The Cancer Early Detection Advanced Research (CEDAR) center at the Knight Cancer Institute is composed of biologists, chemists, biomedical engineers, computationalists, and clinicians working on cutting-edge, transdisciplinary research centered on one ideaearly cancer detection. Our mission at CEDAR is to detect and stop lethal cancers at the earliest stage because early detection saves lives. This is an ambitious goal, one that requires novelty, creativity, and innovation. At CEDAR, we are changing how cancer research is done. We conduct groundbreaking translational cancer research to help people maintain a high quality of life and reduce cancer mortality, to create a global early detection community, and to have a positive impact on the Oregon economy.
CEDAR funds our own research projects, which expedites the process of discovery. We build a more cohesive, successful organization by having outstanding researchers of diverse backgrounds work together on multiple projects. We encourage high-risk, high-reward research projects because defeating cancer requires unproven, out-of-the-box thinking. Our research is milestone driven to ensure that each project is fulfilling its stated goals.
The Clinical Research Manager is responsible for direct oversight of all clinical research activities within CEDAR. The responsibilities for this role include personnel management for program employees, management of finances associated with clinical research accounts and overall organization budget, and Early Cancer Detection group program development in collaboration with Early Cancer Detection leaders and investigators. In support of these activities, the Clinical Research Manager is involved in continual process improvement to further the efficiency and effectiveness of the program and assessment of feasibility and implementation of new projects. The Clinical Research Manager also oversees the CEDAR clinical repository effort which establishes a cohort of participants within specific disease areas in order to collect specimens essential for our research teams.
The Clinical Research Manager is responsible for creating a caring and compassionate patient focused experience and serves as a liaison between investigators and industry partners as well as other stakeholders within the institution.
Every Knight Cancer employee is expected to embody our guiding principles:
We act BOLDLYBreakthroughs require pushing the boundaries of science, exploring new frontiers, and thinking differently
We SUPPORT each otherRespect leads to trust, which leads to excellence
We work as a CONNECTED team We must leverage our collective brain power to conquer cancer because no one individual can do it alone
Identify, hire and on-board high quality candidates who are committed to furthering the mission, vision, goals, and objectives of the Knight Cancer Institute clinical research organization
Collaborate with the Knight Clinical Trials Office Trainer and assigned preceptor/mentor in training of new staff members and staff members who are undergoing re-training, as appropriate
Assess for and provide individualized professional development opportunities as appropriate and available for staff members
Assess equity and appropriateness of compensation as appropriate
Provide performance feedback to staff members on a regular basis that is timely, clear and actionable with documentation of that feedback captured when necessary
Evaluate workload allocation for team members and groups and redistribute, as appropriate. Provide back-up support for study management activities when necessary.
Act as a resource for research staff team members
Meet regularly with research staff members on one on one meetings
Provides counseling or performance improvement plans as needed
Manage attendance of research staff members
Participate or lead team huddles/meetings
Develop transition plans for on-boarding or off-boarding of team members
Disease Group Program Development
Collaborate with Program Director in defining strategy of disease group development through evaluation of study portfolio, projecting resourcing needs, providing appropriate information/metrics and other support as requested by the disease site leader. Hold regular meetings with the disease site leader for strategic discussions.
Communicate organizational information to the Program Director and team investigators in a timely manner
Evaluate proposed studies to determine feasibility of conduct and ability to adequately resource in collaboration with disease site leader, study team and finance team
Assess trial portfolio strategically to ensure continuity of research options across disease states
Fiscal Management: Responsible for overall oversight of program clinical research finances
Collaborate on the development of and oversight of the group operating expenses. Manage expenditures and revenue to budget. With Director and Operations Manager, review program accounts and make projections for long-term planning.
Conduct protocol review and cost assessment
Oversee the development of appropriate budgets
Collaborate with investigators and the Finance Team to create accurate and complete study billing schedules
Conduct and/or facilitate billing review for appropriate charges
Oversee clinical trial receivables: invoice generation; accurate and timely payments, accuracy in amounts and application to correct project
Oversee clinical trial p ayables: account setup and closeout, collaboration with Operations Manager for account management and allocation of resources
Assist with grant and publication preparation:
Editing, review, writing of grant applications and Letters of Intent within expertise as needed by the Director.
Assist in research for and preparation of review articles, abstracts and manuscript writing according to specific requirements for annual meetings or journals
Willingness to assume responsibility for tasks that may be outside of the formal job description in order to get the job done. Remains flexible, adapting to the needs of the program or the Director on a daily basis.
Contributes to positive work environment and provides leadership in encouraging such an environment by personal example; maintains the highest ethical standards according to OHSU Policy, including the Code of Conduct; maintains strict confidentiality of all sensitive, confidential, and/or proprietary documents and information.
Bachelors degree with a minimum of 4 years relevant experience including at least 2 years of oncology clinical research experience
Ability to prioritize multiple tasks at one time
Excellent communication, analytical and organizational skills: both written and verbal
Ability to work independently and as part of a team while being collaborative in resolving problems
Proficient with Microsoft Office (Excel, Outlook, Access, Word, and PowerPoint) on Window OS. Ability to accurately type 60wpm
Working knowledge of Oracle
Must have demonstrated excellent customer service skills both on the phone and in person
Must possess energy and drive to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously
Ability to use tact and diplomacy to maintain effective working relationships
1 year experience in clinical research-specific management or supervision
Knowledge of and experience with early cancer detection clinical research
Experience working with historically underserved communities to engage with clinical trials and/or experience working on health inequities
Minimum of 1 years personnel management experience
Working knowledge of Access, EPIC and Oracle
Apply online. Please be sure to upload a Cover Letter and Resume/CV.
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