Senior director of clinical research operations and management

About the position

Virginia Commonwealth University is seeking a dynamic Director of Clinical Research Operations and Management for the Massey Cancer Center’s Clinical Trials Office (CTO). Reporting to the Chief Administrative Office (CAO) and working closely with the Medical Director of the Clinical Trials Office (CTO), this position provides constructive and forward-thinking administrative leadership for the VCU Massey Cancer Center (MCC) CTO. The Director is responsible for the executive oversight, management, planning and direction of all clinical research operational areas, to include, but not limited to: nursing and data management, protocol development and project management, regulatory affairs, compliance, monitoring and auditing, and education/training for clinical research professional staff. This highly visible role includes responsibility and accountability for continually improving the quality and efficiency of the clinical trials office. This position, along with the CAO and CTO Medical Director, provides significant contribution to the operational success of the Cancer Center in fully realizing its research mission and strategic initiative to retain NCI designation and reach the goal of NCI comprehensive designation.

Through the oversight and management of the CTO activities, the Director of Clinical Research Operations and Management will be responsible for providing supervision of clinical research initiatives underway at MCC, ensuring compliance with established
federal, state, local and institutional guidelines and regulations governing the conduct of clinical research; implementing processes and procedures to improve compliance, insuring the programmatic integrity of clinical research; effectively communicating with the center’s senior leadership, investigators, research staff and representatives of study sponsors to facilitate the activation and conduct of clinical trials in a highly collaborative and matrix environment. He/she will use research-driven performance measures and assess complex situations to research-driven criteria, in order to plan strategically and flexibly, and respond tactically and resourcefully. This position will ensure expert management control, and will provide strategic oversight for clinical trials research operations, data management, regulatory compliance, quality assurance and safety, as well as the integration of research into clinical operations. He/she will be responsible for assigned projects, with optimal efficiency, through effective performance, leadership and development of his/her staff.

This position works across the organization and will be responsible for promoting a customer friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees, as well as other stakeholders.


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