Cancer Center Jobs

Assistant Director of Clinical Research (Project Management)

University of Florida Health Cancer Center

January 15, 2024
Job Description

You will be responsible for leading the PMNO division of our Clinical Research Office and overseeing the operations of our IIT project management team, data management unit, and Affiliate Research Consortium (ARC). Leadership experience, expert knowledge of the clinical research process, and expertise in coordinating clinical research is necessary for success in this role.

Job Responsibilities

Oversight of the Division including management of personnel, financial, and operational resources as well as liaising with institutional and external partners on behalf of the CRO and the Center.
Development and implementation of the strategic direction of the PMNO division including process improvements, metrics management, and other related activities.
High-level oversight of clinical research operations including resolution of barriers to research projects and clinical operations, liaising between the research and clinical teams, and ensuring protocol compliance and patient safety.
Analyzing clinical trials data and internal metrics to assess and manage the UFHCC clinical trials portfolio, making recommendations and forecasting workforce and resource needs for CRO and Center leadership.


Demonstrated ability to work with detailed and complex clinical trials data and analyze metrics, providing logical conclusions/projections and accurate forecasts of workforce needs.
Demonstrated ability to anticipate program issues, assess solutions, and decisively respond in an appropriate and timely manner.
Excellent delegation and time-management skills with the ability to successfully manage multiple, cross-functional priorities seamlessly with excellent attention to detail.
Strong analytical, creative problem solving, and critical thinking skillset.
Excellent oral and written communications skills, particularly proof-reading and public speaking skills.
Demonstrated success and experience in project management, as well as the ability to lead focus groups and committees through project completion.
Proficiency using the Microsoft Office suite.


A Masters’ degree in Healthcare Administration, Nursing, Public Health or similar.
12 or more years’ experience as a research coordinator and/or medical training/experience, preferably in a matrix, academic research center.
Licensure as an RN in accordance with Chapter 464, Florida Statutes, or eligible to practice nursing in accordance with Section 210, Florida Administrative Code preferred.
Expert knowledge and understanding of oncological and clinical research concepts and terminology.
5 or more years of experience as a supervisor of research and/or clinical staff and/or a combination of experience and completion of a leadership/management training program (e.g. Managing at UF – The Supervisory Challenge).
Expert knowledge of oncological and clinical research concepts and terminology.
Expertise in overseeing cooperative group trials, with preference for experience with the NCTN and/or ETCTN.
Foundational understanding of process improvement techniques and modalities (e.g. Six Sigma) with experience leading the process improvement process.
Foundational understanding and awareness of various project management modalities and techniques.


$90,000 - $110,000; Commensurate with education and experience.


Applicants must upload a copy of the following documents to be considered for this position:

Cover Letter or Letter of Interest
Curriculum Vitae or Resume
List of Three Professional References