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Clinical Research Manager

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Tucson, AZ 85721
0.2 miles Full-time, Part-time

Clinical Research Manager

Inside Higher Ed
Tucson, AZ 85721
Full-time, Part-time
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Job Description

Posting Number:



Cancer Center Division

Department Website Link:


UAHS - Tucson


University of Arizona Health Sciences, Tucson, AZ USA

Position Highlights:

The University of Arizona Cancer Center (UACC) is a National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer through patient care, research, and education. The Operations Office is a functional component of the Clinical Trials Unit (CTO), which is organized to provide clinical research staff support for interventional oncology protocols.The Assistant Manager, CTO will provide managerial oversight for assigned clinical trial office staff within the centralized cancer clinical trial unit at the University of Arizona Cancer Center. This position will be a working manager position with protected time for conducting management responsibilities. The position is responsible for the training and mentoring of assigned CTO staff and the efficient setup and execution of clinical trial study management, including sponsored, investigator-initiated, and cooperative-group trials, ensuring that all activities occur in compliance with appropriate regulations and contractual obligations.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the supervision of day-to-day activities of the assigned CTO Clinical Research Coordinators at the University of Arizona Cancer Center; including prioritization and assignment of work; communication of expectations and standards; hiring, training and ongoing assessment of outcomes; writing and communication of performance evaluations; coaching and disciplinary action activities.
  • Help advise and assign appropriate resources to ensure continuity in research operations and compliant study management for all UACC disease teams at UACC.
  • Help oversee the initial and continuing training of staff regarding research industry standards, current CTO policy, and UACC operations.
  • Help advise the CTO budget team on resources necessary to conduct new and ongoing research protocols.
  • Help coordinate efforts with the CTO budget team, Regulatory and Financial Team for study activation and ongoing study management.
  • Help the development and maintenance of Clinical Operations Team procedures regarding study coordination and data management that follow and execute the policies set forth by the CTO administration and are compliant with applicable federal, state, local and University of Arizona regulations, laws, guidance and policies.
  • Help ensure accurate and complete data entry of staff for all systems (paper and electronic) in use.
  • Actively participates in CTO management meetings, protocols review committees and disease teams regarding coordination efforts.
  • Assist as a CTO liaison with faculty, physicians, UACC research staff external to CTO, UA research compliance units and Dignity staff.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of CTO support staff professional development.
  • Assist with the collection of operational metrics for the CTO functional groups with oversight responsibilities.
  • Work closely with the CTO, Managers and the Assistant Director, Cancer Clinical Research in the development and reporting of research data.
  • Provide senior level clinical research coordination of protocols while adhering to standard operating procedures, good clinical practice and the code of federal regulations

Clinical Research Coordination Responsibilities

  • Provide senior level coordination of protocols according to specific timelines and procedures noted in each assigned protocol, while adhering to good clinical practice and the code of federal regulations.
  • Coordinate the daily activities of the study conduct to obtain and report research subject information to investigators involved with the trial in order to ensure comprehensive patient care and protocol compliance.
  • Coordinate scheduling and follow-through of patient care appointments, procedures, and other diagnostic testing in accordance with study protocol.
  • Direct, monitor, and participate in research activities including, but not limited to, prescreening, consenting, collecting subject data, AE/SAE and concomitant medication documentation and reporting, requesting records, register patients to trials, and evaluating and analyzing research projects according to Good Clinical Practice guidelines.
  • Participate in collection, processing and evaluation of biological samples.
  • Assist investigators with monitoring of patient response to clinical trial and ensuring accurate reporting of response to the sponsor (e.g. RECIST).
  • Review treatment information, provide infusion RN reporting, evaluate response to treatment, and ensure follow-up and survival data are accurately codes and updated in the database in a timely way.
  • Investigate and respond to queries.
  • Work with Research Data Coordinators to enter study data and resolve queries in the study database.
  • Attend disease team meetings on a regular basis.
  • Complete study Fast-Facts for all assigned trials and keeps clinic research packets up to date.
  • Educate patients and families on the purpose, goals, and processes of clinical studies.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 3 years of related work experience or equivalent combination of education and work experience required.
  • Generally requires a Bachelor's degree.

Preferred Qualifications:

*Project Management Experience.*Fluency working with electronic spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel).*Current certification as a clinical research coordinator (CCRP®, CRC®, CRA®) or other applicable clinical research certification.*Previous experience with cancer clinical research.*Knowledge of the principles and practices of a clinical trial management system (e.g. OnCore).*Demonstrated ability to interact professionally and effectively with investigators, sponsors and cross-functional teams.*Working knowledge of university policies and procedures related to research administration.*Skill in medical assessment techniques.*Skill in maintaining detailed records.*Ability to effectively communicate.*Excellent organizational skills.*Knowledge of MS Word (word processing) and Excel (spreadsheets).



Full Time/Part Time:

Full Time

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Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

Rate of Pay:

$52,024 - $75,145

Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



Career Stream and Level:


Job Family:

Clinical Research

Job Function:


Type of criminal background check required::

Name-based criminal background check (non-security sensitive)

Number of Vacancies:


Target Hire Date:

Expected End Date:

Contact Information for Candidates:

Alaina Krone |

Open Date:


Open Until Filled:


Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

Posting ID: 609216788Posted: 2021-03-06