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Associate Director, Clinical Research Services

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Health System

June 1, 2022
The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (SCCC) is seeking an Associate Director for its Clinical Research Services department. The incumbent serves as an advisor and consultant to Cancer Center senior leadership, and is responsible for the strategic planning, organization, and oversight of the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Clinical Research Services office (SCCC CRS), which serves as the Clinical Protocol and Data Management (CPDM) component of SCCC’s NCI Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG).  This position partners with SCCC leadership, faculty, and investigators to drive the continued development of SCCC’s clinical trial infrastructure which supports the conduct of safe, efficient, compliant, and novel clinical trials in a manner consistent with the expectations of NCI-designated cancer centers.


Department Specific Functions:

The Associate Director, CRS Administration, oversees, and is responsible, for a team of highly skilled and efficient clinical research staff charged with supporting the operational aspects essential in conducting high-quality cancer-relevant clinical research. The incumbent will engage the CRS team and champion efforts to continue the focus on increasing efficiencies, expanding service offerings, improving quality control, and providing a robust training and education program. This individual provides expertise, guidance, and oversight to the operational units within the CRS and its network sites (clinical, regulatory, quality, training, information systems, etc.) and ensures that all institutional, local, state, and Federal Regulations, Good Clinical Practice (GCP), ICH, and IRB requirements are met and that all research teams within SCCC are structured to continue to meet these expectations.

This position reports to the SCCC Assistant Vice President and Associate Director for Administration, who in-turn reports directly to SCCC’s Center Director. The Associate Director, CRS Administration, works closely with the CRS Medical Director and the Associate Director for Clinical Research.

Minimum Requirements and Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree required
Minimum of 10 years of work experience in the conduct and management of oncology clinical trials
Minimum of 5 years of managerial experience required
Evidence of progressive leadership experience required
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and the ability to communicate with all levels of faculty and staff required
Excellent skills in English required (both verbal and written)

Preferred Qualifications

Masters level degree preferred
Knowledge and/or experience with NCI CCSG expectations preferred
Previous experience coordinating and managing oncology clinical research programs preferred
Clinical research certification (CCRP, CCRA, or CCRC) preferred

Additional Knowledge, Skills, and Attitudes:

Ability to direct, manage, implement, and evaluate department operations.
Ability to establish department goals and objectives that support the strategic plan.
Ability to maintain effective interpersonal relationships.
Ability to effectively plan, delegate and/or supervise the work of others.
Ability to exercise sound judgment in making critical decisions.
Ability to lead, motivate, develop, and train others.
Commitment to the University’s core values.

The University of Miami offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, tuition remission and more.

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