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Rutgers University Oncology Clinical Research Coordinator II in New Brunswick, New Jersey

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Our vision is to be a statewide, national and world leader of scientific discovery, trans-disciplinary 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.

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

Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking an Oncology Clinical Research Coordinator II, for the Office of Human Research Services (OHRS) Department at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

The primary purpose of the Oncology Clinical Research Coordinator II (OCRC II) position is to serve as a core member of the Cancer Institute of New Jersey’s (CINJs) multidisciplinary oncology clinical research team.

Among the key duties of this position are the following:

  • Coordinates the initiation and activation of all new clinical trial protocols. This includes, but is not limited to, verifying Scientific Review Board (SRB), Institutional Review Board (IRB), Human Research Oversight Committee (HROC), data collection plans and finance/contract approvals prior to study activation.

  • Coordinates the preparation of study tools including but not limited to study binders, medication diaries, eligibility checklists and flow sheets using Oncore®/Excel ®/Word,.

  • Registers consented research patients with study sponsor (e.g. industry, NCI Cooperative group, etc.) and inputs into Oncore® clinical trials database maintained by Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

  • Maintains research records (e.g. patient consent, eligibility, Case Report Forms (CRF), registration confirmation, corresponding source documents, etc.) for all patients enrolled in Cancer Institute of New Jersey clinical trials.

  • In collaboration with the RNC and physician, assists with grading adverse events using the most recent version of National Cancer Institute (NCI) common toxicity criteria or protocol specific grading scales.

  • Understands and anticipates the needs of the study sponsors. Serves as study liaison with study sponsors, schedules monitoring visits and conference calls. Provides accurate, timely, intelligent responses to sponsors’ queries.

  • In collaboration with Tissue Analytical Services (TAS), ensures study specific deadlines are adhered to including the submission of pathology materials, serum, blood, urine and tissues samples, and CRFs.


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


Minimum Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant science or a related field (e.g. public health, healthcare administration).

  • Equivalent experience, and/or training may be substituted for the education requirements.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
  • Five (5) years of research related experience, strong research specific knowledge base, solid knowledge of computer software programs such as Excel®, Word®, and/or Access®.

  • Detail orientated.

  • Excellent organizational, communication and interpersonal skills.

  • Association of Clinical Research Professional (ACRP) certification as a Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) or Clinical Research Associate (CRA) or Society of Clinical Research Associates (SoCRA) certification as a Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) is required.

Preferred Qualifications
  • Masters Degree preferred.

  • Understanding of the software program Oncology Collaborative Research Environment (Oncore®) is preferred.

Physical Demands and Work Environment

Walking, sitting, standing, pushing, pulling, bending and lifting. No special vision requirements. Lifting up to 25 lbs. Possible travel for Investigator meetings. Possible travel to retrieve data from other clinics.

Recruitment/Posting Title: Oncology Clinical Research Coordinator II

Job Category: Academic - Medical (Clinical) - Cancer

Department: CINJ-OHRS

Position Status: Full Time

FLSA: Exempt

Grade: 22S

Annual Minimum Salary: 54613.000

Annual Mid Range Salary: 66033.500

Annual Maximum Salary: 77454.000

Standard Hours: 37.50

Union Description: HPAE, Local 5094

Payroll Designation: PeopleSoft

Terms of Appointment: Staff - 12 month

Position Pension Eligibility: ABP

Posting Number: 19ST3813

Regional Campus: Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)

Home Location Campus: Downtown New Brunswick