Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center Clinical Research Manager - Neurology in New York, New York

Clinical Research Manager – Neurology

Job Posting Number: 20503

Research – Clinical

New York,NY

March 16, 2018

Company Overview:

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.

For the 28th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2018, as well as one of Glassdoor’s Employees’ Choice Best Place to Work for 2018. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Details:

We are: Our Department of Neurology offers expertise in the care of cancer patients with nervous system disorders, many of whom also require rehabilitation services to ensure optimal function and quality of life. Neurology provides care for patients with conditions such as primary brain and spinal cord tumors, metastatic tumors involving the nervous system, and paraneoplastic neurological disorders. Our research team is currently seeking a Clinical Research Manager . The clinical trials portfolio (70+ studies) in Neurology includes advanced therapeutic trials of Phases I through III, large scale registries, NCI/federally sponsored, non-therapeutic research, as well as biospecimen and retrospective protocols. This diverse portfolio includes collaborations with multiple other clinical departments at MSK as well as the Regional Network sites.

Job Duties include:

  • Staff Management: Supervises the training/development and performance management for direct reports, and indirectly supervises the Research Study Assistants that report to them. Responsible for the hiring and oversight of training of new staff.

  • Protocol Development: Oversees and coordinates all aspects of the protocol development process. Works closely with the institutional Protocol Activation & Human Research Protection office.

  • Financial Management: Responsible for clinical trial budget development and invoicing for single and multicenter studies. Works in partnership with the department finance manager on managing sub-contracts including payments to participating sites. Collaborates with appropriate stakeholders to ensure adequate allocation of industry funds and grant/philanthropy awards for LOI, as well as for new protocol budgets and for salary planning purposes.

  • Program Development: Forecasts trial, staffing and resource needs, for program and senior leadership to ensure appropriate line function allocations. Reviews and streamlines work flow, policies and procedures to most effectively meet the goals and mission of the research division of the department.

  • Clinical Trial Reporting: Generates protocol portfolio status reports for key stakeholders. Implements solutions for streamlining and accelerating the monitoring and review of clinical trials to significantly increase accrual to clinical trials, data quality, and trial completion.

  • Quality Assurance: Participates in routine audits for data quality, regulatory compliance, and patient safety issues related to clinical trials. Communicates and ensures compliance with company policies and procedures, quality standards and improvement initiatives.

You need:

  • At Least 4 years of clinical research experience.

  • At least 2 years of direct staff management (preferred).

  • Thorough knowledge of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines, Human Subject Protection, clinical trial design, regulatory processes, and clinical development process required.

  • Therapeutic and Oncology Research experience strongly preferred.

  • Effective written/verbal communication and oral presentation skills required. Excellent interpersonal, leadership, decision-making and issue resolution skills are also required.


MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.

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