Provincial Coordinator – BC COVID-19 Immunization in CKD Patients Study
Position Title: Provincial Coordinator - BC COVID-19 Immunization in CKD Patients Study– approximately 50-100% FTE
Coordinate the implementation and conduct of a provincial COVID-19 Immunization study in BC, led by the Renal Research Department at St. Paul’s Hospital, Vancouver General Hospital with sites within each Provincial Health Authority. The Provincial Coordinator is responsible for providing oversight, guidance and leadership to the program, ensuring the work is conducted to a high standard, according to the protocol, established timelines and within the program budget.
Direct working relationship with the Primary Investigators, Co-investigators, research staff and Nephrology research manager. This position requires working both independently and in cooperation with physicians, allied health professionals, hospital labs, commercial laboratories and representatives from the BC COVID-19 Biobank. The coordinator will also serve as liaison with the Ontario site(s).
Responsible for the general conduct of the trial, implementation and compliance with study protocols; regulatory and essential documentation for the conduct of clinical trials; setting out work plans and timelines; integrity of data collection; creation, preparation and maintenance of study documents (in accordance with ICH Guidelines); adherence to Standard Operating Procedures.
- Coordinating and managing all aspects of the study in accordance to the study protocol, study specific standard operating procedure (SOPs), ICH GCP guidelines, budget and timelines.
- Facilitate protocol objectives throughout participating sites in BC.
- Maintaining REB approval, renewals and amendments related to all sites.
- Ensure agreements and operational/departmental approvals (unless site has their own coordinators to do this; then the role would be to ensure completion of these activities).
- Organizing training of site staff at all participating sites
- Responsible for the adapting and release of supporting/instructional material (where applicable) to facilitate site operations (e.g. Manual of Operations).
- Facilitate any necessary translations
- Responding to technical, medical and administrative queries.
- Monitoring of site performance by metrics and regular communication.
- Facilitating collaborations with commercial laboratories and study centres
- Providing oversight of short/long term storage of blood samples at the BC COVID Biobank and national biobank.
- Providing support on aspects of consent/sample collection and quality management with the participating sites.
- Assisting in the overall coordination of study activities on site at SPH and VGH. May be directly involved or hire/assign staff as deemed necessary.
- Performing regular reporting functions on study metrics, writing reports and providing provincial and site level updates as needed.
- Organizes and facilitates regular meetings with the BC team; participates in national team meetings
- Oversees the disbursement of the study budget.
Direct working relationship with the Principal Investigator and Co-Investigators for each participating site.
Works within timelines set out in work plan. Work reviewed against achievement of project objectives.
- Advises nurses, research assistants and technologists who are involved with the study conduct or patients
- Acts as a resource for hospital staff, patients and colleagues
- Advises and may direct participating research staff
Director of Research
Qualifications & Skills
University degree in a relevant health discipline plus a minimum of four years of related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience. Computer as well as excellent writing skills. Must have good organizational and time management skills, with the ability to manage multiple projects by prioritizing effectively. Self-directed, committed, patient and detail oriented. Must be able to assess patients independently under physician’s supervision.
Please provide a cover letter.
Only candidates selected for an interview will be contacted.