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We are seeking an energetic individual with substantial background in clinical research for the position of Vaccine Trials Manager. The Vaccine Trials Manager will report directly to the CITN Administrative Director. The Vaccine Trials Manager will be responsible for working closely with CITN COSC staff to implement and manage CITN protocols being conducted at Network clinical sites in addition to helping with a variety of protocol development tasks.
ABOUT THE CITN:
The Cancer Immunotherapy Trials Network (CITN) is a National Cancer Institute (NCI) sponsored network initiated to stimulate the conduct of early (Phase I and Phase II) clinical trials in the area of cancer immunotherapy. The goals are to continue to build a productive network of leading investigators and institutions to implement early phase cancer immunotherapy trials, design and conduct novel biologically dictated early phase trials using agents and combinations to demonstrate proof-of-concept essential to proceed to Phase III pivotal trials, and provide high quality immunogenicity and biomarker data that elucidate mechanisms of response.
The network is coordinated through a Central Operations and Statistical Center (COSC), which is housed at Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center. The Network is supported by a NCI contract, and a commitment of substantial NCI services, augmented by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center (FHCRC) institutional funds.
SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Vaccine Trials Manager serves as the primary contact for the protocol by Network sites and others involved in operations.
Special skills, knowledge and judgment are applied in independently managing site-level project/study operations, in developing methods and materials, in conducting protocol training, and in carrying-out complex multi-site research management responsibilities. Problems and challenges that arise in the implementation of projects/studies are handled by the Vaccine Trials Manager, soliciting assistance from other stakeholders and informing the COSC team as appropriate.
A degree in the health sciences, e.g., an RN, NP, PA, MHA or MBA with experience in a clinical research setting is highly desired. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, flexibility and a sense of humor are essential. Strong desire to perform a variety of tasks is necessary.
Pay, Benefits, & Work Schedule:
Salary DOE + excellent benefits, ability to have a flexible work schedule, both in the number of hours and days is required. Travel to meetings or to sites if needed is mandatory. It is expected that some days will be longer than 8 hours.