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POST DATE 8/24/2016
END DATE 10/14/2016

Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH) Boston, MA

Boston, MA
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree



The Department of Neurosurgery conducts clinical research across a large range of disciplines including neuro-oncology, neuroradiology, cerebrovascular, functional brain disorders, spine and peripheral nerve, neuro trauma and image-guided neurosurgery. Our program is also affiliated with the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute for all oncology clinical trials. The clinical research program is comprised of the Chief of Neurosurgery, Dr. E. Antonio Chiocca, Clinical Research Faculty, Clinical Research Coordinators, Research Assistants, Post-doctoral fellows, and Research Trainees. Under the supervision of the Clinical Trials Project Manager, the Research Assistant II/Regulatory Coordinator will provide support to a new sponsor-initiated first-in-man oncology clinical trial recently approved by the FDA. This study will require oversight from several internal and external regulatory agencies including the Federal Drug Administration (FDA) and the National Institute of Health (NIH).


The primary responsibility of the RAII/Regulatory coordinator will be to provide regulatory support for Sponsor-Initiated research studies. Primary duties and responsibilities for assigned studies include:

Assist in the development and writing of the clinical trial protocol and other study specific documents including but not limited to: consent forms, case report forms, investigators brochure, recruitment materials, training slides, visit checklists, Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), guidance documents, study manuals, etc.

Liaise with investigators and disease groups on conducting clinical trials.

Prepare and manage regulatory applications to federal and local agencies (FDA, NIH, IRB, etc.) and the related approval process.

Monitor trial progress throughout its duration and advise/train research coordinators recruiting to the trial on protocol specifics.

Verify that data entered on the Case Report Form is consistent with patient clinical notes and other source documentation (source data verification).

Act as a regulatory resource by maintaining regular contact with investigators and study teams during the course of studies to ensure that compliance is maintained.

Responsible for coordinating study start up procedures and addressing logistical concerns brought up by pharmacy, radiology, neuro-oncology, billing compliance and other collaborating departments.

Prepare reports as required regarding the status of ongoing studies and make necessary recommendations for contingency planning.

Manage pharmacy documentation and arrange for ongoing stability testing of study drug with third party entities. Work with the project manager to address logistical concerns relating to the study drug.

Provide cross-coverage for the neurosurgery research coordinators as needed.

Assist project manager with new clinical trial submissions and regulatory management of additional trials as needed.

Position may require some on-call work.

Position may require some domestic travel.

Other tasks, projects and duties as assigned by the project manager and Principal Investigators.


Bachelors degree, which is required for this position.

Two years of clinical research experience with oncology background preferred.

Two year commitment strongly preferred for all candidates

Experience working in a healthcare setting.

Experience with Power Point, Excel and other Microsoft office programs

Experience with database management.

Available for some on-call work if required by clinical trials

Available for minimal domestic travel to other Partners Institutes



Careful attention to details

Strong organizational skills

Strong communication skills

High degree of computer literacy

Ability to work independently and as a team member

Strong critical thinking skills and ability to independently resolve problems

Working knowledge of data management software and procedures

Strong understanding of Good Clinical Practice

Ability to work independently under minimal supervision


Works within legal, regulatory, accreditation and ethical practice standards relevant to the position and as established by BWH/Partners, follows safe practices required for the position, complies with appropriate BWH and Partners policies and procedures, fulfills any training required by BWH and/or Partners, as appropriate, brings potential matters of non-compliance to the attention of the supervisor or other appropriate hospital staff.

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