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The Clinical Research Compliance Manager is responsible for ensuring clinical research is conducted according to the highest quality standards and in compliance with local, state and federal regulations. The Compliance Manager reports to the Assistant Director of Regulatory Affairs and Compliance in the clinical trials office, Clinical Research Support (CRS), for the Fred Hutch/University of Washington Cancer Consortium. The position collaborates with partner institutions, Office of General Counsel, Institutional Review Office, Division Administrators, Clinical Research Management and Training.
Please include a cover letter with your application detailing your interest and qualifications for thisposition .
Prepares and implements remediation and corrective action plans, audits response timelines and escalation plans; communicates expectations in a collaborative environment
Conducts for-cause and spot audits of clinical trials
Develops, implements and maintains Compliance policies and standard operating procedures
Assesses resources and needs to meet NCI-Designated Cancer Center guidelines and Center strategic planning goals
Acts as primary Institutional contact for compliance and regulatory-related communications with outside sponsors, partners and regulatory institutions
Participates in Consortium study review committees
Coordinates with Regulatory Affairs team when needed to address regulatory-related matters
Defines compliance and quality metrics, performs qualitative and quantitative data analyses and reports findings to senior management
Assists with the development of standard training requirements and assists with ongoing compliance-related education and training for investigators and research personnel
Identifies compliance risks during study start-up and management; works directly with investigator and research personnel to define root causes and recommend areas of training and process improvements
Collaborates with partner institutions to facilitate start-up, management and audit of clinical research activities that are compliant with guidelines and regulatory requirements including billing compliance
Maintains visibility and awareness of the roles and resources available; represents the Program at presentations, meetings and other out-reach activities for Cancer Consortium faculty and research personnel
Participates in Center-wide and Cancer Consortium process improvement projects and leads quality-related improvement projects
Bachelors Degree; Masters Degree in health care related field preferred
Three to Five (3-5) years working experience in a research quality and/or auditing environment with expertise, knowledge, and GCP experience in auditing clinical trials, including auditing internal processes, performing sponsor audits, and proficiency with electronic systems used to manage clinical trial data or safety reporting. Oncology and/or hematology research experience preferred.
Assessing risk in the conduct of clinical research
Communicating with all levels of a research organization
Interpreting federal regulations and guidelines
Designing tools for the management of clinical research
Developing corrective action plans for study teams
Working across large academic institutions
Thorough understanding of the regulations governing human subjects research
Clinical research and compliance certification preferred
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At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.