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Medical University of South Carolina UNIV - Program Coordinator I - Department of SCTR in Charleston, South Carolina

FLSA: Hourly

Job Summary: Under general supervision of the SCTR TIN Research Opportunities and Collaborations (ROC) Program Manager, the ROC Program Coordinator will support study opportunity tracking, feasibility assessments, and the site selection process for the ROC

program which serves as a central portal for Pharmaceutical Sponsors, Device Manufacturers, Contract Research Organizations (CROs), the Trial Innovation Network, and other study sponsors looking for sites to participate in clinical research studies. This individual will serve as a research opportunity coordinator and will assist in evaluating feasibility, workflow development, and accurately record achievement metrics in research databases. Responsible for supporting Research Opportunities and Collaborations program objectives: maintaining and promoting partnerships among other Clinical and Translational Science Award (CTSA) institutions to optimize network capacity, pharmaceutical and device companies, contract research organizations (CROs), and other research funders to identify and track new study opportunities, identify Principal Investigators and key MUSC research team personnel to foster matching of new study opportunities, and provide site selection support and research resource matching, as needed.

Payscale Salary Range: UNIV-Band 5: $33,494.00 - $47,734.00 - $61,975.00 (min - mid - max)

Job Duties:

  • 25% - Provide study opportunity tracking support to the Research Opportunities and Collaborations program serving as a central portal for research opportunity identification, feasibility, and site selection support. Support the day-to-day study opportunity vetting process for the ROC program by recording and tracking new and existing study opportunities, study lead sources, feasibility assessments, project metrics/timelines, and other documentation of study opportunities from CROs, pharmaceutical companies, CTSA and other research funders. - (Essential)

  • 25% - Coordinate the site selection process for research studies which includes Confidentiality Disclosure Agreements (CDA) facilitation, feasibility assessments, site and selection visits. Coordinate with ancillary service providers like the SCTR Research Nexus and Investigational Drug Services to the support site selection process. - (Essential)

  • 25% - Provide feasibility assessment consultations and trainings in MUSC’s self service feasbiliy tools such as TriNetX, Epic feasibility tools, i2b2, and other databases as a member of the SCTR feasibility assessment team. Collaborate on workflows and standard operating procedures related to the feasibility and recruitment process. - (Essential)

  • 20% - Work with Trial Innovation Network Program Manager to support new clinical research faculty with new clinical research studies within their therapeutic areas and record metrics to support clinical research pipeline development and management. - (Essential)

  • 5% - Other Job Duties, as needed. Serve on special projects for SCTR working collaboratively with other SCTR team members on optimization of research tools and resources in order to meet the needs of the research community. - (Essential)

Preferred Experience & Additional Skills: Must be willing to maintain security and confidentiality of research records and study protocol information. Must have the ability to work both independently and interdependently. The ideal candidate should have the skills to foster collaborations and apply a customer-focused approach, have the ability to exercise judgment and discretion, and maintain effective working relationships. Must be organized, reliable, and able to demonstrate attention to detail and professionalism as well as the ability to be flexible within the ever evolving research environment. Must have the ability to maintain high standards of accuracy. Must have a high level of proficiency with computer databases and the interest and vision to translate the SCTR goals of research quality and efficiency standards into measurable data captured within SCTR and MUSC IT systems. Affinity for research data and feasibility analysis.

Minimum Experience and Training Requirements: A bachelor's degree and one year relevant program experience.

Physical Requirements: Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work outdoors in all weather and temperature extremes. (Infrequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent) Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Infrequent) Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Frequent) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent) Ability to reach in all directions. (Frequent) Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous) Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 15 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lower objects, up to 15 lbs., from height of 36 inches to floor level, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to push/pull objects, up to 15 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to maintain 20/20 vision, corrected. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Frequent) Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Frequent) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Frequent) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Frequent)