Our research group focuses on impactful studies of new interventions on diverse groups of lung disease including rare diseases such as pulmonary hypertension to more common conditions such as lung cancer and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Our group works with the Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care to provide high quality expertise in translational and clinical studies. This is a stimulating and dynamic work environment that values teamwork, agility between diverse studies, close interactions with several members of the Division's faculty and opportunities to gain new skills in several disease types.
Coordinate review by Institutional Review Board of research proposals/protocols under which human subjects may be involved; compile protocol information, ensure compliance with federal regulations; support the activities of the Principal Investigator in accordance with federal, state, local, institutional, and any other appropriate guidelines, policies, and procedures.
Interface with local and national regulatory bodies to ensure compliance
Liaise with budgeting and contracting expertise in the Division
Interact with patients in the study procedures and follow up
Work with other members of the research team to support group success
Coordinate protocol and patient consent form process
Compile and analyze protocol information necessary to write IRB proposals and patient consent forms
Formulate, design, and revise research proposal forms which are to be completed by research investigators who intend to do research involving human subjects; serve as a resource to these investigators and others who are engaged in research and/or undergoing audits.
Write consent forms, conferring with PI and/or sponsor on language required. Ensure compliance with federal/IRB regulations
Ensure approval obtained from IRB as required
Review research proposals/protocols under which human subjects may be involved for conformity to university policy and Institutional Review Board requirements, and federal regulations.
Review proposals for completeness of preparation and presentation of adequate and appropriately related information
Ensure necessary forms, licenses, CVs, labs, are maintained and updated as required to meet regulatory guidelines
Contact sponsoring company if find error in protocol
Monitor accrual for study, ensuring compliance with protocol
Coordinate approval process with Committees
Communicate and coordinate with research investigators, monitors, IRB, and sponsors on requests for additional information and/or supportive documentation.
Ensure approvals obtained from Bio and Radiation Safety Committee and IRB Committee, and other regulatory committees, as required
Provide and maintain liaison with the university committee as the need arises; provide and maintain educational liaison with the investigators, PIs, and research analysts.
Manage and submit adverse effects forms to the IRB for approval, as required.
Compile annual reports for IRB on each research study. Provide new summary letter annually, as required.
Compose and submit Investigational New Drug Applications to the FDA for drugs needing FDA approval. Inform FDA of all revisions to the study and obtain IRB approval of revisions.
Maintain knowledge of federal regulations
Read various books, regulations, periodicals, and newspapers to keep informed
Attend conferences, seminars, symposiums, and classes
Perform administrative duties in support of the studies
Supervise clerical support staff to ensure that records and files are properly maintained and that the appropriate documentation is obtained when required
Maintain database to track protocols, NCI registration, amendment renewals, new submissions, approvals, INDs, outside safety reports, adverse event forms and other data necessary to ensure compliance with regulatory guidelines.
Manage cooperative and NCI registration
Develop policies and procedures to support process
Train new staff on process
Position Shift: Day Shift
Department Summary: The Division of Allergy, Pulmonary and Critical Care is directed by Dr. Timothy Blackwell and its mission is to:
deliver world-class clinical care to patients with allergic diseases, pulmonary conditions, and critical illness through employing a collaborative, multi-disciplinary approach with a wide range of clinical programs.
lead in the development of cutting-edge, patient-focused research that extends from basic discoveries to clinical implementation.
provide state-of-the-art education and training including a strong fellowship program to inspire and nurture the next generation of leaders in allergy and immunology, pulmonary medicine, and critical care.
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