Director VCC Clinical Trials
Provides senior operational leadership and direction for the development and growth of the Clinical Trial Office (CTO) of the University of Vermont Cancer Center (UVMCC). In partnership with the Faculty Medical Director of the CTO, oversee and ensure successful delivery and execution of clinical trial operations, including personnel management, finances, and regulatory compliance. Deliverables will be
measured in the following manner: All study site activities, including timelines and patient accruals, hiring of sufficient staff, management of pharmaceutical products, trial oversight, completion of study endpoints, regulatory compliance, and mitigation of deviations and risks; and financial management of the study
portfolio. Develop and implement innovative programmatic, strategic, and operational approaches to advance the quality and efficiency of Phase I-IV clinical trials and clinical research. Directly supervise the functional areas of clinical protocol and data management, clinical research operations, clinical research informatics, clinical events classification, safety surveillance, regulatory services, pharmacokinetics, and UVMCC’s early phase unit. Clinical research finances will be managed in collaboration with the UVMCC Financial Manager. In collaboration with the Associate Director for Clinical and Translational Research and the Associate Director for Administration, the Faculty Medical Director of the CTO and the Director
will ensure alignment with UVMCC vision, strategic goals and NCI expectations. Serve as member of the UVMCC CTO Executive Operations Team and provide leadership for UVMCC-wide clinical initiatives.
Education: Master’s degree or equivalent experience required.
Experience: Three to five years minimum of management experience (preferably in cancer research or an academic setting) required. Experience in executing multidisciplinary clinical research protocols (preferably in oncology), both on the patient and on the regulatory sides required. Ability to collaborate, high level of organizational skills, and attention to details are required. Knowledge/Special Skills: High levels of proficiency working with software applications used to support area operations (PeopleSoft), a clinical trial management system, and with Microsoft applications. Certification as a “Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) by ACRP” or SOCRA or equivalent is preferred or must be obtained within 2 years of employment.