Director of Research

HealthONE   •  

Dallas, TX

Industry: Healthcare


5 - 7 years

Posted 97 days ago

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Job Code: 26857-5380


No Weekends

HCA Research Institute’s Cardiovascular Research has conducted over 180 industry-sponsored trials and enrolled more than 2,000 patients since the program’s inception providing innovative approaches to clinical trial management.

Since 2007, the network has grown to 11 hospital programs across the country working in collaboration with more than 125 physician investigators in multiple sub-specialties: interventional, electrophysiology, heart failure, cardiothoracic surgery, endovascular surgery, peripheral, and structural heart.

Summary of Key Responsibilities: The Director of Research is responsible for the full scope of cardiovascular research operations. This includes: fiscal management, study operation, program development, patient recruitment, trial management, physician relationships, and colleague administration. Must have managerial and leadership skills and excellent organizational abilities. Works closely with North Texas division leadership as well as physicians and practice administrators.

Duties and Responsibilities:Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assists in developing and executing Sarah Cannon/Division internal and external strategies
  • Provides oversight, leadership and direction in the management of the North Texas clinical trials
  • Provides operational oversight and direction in the execution of trials
  • Assesses quality of data and performance of clinical trials and develops action plans to address performance gaps
  • Monitors patient accrual rates and implements action plans for sites with accrual issues
  • Assesses organizational processesassociated with trial execution and identifies ways to improve and streamline internal procedures
  • Meets with the facilities and physician partners as needed to ensure contracted services are being provided by supporting departments
  • Keeps executive and management team abreast of issues, progress, and risks related to trial operations
  • Conducts regular departmental and staff meetings
  • Manages the performance of all research operations colleagues, including role expectations and performance reviews
  • Ensures general inquiries from current and prospective patients, sponsors, and physicians are appropriately routed and answered
  • Directs, motivates and trains staff as necessary
  • Develops, implements and evaluates programs to promote the recruitment, retention and continuing education of the cardiovascular research staff
  • Develops the cardiovascular clinical research operations budget, monitors expenses and stays within budget
  • Plans and facilitates meetings and committees to address clinical research issues
  • Responsible for ensuring the integrity of data/information, providing recommendations for corrective action when necessary
  • Attends and participates in all required meetings
  • Proactively handles standard of care or conflict of interest issues
  • Presents data and/or represents company at external forums as necessary
  • Collaborates with the quality department to supportinvestigator initiated trials for publication


  • Knowledge of clinical research
  • Knowledge of organizational policies, standard operating procedures and systems


  • Communication skills, oral, written and presentation
  • Organizational skills
  • Computer skills
  • Problem solving skills


  • Interpersonal skills
  • Proactive
  • Customer Service oriented

Education:Bachelor Degree Required; Master's Degree Preferred

  • At least five years of experience managing direct reports
  • At least five years of experience working in clinical research

Certification or License:Research Certification preferred