Cedars-Sinai Clinical Team Lead - SOCCI Clinical Research Office in Los Angeles, California

The Clinical Team Lead for the SOCCI Clinical Research Office will be responsible for directing and managing specified disease research groups (DRGs) within the clinical operations unit of the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute (SOCCI) Clinical Research Office (CRO). Utilizes leadership skills to provide oversight and management of the clinical operations staff aligned within the specific DRGs to ensure safe, compliant, efficient and effective conduct of the clinical trials within the DRG portfolio. Establish, implement, and evolve operational standards and monitor quality and progress. Position requires a strong emphasis on program quality and accountability along with a focus on process improvement and program growth. Works within a multidisciplinary environment with colleagues both internally and externally in a cooperative manner, exercising diplomacy, respectfulness, tactfulness and professionalism.

Primary duties and responsibilities in order of most significance:

•Oversee and manage the assigned recognized organizational program and leads day-to-day program operations and administration. May manage staff.

•Interfaces with other departments, leaders across the organization and other partners in the administration of the program. Identify and define any logistics, action items or information needed to maintain operations.

•Identifies growth opportunities and further efficiencies that impact the program and/or departments success and aids in development of strategic plans to achieve objectives. Interface with internal/external stakeholders to maintain and further develop program growth, community outreach activities, as well as relationship building and maintenance.

•Plans, develops, coordinates, and organizes resources to meet program objectives; may be responsible for identifying program participants. May lead cross-functional teams in the administration, maintenance or expansion of the program.

•Creates and fosters a collaborative and positive relationship building dynamic with internal staff and external agencies/organizations. May be responsible for developing and implementing any applicable education, training, on-boarding and/or mentorship pertaining to the program.

•In conjunction with leadership, responsible for planning and managing program fiscal budgets and financials.

•Ensures compliance with local, state and federal laws; accreditation, professional and regulatory agency standards and licensure requirements. Maintains staff and program compliance with organizational policies and procedures.

•Researches, gathers, organizes and summarizes data for evaluating performance of program or other program operations. May develop, evaluate, recommend and implement procedures for data acquisition, management and quality control. May analyze data for trends or conclusions and presents results and recommendations to senior leadership.

Department and/or unit specific – Essential Job Responsibilities:

  • Disease Research Group (DRG) Management. Provide front-line management of the staff within a specific DRG and oversight of the DRG specific clinical research portfolio. Promote and advance the clinical research activities within SOCCI in a safe, compliant, effective, efficient, and collegial manner. Direct and manage clinical research staff within the clinical operations unit DRG team. Meets with staff on a regular basis to assess activity, performance, compliance and needs of the DRG team. Communicate regularly with DRG faculty to ensure alignment with DRG needs and future planning. Monitor compliance reporting tools and provides summary status reports to the Research Manager, CRO Clinical Operations. Identify barriers to timely study activation, efficient coordination, and participate to identify/implement potential solutions. Engage relevant providers (physicians, advance practice providers, clinic nurses, staff) to ensure that clinical issues that arise, at all points of contact, are addressed in a timely and compliant fashion.

  • Training and education of DRG team staff. Responsible for ensuring the delivery of protocol-specific training as required of engaged CRO, clinic, and ancillary staff. In partnership with CRO colleagues and training and education resources, develop, implement, and evolve a departmental specific role-based curriculum for new employees. Contributes to the development and execution of educational in-services pertinent to the performance of high-quality clinical research.

  • Quality monitoring. Perform quality oversight of clinical trials to include monitoring progress of screening, enrollment, and data submission. Ensure compliance with Cedars-Sinai, SOCCI and CRO policies and procedures. Contribute to the development of corrective action plans, subsequent implementation and documentation of progress of plans.

  • Actively participates in the strategic planning process of SOCCI’s Clinical Research Office. Represents the Clinical Trials Office on University/Hospital committees and task forces as assigned. Serves as a Liaison to promote Clinical Research at the state and federal levels.

  • Responsible for human resource activities including recruitment, on-boarding, performance management and professional development of staff.

  • Other duties as assigned


Educational Requirements:

Bachelor's Degree Healthcare, Management, Business or related field - preferred


5 years Management, Program Management, or related experience - minimum

Physical Demands:

Stand dynamically to perform a function and move to perform another.

Stand statically in one place to perform a function without changing location.

Sit at a desk or table with some walking, standing, bending, stooping, or carrying of light objects.

Perform continuous operation of a personal computer for four hours or more.

Use hands and fingers to handle and manipulate objects and/or operate equipment.

Climb stairs and/or ladders.

Bend, crouch, stoop, stretch, or crawl.

Bend upper torso and reach up and out with hands and arms.

Balance the body while walking, standing, crouching, or stooping to prevent falling.


Cedars-Sinai is an EEO employer. Cedars-Sinai does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of the race, religion, color, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, physical or mental disability, legally protected medical condition (cancer-related or genetic characteristics or any genetic information), marital status, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, age (40 or older), military and/or veteran status or any other basis protected by federal or state law.