Clinical Trial Navigator
Our Vision is to cure childhood cancer, one cup at a time.
Your Vision is to use your critical-thinking skills and remarkable talents to make a difference in the world.
Join Team Alex and let’s work together to give kids fighting cancer the childhood and future they deserve!
About Alex’s Lemonade Stand Foundation
Alex's Lemonade Stand Foundation (ALSF) emerged from the front yard lemonade stand of 4-year-old Alexandra “Alex” Scott, who was fighting cancer and wanted to raise money to find cures for all children with cancer. Her spirit and determination inspired others to support her cause, and when she passed away at the age of 8, she had raised $1 million. Since then, the Foundation bearing her name has evolved into a national fundraising movement. Today, ALSF is one of the leading funders of pediatric cancer research in the U.S. and Canada having raised more than $150 million so far, funding nearly 1,000 research projects and providing programs to families affected by childhood cancer. For more information, visit AlexsLemonade.org.
ALSF has believed in funding clinical trials from the very first grant. Alex, herself, benefitted from clinical trials for most of her life. ALSF is now seeking a dedicated professional to help take our clinical trials program to the next level by creating a network of pediatric oncology trials. This newly created role is an excellent opportunity for an MPH to create and implement a patient-centered program that has significant impact on childhood cancer patients and their families as well as the clinical trials community.
As the Clinical Trial Navigator, you will play a critical role for families and clinicians who are seeking information about open clinical trials for specific disease types. You will answer inquiries, research options and provide families and/or clinicians with the most up-to-date information on open trials that may suit their needs. This is a unique role that does not currently exist across the childhood cancer community. Preliminary research and development will be required to create a library of open trials to draw from and constant surveillance of the status of trials will be necessary to ensure the best possible information is provided to families and clinicians. You will create tools and resources to organize and utilize the library of trials most efficiently and effectively. In addition, you will be responsible for tracking the impact of the program on families and clinicians.
- Maintains up-to-date and comprehensive clinical trials information in the Foundation’s data base
- Initiates communication and fosters relationships with individual investigators, institution’s pediatric oncology departments, and clinical operations teams for detailed clinical trial information and regular updates
- Provides reports to department leadership as requested
- Works collaboratively with other staff members to communicate clinical trials information and updates
- Responds to healthcare professional requests for information on clinical trials on behalf of families and provides assistance as needed
- Creates and/or updates healthcare professional records in Foundation’s database denoting Clinical Trial Navigator users
- Responds to patient family inquiries related to Clinical Trial Navigator service and provides assistance
- Communicate with caregivers and healthcare professionals via phone, email and written correspondence in a professional and compassionate manner
- Provide caregivers, and others with in-depth and complex information about clinical trials in a simple and understandable manner
- Perform follow-up work with families and healthcare professionals, including tracking information and data from calls and emails
- Bachelors degree in life sciences, health professions or related field with 5+ years experience working with clinical trials, ideally both with the patient and clinicians, or equivalent combination of education and experience; MPH a plus!
- In-depth knowledge of clinical trials and pharmaceutical practices
- General ability to understand medical information related to childhood cancer and clinical trials
- A high level of comfort in acting as a point of contact for physicians, researchers and caregivers of children with cancer
- Proactive approach to contacting institutions regularly to keep clinical trial information updated
- Excellent follow up with families and clinicians, by phone and email
- Ability to communicate compassionately and effectively both orally and in writing
- Strong interpersonal skills; ability to build relationships and high level of patience
- Strong organizational skills; attention to detail
- Critical thinking skills
- Strong computer skills, relational database experience is a must, SalesForce experience is a plus
- Able and willing to work non-traditional hours including evenings and weekends as needed
The successful candidate will thrive in ALSF’s fast-paced, unique environment and will have the opportunity to make significant contributions to our continued growth. This full-time opportunity offers a competitive salary and benefits package.
If you are interested in joining the Team Alex please submit a resume and cover letter describing your experience, interest and why you are the right fit for this position, including your salary requirements, to [email protected]. In the interest of expediting our process, only candidates who submit cover letters with resumes will be considered.
For more information about careers with ALSF, visit Alexslemonade.org/about/alsf-careers.