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The Director of Clinical Research Operations (DCRO) in Gynecologic Oncology will be responsible for the implementation of all operational aspects of clinical research within the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, and oversee this process within Penn Medicine. This is to include ongoing outreach at Penn affiliated sites. The primary purpose of this role is to provide necessary leadership in the creation and development of a cohesive, integrated, all-encompassing Clinical Research Unit within the division, which will support the research mission of conducting investigator initiated, grant-funded, NCI cooperative group and industry supported clinical investigations that are both therapeutic and prevention based and range from pilot/phase I through phase III. This leader will ensure regulatory and financial compliance by providing guidance, education and direction, working to establish productive relationships, in an extensive and diverse group of investigators and clinical research support staff, including grants administrators, contract administrators, business administrators, the IRB, research billing personnel, investigational pharmacies, coordinators, fellows, clinical staff, and others through the development and implementation of SOPs. These individuals are located across departments, divisions, hospitals and health systems necessitating the creation of this leadership position. The DCRO will function in concert with the Director of Clinical Research in the Division of GYN Oncology.
A Bachelor's Degree and 7 to 10 years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, are required. Master's Degree preferred. Previous experience in oncology preferred. Background in clinical research, and in nursing or medicine is strongly preferred. Knowledge of GCP guidelines is required.
Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills as well as the ability to work independently and also as part of a team. Strong planning and organizational capabilities along with problem solving skills desired.
Must be able to work flexible hours Must be able to communicate comfortably and effectively with regulatory authorities/sponsors/investigators.
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
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