Job Description

Director, Clinical Research

Cancer care is all we do

Hope in healing

Cancer Treatment Centers of America® (CTCA®) takes a unique and integrative approach to cancer care. Our patient-centered care model is founded on a commitment to personalized medicine, tailoring a combination of treatments to the needs of each individual patient. At the same time, we support patients’ quality of life by offering therapies designed to help them manage the side effects of treatment, addressing their physical, spiritual and emotional needs, so they are better able to stay on their treatment regimens and get back to life. At the core of our whole-person approach is what we call the Mother Standard® of care, so named because it requires that we treat our patients, and one another, like we would want our loved ones to be treated. This innovative approach has earned our hospitals a Best Place to Work distinction and numerous accreditations. Each of us has a stake in the successful outcomes of every patient we treat.

Job Description:

The Director, Clinical Research is responsible for providing overall leadership, strategic planning (business development) and operational management of the clinical research department at their specific location and the associated financial, quality and administrative functions of the service line. Under the direction of the VP of Research and Clinical Integration, the incumbent will oversee all aspects of research conducted at their location including coordinating all study information and activities, working with physicians/clinicians and with external research companies to drive collaboration, ensure financial management and alignment with enterprise wide clinical research strategy and goals as well as follow all enterprise-wide and hospital standard operating procedures.

Job Responsibilities

Provide overall leadership and day-to-day operational management of the clinical research team at their location to ensure that annual departmental strategy is developed, and goals are met or exceeded through the following roles and responsibilities:

  • The local strategy is aligned with enterprise-wide strategy and priorities.
  • All research stakeholders have:
  • appropriate training and experience,
  • consistently follow federal rules and guidelines,
  • follow company policies and all other applicable research regulations, policies and standard operating procedures.
  • Drive a quality and safe clinical research program that aligns with Human Research Projection (HRP) and Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines and procedures.
  • Staff and department work are prioritized so that short and long-term benefits are balanced in day-to-day decision-making and problem solving.
  • Efficient day-to-day operation with the ability to acquire and introduce new procedures and processes into the workflow of the clinical research activities at the site level. 
  • Key project deliverables and deadlines are met.  
  • Clinical trial/study progress is measured and monitored from both a sponsor/CRO and M&S expectation and receive feedback regarding study center performance and make necessary course corrections to drive growth and business development.
  • Compliance with all site and enterprise-wide standard operating procedures.
  • Timely and accurate communication to local, regional and/or national audiences.
  • Collaboration with the Hospital COO in developing multi-year strategic plans.
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships with external research entities as well as develop a strong partnership with investigators within the clinical research program to drive growth, development and good clinical practice. Develop and maintain strong alignment and collaboration with physician leaders and enterprise peers and leaders (e.g., Office of Research Administration)

  • Establishing clear expectations, priorities, timelines and deliverables
  • Ensuring alignment with enterprise-wide research goals
  • Guiding, motivating and developing research stakeholders
  • Providing timely and appropriate feedback throughout the year
  • Recruiting, hiring and training
  • Identifying and developing any necessary training
  • Performing timely and accurate performance evaluations
  • Manages financial outcomes by:
  • Developing and managing annual budgets to ensure efficient use of all resources and staffing needs of the clinical research department.
  • Working closely with the Office of Research Administration to ensure research data is recorded and analyzed in a timely manner and all financial transactions for clinical trials are reported timely and accurately. Monitor clinical trial revenues and expenditures; utilize research and institutional policies to ensure all data is accurately recorded. 


  • Bachelor's degree in Nursing, Pharmacy, Health Care Administration, or related area
  • Minimum of 5-8 years of progressive management experience in a clinical research environment required.  
  • Certification through SoCRA, ACRP, or other reputable entity preferred; will be required within 18-24 months of hire.
  • Business experience a plus

We win together

Each CTCA employee is a Stakeholder, driven to make a true difference and help win the fight against cancer. Each day is a challenge, but this unique experience comes with rewards that you may never have thought possible. To ensure each team member brings his or her best self, we offer exceptional support and immersive training to encourage your personal and professional growth. If you’re ready to be part of something bigger and work with a passionate, dynamic group of care professionals, we invite you to join us. 

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