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Licensed Research Coordinator (RN)

Job Summary

The Licensed Research Coordinator (RN) recruits and enrolls subjects according to study protocol, performs all study procedures in adherence with Good Clinical Practice and study protocol, maintains appropriate study blinding, randomization methods, and drug accountability records and handles appointment bookings, enrollments, and follow-ups.

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Responsibilities

The Canadian Center for Vaccinology (CCfV) is Canada’s first and only fully integrated collaborative vaccine research facility spanning basic science, clinical studies, and social sciences. Focused on infectious disease and vaccine research, CCfV has conducted hundreds of academic and industry-sponsored clinical trials; surveillance studies; epidemiological studies; and social science studies.

CCfV clinical facilities include a 7,000 sq. ft. full-containment Vaccine Challenge Unit (VCU) that is specifically designed for controlled human infection studies. The VCU is the first of only two such units in Canada. Using the VCU, CCfV investigators are developing a pertussis human challenge model, in partnership with the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), funded by the US National Institutes of Health and CDC. We are currently looking for qualified team members to assist with this exciting and ground breaking research project.

The Licensed Research Coordinator (RN) recruits and enrolls subjects according to study protocol, performs all study procedures in adherence with Good Clinical Practice and study protocol, maintains appropriate study blinding, randomization methods, and drug accountability records and handles appointment bookings, enrollments, and follow-ups.

  • Coordinates one or more studies/ clinical trials within the division/department on behalf of the PI
  • Identifies potentially eligible participants and advises the PI, to meet recruitment expectations.
  • Screens study participants through a review of the participant health record to identify inclusion/exclusion eligibility criteria
  • Obtains informed consent
  • Confers with the PI and/or Research Manager and sponsor on study progress and compliance with the protocols
  • Prepares for and assists Monitors during visits by ensuring all required test results and documentation are available
  • Obtains health and family history as it relates to the study and continue to update changes to medical history and/or concomitant medications throughout the study duration.
  • Arranges for diagnostic/clinical tests, assessments and appointments for study participants
  • Conducts assessments and collects data as per protocol during a study participant research appointment and assists in clinic as appropriate in relation to the study.
  • Administers investigational products according to the study protocol and/or provides education to the study participant how to properly take and store the investigational product.
  • Obtains necessary samples as per protocol, including but not limited to swabs, urine and venepuncture.
  • Assesses test results and reports significant findings to the PI.
  • Monitors study subject for Adverse Events and Serious Adverse Events
  • Reports Serious Adverse Events to REB and the sponsor as per the protocol
  • Communicates to the Research team adverse events, protocol violations/deviations, study status and follow up as per REB and sponsor requirements.
  • Ensures all care is in compliance with the study protocol and institutional requirements.
  • Manages Case Report Forms and ensures their accuracy and completion prior to forwarding to the sponsor for verification of protocol compliance
  • Maintains, stores, retrieves and archives study documentation

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