Research Coordinator II (APOLLO Radiomics) - Murtha Cancer Center - Military Veterans

at Henry M. Jackson Foundation

Bethesda, Maryland

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HJF is seeking a Research Coordinator to support the John P. Murtha Cancer Center (MCC) located at the Walter Reed National Military Medical Center (WRNMMC), Bethesda, Maryland. HJF provides scientific, technical and programmatic support services to MCC. U.S. citizenship required.

The John P. Murtha Cancer Center at Walter Reed Bethesda 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 write, edit, document, and package protocols, consent forms and other regulatory documents for all assigned medical centers. Responsible for protocols from all sponsors (federal and non-federal) and completing all actions for the protocol to receive final IRB Approval.

NOTE: As a U.S. Government contractor, all HJF employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 by December 8, 2021. Proof of vaccination or an approved religious or medical accommodation will be required.

Responsibilities:
  1. Writes protocol applications and consent forms for Institutional Review Boards. Prepares and submits required institution and federal documentation for the conduct of the project or trial. (20%)
  2. Manages regulatory issues for all programs upon receipt of IRB approval. This includes preparing any addenda and/or annual progress reports, submitting adverse event/safety information to the IRB, updating/maintaining regulatory requirements such as updated investigator CVs, changes in principal investigator, FDA form 1572, etc. Also, maintains accurate, regulatory-compliant program/study binders. (20%)
  3. Performs research on background material pertaining to the research topics or clinical trials and uses this research to complete all protocol submissions. (20%)
  4. Collaborate and coordinate with artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning resources in the DoD, NCI, other federal agencies and civilian academic institutions to develop AI research frameworks. (20%)
  5. Coordinates efforts of all agencies involved in the protocol approval process. Makes and maintains contacts within the imaging informatics industry. (10%)
  6. Negotiates contracts and develops cost-per-patient study budgets for prospective imaging research. (10%)
  7. May perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned or directed by the supervisor. This may include attendance of and participation in required training for role.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Working knowledge of a broad range of medical specialties; working knowledge of all applicable federal and military regulations regarding the use of human and animal subjects in research (e.g.: 21 CFR 50, 21 CFR 56, 21 CFR 312, 21 CFR 314, 45 CFR 46, FDA Form 1571, and FDA Form 1572). Must be familiar with Institutional Review Board activities and Institutional Biosafety Committee actions. Must be able to set and meet deadlines. Working knowledge and skills in accordance with Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines, HIPAA and other federally mandated guidelines.

Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree required for this position.

Minimum Experience/ Training Requirements: 3-5 years of experience required.

Work Environment: This job takes place in an office/laboratory environment.

Work Arrangement: 100% on-site.

Background/Security: U.S. citizenship required; eligible to obtain and maintain a Tier III Investigation/ Secret Clearance and Common Access Card (CAC).

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.

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

Bethesda, Maryland

The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine, Inc. (HJF) is a global organization dedicated to advancing military medical research. We serve military, medical, academic and government clients by administering, managing and supporting preeminent scientific programs that benefit members of the armed forces and civilians alike.

The not-for-profit Foundation is authorized by Congress to support research at the Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USU) and throughout military medicine. Since its founding in 1983, HJF has served as a vital link between the military medical community and its federal and private partners. The Foundation’s support and administrative capabilities allow military medical researchers and clinicians to maintain their scientific focus and to accomplish their research goals effectively and efficiently.

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