Clinical Research Coordinator

SAGE Therapeutics

SAGE Therapeutics

United States · Remote
Posted on Saturday, November 18, 2023

General Scope and Summary

Sage Therapeutics is searching for a resourceful and confident professional to assist with daily interventional clinical trial execution activities. The Senior Clinical Research Coordinator will assist in the coordination of documentation associated with the conduct of interventional clinical trials in accordance with Food and Drug Administration (FDA) Regulations, Good Clinical Practice (GCP), and Sage standard operating policies and procedures.

Roles and Responsibilities

  • Collect trial information and independently disseminate metrics to the internal project teams, the CRO, and relevant vendors and consultants.

  • Coordinate clinical trial correspondence and study and subject newsletters; ensure that clinical trial documents are prepared and maintained per SOP/GCP requirements.

  • Schedule and coordinate study meetings, materials, and agendas; record and disseminate decisions and actions.

  • Identify and resolve project administration issues.

  • Assemble data and complete routine analyses for a variety of reports. Enter data to records or logs and establish and maintain files.

  • Maintain secure study files, including eTMF and SharePoint maintenance and oversight; prepare for archiving of study documentation and accompanying checklists, including managing system level tasks within eTMF repository platform.

  • Lead version control of clinical documents.

  • Provide customer service to investigative sites; contact sites regarding study issues. Respond to various inquiries from patients, physicians, telephone callers, and visitors by providing information according to guidelines or directing calls to the appropriate person.

  • Act as liaison between investigational sites/vendors and department management.

  • Prepare distribution of copies of finalized protocol and study documents. Assemble investigator and pharmacy manuals.

  • Assist in responding to Data Correction Forms (DCFs) and track DCF follow-up and completion activities.

  • Assist in the coordination of clinical supply shipments, including tracking and shipping clinical study drug and supplies (IV lines, large pharmacy equipment).

  • Review and approve Essential Documentation packages in support of activation of Investigative sites.

  • Provide guidance and training to new administrative staff.

  • Assist Clinical Lead with data reviews.

  • Track and ensure site IND safety letter IRB notifications; assist in the resolution of audit findings.

  • Coordinate and oversee the distribution of finalized protocol and study documents, including investigator brochure and pharmacy manuals.

  • Assist with creating and updating standardized clinical trial tools and processes, SOPs.

  • Participate in pre-study visits, Site Initiation Visits, and Investigator Meetings, as appropriate. Assist in implementing the proposed monitoring plan. Co-monitor with Clinical Lead or designee as appropriate.

  • Manage agenda and minutes for Monthly Clinical Operations meeting.

Experience, Education and Specialized Knowledge and Skills

Must thrive working in a fast-paced, innovative environment while remaining flexible, proactive, resourceful, and efficient. Must have excellent interpersonal skills, the ability to develop important relationships with key stakeholders, good conflict management and negotiation skills, and the ability to analyze complex issues to develop relevant and realistic plans, programs, and recommendations.

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree.

  • 3+ years of experience in clinical operations or related field.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Knowledge of drug development, clinical operation processes, and documentation, including study start-up procedures, maintenance phase, and study close-out procedures.

  • Knowledge of Neuroscience/CNS/Psychiatric clinical research.

  • Knowledge of ICH/GCP and regulatory environments, including regulatory documentation review and approval.

  • Knowledge and implementation of the processes involved in clinical studies following Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and the Code of Federal Regulations is required. A broad understanding of essential study documentation is critical.

  • Experience with eTMF; ability to directly apply essential document knowledge to file documents accordingly based on the TMF reference model.

  • Strong communication and interpersonal/team skills.

  • Minimal travel required.

  • Proficient in MS Excel, Word, and PowerPoint. Knowledge of MS Project preferred.

  • Established ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks simultaneously; demonstrated ability to identify and resolve issues and effectively manage timelines.

  • Strong initiative and a can-do attitude, excellent organizational skills, proven effectiveness in a quick-changing, fast-paced environment, excellent people skills, and a proven record as a team player.

  • Embrace our core values: Put People First, Improve Lives, Cultivate Curiosity, Do Right, and Forge New Pathways.

  • Excitement about the vision and mission of Sage.

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