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Associate Director, SCCC Clinical Research Services

Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center, University of Miami Health System

October 27, 2021
The Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center (SCCC) is seeking an Associate Director for their Clinical Research Services department. The incumbent serves as an advisor and consultant to senior leadership, develops strategic plans, and monitors the status of all current administrative and operational issues of SCCC Clinical Research Services. This position ensures compliance with all applicable external laws and regulations, and University policies and procedures. This position reports to the SCCC AVP Research Administration, with a dotted line reporting to SCCC, Director. This position will oversee all of SCCC Clinical Research Services Administrative, Clinical Trials units and staff reporting to them at main campus and satellites. This includes three (3 Executive Directors for CTCU, Operations and Satellites).

Provides operational and administrative oversight of all SCCC Clinical Research Services in alignment with Cancer Center leadership and strategic plan.   Works closely with the AVP of Research Administration and SCCC Finance leader to oversee all Clinical Research Service funding and space allocations. Supports Clinical Research Service leaders with continuous evaluation and improvement efforts, such as user surveys, progress reports, annual reviews. Plays a key role in setting scientific priorities, strategic direction and policy for Shared Resources. Enhance communication and collaboration between Clinical Research leaders Assess needs of current resources, technology and provides recommendations and/or resources in order to increment operational support Evaluates and advise existing and developing Clinical Resources leaders on strategy, service, funding, and fee structure Works closely with CC Administration on budget, financial and operations, space and other administrative matters related to Shared Resources. Chair a quarterly meeting with all Clinical Research leaders and staff to discuss operational issues and solicit recommendations Represents SCCC Clinical Research in SCCC meetings as well as in external meetings and/or conferences. Collaborates with SCCC leadership to ensure that SCCC Clinical Research are supporting and advancing cancer research for all CC members Interacts with appropriate University committees and academic leaders to advocate for optimal, cost-effective access to CR services that advance the clinical research goals and mission of the CC, leveraging the resources and expertise of the entire University Promotes and reinforce the importance of acknowledging clinical research in publications and funding applications Provides an overview of Clinical research productivity and current state to AVP Research Administration, SCCC Director and Sr. Leadership. Leads SCCC Senior Leadership in assessment of ongoing relevance of existing CRs to members, identifying any gaps

Additional Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes:

Demonstrated track record of peer-reviewed funding to conduct independent cancer research, and publications in peer-reviewed scientific journals.

Experience in technology transfer.

Experience in scientific leadership role(s) in academia and/or industry 

CORE QUALIFICATIONS                                                                                        


Bachelor’s degree in relevant field required


Minimum 8 years of relevant experience required.

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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