Supervisor Research Programs
Ensures adequate clinical research staffing levels, and works to streamline operations facilitating efficient clinical research practice within the Office of Clinical Research (OCR).
The OCR is the established office within the Norris Cotton Cancer Center (NCCC) which supports clinical cancer research at Dartmouth. The OCR provides support for investigator-initiated trials, cooperative group trials (as an NCTN Lead Academic Participating Site [LAPS], NCI ETCTN, and Full Member of Alliance, NRG, and ECOG-ACRIN), and corporate-sponsored studies. The OCR is a service group within NCCC to provide investigators centralized support and study data management, as well as protocol development, support for monitoring for cooperative group studies, screening for potential research participants, and liaison with federal and industry sponsors and regulatory bodies. The OCR provides resource support to the NCCC clinical protocol scientific review committee, the Quality Improvement Committee, the Clinical Trial Investigational Order Set Committee, and the Data Safety Monitoring and Accrual Committee.
Accountable for the supervision of all assigned clinical research personnel. Trains new clinical research staff in department research and administrative procedures, evaluates their performance, encourages and supports their further education, and fosters their personal and professional development. Handles performance problems up to and including termination.
Organizes and manages clinical trials and other research studies.
Conducts protocol reviews to assess the feasibility of potential studies. Seeks out new research opportunities. Participates in study site selection activities.
Prepares and submits regulatory documents to study sponsors and any applicable regulatory agencies.
Works with study investigators to develop recruitment and screening procedures. Composes recruitment documents such as letters and brochures.
Composes documents, including informed consent forms and protocol abstracts. Creates other study documents and study management tools. Provides guidance and support to other research team members in this area.
Maintains study and regulatory documentation.
Carries out study visit tasks and procedures, arranging required tests and other appointments.
Manages the distribution of workload and back up support for each research team member. Provides support and guidance to other members of the research team. Mentor research coordinators, nurses, assistants, and other clinical staff and trainees.
Designs, establishes, and provides training programs for clinical research staff.
Travels to investigator meetings or protocol specific training.
Communicates with participants throughout the course of the study.
Prepares grants for funding department research.
Performs other duties as required or assigned.
Bachelor’s degree with 5 years of relevant experience, or the equivalent in education and experience, required.
Master’s degree and/or 10 years of relevant experience preferred.
Excellent organizational, writing and office software skills required.
Certification through the SOCRA or ACRP required.