Research Program Manager – Surgery

Job Posting Number: 21303

Research – Clinical
New York, NY
April 12, 2018
Company Overview:

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Job Details:

We are seeking a Research Program Manager for our Surgery Department.

You will:

  • Collaborate directly with the Vice Chairs and Administrator of the Department of Surgery to provide leadership in developing and improving the conduct of all research in the Department of Surgery. Assists with implementation of department Chairman’s research vision and goals.
  • Provide oversight and management of the day-to-day operations of the data managers and staff including Q/A, registration, compliance, staff training and development. Work with Vice-Chair of Clinical Research to develop and implement programmatic goals including the development of plans, presentations, and staffing plans. Collaborate with departmental attending staff on research protocol development, approval processes and provides regulatory oversight, specifically including quality assurance, registration, and compliance tasks. Work with Department Administrator and leads management and staff to ensure appropriate funding and budgeting related to clinical research.
  • Collaborate and integrate as primary departmental point of contact with Clinical Research Administration in institutional efforts to improve the quality of clinical research at MSKCC.
  • Assist with the management of interactions between Department of Surgery faculty and the Office of Sponsored Projects and funding agencies in the preparation and submission of grant applications (both competing and non-competing renewals). Develop relationships to serve as a liaison with Development Department, as needed.

You need:

  • A minimum of a Bachelor’s degree(Master’s degree strongly preferred) and at least 7 years of clinical research experience and/or related experience required, including management experience.
  • 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 the clinical research portfolio in the Department of Surgery 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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