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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 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 an NCI grant, and a commitment of substantial NCI services, augmented by Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center institutional funds.
We are seeking an energetic individual with substantial background in clinical research for the position of Clinical Trial Manager (CTM). The CTM will report directly to the CITN Administrative Director. The CTM 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.
The CTM serves as the primary contact for Network sites and others involved in protocol operations and study conduct. This position will be responsible for the operational management and the oversight of clinical trials within the COSC.
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 CTM, soliciting assistance from other stakeholders and informing the COSC team as appropriate.
A degree in the health sciences, (i.e., RN, BSN, MPH, etc.) with experience in a clinical research setting is required. A minimum of 5 years experience in a clinical research environment, including at least 3 years experience in the management of complex programs, activities or units is needed. Experience managing clinical sites and multiple clinical projects as the Sponsor, is highly desirable.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, ability to manage a constantly changing list of priorities while staying organized. Flexibility and a sense of humor are essential in this fast paced role. Strong desire to perform a variety of tasks is necessary.