Providence Health & Services Director Of Clinical Research - Clinical Research in Santa Monica, California


Providence is calling a Director of Clinical Research to Providence John Wayne Cancer Institute Santa Monica, CA.

In this position you will:

  • Collaborate in the development and implementation of strategic plans to identify target markets to provide cutting edge research for specific disease sites, participating and referring physicians, geographical areas, age, and demographic segments.

  • Establish and facilitate relationships with physicians, physician organizations, including, but not limited to cardiologists, oncologists, radiation oncologists, and surgical oncologists to help assure research needs are being met within the community for specific patient populations.

  • Plan, coordinate and direct the oversight of all aspects of clinical research trials including justification, feasibility, reporting and funding.

  • Work closely with appropriate participating site managers and staff to ensure effective administration of clinical trials, actively addressing any issues with patient accruals, quality of data management and operational matters.

  • Develop and implement mechanism for coordinating multi-site investigator-initiated trials utilizing the participating sites of the Los Angeles ministries and the infrastructure of the Office of Clinical Research (OCR).

  • Review potential research opportunities with Executive Director and Principal Investigators to evaluate for program development goals and assists in selection process and opening of appropriate studies.

  • Review potential collaborations with ancillary departments with the Regional Director to determine which best meets the needs of the region’s clinical research program.

  • Evaluate research data and reviews study results with PI’s for compliance with institutional and study specific regulations.

  • Develop and implements departmental policies and procedures to improve organizational performance standards.

  • Collaborate with Research Finance on research budgets and financial tracking to ensure programs are achieving set metrics and financial goals.

  • Collaborateswith Manager of Regulatory affairs to maintain regulatory and professional standards/requirements.

  • Work closely with Regional Directors to oversee all aspects of clinical research operations and research–related patient care activities on a daily basis.


Required qualifications for this position include:

  • Bachelor's degree in health related field or equivalent

  • 7-10 years of clinical research experience required

  • 5-7 years in management of clinical trials (including oncology) is required.

  • 3-5 years of management or team leadership/supervisory experience.

  • Experience in managing clinical research data collection, reporting, outcomes, quality improvement, and standards/pathways.

  • Experience in meeting (CFR, GCP, ICH, OHRP guidelines), as well as other Federal, State and Local regulations surrounding human research and gene therapy practices.

  • Must have experience in setting up data management systems.

  • Knowledge of DHHS, CFR, OHRP, CGP, NCI, NIH and other relevant regulations concerning grant administration, costing and compliance issues.

  • Knowledge of Investigator-initiated trials (IIT), coordinating center responsibilities for multi-site IIT’s, electronic data capture systems.

  • Understanding of current issues and trends in biomedical research, including ethical considerations.

  • Demonstrated communication, leadership, and team building skills: evidence of this should include dealing well with people, effective problem solving, appropriately confronting issues, motivating others as individuals and as groups, planning, organizing and directing the activities of others.

Preferred qualifications for this position include:

  • Masters degree or Ph.D

About the hospital you will serve:

The John Wayne Cancer Institute at Providence Saint John’s Health Center is a cancer research institute dedicated to the understanding and curing of cancer in order to eliminate patient suffering worldwide. The Institute's mission is accomplished by conducting innovative research focused on biological mechanisms to provide new understandings of the cause, diagnosis, control, and cure of cancer; training the next generation of surgical scientists who study and treat cancer; and researching unique experimental treatment services to rapidly develop and test new forms of diagnosis and therapy in order to improve the quality of life and expected survival of those afflicted with cancer.

We offer a full comprehensive range of benefits - see our website for details

Our Mission

As expressions of God’s healing love, witnessed through the ministry of Jesus, we are steadfast in serving all, especially those who are poor and vulnerable.

About Us

Providence Health & Services is a not-for-profit Catholic network of hospitals, care centers, health plans, physicians, clinics, home health care and services guided by a Mission of caring the Sisters of Providence began over 160 years ago. Providence is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer. Providence does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, disability, veteran, military status, religion, age, creed, national origin, sexual identity or expression, sexual orientation, marital status, genetic information, or any other basis prohibited by local, state, or federal law.

Schedule: Full-time

Shift: Day

Job Category: Director / Executive

Location: California-Santa Monica

Req ID: 192801