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The Immunotherapy Integrated Research Center ( IIRC ) has mission to increase collaborative research and stimulate transformative cancer discovery. The IIRC clinical research organization (IIRC-CRO) manages adoptive T cell therapy clinical trials in the Bezos Family Immunotherapy Clinic ( BFIC ) at the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. The Clinical Program Operations Director oversees this clinical research team and, in collaboration with the Medical Director, the IIRC clinical program.
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This position reports to the Medical Director of the Integrated Immunotherapy Research Center - Clinical Research Organization (IIRC-CRO) and the Vice President of the Interdisciplinary Science Administration (ISA). This position oversees a portfolio of over 25 clinical research trials and growing, works independently and in cooperation with internal and external stakeholders to manage operations and maintains professional relationships with study sponsors and regulatory agencies, and directs a leadership team that includes regulatory, data, research support, nursing, and administrative roles. Responsibilities include:
Collaborate with the program Medical Director to plan and set clinical program goals
Develop year over year programmatic goals within the Interdisciplinary Science Administration (ISA) that support overall growth and development of the IIRC-CRO
Operationalize and manage metrics in support of IIRC goals
Oversee multiple interdisciplinary forums that support a broad range of collaboration, management of trials, and dissemination of programmatic trends and activities
On behalf of the Medical Director, and in conjunction with the Program and Operations Manager, oversees the program portfolio and provides data for planning/goal setting. Works independently to plan for program needs based on trial pipeline
Managerial and Operational Role
Directs the IIRC-CRO leadership team, including regulatory, data, research support, nursing, and administrative roles to align on the goals of the IIRC
In conjunction with the IIRC-CRO leadership team, oversee the regulatory, safety, compliance and monitoring of the IIRC-CRO trial portfolio
Collaborate with the Business Development and Strategy group in messaging the core functions of the IIRC-CRO and value proposition for potential partners
Monitor program resources such as space, equipment and personnel, ensuring that current program resource needs are met, and future program resource needs are anticipated
Cross Collaboration Duties
Enhance and bridge collaborations with internal and external stakeholders, including clinical sites of practice, external partners and SCCA partners
Collaborate with the IIRC Finance team to oversee team budgets, resource allocation and resource planning to support upcoming projects
Bachelors degree required
Minimum three years of staff management experience and five years of experience in all phases of clinical trials management; must include experience in the management of investigator initiated clinical trials
Working knowledge of the finance of clinical trials, proven ability to partner with a finance team to run a financially stable organization
Strong knowledge of clinical operations and current regulations related to FDA, INDs, IDEs and Good Clinical Practice
Strong prioritization, communication and clinical interpretive skills
Proven ability to develop effective, collaborative relationships at all levels
Knowledge of medical terminology and statistics is preferred
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At Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, teams of world-renowned scientists and humanitarians work together to prevent, diagnose and treat cancer, HIV/AIDS and other diseases. Researchers are discovering new ways to detect cancers earlier, improve treatments, and learn how to prevent cancers from growing. Although Fred Hutchinson opened its doors in 1975, its history began about 20 years before that. In 1962 Fred Hutchinson envisioned a center devoted to studying cancer, a disease that took his brother’s life. Today Fred Hutchinson is contributing to the next waves of breakthrough treatments and prevention strategies. Fred Hutchinson collaborates with the Seattle Cancer Alliance, the National Cancer Institute, and the University of Washington.