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The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center is seeking a Director, Research Support. All responsibilities below pertain specifically to research operations at SCCC satellite facilities. Supervises all clinical research staff working at satellite facilities with multiple operational foci and responsibilities. Provides administrative oversight, leadership direction and support to all team members in the conduct and support of clinical trials at SCCC satellite facilities. Collaborates with scientific and clinical faculty, managers and sponsor representatives, other departments, vendors, regulatory agencies and staff in development of new processes, problem solving and conflict resolution. Responsible for overall workflow and assignment of team members. Provides point of contact and resource for Principal Investigators and research team, including partners from other UM areas and those external to UM. In conjunction with CRS senior leadership and the Senior Management team, supervises, recruits, hires and ensures adequate training for all team members. Conducts performance plans and appraisals for supervised staff. In conjunction with the CRS Quality Manager, responds to any variance and implements corrective actions. Manages all audits and audit responses. Manages all communication with the sponsor and outside agencies as required. Works with the CRS Senior Managers and leadership on the development and maintenance of CRS SOPs. Designs and implements necessary systems, processes and procedures for the support of clinical research to be used across CRS teams. This includes overseeing the creation and maintenance of policies and procedures as they relate to good clinical practice, regulatory affairs and quality assurance.Works with CRS leadership to acquire and implement new hardware and software platforms to enhance efficiency and accuracy of CRS staff function. Other duties as assigned.
Minimum Requirements: Bachelor’s degree required. Masters degree in healthcare or business-related field preferred. Clinical research certification (CCRP, CCRA or CCRC) required. Minimum of 5 years of progressively responsible work experience in the conduct and management of cancer clinical trials.
Minimum of 3 years experience and demonstrated record of effectiveness in a management/supervisory related position. Oncology experience required.