Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Research Project Coordinator - Thoracic Surgery in New York, New York

Research Project Coordinator – Thoracic Surgery

Job Posting Number: 14851

Research – Clinical

New York,NY

July 13, 2017

Company Overview:

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.

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Job Details:

The Thoracic Surgery Oncology Group (TSOG) is hiring a Research Project Coordinator (RPC) . In conjunction with the American Association for Thoracic Surgery and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center TSOG will initiate, coordinate and run multi-institutional trials with MSKCC as the Coordinating Center. As an integral member of the research team and in compliance with all regulatory, institutional, and departmental requirements, the Research Project Coordinator is responsible for providing support to the Clinical Operations team for multi-center clinical trial activities from concept to close-out. Commitment to accuracy, high attention-to-detail, and ability to work independently are critical competencies for the role.

More information about the TSOG Consortium:

The Thoracic Surgery Oncology Group (TSOG) was initiated in 2017 with support from the American Association for Thoracic Surgery (AATS) and Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in response to critically unmet needs in thoracic surgical oncology clinical research identified by physician investigators. TSOG has the potential to be a premier multicenter clinical research organization (CRO) specializing in cutting-edge thoracic surgical oncology research. The TSOG Consortium will work together with distinguished investigators at 9 nationally/internationally recognized comprehensive cancer centers on a single mission: to design, implement and complete hypothesis-driven trials in thoracic surgical oncology, translating scientific discoveries to improved standards of care. To fulfill its mission, the TSOG Consortium developed a unique infrastructure, which has fostered a culture of transparent project co-development between investigators, research sites and, when appropriate, industry partners.

You will:

  • Will be working closely with the CRM to assist in protocols in development (complete all protocol start up documents- ECL, POS, FDFs, 1572, etc).

  • Will assist in protocol submission, drafting of consents, reviewing protocol logistics.

  • Assist in protocol audits- reviewing and collecting regulatory documents, provide data entry assistance if needed.

  • House all CVs, medical licenses, certifications and ensure they are current.

  • Participates in special projects and task forces as determined by management.

  • Utilizes appropriate methodologies to collect patient/human subject information for a research project, database, and/or protocol.

  • Generates reports to all necessary parties on the progress of the research project, database, or protocol, as needed.

  • Assists in managing departmental data. Communicates with staff at all levels (principal investigators, clinical and research support staff).

  • Performs regular audits to ensure that the data collected is complete and accurate and to ensure that the research project was carried out as outlined.

  • Ensures that all appropriate Institutional, State, and Federal regulations are followed throughout the course of a research project, database, or protocol.

  • Ensures that research protocols are approved by the Institutional Review Board and followed as written.

  • Ensures that workflow is controlled and meets departmental needs. Manages ongoing departmental projects and creates processes to ensure that goals are met.

  • Participates or coordinates on both interdepartmental and intradepartmental organization-wide research projects as requested.

  • Manage complex multi-institutional clinical trials across a diverse research portfolio.

  • Communicate effectively and establish strong working relationships with a diverse matrix of clinical trial sites, investigators, and other important stakeholders.

  • Synthesize complex clinical, regulatory, and other clinical trial information into actionable plans.

  • Assist in maintaining necessary clinical trial conduct documentation (includes Project Management Plans, Safety Management Plans, Monitoring Plans, Meeting Minutes, etc.).

  • Communicate and work effectively with all stakeholders of the consortium – Clinical Operations, Informatics, Business Management, Budgets & Contracts, Editorial, etc.

  • Provides leadership, organizational, creative, or clerical support to established and new research initiatives.

You need:

  • At least 3 years of relevant (clinical research) experience (2 year with Masters), or as determined by hiring manager.

  • Or a minimum of a High School Diploma with at least 3 – 4 years MSKCC clinical research experience.

  • A Master’s degree is preferred.

  • Must be able to work independently, be flexible, and meet tight deadlines.

  • Experience in clinical research and/or other applicable research investigation.

  • Microsoft applications, database knowledge a plus.

  • Must have a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the regulations pertaining to human subject protection (including 21 CFR and 45 CFR 46 of the United States Code of Federal Regulations) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).

  • Proven ability to manage clinical research projects with strict deadlines.

  • Knowledge and experience with clinical trial execution.

  • Comfortable working in a fast-paced environment.

  • Strong organizational, prioritization, and project management skills.

  • Strong computing skills including proficiency in MS Office products.

  • Excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills.

  • Ability to solve problems by using a logical, systematic, sequential approach.

  • Experience working with thoracic surgery clinical trials is a plus.


MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.

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