Community Sites Research Manager

Organization
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center & Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
Job Location
Seattle, WA
Job Description

Research is a primary reason that the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance (SCCA) was created and Research Integration is one of the SCCA's main strategic initiatives. Research Integration is a patient-centered , service-oriented partner in research innovation committed to providing value by constantly looking for the most efficient and effective ways to:

- Facilitate clinical research trial implementation;
- Educate and inform those engaged in research to maintain a research competent workforce;
- Improve processes in alignment with clinical research strategic goals;
- Ensure the safe conduct of human subject research.

The Research Integration Research Manager is responsible for:
- Lead and implement research strategy at Community sites
- Manage day to day activities of the SCCA Community Research portfolio and staff
- Provide leadership direction to Community Research staff
- Work closely with Cancer Consortium partners, FHCRC and UW physicians, community site health partners and research staff as studies are offered to Community sites
- Develop and maintain standard operating procedures for Community sites that detail roles and responsibilities of various institutions with the goal of standardization, increased efficiency and ensuring compliance with Institutional guidelines.

This position reports to the Associate Director of Research Integration.

Duties
- Implement and manage strategic planning and general administration of the SCCA Community site research program.
- Manage successful research clinical trials and meet all regulatory and compliance guidelines.
- Oversee the study start up process, including budget development and negotiations, scientific review committee submission, IRB submission, and other relevant regulatory submissions.
- Oversee implementation of research protocols, work with process partners to ensure all protocol requirements are met
- Oversee and assisting faculty with data analysis
- Oversee study close-out process
- Assess site specific protocol feasibility and advise Community Site leadership.
- Collaborate with SCCA Research Integration leadership, FHCRC/UW faculty members, Community site health system partners and FHCRC/UW partner institutions to establish and track program research goals for internal and external stakeholders.
- Cultivate relationships with FHCRC/UW disease site programs for the purpose of identifying clinical trial opportunities appropriate for community participation.
- Provide guidance to Community site partners with development of research infrastructure.
- Collaborate with appropriate personnel of partner institutions (FHCRC/UW/SCCA) to establish procedures for timely and effective contractual negotiations, fulfillment of regulatory requirements and implementation of research projects at selected Community sites.
- Identify and develop continued process improvement methodology for efficiency and efficacy on all operational activities
- Prepare progress reports for SCCA upper management and Community site partners.
- Manage day to day activities of all SCCA Community research staff
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Embrace a continuous process improvement (CPI) mindset in every activity performed by always looking for ways to make the work more efficient and more effective for our patients.

Skills
- Strong communication skills, including the ability to effectively utilize different communication methods.
- Strong organizational, planning, budgeting and customer service skills.
- Must have excellent presentation, facilitation, and influencing skills.
- Self-starter with strong sense of ownership and ability to work autonomously.
- Excellent creative and conceptual thinking abilities.
- Ability to collaborate with others in seeking problem resolution.
- Ability to gather information from multiple sources in order to gain a thorough understanding of needs.
- Strong analytical and critical thinking skills.
- Ability to handle multiple tasks, deadlines and requests in an unpredictable environment while utilizing appropriate time management skills.
- Ability to innovate, develop or adopt best practices and manage through change.

Qualifications
- BA/BS required, Master's Degree preferred.
- 5 years of experience in clinical trial management in a medical research setting required.
- Experience in a healthcare setting with an understanding of oncology and clinical research preferred.
- Thorough knowledge of IACUC, IRB, HIPAA, and FDA regulatory requirements for the conduct of research.
- Experience working within the UW/FHCRC/SCCA settings preferred.
- ACRP certification preferred.
- At least one year supervisory experience.

If interested, please apply online at http://track.tmpservice.com/ApplyClick.aspx?id=2215719-2647-8221

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