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Program Manager _ SPIN

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Requisition # HRC0457534

The Cancer Clinical Trials Office (CCTO) staffed by highly trained professional research staff (research nurses, clinical research coordinators, and clinical research associates), is a central office that provides the infrastructure and function for operations of Cancer Clinical Trials at Cedars-Sinai Cancer, including its medical network and health system, which at any given time has approximately 140 cancer clinical trials. CCTO resources are available to both faculty and industry sponsors to assist throughout the lifecycle of a protocol, from inception to study closeout. We are the central point of contact who coordinates with investigational pharmacy, laboratory, nursing, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and other collaborating academic institutions.

Join our team and use your expertise with an organization known nationally for excellence in cancer research!

The Program Manager will be responsible for advising and managing specified disease research groups (DRGs) within the clinical operations unit of the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute (SOCCI) Cancer Clinical Trials Office (CCTO). They will utilize leadership to provide oversight and management of the clinical operations staff aligned within the specific DRGs to ensure safe, compliant, efficient and effective conduct of clinical trials within the DRG portfolio. Establish, implement, and evolve operational standards and ensure quality and progress. Position requires a strong emphasis on program quality and accountability along with a focus on process improvement and program growth. Works within a multidisciplinary environment with colleagues both internally and externally in a cooperative manner, exercising diplomacy, respectfulness, tactfulness and integrity.

Summary of Essential Job Duties:

  • Lead all aspects of and manage the assigned recognized organizational program and leads day-to-day program operations and administration.
  • Communicates with other departments, leaders across the organization and other partners in administrative processes. 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 partners to maintain and further develop program growth, community outreach activities, as well as relationship development and maintenance.
  • Plans, develops, coordinates, and prioritizes resources to meet program objectives; may assist with identifying program participants. May lead cross-functional teams in the administration, maintenance or expansion of the program.
  • Creates and fosters a collaborative and positive relationship development dynamic with internal staff and external agencies/organizations.
  • May help with developing and implementing any applicable education, training, on-boarding and/or mentorship pertaining to the program.
  • 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. Maintains staff and program compliance with organizational policies and procedures.
  • Researches, gathers, coordinates 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. May analyze data for trends or conclusions and presents results and recommendations to senior leadership.

Department Specific Duties:

  • Provide front-line management of the staff in the sponsor-investigator (SPIN) unit and provide oversight of the investigator-initiated trials (IIT) portfolio. 
  • Direct, manage, and support staff within the SPIN team. 
  • Meets with staff on a regular basis to assess activity, performance, workload compliance and needs of the SPIN team.
  • Responsible for ensuring the delivery of SPIN-specific training as required of engaged CCTO, clinic, and ancillary staff.   
  • Communicate regularly with DRG faculty to ensure SPIN is in alignment with DRG needs and future planning.
  • Monitor compliance reporting tools and provides summary status reports to the CCTO Research Manager and CCTO Leadership. 
  • Identify barriers to timely study activation, efficient coordination, and participate to identify/implement potential solutions, including development of LOI budgets for new IIT protocols.

Educational Requirements:

High School Diploma/GED - Required

Bachelor's Degree - Preferred


5 Years Minimum - Management, Program Management, or related experience

  • Working Title: Program Manager _ SPIN
  • 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). 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 March each year) as a condition of employment, and annually thereafter as a condition of continued employment.

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