Clinical Trials Activation Specialist - Cancer Center - Oncology Clinical Trials

UVMMC - Medical Center - Main Campus
Location and Address
Location Address: 111 Colchester Avenue, Burlington Vermont
Building Name
Building Name: UVMMC - Medical Center - Main Campus
Schedule Full Time / Regular
Standard Hours
Day (United States of America)
Primary Shift
8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Weekend Needs
Salary Range
Min/Hour $21.08 Mid/Hour $26.35 Max/Hour $31.62
Naomi Kpesse
Job Requisition ID

Job Description

The Clinical Trials ActivationSpecialist is responsible for managing the study startup timeline and operations requirements for cancer clinical trials in conjunction with the clinical trials office regulatory, clinical, and finance teams and in alignment with department strategic initiatives. Interpret complex research protocols and identify implicit and explicit items needed for trial activation. Navigate protocols through a complex activation system. Work closely with Research Operations Officer, Research Supervisor, Regulatory Specialist, and disease teams to support a comprehensive study startup process, goals, and deadlines. Work proactively with central offices, clinic partners, departments, faculty members, and research collaborators to ensure protocol requirements can be met upon study activation. Develop and maintain comprehensive internal source documents and patient calendars. Serve as National Cancer Institute (NCI) Registration Coordinator for new investigators at institution. Serve as primary ENSURE eligibility reviewer for clinical trial enrollments within the Clinical Trials Office (CTO).

The Clinical Research Coordinator II coordinates and implements vital clinical and non-clinical tasks related to the successful completion of multiple research protocols consistent with knowledge and experience. A successful Clinical Research Coordinator II requires specialized knowledge and skills that are acquired through experience and/or education. This position should be extramurally funded therefore continued employment is largely dependent on the availability of funds in addition to satisfactory performance. The position may function independently with direction from the Principal Investigator and other research leadership staff.


Associates Degree required or equivalent technical certification (e.g., EMT, EKG Technician, Medical Assistant). Bachelor degree preferred.


At least two years of experience coordinating research protocols independently and appropriate relevant medical experience. Individuals with less experience will be considered for the CRC I level.