Job Description

Clinical Research Coordinator

About City of Hope

City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment organization for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope’s translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution.  AccessHope, a subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope’s specialized cancer expertise.

A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation’s "Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report and received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California, Arizona, Illinois and Georgia. 

Job Description:

Hours: Mon - Fri, 7:30am - 4:00pm

Job Summary:

Under direct supervision of the Clinical Research Manager the incumbent will coordinate phase I through III oncology research studies and be responsible for maintaining and assuring protocol compliance for all research subjects. The Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) is responsible for regulatory and compliance documentation including protocol training for the clinic staff, imaging department and infusion center, test article accountability, and IRB transactions.

The CRC must demonstrate an in-depth knowledge of applicable federal regulations, institutional guidance documents and SOPs for the conduct of clinical trials to ensure human subject protection, compliance with protocol and regulatory requirements and the thorough collection, recording and maintenance of data and source documentation.

The CRC collaborates with Investigators in review of potential protocols and in research subjects’ recruitment and pre-screening for protocol eligibility. The CRC is responsible for developing an individualized strategy for identifying potentially eligible patients for each study. The CRC presents trial concepts and details to the research subjects, participates in the informed consent process, enrolls and coordinates care of subjects in compliance with protocol requirements. In collaboration with Investigators, the CRC monitors subjects for changes in condition, adverse events, concomitant medication use, protocol compliance, response/reactions to test articles, and thoroughly documents all findings. The CRC is responsible for accurate and timely data collection, documentation, and reporting. The CRC is responsible for entering all patient data in CTMS.

The CRC schedules and/or participates in off-site investigator meetings, pre-site selection visits, site initiation visits, site-assessments, monitoring visits, and auditing activities as delegated by the Research Manager. The CRC may be responsible for and/or assist with completion and maintenance of regulatory documents in accordance with regulations, hospital and organizational policies and Standard Work Instructions. The CRC will participate in required training and education programs, provide clinical research education to local clinic staff, and ensure site research quality by practicing in compliance with policies, SWIs, principles of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and applicable federal, state, and local regulations. The CRC maintains adequate supplies to conduct the studies and orders replacements as needed. The CRC maintains the equipment inventory (per protocol) and has appropriate certifications as required by protocol activities e.g., IATA certification. The CRC assists clinicians (LPNs, MAs, and/or RNs) as needed to ensure that protocol required biospecimen collections, electrocardiograms, vital signs, study drugs and customary usual care medications, IV start and IV discontinuation as well as follow-up observations are performed per protocol (as applicable and within the scope of technical expertise and license status).

The CRC seeks supervision appropriately, prioritizes appropriately, completes work in a timely manner and demonstrates accuracy in all details.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor's Degree in Health Science or related field from an accredited university,

  • Master's degree in a healthcare or clinical field (science, health, medicine, pharmacy), OR equivalent experience - Preferred

  • Minimum of 2 years of research experience

  • Certification through SoCRA, ACRP, or other reputable entity within 3 years of employment

  • Human Subjects Protection training/certification within 30 days of employment

  • Basic Oncology class within 1 year of employment (if necessary)


  • 3+ years of experience working with clinical trials (preference will be given to candidates with the pharmaceutical    industry experience and academia)

  • 3+ years of clinical oncology experience

  • Certification through Society of Clinical Research Associates, Association of Clinical Research Professionals, or other reputable entity

Pay Range

$56,052.67 - $92,230.32

Placement within the identified pay range is based on individual and market factors including, but not limited to, experience, education, credentials (including licenses and certifications), geographic location, market competition, skill set (including market availability of required skills), assigned/anticipated job tasks, and level of responsibility.  These factors are considered without regard to an individual’s status as a member of any protect group pursuant to federal, state, and/or local law.

City of Hope’s commitment to Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities.  Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds, and experiences to our work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding.  We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds, and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.

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