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Clinical Research Administrative Director

The University of Arizona Cancer Center

October 15, 2021
Clinical Research Administrative Director

Exciting opportunity to make a significant impact in the field of cancer center clinical research at the nationally recognized National Cancer Institute – Designated Comprehensive University Cancer Center and serve as a member of the leadership team. This key role for the University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC), based in Tucson, will be responsible for the administration of the Clinical Trials Office and Clinical Data and Monitoring, Protocol Review and Monitoring, Clinical Trials Budgeting, Regulatory and Compliance, Data Safety and Monitoring, and other aspects related to management of a National Cancer Institute (NCI)--designated Comprehensive Cancer Center Clinical Research operations. The position oversees more than 80 staff who support the activation and conduct of cancer trials, the Center’s Protocol Review and Monitoring Systems, Data and Safety Monitoring Board, research data management and quality, and financial management.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities

Hire, supervise, coach, mentor, and manage performance of the supervisory staff in the office and provide oversight of the staff who report to them.
Maintain an organizational structure that optimally supports the conduct and support of clinical trials in the Center. Administrative functions (Finance, HR, Facilities, etc.) to support areas of oversight are provided in collaboration with the Associate Directors, Administration. 
Oversee operations of the Clinical Research Oversight Council (CROC), the Scientific Review Committee (SRC) and the Data Safety and Monitoring Board (DSMB).
Develop and maintain clinical trials office policies, procedures, work instructions, and other resource information that allows the staff to perform efficiently and to deliver a high-quality work product.
Work closely with the Associate Director, Clinical Investigations, Medical Director of the Clinical Trials Office, and the Cancer Center leadership to contribute to the strategic direction of the clinical research enterprise at UACC.
Work with the Medical Director of the CTO, along with other Cancer Center and institutional leadership, develop and implement a strategic plan for a clinical trials network in the most important regions for our catchment area
Oversee clinical trial operations.
Oversee the development, implementation, and maintenance of effective staff training programs.
Work collaboratively with the UACC Associate Director of Administration for services needed to support the clinical trial operations including space, marketing/communications, IT support, etc. as well as providing clinical research data for programs, shared resources, and grants.
Develop and implement metrics for staff productivity and quality.
Provide input to the development of annual budgets for the clinical trials operation, monitor financial status, and take appropriate actions required to manage to budget.
Collaborate with other clinical trials offices in the College of Medicine and throughout the University.
Serve as a liaison to college and University offices, state and federal agencies, affiliated programs and industry sponsors related to the conduct of clinical research.
Develop and maintain strong working relationships with clinic management and staff members who provide standard care in outpatient clinic(s).
Provide information and analysis in support of the NCI Cancer Center Support Grant, progress reports, renewal applications, other grant applications, and contract proposals.
Maintain a high level of knowledge regarding clinical research protocol development and conduct, budgeting, and contracts in order to serve as a resource for the staff and investigators.
Maintain data reporting according to National Cancer Institute guidelines.
Provide oversight of regulatory compliance and monitoring.
Serve as an effective liaison for all UACC investigators with industry sponsors for potential clinical trial development and funding.
Report on activities of program to UACC administration, NCI, or others.  

Minimum Qualifications

Requires a Bachelor's degree. Master's preferred.
Minimum of 9 years of related work experience, including 5 years of managerial experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience. Experience leading a team, project, program, or function is required.

Preferred Qualifications * Bachelor’s degree in a related field (Business Administration, Healthcare Administration, Clinical Research Management, etc.) * Master’s degree in Hospital and Health Administration, Business Administration or other related field, * Minimum 7 years of work experience in a clinical research setting. * Minimum 7 years of leadership and management experience in healthcare or research. * Excellent written and oral communication skills. * Demonstrated decision-making ability. * Excellent interpersonal skills and the ability to develop effective working relationships. * Demonstrated ability to understand and interpret policy and directives. * Demonstrated experience in cancer-related clinical trials. * Demonstrated ability to design and implement efficient processes to facilitate clinical trials.

FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job FTE 1.0
Work Calendar Fiscal
Job Category Research
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Rate of Pay $114,240 - $160,724
Compensation Type salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)
Grade 14
Career Stream and Level M4
Job Family Clinical Research
Job Function Research
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to job duties)
Number of Vacancies 1
Target Hire Date
Expected End Date
Contact Information for Candidates Dr. Rachna Shroff | rshroff@arizona.edu
Open Date 10/8/2021
Open Until Filled Yes
Documents Needed to Apply Resume and Cover Letter
Special Instructions to Applicant Application: The online application should be completed in its entirety.