Research Project Manager – Regional Care Network

Job Posting Number: 15799

Research – Clinical
New York, NY
September 12, 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.

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:

An integral member of the research team and in compliance with all regulatory, institutional, and departmental requirements, the Research Project Manager is responsible for providing support to the Clinical Research Operations team for the Regional Care Network for protocol management activities from concept to close-out. Commitment to accuracy, high attention-to-detail, and ability to work independently are critical competencies for the role.

You will:

  • Determine protocol feasibility and create protocol-specific/site-specific workflows, as needed, with regional and primary teams, for all regional research locations in collaboration with institutional departments.
  • Oversee initiation, activation, and implementation of all protocols for all regional locations.
  • Implement standards for research database and/or project management, and policies and procedures to meet those standards to ensure the highest quality management of research projects and databases.
  • Oversee management aspects of research databases such as the Regional Research Teamshare website, Clinical Research Database (CRDB), and other such research database systems (e.g., DMS/HIS, Access, Excel, Case Report Forms, Caisis) and department or disease specific patient databases.
  • Manage complex multi-institutional clinical trials across a diverse research portfolio.
  • Provide timely instruction and guidance to investigators and research staff across the regional Care Network on protocol approval and implementation status.
  • Assist with Protocol Management and Quality assurance for regional protocols with the Protocol Information Management System (PIMS).
  • Participate in the orientation, training and supervision of Research Project Coordinator. Participate in facilitating departmental trainings. Align staff and resources with appropriate protocols and research needs. Maintains workflow consistency amongst staff with standardized processes.
  • Communicate effectively and establish strong working relationships with a diverse matrix of clinical trial sites, investigators, and other important stakeholders.
  • Participate in special projects and task forces as determined by management.
  • Support the work of attendings, fellows and research assistants to accomplish research goals.

You need:

  • A Bachelors’ degree with at least 3.5 years in a clinical research function, or as determined by hiring manager; preferably 3 years of which were in an RPC (research project coordinator) role; relevant graduate work would be considered in lieu of total minimum experience (adjusted appropriately).
  • Strong familiarity with computer systems, databases, data analysis and data reporting is preferred.
  • A Master’s degree is preferred. Masters’ degree applicants would require two years of clinical research and/or other applicable research investigation.
  • 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).
  • Knowledge of oncology specific terminology is preferred.
  • Proven ability to manage clinical research projects with strict deadlines.
  • Strong organizational, prioritization, and project management skills.
  • Communication Skills: The ability to compose written correspondence and 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, patients, and human subjects at MSKCC as well as appropriate external contacts.
  • Analytical Skills: 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 ability. Ability to analyze situations, draws conclusions, make recommendations and convey this information in a timely and proficient manner.
  • Time Management Skills: The ability to assess priorities among several tasks simultaneously and to function in diverse services/departments, sometimes on a daily basis, while meeting established guidelines. The ability to train/mentor staff while performing other responsibilities.
  • Administrative Skills: The ability to organize and maintain all research information for assigned project(s) and to ensure adherence to established policies and procedures within MSKCC and from external regulatory/sponsoring agencies. This position requires an incumbent to utilize specialized knowledge and job-related experience to handle complex work assignments. Since the incumbent may rotate through a variety of services/departments, it requires a fully qualified individual capable of efficiently providing cross-coverage wherever needed.

Please note that the position will initially be based out of Manhattan at 307 E. 63rd Street.

The home location could eventually be based at one of our regional sites (NJ, Long Island, etc.) or at 63rd Street.


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