Assistant Director, Clinical Research Operations - #9820349

USC


Date: 1 week ago
City: Los Angeles, CA
Salary: $158,923.3 - $192,264 per year
Contract type: Full time

The USC Norris Comprehensive Cancer Center’s Clinical Investigations Support Office (CISO) is seeking an Assistant Director, Clinical Research Operations to join its team.

Job Summary:

Provides oversight, supervision, and support for research operations, processes, and infrastructure related to clinical trials. Monitors patient safety and data preparation, presentation and security. Manages relationships with relevant stakeholders contributing to trial conduct and execution.

Key Responsibilities include:

Coordinates and manages clinical trial operations across numerous varied teams. Assists with the design, development and implementation of clinical trials and department plans. Ensures clinical trials are conducted appropriately per standard operating procedures and guidelines and aligned with university values and expectations. Provides support and guidance to lab-related research operations.

Reviews trial-related documentation (e.g., abstracts, amendments, brochures). Develops new procedures to improve trial performance and compliance. Ensures regular, consistent operations and daily procedures. Implements changes or new processes as needed. Stays current with changes to processes, policies and best practices, along with industry trends and developments.

Provides oversight, guidance and leadership (e.g., staff coaching) while continually assessing team performance. Assists managers with addressing study-related questions from internal/external stakeholders (e.g., principal investigators, Institutional Review Board). Coordinates and assists with staff hiring and training. Schedules regular meetings with team managers. Works closely with leadership to coordinate and supervise daily operations. Ensures leadership has appropriate and effective education plans for new hires’ job descriptions, closely collaborating with varied stakeholders. Assists leadership with all projects and duties as needed/directed.

Develops processes and facilitates regular, open communications between departments, interacting and coordinating with numerous relevant stakeholders. Promotes an environment that fosters inclusive relationships and creates unbiased opportunities for contributions through ideas, words, and actions that uphold principles of the USC Code of Ethics.

Performs other related duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree
  • 5 years’ experience
  • Directly related expertise in specialized research/programs (e.g., counseling, teaching). Experience developing curriculum and with design conceptualization. Extensive experience in research, managing sponsored projects. Demonstrated consulting, negotiation, development, and/or fundraising experience. Proven leadership/management experience, skilled in staff development and networking. Ability to analyze/evaluate data and present findings. Proven experience with budget development and control. Excellent interpersonal and written and oral communication skills, able to problem solve and lead conflict resolutions. Ability to interpret and apply policies/analyses/trends.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree
  • 7 years’ experience

The annual base salary range for this position is $158,923.29 - $192,264.00. When extending an offer of employment, the University of Southern California considers factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the candidate’s work experience, education/training, key skills, internal peer equity, federal, state and local laws, contractual stipulations, grant funding, as well as external market and organizational considerations.


Minimum Education: Bachelor's degree Minimum Experience: 5 years Minimum Skills: Directly related expertise in specialized research/programs (e.g., counseling, teaching). Experience developing curriculum and with design conceptualization. Extensive experience in research, managing sponsored projects. Demonstrated consulting, negotiation, development, and/or fundraising experience. Proven leadership/management experience, skilled in staff development and networking. Ability to analyze/evaluate data and present findings. Proven experience with budget development and control. Excellent interpersonal and written and oral communication skills, able to problem solve and lead conflict resolutions. Ability to interpret and apply policies/analyses/trends. Preferred Education: Master's degree Preferred Experience: 7 years Preferred Skills: Seven years’ experience with specialized research/programs. Related special education, licensing and/or certifications based on program content/services. Knowledge and/or understanding of numerous relevant cultural issues (e.g., immigration, socioeconomic, LGBTQIA+). Multilingual communication skills, fluent in Spanish and/or other languages beyond English.

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