Cancer Center Jobs

Assistant Director, Clinical Trials Unit (2)

UCI Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center

March 7, 2023
The Assistant Directors for the Clinical Trials Unit (Asst. Dirs. CTU) reports to the Administrative Director of Clinical Research Operations (Stern Center) for operational oversight and management of the Clinical Trials Unit (CTU). S/he is responsible for leading all clinical research teams and managing an exceedingly large clinical research portfolio, fulfilling the mission of the Chao Family Comprehensive Cancer Center (CFCCC), the University of California Irvine School of Medicine and the overall UC Irvine Health enterprise.,

The Asst. Dirs. CTU are responsible for directing, administering and achieving operational goals and objectives in line with the CFCCC’s strategic plan and institutional strategic priorities. The individuals will be responsible for leadership and overall facilitation of operational improvements and will work collaboratively with Principal Investigators engaged in clinical research, clinical cancer operations staff, clinical research coordinators, research accounting/finance staff, and other ancillary departments (e.g. Laboratory, Pathology, Radiology, Investigational Drug Service, etc.). The individuals must be proactive in identifying operational efficiencies for clinical trial workflow in keeping with quality assurance principles and implement the necessary quality control methods and tools that will enhance and support the work of clinical research teams. These improvements will include the implementation of best practices in developing innovative clinical trials, and a plan to proactively detect, eliminate and prevent compliance issues. S/he will focus on minimizing institutional risk, improving research subject safety, and maximizing cost recovery. These roles are critical to ensuring an efficient, high-quality and successful operation across the clinical trial lifecycle of the full CFCCC portfolio. These individuals work cooperatively with representatives from federal agencies, the pharmaceutical industry and other research organizations and interacts with intra-institutional faculty and staff. The incumbents work collaboratively across UCI’s research community in further developing, implementing, and leading the conduct of all clinical trials managed within the CFCCC.

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Questions, contact Christine Hui, MPH, [email protected]