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Sanford Health Clinical Research Specialist - Research in Fargo, North Dakota

Job Title: Clinical Research Specialist | Research | Fargo

City: Fargo

State: ND

Department : Clinical Research North-IND

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Hours Per Shift: 8 hr


Provides an opportunity to learn daily and contribute to treatments of the future. Enthusiasm for learning required, along with participation in educating patients, physicians, nurses and other personnel about the research process.

Organize complex components of various clinical trials, including the coordination of study-required testing and procedures, as well as investigational treatment for a variety of conditions and symptoms.

Participate in listing and clarifying questions and concerns with the investigator and sponsor regarding enrollment goals, sponsor expectations and study procedures.

Schedule and coordinate pre-study site visits. Monitor enrollment goals and modify recruitment plan as necessary. Maintain patient screening/enrollment logs and appropriately update sponsors, contract research organizations (CROs) and/or senior medical officers (SMOs). Assure the completion of all screening, eligibility and enrollment procedures.

Conduct interviews to assess subject ability and willingness to follow and complete study procedures and visits. Follow randomization procedures per protocol. Schedule subjects for follow-up visits. Review diaries and questionnaires completed by subjects. Ensure appropriate specimen collection, batching and shipping as required.

Collect source documents for sponsor or audit review. Assess subject compliance with the test article and follow-up visits. Abstract data from medical records, clinic, consultation and referral notes for preparation of study forms and flow sheets.

Review inclusion/exclusion criteria to assure subject eligibility, and review with physician investigator for final sign-off. Review and verify required source documents in subject medical records to confirm study eligibility. Review study protocol, informed consent form and follow-up procedures with potential study subjects. Prepare case report forms for sponsor or audit review.

Responsible for insurance pre-authorization for study participation, as applicable by study. Close collaboration with physician investigators required to ensure safe and compliant investigational treatment or intervention and follow-up per the established research protocol.

Document and maintain all study-related procedures, processes and events by planning and design of new forms/source document tools to use in protocol implementation. Document protocol deviations and exemptions. Obtain and review original source documents as needed.

Record accurate and timely data onto case report forms. Maintain source documentation for all case report entries, as applicable. Key in data for electronic submission, if applicable. Correct and edit case report form entries as appropriate. Resolve data queries. Ensure drug/device accountability by completing appropriate documentations per individual protocols.

Schedule and participate in sponsor monitoring visits and audits to ensure compliance with regulatory requirements governing clinical research. Meet with monitors/auditors during routine visits to discuss case report form completion, query resolution and other protocol-related issues.

Occasional local travel between sites and student supervision may be required.


Participates in clinical research activities according to study protocols. Follows standard operating procedures for the preparation, undertaking and closure of clinical research. Monitors progress continuously and adjusts tactics for handling situations on a case by case basis. Identifies available resources and support systems for troubleshooting. Maintains open communication among project participants and interested parties. Participates in documenting data, ideas, players, stakeholders, and processes. Determines severity of crisis and initiates appropriate response actions. Establishes and maintains effective working relationship with each team member. Proceeds without seeking unnecessary permission. Maintains sense of commitment to success, personal achievement and satisfaction. Applies an assigned technique for critical thinking in a decision-making process.



Bachelor's degree in biology, microbiology or related field. May consider graduates of an accredited school of practical nursing as a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) dependent on facility and department needs.

Minimum three years of clinical or clinical research experience or six to eight years of relevant work experience required.

If a Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN), currently holds an unencumbered LPN license with state nursing board and/or possess multi-state licensure privileges. Obtains and subsequently maintains required department specific competencies and certifications.

About Sanford Health:

At Sanford Health, we are dedicated to the work of health and healing.

Every day, we show that commitment by delivering the highest quality of care to the communities we serve.

We are leaders in health care and strive to provide patients across the region with convenient access to expert medical care, leading-edge technologies and world-class facilities.

In addition to strong clinical care, we are also committed to research, education and community growth.

We engage in medical research to not only discover innovative ways to provide care, but also cures for common diseases.

We continuously seek new ways to achieve our vision of improving the human condition here in your community, across the region and around the world.

The entire team at Sanford Health recognizes the value of healthy families and communities.

We continue to gain momentum and expand our reach. Together, we can make a positive difference now, and in the future.

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City: Fargo

State: ND

Job Function: Research

Job Schedule: Full Time

Shift: Days

Req Number: WD06963