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Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator  – Oncology

Summary

  • This position is for someone interested in joining a hands-on team at the MaineHealth Institute for Research, which is contributing to biomedical research in the area of Oncology clinical trials. Our team is specifically interested in therapeutic trials testing various combinations of chemotherapy, immunotherapy, targeted therapy, and radiation therapy. The Research Nurse Coordinator position involves all aspects of research coordination, actively pre-screening and enrolling patients, scheduling study assessments, clinical data management, and communication with the study sponsor. This includes collaboration with the Principle Investigator, Program Coordinator, Study Center, and relevant MMC Departments.  The primary responsibilities include study coordination and acting as a hospital educator/resource person for studies. The primary characteristics of a successful Clinical Research Nurse Coordinator include attention to detail, highly organized, and excellent communication skills.
  • A hybrid work schedule is available for this position.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Education: See “License/Certifications”
  2. License/Certifications: Current license to practice as a Registered Nurse in the State of Maine.
  3. Experience:N/A
  4. Interpersonal and communication skills to interact effectively with patients, families and other healthcare providers. Ability to collaborate with multiple disciplines and departments.
  5. Knowledge of current research related policies and procedures as well as appropriate process for initiating revisions.
  6. Thorough knowledge of theory, practice, principles, processes and issues of nursing usually acquired through 2-3 years of clinical experience.
  7. Analytical ability necessary to keep records, maintain inventory levels and perform data entry.
  8. Ability to manage complex projects through all phases of development, implementation, and follow-up.

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Clinical Trials Budget Analyst II

Summary

This position is for someone interested in joining a financial operations team within the Clinical Trials Office at the MaineHealth Institute for Research, Scarborough, ME. The Financial Operations team contributes to research at MaineHealth by collaborating with clinical research and project teams on forecast preparation, variance analysis, and collecting and analyzing data to implement strategies for cost savings and planning. Under the general direction of the Manager of Clinical Trials Research Operations, the Budget Analyst II will take on primary responsibility for managing the daily business and financial activities of clinical trials assigned to them. The Budget Analyst supports a broad range of research operations management including Research Counsel, Sponsored Research, Accounting Management, and Financial/Business Operations. Successful support will require skills in RedCap, EMR, and CTMS navigation and fiscal reporting, for timely study and project status updates. This role requires general knowledge of clinical research coordination, initiative, independent judgment, and discretion.

A fully remote or flexible on-site/off-site work schedule is available for this position.

The MaineHealth application, cover letter and a resume or CV are all required elements for application to this position.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Education: Bachelor’s Degree in a related field or 3 years experience as a Clinical Trials Budget Analyst. Master’s Degree preferred.
  2. License/Certifications: N/A
  3. Experience: A minimum of 3-5 years of work experience with clinical trials, or a combination of clinical trials and relevant work experience required; A minimum of 2-3 years direct experience budgeting and estimating clinical trials costs; Must have working knowledge of clinical trials via 1-2 years of industry or site experience
  4. Must understand what is standard of care or routine care and what is considered research-related in the context of a clinical trial
  5. Excellent organizational skills, ability to prioritize work independently with strong attention to detail and superior analytical and problem-solving skills
  6. Ability to work in collaboration with ancillary teams, departments, investigators, research staff, supporting administration, and sponsors/funding agencies.
  7. Provide excellent customer service while maintaining accurate results in a fast-paced, deadline-driven team environment.

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Research Assistant I – Li Lab

Summary

As a Research Assistant I, you will perform a diverse range of laboratory procedures under the general supervision of Principal Investigator, Ziru Li or her designee. Some key responsibilities will be managing mouse colonies, ordering, supervising lab safety and assisting postdoctoral trainees with bench work as needed. You will also be responsible for setting up, operating, and maintaining laboratory instruments and equipment, closely monitoring experiments, making observations, and accurately recording results. Recognizing and reporting problems or deviations in experimental conditions is crucial. Proficiency in routine techniques and procedures relevant to the lab’s overall goals is expected. Position availability is contingent upon grant funding.This position is a fully onsite role at our Scarborough, ME research facility.

Dr. Li’s Laboratory at MaineHealth Institute for Research is at the forefront of bone metabolism research, through innovative studies on bariatric surgery-induced bone loss and changes in the bone marrow microenvironment. Our focus lies in studying the roles of gut-bone axis in skeletal homeostasis and, particularly, how this interplay contributes to bariatric surgery-induced bone complications. Through pioneering research initiatives, we aim to unravel the complexities of these mechanisms, advancing our understanding of bone health and laying the groundwork for potential interventions and treatments in the context of bariatric surgery complications.

This position is a fully onsite role at our Scarborough, ME research facility.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Education: High school diploma preferred. Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  2. License/Certifications: N/A
  3. Experience: No prior years of relevant experience required.
  4. Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate and work effectively.
  5. Visual acuity, manual dexterity, math skills and a scientific acumen are required.

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Research Assistant II – Guntur Lab

Summary

This position is for someone interested in joining the research team within the Guntur Laboratory at the MaineHealth Institute for Research, Scarborough, ME. This Research Assistant II will work under the guidance of Principal Investigator (PI), Anyonya Guntur, and will split time between his lab and the dynamic MHIR Physiology Core.

Research in the Guntur Lab is focused primarily on studying the bioenergetics of osteoblasts and adipocytes, focusing on mitochondrial dynamics and mitophagy. This research uses transgenic mouse models to investigate the skeleton in both development and disease conditions. The successful applicant should have some exposure to working with mouse models. This candidate will conduct a variety of laboratory procedures: assist the PI and other lab members in maintaining mouse colonies; set-up, operate, and maintain laboratory instruments and equipment; monitor experiments; make observations; and calculate and record results. The Research Assistant II must be able to recognize problems or deviations in experimental conditions and notify appropriate personnel. After the onboarding and training phase, they should be able to master routine techniques and procedures relevant to the overall goals of the lab. Having previous experience in genotyping and tissue collections will be useful, but not required.

Responsibilities to the Physiology Core will include in vitro cellular metabolic studies and statistical analysis of in vivo metabolic cage experiments.  Having previous experience in statistical analysis and cell culture skills would be beneficial but we are willing to train the right candidate.

This position is a fully onsite role at our Scarborough, ME research facility.

The availability of this position is directly related to grant funding.

Required Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Education: Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.
  2. License/Certifications: N/A
  3. Experience: 1 + years of relevant experience.
  4. Demonstrated ability above that of a Research Assistant I.
  5. Interpersonal skills necessary to communicate and work effectively.
  6. Visual acuity, manual dexterity, math skills and a scientific acumen are required.

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