Alaka'ina Foundation Family of Companies Clinical Research Associate (Post Approval Compliance Monitor) in Silver Spring, Maryland

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Clinical Research Associate (Post Approval Compliance Monitor)


MD - Silver Spring

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The Alakaina Foundation Family of Companies (FOCs) is comprised of industry-recognized government service firms designated as Native Hawaiian Organization (NHO)-owned and 8(a) certified businesses. The Family of Companies (FOCs) includes Keaki Technologies, Laulima Government Solutions, Kūpono Government Services, and Kapili Services. The Alaka`ina Foundation activities under the 501(c)3 principally benefit the youth of Hawaii through charitable efforts which includes providing innovative educational programs that combine leadership, science & technology, and environmental stewardship

Laulima Government Solutions has an opening for a Clinical Research Associate (Post Approval Compliance Monitor).

Description of Responsibilities:

The candidate shall ensure ongoing research is conducted in accordance with existing regulations, policies and procedures, and provide training, as needed/requested. The WRAIR-based clinical research scientific monitoring services (Post-Approval Compliance Monitoring for the IRB) shall include the following tasks:

  • Performing routine and for-cause monitoring of human subjects research and protocols that received research determinations to ensure the appropriate regulations were applied during the review of the study, and ensuring the research/activity is conducted as approved. For those monitoring visits considered to be time sensitive, ensuring that these visits are performed within by a specifically defined deadline.

  • Writing reports for each monitoring visit, ensuring that the reports accurately reflect the conduct of monitoring activities performed and corrective actions requested/performed by the study team.

  • Performing weekly internal reviews of Human Subject Protection Branch (HSPB) files (hard copy and electronic), and updating/correcting files, as necessary, within 5 days of identification of the error.

  • Developing a monitoring plan, to include a schedule for the conduct of routine monitoring for WRAIR and its OCONUS laboratories IAW Routine Monitoring Plan SOP.

  • Reviewing and revising existing policies and procedures regarding human subjects protection within 2 weeks of request made by the customer.

  • Performing training for WRAIR researchers, IRB, HSPB, and others.

  • Participating in project/protocol development/modification.

  • Communicating and coordinating effectively with research teams and HSPB colleagues.

  • Maintaining a safe workplace ensuring that he/she is aware of and observes appropriate safety and occupational health rules and regulations. Employee is required to attend safety training relative to his/her position and report any infractions of safety procedures.

  • Travel is anticipated at 20% or less

Degree/Education/Certification Requirements:

  • BS and 6 years’ exp

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Knowledge and experience in the areas of clinical research and regulatory affairs as related to clinical studies, healthcare management, and technology-based training and education programs

  • Experience compiling and auditing clinical study packages for IRB review

  • Experience monitoring/auditing clinical laboratory use of human subjects and study data

  • Working knowledge of Good Clinical Practices (GCP) and Human Subjects Protection (HSP)

Desired Skills and Experience:

  • Certified Clinical Research Associate (CCRA)

  • DoD experience

Laulima Government Solutions is a fast growing government service provider. Employees enjoy competitive salaries; a 401K plan with company match; medical, dental, disability, and life insurance coverage; tuition reimbursement; paid time off; and 10 paid holidays. Laulima Government Solutions is proud to be an equal opportunity employer.

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