Under the general direction of the Research Team Leader, the Research Team CDA is responsible for the successful completion and filing of case report forms and source documents for clinical research studies. Works with sponsor representatives at all meetings/visits when case report form data is reviewed. Ensures all subject data is boxed as required for study archiving.
Develops filing system for each study, to ensure each subject folder will be accessible to others if necessary. Ensures each folder is eventually complete and orderly with all required forms completed and audited for accuracy. Flags any discrepancies in data to be resolved by appropriate staff. Ensures proper documentation to the study file addressing any study issues so all aspects of the study are clear even years after study is completed.
Reviews protocol and case report forms (CRFs) to determine study specific information. Evaluates for gaps in information and discuss omissions with Team Leader and Project Manager to develop clear criteria for case report form completion.
Ensures accurate and timely completion of study CRFs to meet sponsor requirements and deadlines. Informs Research Team Leader and Project Manager of any issues/problems, which may cause delays.
Ensures principal investigator signs all CRFs and is apprised of any data issues on the study.
Ensure all study participants' paperwork is complete and adequately reflects participation in the study as per FDA requirements. Boxes completed study information in accordance with the clinical archival process. Resolves any sponsor queries after the study has been completed.
Ensures all case report forms and subject folders are reviewed by QA prior to review by sponsor or signature by PI.
Sets up sponsor rooms prior to sponsor visit.
Qualifications - External:
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's Degree preferred.
High / Secondary school diploma or equivalent and relevant formal academic / vocational qualification
Technical positions may require a certificate.
Previous experience that provides the knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job (comparable to at least 2 years) or equivalent combination of education, training, & experience.
Years of experience refers to typical years of related experience needed to gain the required knowledge, skills, and abilities necessary to perform the essential functions of the job.
Years of experience are not to be used as the only determining factor in establishing the job class or making employment selection decisions.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Demonstrated ability managing multiple responsibilities and completion of projects in either a work or school setting.
Basic computer skills including knowledge of Microsoft Office and the ability to learn various programs and/or systems such as the Oracle database.
Strong communication skills. Ability to clearly explain information to a wide variety of individuals.
Ability to function with multiple types of individuals in potentially difficult or uncomfortable settings.
Strong attention to detail.
Strong planning and organization capabilities to manage multiple tasks and multiple study groups at one time.
Effective time-management skills.
Strong auditing and documenting skills.
Ability and willingness to learn to administer investigational drugs or test investigational devices. This may include dosing orally, intravenously, topically or other approved dosing methods.
According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employment in life, physical, and social science occupations is projected to grow 5 percent from 2019 to 2029, faster than the average for all occupations, and will result in about 68,200 new jobs. Increasing demand for expertise in the sciences, particularly in occupations involved in biomedical research, psychology, energy management, and environmental protection, is projected to result in employment growth.
According to BLS, the median annual wage for life, physical, and social science occupations was $69,760 in May 2020, which was higher than the median wage for all occupations of $41,950.
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