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(UPDATED) Research Specialist (Multiple Positions)

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Position Details

Position Information

Title (UPDATED) Research Specialist (Multiple Positions)
Department Cancer Center Division (0721)
Location University of Arizona Health Sciences
Position Summary

Please note that the preferred qualifications have been modified, and the review date has been extended to October 6, 2017.

The University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC) is a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer through patient care, research, and education. The Operations Office is a functional component of the Clinical Trials Unit (CTO) that is organized to provide clinical research staff support for interventional oncology protocols.

This Research Specialist position will provide dedicated clinical trials support for clinical trials at the University of Arizona Cancer Center, Main, North and Orange Grove Campuses. This position works closely with clinical faculty and their disease team. This employee will have regular contact with investigators, regulatory staff, clinical trials sponsors (e.g. private industry and national cooperative groups), and administrative staff.

It is expected that this person will have or develop a knowledge base of the disease areas assigned and current management principles and will be able to serve in a consulting role to new faculty and staff regarding policies and procedures for clinical research.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state retirement plan; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Provide coordination of protocols according to specific timelines and procedures noted in each assigned protocol, while adhering to good clinical practice and the code of federal regulations.
  • Provide input to CTO management regarding the development and implementation of procedures and processes that will provide the resources and ability to conduct research.
  • Provide protocol and research subject information to health care investigators involved with the trial in order to ensure comprehensive patient care and protocol compliance.
  • Direct, monitor and participate in research activities including, but not limited to prescreening, consent, subject data collection, data entry, query resolution, and evaluation and analysis for research projects.
  • Prepare source documents and case report forms in a quality manner in preparation and execution of routine monitor visits and audits.
  • Develop and implement strategies to ensure protocol compliance, exceptional source documentation, and timely and accurate reporting of data and adverse events.
  • Communicate regularly with staff regarding protocol and patient status involving studies open at the Arizona Cancer Center.
  • Serve as a liaison between the disease team and study sponsor as a representative of the University of Arizona Cancer Center to foster productive relationships.
  • Assist in organizing and actively participate in regular disease team meetings.
  • Actively participate in clinical research team meetings.
  • Attend training meetings for new clinical protocols, as assigned.
  • Demonstrated strong interpersonal, communication, and problem solving skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Skill in analyzing and evaluating data.
  • Skill in report writing.
  • Ability to effectively communicate.
Minimum Qualifications

Please see Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications below.

Arizona Board of Regents Minimum Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND two years related research experience; OR, Six years research experience appropriate to the area of assignment; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Previous work in clinical research and/or oncology research.
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Research
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
FLSA Exempt
Posted Rate of Pay DOE
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to job duties)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number S23875
Number of Vacancies Multiple
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

Alaina Krone

Open Date 08/24/2017
Review Start Date 10/06/2017
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Special Instructions to Applicant
Quick Link for Internal Postings
Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with diverse perspectives and experiences, we encourage minorities, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities to apply. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
    • Arizona Daily Star
    • Arizona Republic
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Department of Economic Security (DES)
    • Diverse Issues in Higher Education
    • Hispanic Outlook in Higher Education
    • Jobing.Com
    • LinkedIn
    • Local Job Banks
    • Pima County One-Stop
    • Professional Conference
    • Professional journal/publication
    • Referred by UA Employee
    • Invited by Dept to Apply
    • UA Website
    • Other
  2. * Do you have a bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND two years related research experience; OR, Six years research experience appropriate to the area of assignment; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents