Research Program Manager, Department of Medicine/Clinical Trials Office (Division of Solid Tumor)

Job Posting Number: 13474

Research – Clinical
New York, NY
April 18, 2017
Company Overview:

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.

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Job Details:

The Research Program Manager collaborates directly with the Vice Chairman, Administrator of the Department of Medicine, Director of Protocol Operations and other Program Managers to provide leadership in developing and improving the conduct of all research in the assigned Department of Medicine Clinical Trial Office (Division of Solid Tumor). Assists with implementation of Department Chairman’s research vision and goals. Provides oversight and management of the day-to-day operations of the assigned clinical trials office. Responsible for ensuring the highest data quality, operations and staff management, quality assurance, regulatory compliance, data management, and strategic planning. Works with Director of Protocol Operations, Department Administrator and leads management and staff to ensure appropriate funding and budgeting related to all aspects of clinical research. Collaborate and integrate with Clinical Research Administration in institutional efforts to improve the quality of clinical research at MSKCC.

Responsibilities include:

  • Research Program Planning and Development
  • Staff Management
  • Operational Management and Staff Development
  • Reporting, Quality Control & Continuous Process Improvements
  • Financial Management
  • Human Participant Protection and Regulatory Compliance
  • Special Projects

You need:

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 7 years of clinical research and/or related experience required.
  • Master’s degree strongly preferred.
  • This position requires the ability to apply broad technical, clinical/professional knowledge and significant job-related experience.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills are essential.
  • Communication Skills: The ability to independently develop education materials for staff, department, clinicians, prepare manuscripts, evaluations, and reports and oral communication skills to present complex information in a clear and concise manner.
  • Information Management Skills: The ability to communicate, explain, interpret, share and present information to employees, management and clinical staff and patients at MSKCC as well as appropriate external contacts.
  • Analytical Skills: The ability to perform basic math calculations and as well as a knowledge of statistics and budgeting, budget development and management.
  • Administrative Skills: The ability to plan and organize meetings, to develop programs, to manage research projects and to prioritize work across several services/departments is essential.
  • Computer Skills: Microsoft applications at a senior level.
  • Federal Regulations: Must have a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the regulations pertaining to human subject protection (including 21 CFR and 45 CFR 46 of the United States Code of Federal Regulations) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).


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