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Associate Director for Clinical Research

Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University

May 19, 2022
Associate Director for Clinical Research
Winship Cancer institute

Winship Cancer Institute of Emory University (Winship) is seeking outstanding candidates with national and international stature in clinical research and patient care to serve as Associate Director for Clinical Research, a senior leadership position at the cancer center. Exceptional physician/physician-scientists with a strong clinical/translational emphasis in clinical trials development and implementation are encouraged to apply. Successful candidates will be expected to maintain a robust clinical research portfolio and provide leadership to the clinical research enterprise. The Associate Director will: provide strategic oversight for the entire clinical research enterprise, which includes the Winship Clinical Trials Office and the Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee; liaise with Emory University units responsible for all aspects of clinical research; and, support the Winship mission in providing access to clinical trials of importance to our catchment area.  A faculty appointment will be in the appropriate department within the Emory University School of Medicine. An MD or MD/PhD and board certification in a primary specialty is required for consideration, and interested candidates should have experience in writing and conducting interventional treatment trials for the treatment of cancer, overseeing clinical research operations, hold a national leadership position related to clinical research, and have experience in effectively managing teams. A track record of participation and leadership in the NCTN and/or ETCTN are highly desirable. Successful candidates will have prior experience serving on research-related committees such as the institutional review board, scientific review committee and data safety and monitoring committees.

The Associate Director for Clinical Research oversees all cancer clinical research performed at Winship Cancer Institute with three main objectives: supporting safe and ethical conduct of innovative and transformative clinical research; promoting high-quality data generation; and increasing clinical trial access for patients in the Winship catchment area, emphasizing underrepresented populations. The operation under the purview of the Associate director includes the Winship Clinical Trials Office (CTO), clinical data management team, regulatory specialists, quality management (QM), training/education, and the Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee (PRMC). The Winship trial portfolio has an intentional distribution of institutional, industry-sponsored, externally peer-reviewed, and NCI-supported National Clinical Trials Network (NCTN) and Experimental Therapeutics Clinical Trials Network (ETCTN) trials. In the last 5 years the Winship CTO has supported the recruitment of over 4,200 patient accruals to interventional treatment trials.

As Georgia’s National Cancer Institute-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Winship serves as the coordinating center for cancer activities for Emory University, including research, education, and healthcare services.  Winship’s scope includes a vast array of resources in medical, surgical, radiation oncology, diagnostic imaging, the subspecialties of cancer care and prevention, and basic and translational research throughout Emory University.  To learn more about Winship Cancer Institute, its research, outreach, clinical trials, and faculty and staff, visit

Emory School of Medicine is renowned as a premier research institution, having received $607 million in sponsored research funding in fiscal year 2021, making it 14th among all U.S. medical schools in total NIH research support. Among Emory’s other research facilities are Woodruff Memorial Research Building, Rollins Research Center, Biomedical/Dental Building, Emory Vaccine Center, Whitehead Biomedical Research Building, Health Sciences Research Building (HSRB) I, and the soon-to-be completed HSRB II. Winship’s clinical program at Emory University Hospital is recognized as a top cancer center in the United States by U.S. News and World Report and the number one cancer hospital in Georgia. Winship has 493 clinical and research members with academic appointments in over 39 departments across the Schools of Medicine, Nursing, and Public Health at Emory University. In total Winship members hold over $90 million in peer-reviewed research funding.   

Successful candidates should have a strong record of peer-reviewed research and publications  in cancer-relevant clinical/translational research.  Interested candidates should submit a cover letter describing their background and experience, curriculum vitae, and contact information for three references to:

Suresh Ramalingam, MD
Executive Director
Winship Cancer Institute
1365 Clifton Road, N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30322

c/o Keema R. Muhammad
[email protected]
Fax: (404) 778-5048

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Emory University is an EEO/AA employer