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Clinical Trials Associate Director

Stephenson Cancer Center, University of Oklahoma

October 28, 2019
The Stephenson Cancer Center (SCC) at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) invites applications for a Clinical Trials Associate Director position. The SCC is Oklahoma’s only academic cancer center. With a well-developed infrastructure and over 250 members from the University of Oklahoma (OUHSC, OU Norman, and OU Tulsa) and the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, the SCC places a high priority on conducting high-quality transdisciplinary and translational team-based science.  We are currently looking to fill a senior staff level position that will serve as our Associate Director of Clinical Trails Office.

The selected candidate will be responsible for providing strategic leadership and the daily administrative and fiscal oversight of the SCC Clinical Trials Office (CTO). This role will oversee all aspects of clinical trials management for NCI-sponsored, pharmaceutical-sponsored, and investigator-initiated trials, including legal review, institutional review board, contracting, scientific and protocol review, compliance, auditing and monitoring, quality control, and financial management and reporting. This role serves as the subject matter expert on best practices for clinical trial management and regulatory requirements. They will be accountable for the strategic growth and continued success of SCC’s CTO, in collaboration with Clinical Research Medical Director. The Associate Director will oversee a team of highly skilled and efficient clinical research staff charged with upholding the same expectations and requirements including continued focus on increasing efficiencies, improving quality control, and providing a robust training and education program. In this role, the selected candidate’s responsibilities would include but are not limited to the following.  

·         Leadership towards implementing requirements as outlined in the National Cancer Institute’s, Cancer Center Support Grant guidelines relative to all clinical trial requirements (i.e. Clinical Protocol and Data Management, Protocol Review and Monitoring System, Data and Safety Monitoring, Accrual of Women and Minority to clinical trials and associated Data Tables).

·         Oversee the structure and processes of the PRMS, DSMB, and other committees established to monitor the performance of the SCC CTO or the quality of clinical research in the SCC.

·         Oversee the development, implementation, and updating of SOPs to ensure consistent, safe, and efficient management of clinical trials and continuous improvements in the fiscal integrity of clinical trial activities.

·         Administrative management of the electronic systems utilized to monitor CTO performance, efficiency, and participation in the development or the selection of institutional systems that would impact the CTO operations and conduct of clinical trials in the SCC.

·         Provide oversight for generation of monthly reports including but not limited to CTO performance, accrual, monitoring, time to activation, audit visits, and financial performance. Ensure accuracy of clinical trial information in all clinical trial databases and tracking systems. Ensure quality, timely, and accurate data and report submission.

·         Facilitate the expansion of SCC clinical trial programs across the OU Oncology service line and affiliate sites in conjunction with institutional leadership.

·         Integration of OU Medicine and the SCC central research administration initiatives and serve as a pilot for expanding clinical trial support services enterprise-wide as appropriate.

·         Represent the SCC CTO on OU Medicine committees and task forces. Serve as liaison to advance clinical trial interests including participation in community outreach.

·         Oversee financial resources, development, and management of the CTO annual operations budget and of clinical trials budgets.

Applicants must possess at minimum a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration, Accounting, Healthcare Administration or related field. A minimum of 10 years’ experience in a university research or healthcare research environment. Will accept an additional 48 months of related experience in lieu of a Bachelor’s degree for a total of 14 years’ experience.  Preferred candidate with a Master’s degree in Healthcare, Business, or related field.

The SCC is an NCI Designated Cancer Center and a Lead Academic Participating Site in the NCI-NCTN and has a large clinical trials program with a rapidly expanding early-phase clinical trials program.

Interested Applicants will need to apply directly at and search for job number 193169.  

Confidential enquiries may be addressed to Becky Decker, SCC Director of Employee Development, at

The University of Oklahoma is an EO/AA Institution  Individuals with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.