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Program Manager - Cancer Clinical Trial Office

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Requisition # HRC0521437

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Job Summary:

The Clinical Research Program Manager assists in directing and managing specified disease research groups (DRGs) within the clinical operations unit of the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute (SOCCI) Clinical Research Office (CRO). They will use their skills to provide oversight and management of staff aligned within the specific DRGs to ensure safe, compliant, efficient and effective conduct of clinical trials within the DRG portfolio.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities

  • Coordinate and manage the assigned recognized organizational program and leads day-to-day program operations and administration. May manage staff.
  • Collaborates with other departments, leaders across the organization, and other partners of the program.
  • Identifies growth opportunities and further efficiencies that impact the program and/or departments success and aids in development of strategic plans to achieve objectives.
  • Cooperates with internal/external partners to maintain and further develop program growth, community outreach activities, as well as strengthening relationships.
  • In conjunction with leadership, responsible for planning and managing program fiscal budgets and financials.
  • Ensures compliance with local, state and federal laws; accreditation, professional and regulatory agency standards and licensure requirements.

Department and/or Unit Specific – Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • 65% - Disease Research Group (DRG) Management. Provide front-line management of the staff within a specific DRG and oversight of specific clinical research portfolios. Direct and manage clinical research staff. Meets with staff to assess activity, performance, compliance and needs of the DRG team. Coordinate compliance reporting tools and provides summary status reports to the Research Manager, CRO Clinical Operations. Identify barriers to timely study activation, efficient coordination, and participate to identify/implement potential solutions. Engage relevant providers (physicians, advance practice providers, clinic nurses, staff) to ensure that clinical issues that arise, at all points of contact, are addressed in a timely and compliant fashion.
  • 10% - Training and education of DRG team staff. Responsible for ensuring the delivery of protocol-specific training as required of engaged CRO, clinic, and ancillary staff. In partnership with CRO colleagues, develop, implement, and evolve a departmental specific role-based curriculum for new employees. Helps develop and execution of educational in-services pertinent to the performance of high-quality clinical research.
  • 10% - 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 CRO policies and procedures. Contribute to the development of corrective action plans, subsequent implementation and documentation of progress of plans.
  • 5% - Actively participates in the strategic design process of SOCCI’s CRO. Represents the Clinical Trials Office on University/Hospital committees and task forces as assigned. Serves as a Liaison to encourage Clinical Research at the state and federal levels.
  • 5% - Responsible for human resource activities including recruitment, on-boarding, performance management and professional development of staff.
  • 5% - Other duties as assigned.

Education required:

  • High School Diploma/GED, required.
  • BS/BA, preferred.

Experience required:

  • 5 years of program management experience in clinical research, required.

Physical demands:

  • Stand to perform function and move to perform another.
  • Stand in one place to perform a function without changing location.
  • Sit at a desk or table with some walking, standing, bending, stooping, or carrying of light objects.
  • Perform continuous operation of a personal computer for four hours or more.
  • Use hands and fingers to handle and manipulate objects and/or operate equipment.
  • Working Title: Program Manager - Cancer Clinical Trial 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: Day

Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law. If you need a reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, please contact us by email at and let us know the nature of your request and your contact information. Requests for accommodation will be considered on a case-by-case basis. Please note that only inquiries concerning a request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Cedars-Sinai will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories, in accordance with the Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative for Hiring.

At Cedars-Sinai, we are dedicated to the safety, health and wellbeing of our patients and employees. This includes protecting our patients from communicable diseases, such as influenza (flu) and COVID-19. For this reason, we require that all new employees receive a flu vaccine based on the seasonal availability of flu vaccine (typically during September through April each year) as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter as a condition of continued employment, subject to medical exemption or religious accommodation. For the same reason, you may also be required to receive other vaccines such as COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Cedars-Sinai reserves the right to make modifications to its required list of vaccines as required by law and/or policy.

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