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The Program Manager for the Cancer Prevention and Control Program (CPCP) within the Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Center (SOCCI) is responsible for planning, organizing, and leading the daily operations of the CPCP research portfolio consistent with the needs of the faculty and SOCCI administration. Works closely with Program investigators to build a robust population-based research program with a focus on cancer etiology, therapeutic and non-therapeutic targeted interventions, screening and early diagnosis, and survivorship. The Program Manager hires, on-boards, trains and manages research staff; and provides safe, compliant, efficient and effective conduct of research. Directs and leads the CPCP disease research group (DRG) and interacts with the Cancer Clinical Trials Office (CCTO) managers to ensure alignment with SOCCI-wide clinical research activities. Establishes, implements, and evolves operational standards and monitors quality and progress. Ensures that research follows all guidelines mandated by Federal, Local, and Organizational requirements. Position requires a strong emphasis on program quality and accountability along with a focus on process improvement and program growth. Works within a multidisciplinary environment with colleagues both internally and externally in a collaborative manner, exercising diplomacy, respectfulness, tactfulness and professionalism.
Oversee and manage the CPC Program and leads day-to-day program operations and administration. Will manage staff in conjunction with CPCP investigators.
Collaborates with other departments, leaders across the organization and other partners in the administration of the program. Identify and define any logistics, action items or information needed to maintain operations.
Identifies growth opportunities and further efficiencies that impact the program and/or departments success and aids in development of strategic plans to achieve objectives. Collaborate with internal/external partners to maintain and further develop program growth, community outreach activities, as well as relationship building and maintenance.
Plans, develops, coordinates, and organizes resources to meet program objectives; may be responsible for identifying program participants. May lead cross-functional teams in the administration, maintenance or expansion of the program.
Builds and champions a collaborative and positive relationship building dynamic with internal staff and external agencies/organizations. May be responsible for designing and implementing any applicable education, training, on-boarding and/or mentorship pertaining to the program.
In collaboration with leadership, responsible for planning and managing program fiscal budgets and financials.
Ensures compliance with local, state and federal laws; accreditation, professional and regulatory agency standards and licensure requirements. Maintains staff and program compliance with organizational policies and procedures.
Researches, gathers, organizes and summarizes data for evaluating performance of program or other program operations. May develop, evaluate, recommend and implement procedures for data acquisition, management and quality control. May analyze data for trends or conclusions and presents results and recommendations to senior leadership.
Provides oversight over management of archived biospecimens and communicates Research Facilities Operations to ensure integrity of the freezer monitoring systems/policy
Has direct supervision and oversight, with input from investigators, of research staff within the Prevention and Control program, including training and education and work load distribution of DRG team staff. Responsible for ensuring the delivery of protocol-specific training, as required. In partnership with CCTO colleagues and training and education resources, develop, implement, and coordinate a DRG specific curriculum for new employees to ensure high-quality clinical research.
Develop infrastructure and staffing models to expand the portfolio and accruals to human studies.
Provide overall project management of the research portfolio, identifying areas of strength/growth and seeking out new opportunities, and performing tracking and metric reporting.
Provide oversight and quality assurance of regulatory and budgeting/finance components of the DRG portfolio.
Design models that demonstrate the latest technology advancements (i.e. data collection strategies documents signing, adaptive testing, web-based consenting)
Work with DRG investigators and CRO SPIN team to facilitate investigator-initiated research. This may include assisting investigators with choosing measures, scales, and assessment from a library of validated measures, Assist in grant and protocol writing, data analyses, and development of scientific presentation and publications.
Work with investigators, SOCCI grants office, and therapeutic research finance core to identify appropriate funding sources, invoicing, and resource allocation; reconcile contract invoices; properly charge time and effort of staff.
Assure excellent conduct of research by providing expertise for faculty and oversight for research staff; ensure research is conducted in compliance with applicable local and federal regulations (i.e., HIPAA) and guidelines (i.e., GCP).
Work with investigators to consistently monitor processes related to research operations to improve research potential, develop process improvements and/or SOPs where appropriate.
Attends national meetings and conferences and identifies potential collaborators and research sponsors.
Participates in the philanthropic development of the DRG to support research efforts.
Providing healthcare for more than 100 years, Cedars-Sinai has evolved into one of the most dynamic and highly renowned medical centers in the world. Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a training center for future physicians and other healthcare professionals. This attracts exceptional talent to Cedars-Sinai, including world-renowned physician-scientists who seek a place where they can both conduct research and see patients--the ideal formula for discovery and its translation into cures. Our patients benefit from access to doctors at the top of their fields, and our researchers have an ideal community in which to study the impact of healthcare challenges, and reflect that knowledge in their research. The greater Los Angeles area in which Cedars-Sinai resides possesses unparalleled cultural and ethnic diversity which offers outstanding opportunities for translational and clinical research... and a dynamic environment for medical education.Although community based, Cedars-Sinai is a major teaching hospital affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA). Cedars-Sinai has highly competitive graduate medical education programs in more than 50 specialty and subspecialty areas, a graduate program in biomedical sciences and translational medicine, a clinical scholars program directed towards junior physicians with aspirations to become clinical scientists, and post graduate training opportunities.There are more than 250 full-time faculty members at Cedars-Sinai. The voluntary medical staff, comprised of more than 2,200 specialty board-certified or board-qualified physicians, represent all of the specialties and subspecialties and collaborate with full-time medical staff in the teaching responsibilities of the graduate medical education programs.