Clinical Research Supervisor – Radiation Oncology

Job Posting Number: 15265

Research – Clinical
New York, NY
January 24, 2018
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.

For the 27th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2016, as well as Glassdoor’s annual Employees’ Choice Awards 2017. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Details:

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center is seeking a Clinical Research Supervisor (CRS) for the Radiation Oncology Department. As an integral member of the research team and in compliance with all regulatory, institutional, and departmental requirements, the Clinical Research Supervisor (CRS) manages the day-to-day activities of the Research Study Assistants at the department level ensuring efficient and effective operations. The CRS is responsible for data management activities, data integrity, and regulatory compliance associated with clinical research for the Radiation Oncology Department, and oversees the data collection and analysis for research projects, databases, and research protocols within MSK. The CRS also participates in special projects and task forces as determined by management.

You are:

  • An analytical and critical thinker, comfortable making quality decisions independently.
  • Resourceful, curious, confident and eager to manage a wide variety of situations and tackle problems with minimal oversight.
  • Customer focused with strong communication skills.

You will:

  • Work with the Clinical Research Manager, other Clinical Research Supervisor(s) and Program Manager to oversee the Radiation Oncology clinical research portfolio including prospective clinical trials and retrospective research protocols.
  • Collaborate with clinical teams to coordinate research activities across various departments and multiple locations, according to institutional and other governing policies.
  • Implement all aspects of research protocols/projects from study start up to study closure.
  • Direct staff management and development of Research Study Assistants (RSAs). Train and onboard new RSAs, conduct routine one-on-one meetings with direct reports (RSAs), oversee RSAs’ workload and assist with prioritization, provide constructive feedback on performance, and offer professional growth and development guidance.
  • Implement standards for research databases and/or study management, and policies and procedures to meet those standards, to ensure the highest quality management of research projects and databases.
  • Generate reports and perform advanced queries for Principal Investigators, the IRB, sponsoring agencies, and management as requested.
  • Oversee data collection, entry and quality assurance tasks for research databases such as the Clinical Research Database (CRDB), Medidata Rave and other external electronic data capture systems.
  • Conduct systematic audits of research studies and/or databases to ensure that regulatory files are current and organized, and data collected has no typographical errors, is consistent with source documents, and is in compliance with external sponsor/regulatory requirements.
  • Review regulatory submissions including but not limited to, prospective and retrospective deviations, serious adverse event reports, and Continuing Review Reports.
  • Facilitate biweekly team meetings and other PI/research/service-specific meetings as needed.
  • Develop and implement ongoing continuing education activities for research staff.

You need:

  • At least 3 years of relevant (clinical research) experience (2 years with Masters), or as determined by hiring manager.
  • Or A minimum of a High School Diploma with at least 3 – 4 years MSKCC clinical research experience.
  • A Masters degree is preferred.
  • At least one year of supervisory experience strongly preferred.
  • Team leadership and RSA mentoring experience.
  • Strong familiarity with computer systems, databases, and data reporting is preferred. A strong ability and understanding on how to collect, analyze, interpret and prepare data for presentation (i.e., written, tabular and graphical formats). 
  • Excellent problem-solving abilities to analyze situations, draw conclusions, make recommendations, and convey this information in a timely and proficient manner.
  • Knowledge of GCP and ICH guidelines, FDA regulations, and Clinical Research Policies including Data Management, Quality Assurance, Clinical Trial Coordination and Monitoring.


MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.

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