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The lab of Dr. Sacha Gnjatic is seeking a senior clinical research coordinator to manage studies in inflammatory bowel disease and immune-related colitis following checkpoint inhibitor therapy. You will work on two research studies led by our lab.
Project 1: Characterizing and predicting colitis in immune checkpoint blockade-treated patients with cancer
Since the first approval of ipilimumab, a monoclonal antibody targeting immune checkpoint CTLA-4, for
advanced melanoma in 2011, the landscape of cancer immunotherapy has blossomed with sustained
remissions for formerly incurable cancers. However, safety concerns have limited the broader implementation of this treatment, due to the occurrence of serious immune-related adverse events (irAEs). In particular, ipilimumab-induced colitis (irColitis) is the most common occurrence, with 10- 15% of patients developing it when administered alone or in combination with nivolumab. There is therefore an urgent need to comprehensively study the nature of irColitis and find whether potential risk factors could be identified and mitigated for greater safety and efficacy of combination treatments.
Project 2: Investigation of anti-GM-CSF autoantibodies as a disease determinant in Crohn's disease
We aim to determine if anti-granulocyte/macrophage-colony stimulating factor autoantibodies (GM-CSF AuAB) serve as consequential biomarkers to predict Crohn's disease (CD) onset, anticipate a complicated disease course, and inform disease pathogenesis. Previous studies have suggested that GM-CSF AuAB at diagnosis in children are associated with ileal or ileo-colonic disease and predict disease progression towards complications. More recently, members of our group have demonstrated that GM-CSF AuAB develop years prior to CD diagnosis with antibody titers increasing closer to time when symptoms are apparent and are also associated with complicated behavior at disease onset. Roles & Responsibilities:
- Manage specimen tracking systems
- Recruit patients for observational clinical research study
- Oversee the longitudinal collection of patient biospecimens
- Be on-site for biospecimen collections
- Develop project status reports including progress reports, consort diagrams, and grant reports
- Present relevant project data, statistics, and analyses as appropriate
- Record meeting minutes and action items during bi-monthly meetings
- Host project management meetings with collaborating sites
- Tech-Friendly: Open to working with multiple technology platforms
- Working knowledge of R for data management, cleaning, and processing.
- Interest in face-to-face interactions with patient populations, specifically patients with cancer
- Able to communicate research goals to individuals with varying levels of scientific literacy
- Strong presentation skills, including the development of visualizations for effective communication of data and presenting descriptive statistics
- Experienced with conducting literature review
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- Suggested Qualifications:
- Familiar with the CONSORT and STROBE
- Familiar with observational study designs
- Interest in developing project management plans in collaboration with senior team members
- C1/C2 for Spanish, Russian, or Chinese
- Familiar with citation management software
- Education: Bachelor's degree in sciences or related field. Master's degree preferred
- Experience: 5 years of clinical research
- Excellent written and oral communication skills
- Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy
- Ability to manage multiple tasks & priorities
- Knowledge of variety of concepts, practices and procedures in directly related field
- Demonstrated leadership potential
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