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Clinical Research Coordinator

The Saskatchewan Program in Nuclear Imaging (SPNI) is seeking outstanding applicants for the position of Clinical Research Coordinator.  

Clinical Research Coordinator will help facilitate the translation of novel radiopharmaceuticals developed by researchers associated with the Saskatchewan Center of Cyclotron Sciences (SCCS), as well as other investigator initiated studies using existing radiopharmaceuticals into clinical trials.  He/she will work with researchers affiliated with the SCCS, Research Ethics Board, Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) Facility at the SCCS, participating physicians at the Royal University Hospital and other hospitals in Saskatchewan, Canada and internationally, with funding bodies, contract research organizations (CROs), and the Western College of Veterinary Medicine. The measure of success will be the approval and execution of radiopharmaceutical clinical trials in collaboration with the aforementioned parties.  

The candidate should have at least a BSc (an MSc or PhD would be considered an asset) in biological or physical sciences and at least 3 years’ experience coordinating clinical trials in industry, a CRO or an academic medical center. He/she will have exceptional research and technical writing skills.  The candidate should be familiar with ICH E6 requirements, and have hands on experience setting up and closing out clinical trials.  Furthermore, experience with the writing and maintenance of Trial Master Files, regulatory inspections of Good Clinical Practices, clinical research form composition, database validation, clinical supply logistics and REB applications are an asset to this position.  Ideally this candidate would also be certified to monitor/audit approved clinical trial sites.  Experience with the clinical trials involving radiopharmaceuticals is highly desirable but not a pre-requisite for this position. Enthusiasm for working in “a start-up culture” environment and good people skills are essential.

This is a full-time term position, up to 5 years, during the start-up phase of the SPNI with the possibility of extension or potential conversion to a permanent position based on need, including the number of research projects being conducted, the number of users involved, and the complexity of coordinating facility demand. The salary range is $65,000 to $80,000 per annum (including benefits). Placement within the range is dependent upon education and experience. The compensation package includes a comprehensive benefits package including pension plan, life insurance, short and long term disability, sick leave, dental plan, extended health and vision care plan, travel insurance, and employee assistance program; and relocation assistance.  This position is not within any collective bargaining unit. The candidate will report directly to Drs. Fonge and Dadachova, and to other members of the SPNI committee.  

The SCCS is owned by the University of Saskatchewan (U of S) and operated by the Fedoruk Centre, which is a subsidiary of the U of S. Located at the U of S, the SPNI is a molecular imaging program of the Universities of Saskatchewan and Regina. The SCCS is a new $25 million facility which features a high-current ACSI TR24 cyclotron; a cGMP radiopharmaceutical laboratory including hot cells, auto-synthesis units and a quality control system (HPLC, GC, TLC); and a suite of offices, all located in 1400 square meters of newly renovated space co-located with 600 square meters of additional space under development to support related research activities in molecular imaging involving animals and plants. Renovations to the Research Wing of the facility is already underway. A microPET-CT and phytoPET systems have been installed. This key infrastructure will be the centre of collaborations and partnerships among the province’s two universities, health regions and industry. Other key facilities/equipment include a new PET/CT scanner at the Royal University Hospital and a new SPECT/CT scanner at St. Paul’s Hospital Saskatoon as well as numerous other gamma cameras in the province.

Review of applications will begin on April 15, 2017. The position will be open until filled. Preference will be given to Canadians and permanent residents.

Please submit a cover letter and CV to:

Humphrey Fonge, PhD
Assistant Professor of Medical Imaging,
College of Medicine,
University of Saskatchewan,
Email: humphrey.fonge@usask.ca
 
OR
 
Kate Dadachova, PhD
Professor and Chair of Radiopharmacy
College of Pharmacy & Nutrition,
University of Saskatchewan
Email: ekaterina.dadachova@usask.ca

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The University of Saskatchewan is strongly committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace that empowers all employees to reach their full potential. All members of the university community share a responsibility for developing and maintaining an environment in which differences are valued and inclusiveness is practiced. The university welcomes applications from those who will contribute to the diversity of our community. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadian citizens and permanent residents will be given priority.

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