This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.
UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 11/02/2022 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 11/14/2022. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
This position will work a hybrid schedule which includes a combination of working both onsite at Moores Cancer Center and remote.
Placement within the range is determined by internal equity, relevant qualifications, and collective bargaining agreements (when applicable).
The Moores Cancer Center is one of just 52 NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the United States and the only one in San Diego County. As a consortium cancer center, it is a collaborative partnership between the UCSD: encompassing 14 departments (12 clinical, 2 basic sciences), 3 professional schools (School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Public Health), UCSD Health oncology hospitals and clinics; the basic and public health research and outreach of San Diego State University, and the basic and translational research of the La Jolla Institute of Immunology. These various programs and units are all dedicated to fulfilling the Moores Cancer Center's mission of reducing cancer's burden. As such, it ranks among the top centers in the nation conducting the continuum of cancer research, providing advanced patient care, and serving the community through outreach and education programs.
The Clinical Trials Office (CTO) at UCSD's Moores Cancer Center administers many clinical trials on behalf of its member investigators, including trials sponsored by National Cancer Institute cooperative groups, pharmaceutical companies, and physician investigators.
The Oncology Research Project Manager (ORPM) independently oversees and manages research protocols for their assigned disease team in the Clinical Trials Office (CTO). Coordinates and oversees clinical trials from inception through completion, including initiation (site visit coordination) and start-up procedures, protocol implementation, recruitment, screening, enrollment, data management, maintenance of subjects, and finalization of sponsor requirements. Creates informational and recruitment materials and act as a liaison with other UCSD departments and community clinics / agencies for the purpose of implementation of studies.
The ORPM works closely with Principal Investigators to analyze scientific data and propose new related clinical protocols. The incumbent oversees the development of new clinical protocols; provide work direction and direct supervision to clinical operations staff. Works directly with the investigators to develop Disease Teams and manage clinical trial portfolios. Serves as the investigators' and clinical fellows' primary contact for inquiries related to their clinical trials or disease team resources. Manages all aspects of the Disease Team clinical research operations including clinical trial implementation and execution, quality and compliance, and strategic planning and project management.
The ORPM coordinates multiple Disease Team clinical trials at various stages of development, implementation, and close out. Manages the clinical research activities for physicians and supporting research staff working at various UCSD locations, serves as the project director of each protocol, and builds a collaborative research team focused on the efficient performance of clinical trials. Assures compliance with state and federal regulatory guidelines. Oversees the quality of the medical and clinical research data. Interfaces with clinical monitors to review data accuracy, protocol violations and deviations, and regular updates to reporting. Provides direction to the team and guidance to investigators. Provides education and information to the general public concerning the ongoing clinical trials. Independently creates original documents and policies for the team. Works closely with federal and state regulatory officials.
The ORPM prepares, analyzes, and negotiates Disease Team clinical trials budgets in assigned disease areas. Provide fiscal oversight for the Disease Team and associated clinical trial accounts. Administers fiscal, material and human resources within study budget, and manages revenue collection, invoicing, and reimbursement accounting. Recommends changes in staffing and changes to budget to ensure the efficient operation of the function. Reconciles budget spending and salary support and monitor all research related charges to ensu
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