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Disease Research Group (DRG) Program Manager - Cancer Clinical Trials Office

Requisition # 18002488 Apply Now

Cancer Research Breakthroughs Begin with Employees Just Like You

Join Cedars-Sinai and become part of a team that is at the forefront of medical advancements. Work alongside physician-scientists and researchers who are making life-saving medical and scientific breakthroughs. Our researchers develop some of the most advanced clinical trials in the world. Here, you will be a part of leading-edge cancer research history that improves our cancer patients' treatment options, one trial at a time.

As a Clinical Team lead for the Cancer Clinical Trials Office (CCTO) at the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute (SOCCI), you will bring your dedication and expertise to collaborate on cancer trials. You will be responsible for directing and managing a specified disease research group (DRG) within the clinical operations unit. Utilizing your leadership skills to provide oversight and management of the clinical operations staff aligned within the specific disease research group to ensure safe, compliant, efficient and effective conduct of the clinical trials within the portfolio. You will establish, implement, and evolve operational standards and monitor quality and progress. You will be required to emphasis program quality and accountability along with a focus on process improvement and program growth. You will work within a multidisciplinary environment with colleagues both internally and externally in a cooperative manner, exercising diplomacy, respectfulness, tactfulness and professionalism.

Primary duties and responsibilities:

  • Oversee and manage the assigned recognized organizational program and leads day-to-day program operations and administration. May manage staff.
  • Works with other departments, leaders across the organization and other partners in the administration of the program. Identify and define any logistics, action items or information needed to maintain operations.
  • Identifies growth opportunities and further efficiencies that impact the program and/or departments success and aids in development of strategic plans to achieve objectives. Collaborate with internal/external stakeholders to maintain and further develop program growth, community outreach activities, as well as relationship building and maintenance.
  • Plans, develops, coordinates, and organizes resources to meet program objectives; may be responsible for identifying program participants. May lead cross-functional teams in the administration, maintenance or expansion of the program.
  • Creates and champions a collaborative and positive relationship building dynamic with internal staff and external agencies/organizations. May be responsible for designing and implementing any applicable education, training, on-boarding and/or mentorship pertaining to the program.
  • In conjunction with leadership, responsible for planning and handling program fiscal budgets and financials.
  • Ensures compliance with local, state and federal laws; accreditation, professional and regulatory agency standards and licensure requirements. Maintains staff and program compliance with organizational policies and procedures.
  • Researches, gathers, organizes and summarizes data for evaluating performance of program or other program operations. May develop, evaluate, recommend and implement procedures for data acquisition, management and quality control. May analyze data for trends or conclusions and presents results and recommendations to senior leadership.

Department specific –  Job Responsibilities:

  • Disease Research Group (DRG) Management:
    • Provide front-line management of the staff within a specific DRG and oversight of the DRG specific clinical research portfolio.
    • Promote and advance the clinical research activities within SOCCI in a safe, compliant, effective, efficient, and collegial manner.
    • Direct and lead clinical research staff within the clinical operations unit DRG team. Meets with staff on a regular basis to assess activity, performance, compliance and needs of the DRG team.
    • Communicate regularly with DRG faculty to ensure alignment with DRG needs and future planning. Monitor compliance reporting tools and provides summary status reports to the Research Manager, CCTO Clinical Operations.
    • Identify barriers to timely study activation, efficient coordination, and participate to identify/implement potential solutions.
  • Training and education of DRG team staff: 
    • Responsible for ensuring the delivery of protocol-specific training as required of engaged CCTO , clinic, and ancillary staff. 
    • In partnership with CCTO colleagues and training and education resources, develop, implement, and evolve a departmental specific role-based curriculum for new employees. 
    • Contributes to the development and execution of educational in-services pertinent to the performance of high-quality clinical research.
  • Quality monitoring:
    • Perform quality oversight of clinical trials to include monitoring progress of screening, enrollment, and data submission. 
    • Ensure compliance with Cedars-Sinai, SOCCI and CCTO policies and procedures. 
    • Contribute to the development of corrective action plans, subsequent implementation and documentation of progress of plans.
  • Actively participates in the strategic planning process of SOCCI’s Cancer Clinical Trial Office:
    • Represents the Clinical Trials Office on University/Hospital committees and task forces as assigned. 
    • Serves as a Liaison to promote Clinical Research at the state and federal levels.
  • Responsible for human resource activities including recruitment, on-boarding, performance management and professional development of staff.
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This position is eligible for the Employee Referral Program. See website for details:

Educational Requirements:

Bachelor's Degree Healthcare, Management, Business or related field - preferred


5 years Management, Program Management, or related experience - minimum

  • Working Title: Disease Research Group (DRG) Program Manager - Cancer Clinical Trials Office
  • Department: SOCCI Clinical Research Office
  • Business Entity: Academic / Research
  • City: Los Angeles
  • Job Category: Administrative
  • Job Specialty: Administrative
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Shift Length: 8 hour shift
  • Shift Type: Full-time
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