The Director of Oncology Clinical Trials is a critical component of the clinical research enterprise and the growth of knowledge developed from such research, and is responsible for managing the clinical trial process, staff, and growth by implementing effective strategies for oncology research within SLUHN. The Director of Oncology Clinical Trials is responsible for managing and coordinating the daily operations of cancer research in collaboration with Cancer Center leadership and the Senior Network Director of Clinical Trials and Research.
JOB DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsible for the clinical research operation under the direction of the Senior Network Director of Clinical Trials and Research, with overall responsibility for ensuring all clinical trials are conducted in accordance with federal, state, and local regulations, including GCP and IRB requirements.
Develop personnel and workforce to ensure adequate staffing and coverage. Responsible for oversight and management of Research Nurses, Clinical Research Coordinators, and Research Associates, including hiring, training, disciplinary action, and evaluations, as well as overall workload assessment and management.
Responsible for the recruitment and oversight of staff, and develop a program specific to the on-boarding and orientation process
Responsible for the annual performance evaluations and competency assessments of research staff, as well as ensures that staff has completed mandatory training in a timely manner.
Promotes growth and ensures operational profitability; develops and maintains a productive relationship with representatives from the industry and clinical research organizations, as well as physicians and other clinicians within SLUHN.
Independent responsibility for clinical trials management, strategic planning and business development, and operations management to ensure the efficient and effective conduct of clinical trials.
Serve as the institutional administrator for CTSU and NCTN, keeping abreast of new processes and requirements as they pertain to NCI NCTN studies.
Lead strategy toward attainment of NCORP status, identifying requirements, partnerships, and resource needs to support successful initial grant submission and ongoing renewals.
Feasibility review of new protocols for enrollment and operational needs, with continuous monitoring and tracking of progress and obstacles during the conduct of each clinical trial, responding to day-to-day problems.
Collaborates with the Research Administration and Regulatory staff to fulfill institutional, state, and federal requirements governing clinical trials.
TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:
Strong clinical trials background and oncology experience required. Must have the ability to function independently, with little supervision. Must be flexible with a proven ability to work in a fast-paced, changing environment. Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills. Excellent leadership and self-direction skills, and good judgment in handling difficult situations. Strong organizational, time management, interpersonal and conflict resolution skills. Acute vision for logistical implementation of projects, protocols, and processes. Computer skills including the use of Microsoft Office.
Excellent benefits package available. EOE. Please apply to R029525
St. Luke’s University Health Network (SLUHN) is a non-profit, regional, fully integrated, nationally recognized network providing services at seven hospitals and more than 200 sites, primarily in Lehigh, Northampton, Carbon, Schuylkill, Bucks, Montgomery, Berks and Monroe counties in Pennsylvania and in Warren County, New Jersey.