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Cedars-Sinai Director, MN Research Operations in Los Angeles, California

The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute, an affiliate of the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute at Cedars-Sinai, has established an international reputation for developing new cancer therapies and for providing the best in experimental and traditional treatments.

The Director Research Ops identifies and develops resources, sets direction and priorities for the department, prioritizes program resource investments, positioning the program and department as a leader in its specialty. Builds strong internal networks across the organization, creating strategic alliances/partnerships to support program expansion. Represents the Medical Network to the Cedars-Sinai Medical Center (CSMC) clinical and surgical departments and the Cedars-Sinai Office of Research Administration to identify and implement opportunities to enhance research, including evaluating existing programs and developing business plans for programs with growth potential.

  • Identifies, pursues, and secures opportunities for research program development and growth.

  • Evaluates and optimizes clinical research staff performance, compliance, and resource utilization.

  • Implements growth, cost-reduction, physician wellness, patient experience, academic standing and/or other initiatives in support of the organization’s strategy.

  • Develops, deploys, and revises Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) as necessary to (1) proactively detect, eliminate and prevent regulatory compliance issues, (2) minimize institutional risk, (3) improve research subject safety and (4) maximize cost recovery.

  • Provides critical financial and operational analysis for actionable recommendations for department strategic and operational plans. Leads implementation of action plans.

  • Guides the successful integration of the research program(s) across other areas of the organization and affiliated organizations.

  • Facilitates the development of investigator-initiated protocols for internal funding and external grant requests, including NIH submissions.

  • Reviews or consults on all clinical trial protocols submitted for Institutional Review Board evaluation and approval.

  • Oversees the creation and implementation of internal monitoring processes. Provides leadership and oversight in the monitoring of trial data.

  • Participates in preparation for external audits, meets with external auditors, and leads resolution of any identified issues.

  • Explores methods to reduce the number of deviations and findings and implements training to ensure compliance with all corrective action plans.

  • Facilitates grants and contracts process, supports protocol billing, provides oversight for Medicare Coverage Analysis as required.

Bachelor's Degree Healthcare administration, business administration, biological science or related field

Working Title: Director, MN Research Operations

Department: Angeles Research

Business Entity: Medical Network Foundation

Job Category: ,Academic/Research,Academic/Research

Job Specialty: Academic/Research Services

Position Type: Full-time

Shift Length: 8 hour shift

Shift Type: Day

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