Associate Director of Clinical Research Operations
Working Title: Associate Director of Clinical Research Operations
Position Type: University Managerial and Professional Staff
Department: Cancer Center
Posting Date: 02-26-2018
The Cancer Center seeks an Associate Director for the Office of Clinical Research (OCR). This position oversees the implementation of clinical trials to guide and direct a team of clinical research coordinators assigned to the various disease teams within the OCR. The incumbent provides daily management/supervision to the clinical research coordinators to promote maximum enrollment, safe participation, exemplary conduct and generation of accurate and complete substantiated data of the clinical research activities within the OCR. Incumbent assists OCR leadership in developing strategic planning goals and initiatives for clinical research. In addition, the OCR Associate Director assists with budget development in the OCR; ensuring full compliance with local, state, and federal policies and procedures. This person provides support, direction and coaching to Disease Team Leads in the areas of hiring, training, disciplinary action, problem resolution, planning, and work assignment delegation. Serves as a Team Lead as needed (vacant position, medical leave, vacations, etc.).
This position is restricted and contingent upon continuation of funding.
Qualified candidate must have a Bachelor's Degree. A minimum of six years of progressively responsible clinical research experience including clinical trials budgeting, managing clinical trials protocols, and training staff is required. Previous supervisory experience is required and must be demonstrated in application materials.
A Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) and/or Clinical Research Associate (CCRA) certification is required. Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook) is required. A Master's degree is preferred. Candidate must have the ability to build, lead, motivate, and assess a professional team; to competently manage complex and multi-faceted projects; interact with study subjects, families, investigators and ancillary personnel as well as research committees and outside sponsor personnel; conduct activities and make decisions according to ethical standards; recruit and screen potential research participants for clinical trials; and maintain the confidentiality of research participants.
Qualified candidate must have knowledge of clinical research, human subjects research ethics and IRB procedures; medical terminology; the University, state and federal policies and procedures; and excellent oral and written communication skills in daily interactions. UVa scheduling and electronic medical records systems and Performance Management System is preferred.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
1. Ability to build, lead, motivate, and assess a professional team.
2. Knowledge of clinical research, human subjects research ethics and IRB procedures.
3. Excellent oral and written communication skills in daily interactions.
4. Ability to competently manage complex and multi-faceted projects.
5. Ability to interact with study subjects, families, investigators and ancillary personnel as well as research committees, and outside sponsor personnel.
6. Knowledge of the University, state and federal policies and regulations.
7. Ability to conduct activities and make decisions according to ethical standards.
8. Ability to recruit and screen potential research participants for clinical trials.
9. Knowledge of medical terminology.
10. Ability to maintain the confidentiality of research participants.
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