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Clinical Research Regulatory Specialist

USC Cancer Center Los Angeles, California

Learns and masters the creation, initiation, development, and revision of protocols, informed consents, case report forms, and other study and clinical research documentation to support principal investigators and quality assurance systems for the Clinical Investigations Support Office. Provides regulatory affairs support, coordinating or performing a wide variety of administrative and data management activities for CISO functions and research project goals. Helps prepare and conduct high-quality compliance reviews, including close-out and reporting. Updates all databases, and regulatory binders with information pertinent to studying milestone progress. Maintains communication, attends meetings, and answers questions from all involved parties including regulatory bodies, pharmaceutical companies, principal investigators and colleagues.

Cancer Center is looking for Clinical Research Regulatory Specialist. This person will join a team of eleven that ensures adherence to clinical research regulatory standards as dictated by the FDA, the National Cancer Institute, the USC/Kenneth Norris Jr. Comprehensive Cancer Center, sponsoring pharmaceutical companies, and other federal agencies.

JOB SUMMARY:

Learns and masters the creation, initiation, development, and revision of protocols, informed consents, case report forms, and other study and clinical research documentation to support principal investigators and quality assurance systems for the Clinical Investigations Support Office. Provides regulatory affairs support, coordinating or performing a wide variety of administrative and data management activities for CISO functions and research project goals. Helps prepare and conduct high-quality compliance reviews, including close-out and reporting. Updates all databases, and regulatory binders with information pertinent to studying milestone progress. Maintains communication, attends meetings, and answers questions from all involved parties including regulatory bodies, pharmaceutical companies, principal investigators and colleagues.

JOB ACCOUNTABILITIES:

  • Learns and masters the creation, initiation, development, and revision of protocols, informed consents, case report forms, and other study and clinical research documentation to support principal investigators and quality assurance systems for the Clinical Investigations Support Office. Submits protocols and supporting documents to internal and external regulatory bodies (i.e. Institutional Review Board), ensuring trials are consistent with approved proposals to open new studies.
  • Provides regulatory affairs support, coordinating or performing a wide variety of administrative and data management activities for CISO functions and research project goals. Manages and maintains CISO electronic regulatory files, including staff resumes, licenses, training certificates, equipment receipts, investigation logs, etc. Reviews documentation as needed to support regulatory filings, and maintains research files and documentation required by regulations.
  • Works with senior team members to support and facilitate clinical research. Helps prepare and conduct high-quality compliance reviews, including close-out and reporting. Interacting with research investigators and staff throughout the process, from helping activate study and research trials to escalating problems and issues, as needed. Provides support and clinical-specific training to staff, maintaining and improving quality assurance training and development programs as needed.
  • Updates all databases, and regulatory binders with information pertinent to studying milestone progress, including but not limited to: clinical trial management systems, IRB databases, internal and external spreadsheets, and study electronic systems.
  • Ensures compliance with all applicable local, state, and federal regulations, statutes, and laws, and with agencies including the IRB and Federal Drug Administration (FDA). Maintains compliance with Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines, patient confidentiality (HIPAA) and any other applicable laws.
  • Maintains communication, attends meetings, and answers questions from all involved parties including regulatory bodies (i.e. IRB), pharmaceutical companies (including monitors), principal investigators and colleagues. Works with clinical trial coordinators, research staff and investigators to further communications, helping remove obstacles impeding trial progress.
  • Participates in KSOM centralized activities to support and promote research regulatory requirements. Coordinates with and assists other CISO staff and departments with educational efforts, helping ensure highest quality research and protection of human subjects. Identifies compliance training and educational needs, coordinates the reporting of serious adverse events and protocol deviations, and proposes, completes, and submits amendments to protocols and trial forms and documentation, as needed.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree/Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education

Minimum Experience: 2 years/Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience

Minimum Field of Expertise: Experience in clinical research compliance, regulatory research and/or operations in the academic or private sector. Experience with submissions to the Institutional Review Board and/or the Federal Drug Administration for Investigational Drugs and Devices (IND/IDE).

Knowledgeable of Informational Conference on Harmonization-Good Clinical Practice (ICHGCP),

Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) and FDA regulations and procedures. Ability to evaluate the risks and benefits of different solutions, and proven problem-solving and decision-making skills to uncover causes of problems. Exemplary organization skills and attention to detail. Proven ability to interpret, analyze, and apply pertinent policies, procedures, regulations, and requirements. Deft interpersonal and diplomatic skills for communicating tactfully with all levels of staff and diverse individuals and groups. Demonstrated experience developing

communication plans, instructional materials and related content. Experience with office management communication software/tools (e.g. Google suite, Slack, Skype).

Preferred Education: Bachelor's degree

Preferred Experience: Three years

Supervises: No

Preferred Field of Expertise: Three years’ experience in clinical research compliance, regulatory research and/or operations in the academic or private sector. Extensive experience in compliance oversight, coordination, monitoring, and/or auditing of clinical research studies and trials. Advanced

knowledge of regulations governing human research.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Applicant Attachments (Required): Résumé & Cover Letter


Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education Minimum Experience: 2 years Combined education/experience as substitute for minimum experience Minimum Field of Expertise: Experience in clinical research compliance, regulatory research and/or operations in the academic or private sector. Experience with submissions to the Institutional Review Board and/or the Federal Drug Administration for Investigational Drugs and Devices (IND/IDE). Knowledgeable of Informational Conference on Harmonization-Good Clinical Practice (ICH-GCP), Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Office of Human Research Protections (OHRP) and FDA regulations and procedures. Ability to evaluate the risks and benefits of different solutions, and proven problem-solving and decision-making skills to uncover causes of problems. Exemplary organization skills and attention to detail. Proven ability to interpret, analyze, and apply pertinent policies, procedures, regulations, and requirements. Deft interpersonal and diplomatic skills for communicating tactfully with all levels of staff and diverse individuals and groups. Demonstrated experience developing communication plans, instructional materials and related content. Experience with office management communication software/tools (e.g. Google suite, Slack, Skype).


REQ20078476 Posted Date: 08/19/2019
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