Job Description

Program Specialist

Requisition IDreq11871
Working TitleProgram Specialist
Position Grade12
Position Summary

The CRO is undergoing a restructuring of positions, responsibilities, and tasks of some of the staff members to ensure compliant clinical research is conducted at the Cancer Center. The Program Specialist position will be responsible for:

1. Facilitate the scheduling, agendas and minutes for the monthly meetings of the Clinical Working Groups. Responsible for distributing all protocols and forms to the Principal Investigator and the CWG leader to complete for review and approval of all oncology studies activated at the Cancer Center. Updates Velos as appropriate with study status and current protocol, and votes on candidate trials.

2. Responsible for registering all applicable clinical trials on the federally mandated website. After initial registration, have the responsibility to provide updates regarding amendments and accruals. Upon completion of the study, facilitate the reporting of outcome measures with the Pl. This includes downloading data and reports from Velos which includes subject data and adverse events and outcome measurements.

3. Prepare monthly, quarterly, and annual accrual reports and graphs for the CRO Director, Associate Director for Clinical Research of the Cancer Center, and the NCORP Principal Investigator. Prepare weekly trial update reports as requested by the Technical Analyst.

4. Prepare protocol portfolio reports for the Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee's quarterly "Monitoring Meeting". which involves collecting and analyzing data then generating tables and graphs based on that analysis. Reports include overall accrual performance for each CWG and affiliate sites. This requires the download of all studies and accruals for the past year and identifying low enrolling studies for review by the PRMC.

5. Complete the Human Use Subcommittee Form for each clinical trial approved by the CWGs.

6. Develop protocol portfolio process maps to be utilized by each CWG, investigators, nurses, Research Nurses, and Research Coordinators. These maps allow faculty and staff to determine which research protocols may be applicable to a particular patient from time of diagnosis to (if applicable) disease progression.

The University of New Mexico Comprehensive Cancer Center is the Official Cancer Center of New Mexico and the only National Cancer Institute-designated Cancer Center in a 500-mile radius. Its 124 board-certified oncology specialty physicians include cancer surgeons in every specialty (abdominal, thoracic, bone and soft tissue, neurosurgery, genitourinary, gynecology, and head and neck cancers), adult and pediatric hematologists/medical oncologists, gynecologic oncologists, and radiation oncologists. They, along with more than 600 other cancer healthcare professionals (nurses, pharmacists, nutritionists, navigators, psychologists and social workers), provide treatment to 65% of New Mexico’s cancer patients from all across the state and partner with community health systems statewide to provide cancer care closer to home. They treated 13,578 patients in 105,748 ambulatory clinic visits in addition to in-patient hospitalizations at UNM Hospital. A total of 1,610 patients participated in cancer clinical trials, including 696 patients who participated in clinical trials testing new cancer treatments that include tests of novel cancer prevention strategies and cancer genome sequencing. The 132 cancer research scientists affiliated with the UNMCCC were awarded $34.5 million in federal and private grants and contracts for cancer research projects and published 301 high quality publications. Promoting economic development, they filed more than 30 new patents since FY16, and since 2010, have launched 11 new biotechnology start-up companies. Scientists associated with the UNMCCC Cancer Control & Disparities have conducted more than 60 statewide community-based cancer education, prevention, screening, and behavioral intervention studies involving more than 10,000 New Mexicans. Finally, the physicians, scientists and staff have provided education and training experiences to more than 230 high school, undergraduate, graduate, and postdoctoral fellowship students in cancer research and cancer health care delivery. Learn more at

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Conditions of Employment
Minimum Qualifications

High school diploma or GED; at least 6 years of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.

Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.

Preferred Qualifications

· Developing and monitoring performance indicators

· Working in a Clinical Research setting

· Working in an Population Science setting

· Handling and transferring medical data to electronic database systems and clinical research forms

Additional RequirementsFinalists should be prepared to provide official educational transcripts if selected for hire.

Applicants must provide names of 3 past or present supervisors as references that the hiring official can contact.
CampusHealth Sciences Center (HSC) - Albuquerque, NM
DepartmentCRTC Clinic Rsrch Data Management (099L)
Employment TypeStaff
Staff TypeRegular - Full-Time
Term End Date
Pay$3,199.73 - $4,478.93
Benefits EligibleThis is a benefits eligible position. The University of New Mexico provides a comprehensive package of benefits including medical, dental, vision, and life insurance. In addition, UNM offers educational benefits through the tuition remission and dependent education programs. See the Benefits home page for a more information.
ERB StatementTemporary and on-call employees working an appointment percentage of 26 (.26 FTE) or greater, per quarter, will be eligible to earn retirement service credits and thus are required to make New Mexico Educational Retirement Board (NMERB) contributions. More information pertaining to your FTE and NMERB contributions can be reviewed on the NMERB Guidelines Clarified webpage.
Background Check RequiredNo
For Best Consideration Date1/21/2020
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