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The Clinical Research Manager is responsible for overseeing the operations of the OHSU Doernbecher Pediatric Hematology Oncology (PHO) clinical research program, in alignment with the Department of Pediatrics and the Knight Cancer Institute. PHO treats about 150 newly diagnosed cancer patients each year, and at least 20% are enrolled on complex clinical trials at diagnosis. Patients who relapse often enroll onto early phase clinical trials.
In this position, 70% effort will be devoted to Clinical Research Manager and 30% to standard ongoing Clinical Research Associate responsibilities. Note: if this position was to be hired at a .70 FTE then there would be no standard ongoing Clinical Research Associate responsiblitites.
PHO is a member of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG), a cooperative group overseen by the National Cancer Institute (NCI), as well as several smaller consortia, including TACL (Treatment Advances in Childhood Leukemia and Lymphoma) and the Pediatric Pacific Neuro-Oncology Consortium (PNOC). PHO also participates in industry sponsored and investigator-initiated clinical research. The PHO research group works closely with the OHSU Investigational Pharmacy and the PHO physicians and nursing staff. Responsibilities for this role include personnel management of employees in the PHO clinical research organization and collaboration with the OHSU Sponsored Agreement Team (SAT) Clinical Trials Office. This role also facilitates program development in collaboration with the PHO Division Head and research staff. In support of these activities, the Clinical Research Manager is involved in continual process improvement to further the efficiency and effectiveness of the clinical research organization. The Clinical Research Manager serves as a liaison between investigators and industry partners as well as other stakeholders within the institution. The Clinical Research Manager will align with the clinical research managers of the Knight Cancer Institute and will receive mentorship from that group as needed.
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