Company Name:
Brown University
Approximate Salary:
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Providence, Rhode Island
United States
Position type:
Full Time
Experience level:
5-7 years
Education level:
Bachelor Degree

Assistant Director, Brown University Oncology Research Group

Division of Biology and Medicine, Providence, Rhode Island

The Brown University Oncology Research Group (BrUOG) was created in 1994 to coordinate clinical cancer research for Brown's affiliated hospitals and Warren Alpert Medical School faculty. BrUOG is a membership organization, inclusive of 3 hospital systems, representing 5 hospitals. BrUOG's mission is to improve cancer care through the implementation of innovative, multidisciplinary clinical cancer trials. BrUOG provides the infrastructure for the efficient development and implementation of these trials, which are created by Brown University faculty. BrUOG trials are unique because they are investigator-initiated, as such, these trials represent an incredibly important sector of cancer research. The central office provides initial study concept and trial design support, and is responsible for trial administration, safety monitoring, data analysis, and the presentation and publication of findings.

The Assistant Director will provide strategic oversight and management of clinical research activity on a day-to day basis. This position supports the organization's commitment to coordinating high-quality and novel early phase investigator initiated clinical trials. Overall responsibilities of this role include management of the day-to-day operations of BrUOG office, including supervision of staff, as well development of new processes to improve efficiencies of the office and program.

The Assistant Director will also assist the Director with special projects and will play a role in decision-making for overall organizational processes.


- Education and Experience

  • Bachelor's degree required (Master's degree preferred) with a minimum of 5-7 years' related experience in clinical trials.
  • Experience in coordination of multicenter clinical research trials, especially cooperative group, consortium and pharmaceutical industry trials preferred.
  • Oncology experience is preferred. Or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Demonstrated experience supervising with preferred Director level experience.
  • Experience with FDA and regulatory work preferred.

- Job Competencies

  • Supervisory and project management experience with demonstrated leadership skills
  • Knowledge of research methodologies and protocol strategies
  • Strong organization, communication and analytic skills with an understanding of both pre- and post-award grant activities including knowledge of guidelines, regulations and compliance issues
  • Comprehensive knowledge of local and federal regulations and GCP
  • Effective negotiation skills
  • Knowledge of database development experience including data analysis
  • Strong organizational and communication skills
  • Ability to work independently and good time management skills
  • Detail orientation is critical to this job
  • Ability to occasionally work non-standard hours to meet the needs of individuals being enrolled in hospital trials required.

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Located in historic Providence, Rhode Island and founded in 1764, Brown University is the seventh-oldest college in the United States. Brown is an independent, coeducational Ivy League institution comprising undergraduate and graduate programs, plus the Alpert Medical School, School of Public Health, School of Engineering, and the School of Professional Studies.

With its talented and motivated student body and accomplished faculty, Brown is a leading research university that maintains a particular commitment to exceptional undergraduate instruction. Brown's vibrant, diverse campus community consists of about 4,500 staff and faculty, 6,200 undergraduates, 2,000 graduate students, 490 medical school students, more than 5,000 summer, visiting, and online students, and over 700 faculty members. Brown students come from all 50 states and more than 115 countries. Brown is frequently recognized for its global reach, many cultural events, numerous campus groups and activities, active community service programs, highly competitive athletics, and beautiful facilities located in a richly historic urban setting.

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