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RIT Clinical Research Network Associate

Caris Life Sciences

Caris Life Sciences

Multiple locations
Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2024

Position Summary
The RIT Network Associate within Caris Life Sciences is primarily responsible for growing and maintaining an active network of investigators who are keenly interested in supporting rapid patient identification, swift site activation and deployment of targeted clinical trials. This role effectively manages time between network development and existing site management related activities. This role ensures Caris’ RIT network of investigators remain highly engaged and in good standing ensuring a sites readiness to active a trial at any given time to satisfy a patients need to treat window. Such network management activities may include but is not limited to meeting with sites and study personnel regularly, leading training and development activities, conduct site qualifications, maintaining administrative and regulatory documentation, and supporting new and ongoing corporate initiatives as directed. This role works collaboratively with the RIT Network Managers, Clinical Trial Navigators, Molecular Sciences Liaisons, Alliance Managers, and other internal stakeholders in a matrixed environment.

Job Responsibilities

  • Become a subject matter expert in RIT Research.

  • Successfully identify, qualify, and contract new investigator sites who actively seek to participate in clinical research, specifically therapeutic clinical trials.

  • Provide high-touch relationship management to existing network sites ensuring they remain engaged, adequately trained and supported.

  • Promote a patient-centered and customer-first philosophy.

  • Effectively manage a pipeline of prospective investigators/ sites simultaneously with supporting an existing network of investigators/ active sites.

  • Routinely report out on the status of existing opportunities as well as the health and status of existing sites.

  • Maintain well documented site engagement details – meetings, support calls, patient identification and site qualification efforts, internal handoffs and transfers related to activations.

  • Support site qualification visits or meetings as part of RIT Network registration and onboarding.

  • Facilitate and manage internal and external processes/stakeholders relating to master confidentiality disclosure agreements and master clinical research agreements

  • Collect, organize, and maintain appropriate site documentation.

  • Unwavering commitment to achieving and exceeding assigned recruitment goals.

  • Comply with all standard operating procedures and all federal regulatory guidelines keeping in compliance with Good Clinical Practice standards.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university

  • Minium 2 years’ experience supporting oncology clinical trials within the practice, CRO or pharmaceutical setting.

  • Strong communication skills, both written and verbal, at various levels within an organization

  • Demonstrated decision-making ability towards solving problems, while working under pressure and effectively communicating these solutions to co-workers and customers

  • General understanding of business development and contracting principles

  • Must be a self-starter with the ability to work in a high activity, fast paced environment.

  • Excellent time management skills

  • Detail-oriented with high degree of personal organization and ability to multi-task.

  • Adapts quickly and able to perform at a high-level in a fast paced a fluid environment

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel, Outlook, and general working knowledge of Internet for business use.

  • Conditions of Employment: Individuals must successfully complete pre-employment process, which includes criminal background check, drug screening, and reference check.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Prior relationship management experience highly preferred

  • Prior customer service experience highly preferred

  • Prior project management experience highly preferred

Physical Demands

  • Must possess ability to sit and/or stand for long periods of time.

  • Employee may be required to lift routine office supplies and use standard office equipment.


  • Safety Training (Annual)

  • Security Training (Annual)


  • Compliance

  • IT Information Security

  • Job Specific Training and Competency

This job description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions. Nothing in this job description restricts management’s right to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Caris Life Sciences is an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, status as a protected veteran, among other things, or status as a qualified individual with disability.