Oregon Health & Science University

Clinical Research Manager / Research Administrator 1

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Unclassified Administrative
Salary Range
Commensurate with experience
FTE flexibility of .70 to 1.0 FTE. Part-time is .70 FTE / Full-time is .75 or above.
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Department Overview

About OHSU
Link www.ohsu.edu
OHSU's singular focus on improving health starts with Oregonians and has global impact. We are the only academic health center in Oregon, but we're also nationally distinct as a university dedicated solely to advancing health sciences. This allows us to concentrate resources on research to prevent and cure disease, on education that prepares physicians, dentists, nurses and other health professionals to succeed in an evolving health care environment, and on patient care that incorporates the latest knowledge and discoveries. We have 16,000 employees and secure competitive research funding of more than $400 million a year. As a public organization, we provide community outreach and services for Oregon's most vulnerable populations. OHSU’s stated mission to improve the health and quality of life for all Oregonians through excellence, innovation and leadership in health care, education and research.


About Portland and Oregon
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Bisected by the Willamette River, Portland is a vibrant city nestled among green woods and waterways. Only 90 minutes from the spectacular Oregon coast or towering Mount Hood, Portland offers the rare accessibility of snow-to-surf. Portland embraces cyclists, hikers, brewpubs, dogs, climbers, artisan coffee shops, book readers, foodies, professional soccer and basketball fans, award-winning wineries, concertgoers and paddle boarders. It’s no wonder Portland constantly ranks as one of America’s favorite lifestyle cities.

Function/Duties of Position

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.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in heath-related field.
  • Minimum of 5 years relevant clinical research experience including at least 2 years of oncology clinical research experience, at least 1 year of lead-CRA and/or CRA management experience.
  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks at one time
  • Must have excellent communication, analytical and organizational skills:  both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team while being collaborative in resolving problems.
  • Must be proficient with computers running Windows and PC applications e.g. MS Excel, Oracle, Access, Word and PowerPoint). Typing 60wpm
  • Must have demonstrated excellent customer service skills both on the phone and in person.
  • Must possess energy and drive to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to use tact and diplomacy to maintain effective working relationships.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Pediatric cancer consortia clinical trials experience.
  • Working knowledge of Access, Excel, electronic medical records, and Oracle.
  • Clinical research certification (SoCRA, ACRP).

Additional Details

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All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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