Director - Office of Clinical/Translational Research
The Office of Clinical/Translational Research in Oncology (OCTR) is a Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC) shared resource. The OCTR Director independently provides operational leadership, direction for the management, growth and integration of the OCTR within the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC). The Director will lead collaborative efforts with LCCC leaders and faculty who use the OCTR services to refine, develop, and expand the services offered. This will advance Lineberger’s clinical/translational research portfolio and enhance integration at the interface between therapeutic, non-therapeutic interventional and correlative research. The position is expected to autonomously direct and facilitate high level coordination to train staff, create and implement SOPs, help craft protocols, work with LCCC Finance Administration staff for budgets, Regulatory staff for trial oversight, and manage project activity. The Director will lead the OCTR in fulfilling its mission to advance innovative cancer research by collaborating with LCCC investigators and Clinical Protocol Office (CPO) leadership to collectively create knowledge that will improve the lives of patients through the conduct of dedicated and compassionate clinical and translational oncology research. This position develops and implements innovative programmatic, strategic, and operational approaches to advance the quality and efficiency of clinical research, particularly correlative and biospecimens cancer research studies at LCCC. The Director supervises the OCTR Manager(s) and research staff. The Director oversees all areas of research operations in the OCTR including: regulatory, recruitment, data, and financial management related to the conduct of OCTR research studies. The Director promotes cross-functional coordination, and ensures alignment with the LCCC vision and strategic goals.
Bachelor’s degree and 3 or more years of relevant experience required. Master’s degree is preferred. SOCRA or ACRP certification as a research professional is preferred.
At least five years in a clinical or healthcare environment (preferably in an academic or clinical research non-profit setting); demonstrated thorough understanding of federal regulations governing human subjects’ research and regulatory procedures for GCPs; demonstrated excellent leadership and communication skills; documented skill and experience in management of personnel; clinical research finance and non-profit grant management experience.