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Executive Director, Clinical Research Services

Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center

July 23, 2019
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center is seeking to recruit an Executive Director of Clinical Research Services.  The successful candidate will facilitate the clinical research process from study submission through study implementation and data collection and management within the guidelines of the Code of Federal Regulations, International Conference on Harmonization and Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center Clinical Research Services standard operating procedures.  The Executive Director manages the Clinical Research Services staff engaged in these areas of responsibility and works toward the goal of Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center being viewed internally and externally as a center of clinical research excellence.

Candidates for the role of Executive Director, Clinical Research Services, will possess the following:

·         Masters (Scientific, Health Care, Leadership, or Administration) or Pharm D.  (PhD preferred).

·         5 years of clinical research experience with evidence of progressive advancement in clinical research roles and responsibilities.  (Clinical Research experience in a NCI designated Comprehensive Cancer Center or Academic Medical Center preferred). 

·         4 years of management experience with specific experience in leading/managing teams.  Two of the 4 years of management experience will be in clinical research management.

·         Understanding of FDA, ICH, and GCP requirements.

Since 1898, Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center has forged an exemplary reputation with the combined strength of its basic/translational research, multidisciplinary oncology teams, educational programs and compassionate staff. A seamless interface of scientific inquiry and clinical application and an aggressive clinical trials program, Roswell Park commits the infrastructure, intellectual capital and necessary resources to convert scientific discoveries into real-world products and applications. A charter member of the NCCN, Roswell Park is the only NCI-designated comprehensive cancer center in Upstate New York.

Roswell Park’s contributions to reducing the global cancer toll include initiating the world's first chemotherapy program; pioneering the prostate-specific antigen (PSA) test, photodynamic therapy and the combination chemotherapy of leucovorin and 5-FU (the gold standard for colon cancer treatment); developing the RPMI 1640 Culture Media (used in research labs around the world); and collaborating on landmark studies related to the Human Genome Project. Roswell Park initiated one of the nation's first centers dedicated to Early Phase Clinical Trials and drives innovative cancer research in genetics, cell stress and immunotherapy, leading to new personalized treatments.

Over the last decade, Roswell Park has undergone major growth, adding 1,000 new staff, showing a 198% increase in grant revenues and a 300% increase in clinical revenues, initiating one of the nation's first centers dedicated to phase I clinical research studies, and setting itself apart as a leader in surgical robotics, genetics research, vitamin D research, novel immunotherapies, and tumor microenvironment and behavior/prevention studies.

The campus spans 28 acres in downtown Buffalo and consists of 15 buildings with about 2 million square feet of space.  Roswell Park’s hospital building, completed in 1998, houses a comprehensive diagnostic and treatment center.  In addition, the organization built a new medical research complex and renovated existing education and research space to support its future growth and expansion.  The latest addition to the campus is the new 150,000 square foot Clinical Sciences Center.

Roswell Park offers a competitive salary and performance-based incentives as well as a comprehensive benefits package.

Candidates should email their CV and three references to:

Angela K. Gunther, MBA, AASPR
Senior Faculty Recruitment Administrator
Roswell Park Comprehensive Cancer Center