Assistant Director Clinical Research – Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center

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Jefferson Health
April 14, 2021
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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The Clinical Trials Office (CTO) Assitant Director is responsible for assisting in all aspects of the CTO alongside the Sr. Director to collaborate and assist in the execution of CTO initiatives, manage day to day operations, assess staffing needs, complete administrative projects, and aid in MDG trial portfolio management and oversight.   The incumbent will work closely with the members of the CTO as well as other Jefferson departments that impact SKCC clinical research.  The candidate works alongside SKCC leadership to develop and execute CRO initiatives that align with the SKCC mission.


  • Assists in the management of day-to-day operations of the Clinical Trials Office including interaction with Sr. Director of CTO, CTO project management and other departmental leaders; oversees selected MDGs and supervises respective project managers within the MDG
  • Provides clinical trial education and awareness efforts to better efficiency and enhance clinical research quality, safety and performance as it relates to the protocols managed within the CRO as well as with other entities at TJU and TJUH;
  • Work closely with CRO staff and leadership to communicate MDG status, enrollment efforts and challenges.
  • Manages SKCC initiatives to enhance the operations and logistics of the CRO;
  • Participates in development, implementation and review of clinical trials;
  • Identifies and collaborates with CRO and other Jefferson departments on clinical research process improvement initiatives;


Bachelor’s Degree health-related field required. Master’s Degree preferred. SOCRA or ACRP preferred. Five years of experience in a Clinical Research setting (Academic clinical research and/or oncology environment preferred); Project management experience required working in clinical operations; Knowledge of data management software and CTMS systems.

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Jefferson Health delivers state of the art healthcare services to patients throughout the Delaware Valley and southern New Jersey. Jefferson (Philadelphia University + Thomas Jefferson University) provides more than 8,400 students from nearly 40 states and 40 countries with 21st century professional education. Combined, we have over 30,000 employees.


Jefferson Health, with 14 hospitals (seven are Magnet designated by the ANCC for nursing excellence) and 40+ outpatient and urgent care locations, offers a broad range of primary and complex, highly specialized care that touches the lives of more than four million patients annually. U.S. News & World Report has ranked Thomas Jefferson University Hospital among the nation’s best in eight specialties. Jefferson Health also includes the NCI designated Sidney Kimmel Cancer Center; it is one of only 70 such centers in the nation.


Thomas Jefferson University has ten colleges and three schools that offer more than 160 undergraduate and graduate programs. Our University is dedicated to inter-professional and transdisciplinary approaches to learning that offer a vibrant and expandable platform for professional education. Through this unique model, we are preparing our students for current and yet to be imagined careers.


As an employer, Jefferson maintains a commitment to provide equal access to employment. Jefferson values diversity and encourages applications from women, members of minority groups, LGBTQ individuals, disabled individuals, and veterans.




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