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Administrative Director Cancer Clinical Research - West Penn Hospital Research Programs

Allegheny Health Network

  • Company AHN
  • Pittsburgh, PA - West Penn Hospital
  • Research
  • Full time
  • Day (United States of America)

Company :

Allegheny Health Network

Job Description : 

GENERAL OVERVIEW:

The Administrative Director of Cancer Clinical Research is responsible for ensuring that the Allegheny Health Network has an appropriate and well managed infrastructure for offering clinical research programs to its patients and practicing physicians.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Directly oversees clinical research operations of the cancer institute and all clinical research staff including research nurses, clinical research coordinators, as well as supporting data and regulatory staff. (40%)
  • Works with AHN's oncology physicians to identify and attract research studies that are well suited to the patients that the organization serves and supports. (20%)
  • Motivates research staff to educate patients about available research studies and offer access to studies while ensuring compliance with all AHN policies and state and federal regulations. (15%)
  • Participates in the development and management of annual budgets that ensure availability of appropriate resources to support AHN's cancer patient access to innovative clinical research studies throughout the network. (10%)
  • Organizes the operational structure of the cancer institute research staff to efficiently deploy staff and resources where and when they are needed and works with AHN's research administration to revise and optimize policies, procedures and protocols for rapidly and efficiently opening and closing research studies. (10%)
  • Assists in coordinating active research partnership programs with external collaborators, adding diversity to the research opportunities available to AHN's patients. (5%)

QUALIFICATIONS:

Minimum

  • Bachelor’s degree in science, engineering, or business
  • At least five years of experience managing aspects of a research operation

Preferred

  • Master’s degree/MBA
  • Experience managing aspects of an oncology research operation

Disclaimer: The job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and essential duties and responsibilities of work performed by employees within this job title. It may not contain a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees to do this job.

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