Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI) is an internationally-recognized non-profit medical research institute affiliated with the Virginia Mason Health System. BRI works to advance the science that will predict, prevent, reverse and cure diseases of the immune system, to achieve its vision of a healthy immune system for every individual. Our scientific approach is to discover, translate, integrate and intervene - accelerating translation of today’s lab discoveries into tomorrow’s clinical interventions. The institute’s core values of persistent inquiry; innovation and agility; collaboration; and integrity and respect are foundational to our work.
A leader of collaborative initiatives such as the Immune Tolerance Network and Type 1 Diabetes TrialNet, BRI frequently partners with global research institutes, pharmaceutical and biotech companies to translate discoveries into clinical therapies.
Overview A Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) III is a senior-level coordinator that works under the supervision of the Clinical Research Program Manager and is responsible for a portfolio of complex interventional clinical protocols. This position is based in the Cancer Clinical Research Unit, with patient visits occurring in the downtown Seattle Virginia Mason outpatient oncology clinic. The CRC III will manage a variety of oncology trials in Phases I – III, in addition to serving as a resource for research staff and providing training and support for new coordinators, in cooperation with the manager. This position functions as part of a highly dynamic team of Coordinators and Research Assistants (RA),and requires the candidate to be on-site a majority of the time. The incumbent will be required to perform responsibilities with a high level of independence.
New study start-up
Subject screening and recruitment
Concomitant medication review
Regulatory document filing
Preparation for study monitor visits
Completion of case report forms
Maintenance and development of source documents
Proper standard or research billing
Ensuring site quality and PI oversight documentation
New coordinator and RA training and mentoring
Audit preparation and participation
Subject care requirements may include:
Visit preparation including ensuring labs and IP ordered appropriately
Collecting vital signs
Subject health assessment
Provide guidance mentorship or supervision of a Research Assistant or CRC I & II; experience in leadership is a plus.
Five years of direct coordinator experience in clinical research is required.
A Bachelor’s degree and ACRP or SOCRA Certification is strongly preferred.
May substitute a Masters in Clinical Research or MD for two years professional work experience within clinical research.
Experience in oncology is preferred; knowledge of or experience in a variety of cancers is beneficial.
Professional work experience in direct patient care and/or work with vulnerable populations is also highly desirable, for example experience in medical assistance, nursing, or similar.
Ability to understand the science and pathophysiology of cancer and cancer treatment (both standard of care and experimental) is needed. Possess superior communication skills, precise attention to detail, ability to problem solve and to prioritize multiple competing tasks in a dynamic environment.
Must have a collaborative focus; flexibility, ability to work independently, excellent organizational skills, and proficiency in MS office.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, disability or protected veteran status.
Internal Number: 1669
About Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason
The Benaroya Research Institute at Virginia Mason (BRI) is a center of scientific excellence in research and therapy of autoimmune diseases, such as diabetes, multiple sclerosis and arthritis, and promotes clinical and interdisciplinary research, particularly in cancer, neuroscience, and heart disease. BRI is a non-profit organization celebrating its 54th year as Washington State’s oldest medical research institute with over 200 employees and a $28 million budget for 2010. BRI offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits.