex and dynamic workload
Ability to multitask and meet deadlines, despite interruptions
Ability to independently exercise discretion and sound judgment
Ability to work collegially and cooperatively in a small office and to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships
Demonstrated skill in interacting with persons of various social, cultural, economic and educational backgrounds
Ability to prioritize assignments and achieve high productivity and quality with short time frames, under rigid deadlines, and /or in environments with frequent workload changes and competing demands
Skill in working independently, taking initiative and following through on assignments
Ability to think critically, compile and analyze data from various sources, and prepare detailed and clear reports
Ability to work both independently and as part of team
Ability to take initiative and demonstrate strong commitment to duties
Ability to analyze problems, resolve concerns, implement solutions and multitask
Ability to work within a deadline-driven structure
Demonstrated experience in maintaining flexibility and adaptability while implementing institutional change
High level of integrity and honesty in maintaining confidentiality
Foster and promote a positive attitude and professional appearance
Strong attention to detail
Working knowledge of computer software including Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
Working knowledge of Electronic Data Capture(EDC) and Electronic Medical Record(EMR) Systems i.e. EPIC, Medidata RAVE, Medio



Preferred:

Experience with cancer-related research
Extensive experience with various types of human subject clinical trials (Phase I-IV) i.e., National Group, Industrial, and Investigator-authored.
Experience with clinical trial management systems, preferably OnCore.



Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.



The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy.



Below are general guidelines on the position's physical, mental, and environmental working conditions. In accordance with applicable state and federal law, UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500.



Physical Requirements:



Bend: Occasionally

Squat: Occasionally

Crawl: Not Applicable

Climb: Not Applicable

Kneel: Occasionally

Handle Objects: Constantly

Push/Pull: Constantly

Reach Above Shoulder Level: Occasionally

Sit: Frequently

Stand: Frequently

Walk: Frequently

Use Fine Finger Movements: Frequently

Carry/Lift Loads up to 25 Pounds: Frequently

Carry/Lift Loads up to 25-50 lbs: Occasionally

Carry/Lift Loads over 50 Pounds: Not Applicable

Read/Comprehend: Constantly

Write: Constantly

Perform Calculations: Constantly

Communicate Orally: Constantly

Reason and Analyze: Constantly

Chemical/Biological Agent: Frequently

Construction Activities: Not Applicable

Contact with Water/Liquids: Frequently

Drive Motorized Equipment: Not Applicable

Confined Spaces: Occasionally

Elevated Work Location: Not

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