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Licensed Research Coordinator, Infectious Diseases

Job Summary

We are currently looking for qualified team members to assist with this exciting and ground breaking research project.

The Research Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of research projects conducted within Nova Scotia Health. This coordination includes the administration of the study/clinical trial, caring for the subjects participating in the study and the management of documents and data collected throughout the study period. This position is responsible for a wide range of duties including some or all of the following: research project logistics, recruitment/enrollment, consenting participants, conducting visits, and participant follow-up.

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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 Research Coordinator is responsible for the coordination of research projects conducted within Nova Scotia Health. This coordination includes the administration of the study/clinical trial, caring for the subjects participating in the study and the management of documents and data collected throughout the study period. This position is responsible for a wide range of duties including some or all of the following: research project logistics, recruitment/enrollment, consenting participants, conducting visits, and participant follow-up.

  • Coordinates one or more studies/ clinical trials for the division/department
  • Educates and updates hospital staff on study protocols
  • Recruits and screens study subjects
  • Obtains informed consent
  • Acts as the initial point of contact for study subjects to answer questions or address problems and follows up as appropriate
  • Maintains communication with Research Ethics Board (REB) throughout the study
  • Confers with the PI and sponsor representatives on study progress, compliance and interpretation
  • Prepares for and assists Monitors during visits by ensuring all required test results and documentation are available
  • Assesses, counsels, educates and provides care to study subjects as per the protocol

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  • Arranges for diagnostic/clinical tests, assessments and appointments for study subjects
  • Books clinic times with patients and assists in clinic as appropriate in relation to the study
  • Performs appropriate designated procedures and obtains necessary samples as per protocol
  • Reviews test results and reports significant findings to the PI
  • Administers questionnaires and tests as per the protocol
  • Monitors study subject for Adverse Events and Serious Adverse Events
  • Reports Serious Adverse Events to REB and the sponsor as per the protocol
  • Manages Case Report Forms and ensures their accuracy and completion prior to forwarding to the sponsor for verification of protocol compliance
  • Maintains, stores and retrieves study documentation