Clinical Research Coordinator

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Updated: November 23, 2019
Job ID: 214654
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Location: Durham, NC, United States

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HJF is seeking a Clinical Research Coordinator to support the John P. Murtha Cancer Center (MCC) located at the Durham VA Health Care System in Durham, North Carolina. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to MCC.

The John P. Murtha Cancer Center located at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, Bethesda, Maryland is a modern, patient-centric, tri-service military healthcare facility. Its comprehensive core of military and civilian oncologists and other cancer-trained clinicians and researchers provide multidisciplinary cancer-care delivery and patient-family support services. Our Cancer Center, the only DoD Cancer Center of Excellence within the Military Health System, offers its patients access to cutting-edge cancer diagnostic and treatment technologies.

The incumbent will coordinate all research activities related to the performance and compliance of all research projects in multidisciplinary areas under the directions of designated Principle Investigators and the leadership of Murtha Cancer Center at Walter Reed Bethesda.


  1. Works closely with the designated Principle Investigators and provides broad range of research coordination support to the Durham VA on behalf of MCC.
  2. Serves as the point of contact for Durham VA between MCC/WRNMMC and partner MTFs.
  3. Monitors the progress of assigned clinical research projects and provides regular updates to the PI.
  4. Reviews new patient records and screens patients for eligibility for participating in research protocol.
  5. Supports all MCC studies at the Durham VA.
  6. Consents patients, and interviews patients to collect data on health history and lifestyle practices.  Performs blood collection and processing.
  7. Prepares samples for shipment, enters the required data and prepares reports as needed.
  8. Responsible for maintaining full compliance with all applicable requirements of the CAP, Department of Defense, Durham VA, and other appropriate regulatory agencies.
  9. Maintains excellent communication and positive relationships with all collaborated sites.
  10. Responsible for implementing SOPs, research protocols and policies for all assigned research projects.
  11. Manages the inventory of supplies and equipment used for MCC research projects in partner MTFs.
  12. Participates in monthly update calls with MCC and the entire clinical trials network (MTFs, VAs and Civilian sites)
  13. Performs other duties as needed. 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:  

  • Working knowledge of U.S. Federal government regulations regarding the conduct of human clinical research.
  • Clinical competence in application of professional nursing theory, practice, and skills for the care of pediatric and adult patients.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in written and oral modes and to teach in formal and informal settings.
  • Skills in counseling, guidance and maintaining interpersonal relationships.
  • Good typing skills to allow online documentation of patient interactions.

Minimum Education:  A Bachelor’s Degree in related scientific discipline.

Minimum Experience/Training Requirements:  2 - 4 experience coordinating research protocols OR certification as a Certified Clinical Trial Investigator (CCTI), Certified.

Physical Capabilities: Requires sitting for long periods at a computer and/or desk.  Travel to collaborating military or civilian facilities.  Walking, lifting and bending required.

Required Licenses, Certification or Registration: Complete human protection training developed by the Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) within one month from start date.

Work Environment:  Hospital/Office

Background: Must be a US Citizen and pass a favorable National Agency Check.

Employment with HJF is contingent upon successful completion of a background check, which may include, but is not limited to, contacting your professional references, verification of previous employment, addresses, education, and credentials, a criminal background check, drug screening, and a department of motor vehicle (DMV) check.  

HJF is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or protected veteran status.

Any qualifications to be considered as equivalents, in lieu of stated minimums, require the prior approval of the Chief Human Resources Officer.