This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.
Current UC San Diego and UC San Diego Health Sciences employees who apply by 10/16/2023 will have priority consideration for this position. Recruiters will refer qualified internal candidates after the first 7 days of the job posting. All qualified external applicants and additional internal applicants who apply after the priority date may have further consideration pending the results of the initial review.
Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 10/23/2023. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.
This position will work a hybrid schedule which includes a combination of working both onsite at Moores Cancer Center and remote.
The Moores Cancer Center (MCC) is one of just 54 NCI-designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers in the United States and the only one in San Diego County. As a consortium cancer center, it is a collaborative partnership between the UCSD: encompassing 28 departments, 6 schools (School of Medicine, Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences, School of Public Health, Jacobs School of Engineering, School of Biological Sciences & the School of Physical Sciences), UCSD Health oncology hospitals and clinics; the basic and public health research and outreach of San Diego State University (SDSU), and the basic and translational research of the La Jolla Institute of Immunology (LJI). These various programs and units are all dedicated to fulfilling the Moores Cancer Center's mission of reducing cancer's burden. As such, it ranks among the top centers in the nation conducting the continuum of cancer research, providing advanced patient care, and serving the community through outreach and education programs. As a top-ranking, future-oriented organization, we offer challenging career opportunities in a fast-paced and innovative environment. Moores Cancer Center follows a progressive philosophy of career-path development for its employees including opportunities for cross-training, professional development, and progressive responsibility.
MCC's mission is to transform cancer care in our catchment area and beyond by driving exceptional scientific discoveries and innovations in prevention, detection, care, and training. MCC will make a global impact on improving health by reducing cancer burden through accelerated discovery and translation, compassionate and interdisciplinary care, education and community engagement, with the foundation of our core values - Excellence, Innovation and Risk-Taking, Collaboration, Diversity and Service.
The Clinical Trials Office (CTO) at UCSD's Moores Cancer Center administers many clinical trials on behalf of its member investigators, including trials sponsored by National Cancer Institute cooperative groups, pharmaceutical companies, and physician investigators.
Reporting directly to the Assistant Director, Clinical Trial Activation and IIT Support, the Start-Up Project Manager coordinates and manages clinical trial start-up activity conducted at UCSD Moores Cancer Center. The Start-Up Project Manager tracks progress towards the efficient activation for externally authored clinical trials (e.g., industry-sponsored, cooperative group, externally authored investigator-initiated trials) of highest strategic importance to MCC's clinical trials portfolio.
The incumbent directly communicates with assigned physicians and disease groups, including attending weekly meetings and tumor boards. The incumbent also serves as a liaison with study sponsors and activation functions throughout activation to coordinate start-up activities and ensure joint commitment to timely responses and addressing any potential delays. Serves as an initial escalation point for challenges encountered in activation across departments and with clinical trial sponsors. The incumbent also plays a key role in identifying process improvements in activation along with other CTO, MCC and UCSD teams, and serves as a champion for change across the organization with implementation of process improvements.
Uses advanced operational concepts and objectives to resolve highly complex issues. Regularly works on issues where analysis of situations or data requires an in-depth evaluation of variable factors. Exercises judgment in selecting methods, techniques and evaluation criteria for obtaining results. Primarily deals with programs and proposals with broad impact across the function, research initiative, program and / or organization. Develops and oversees the implementation of new programs and processes.
Advises Disease Team Project Managers, regulatory coordinators, budget analysts and other roles involved in
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