Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The primary objective of this position is aid in the conductance of a 2-year clinical trial using intestinal microbiota transplantation in patients with acute leukemia and those undergoing hematopoietic cell transplantation (HCT). The project is supported by a philanthropic Chainbreaker grant to the Masonic Cancer Center. Patients undergoing chemotherapy or HCT develop injuries to their gastrointestinal tract. In addition, they receive antibiotics, which damage their gut microbes. Our hypothesis is that restoration of healthy gut microbial ecology will facilitate gut healing and decrease complications association with intensive therapy, such as graft-versus-host disease and infections.
This is a part time position and the individual will contribute to implementation of study materials, educate clinical staff, record clinical data, and supervise more junior members of the research team.
Job Duties/Responsibilities 75% - Management of Study Participants • Consent patients • Deliver and distribute stool collection kits and treatment capsules to clinic and inpatient units • Educate the nursing staff regarding sample collections and address related questions • Answer patients’ questions and communicate them to the investigators • Conduct regular phone calls to follow-up with patients • Transfer samples from inpatient units to the lab • Prepare organized weekly reports to the investigators for all patients due for sample collection or receiving study treatment
25% - Data Management • Participate in data collection and documentation from patient charts • Collect and document clinical data including adverse events • Use Excel to manage database
Required Qualifications: (Must be documented in application materials) • BA/BS or a combination of related education and work experience to equal four years • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral • Demonstrated experience with Microsoft Excel • High-level of attention to detail • Ability to work well in a team as well as independently
Preferred Qualifications: • Previous experience in clinical research setting • Basic experience with OnCore • Basic experience with EPIC • Familiarity with safety requirements in working with potentially hazardous biological specimens • Strong time management skills
Internal Number: 334303
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