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Clinical Trials Specialist, Rapid Activation

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Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Clinical Trials Specialist, Rapid Activation
Job Category Staff & Executive - Medical (Clinical)
Department CINJ-OHRS

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Vision, Mission, and Core Values:

Our vision is to be a statewide, national and world leader of scientific discovery, transdisciplinary engagement, translation, patient care and education that improves outcomes for cancer patients and populations.

We will accomplish this by conducting innovative basic, clinical and population research and cutting-edge patient-centered care that expands our understanding of the etiology and biology of cancer; facilitates the rapid translation of laboratory-based discoveries into human studies; develops new approaches and interventions for cancer prevention that decrease cancer incidence and mortality; and develops new and better therapies to decrease suffering and mortality from cancer.

Core Values:

Curiosity and Discovery, Integrity, Collaboration, Respect and Caring, Perseverance.

Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking a Clinical Trials Specialist, Rapid Activation for the Office of Human Research Services at the Cancer Institute of New Jersey. The primary purpose of the Clinical Trials Specialist, Rapid Activation is to manage the start-up activities of highly priority clinical trials proposed to and/or entering into the OHRS clinical research program portfolio. In addition, this position is responsible for maintaining relationships and facilitating progress across multiple disease specific groups (DSGs). Among the key duties of this position are the following:

• Serves as the primary responsible party and point of contact during clinical research trial feasibility, planning, and implementation up until the point of site activation.
• Collaborates with Disease Specific Group Leaders and Principal Investigators on assessment and implementation of highly complex trials for OHRS as assigned, including but not limited to, identifying accrual targets, study activation timelines and metrics and resolving potential discrepancies and/or barriers to timely study activation.
• Collaborates with investigators, research staff, finance, hospital departments, and study sponsors with developing, implementing and evaluating clinical research protocols while utilizing knowledge of clinical research principles and regulations.
• Ensures clinical research processes are patient centered and actively contributes to create a friendly, welcoming and safe environment for CINJ customers.
• Communicates with Investigators in a professional manner and provides updates to Investigators the status of study activation timelines.
• Acts as a liaison with Study Sponsors visiting the Cancer Center to evaluate feasibility.
• Provides orientation of new staff to the study activation process within the department.
• Ensures that research protocols are approved by the Institutional Review Board and all regulatory documentation is completed prior to the initiation of protocol in OHRS.
• Maintains departmental files per record retention policy.
• Tracks all study activation metrics and provides monthly reports to management.

Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week
Daily Work Shift
FLSA Exempt
Grade 28S
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 68582.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 83378.000
Annual Maximum Salary 98174.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description HPAE, Local 5094
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at:

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP


Minimum Education and Experience

• Bachelor’s Degree in a social science or related field.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• The ideal candidate will be detail oriented, have excellent organizational skills, be proficient in computer applications and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Oncore™, possess excellent communication and interpersonal skills, be able to maximize resources and be resourceful.

Preferred Qualifications

• Nursing degree.
• Minimum of one (1) to three (3) years of oncology experience.
• Previous experience as a clinical research coordinator/research nurse.
• Bilingual skills (English/Spanish).

Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment

Physical Demands:
Standing, sitting, walking, talking and hearing. No special vision requirements. Lifting up to 25 lbs.

Work Environment:
Office environment. Moderate noise.

Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 17ST3753
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Downtown New Brunswick
Location Details

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address:

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's Degree in Social Sciences, Humanities or a related field?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application