Supervisor of Non-Therapeutic Research Operations

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center

Tampa, FL

ID: 7109506 (Ref.No. hlj_39690)
Posted: September 1, 2022
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The Supervisor of Non-Therapeutic Research Operations is a management position responsible for community and clinically based non-therapeutic research in the Non-Therapeutic Research Office (NTRO).  

The purpose of this job function is to oversee a diverse team that is dedicated to non-therapeutic research, primarily supporting Cancer Epidemiology and Health Outcomes and Behavior faculty.  In addition, this position is expected to build relationships throughout the organization, collaborate well with stakeholders of the office, in addition to the NTRO management and staff teams to ensure timely study activation, create efficiencies, and support the studies under the NTRO.  This is an incredibly important role that will require innovation, relationship building, critical thinking, and utilize research knowledge of non-therapeutic studies.

This position will be critical in supporting the growth of the department and help expand infrastructure for external site studies in this space.


Position Highlights:

  • The ability to be innovative and creative, helping to develop processes that non-therapeutic research will utilize for years to come.
  • The ability to oversee a diverse team that conducts research in the community
  • Working with the other NTRO supervisors and leadership to align practices in non-therapeutic research.
  • This position will be responsible to help investigators operationalize their studies that may not always fit the mold.  This innovative and exciting work requires a supervisor that can think outside the box and take initiative to implement solutions; facilitate the operations for the investigators.

The Ideal Candidate:

  • A critical thinker that can piece together potential issues and think about resolutions ahead of time for the staff and faculty.
  • Someone who is energized by implementing change and contribute innovative ideas.
  • Is a team player and enjoys a team-based environment
  • Can guide staff on the appropriate path forward for complex questions concerning how to implement their study
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • An individual that has high emotional intelligence
  • An individual that has experience in Population Science/non-therapeutic research, particularly in the community setting


  • Work with Management/Leadership team as needed to develop workflows, streamline operations and support staff
  • Oversee a team of research coordinators and other staff performing non-therapeutic work in the community and clinical space.
  • Develop and over time, sustain/contribute to workflows relating to Non-Therapeutic Research activation, study start-up, research support for ongoing studies, satellite expansion, multi-site studies, and study close out.
  • Develop strong relationships with internal and external customers and facilitate clear communication. 

Credentials and Qualifications:

  • A Bachelor’s Degree in a related field with a minimum of 3 years of research experience in clinical research and/or observational-based studies with at least 1 year of supervisory and/or leadership experience is required.

Experience must include coordinating and managing efforts of research staff and closely interacting with internal and external health care personnel (MDs, RNs, PharmDs, etc) to satisfactorily conduct research studies.

  • Working knowledge of policies and procedures that govern clinical and biorepository research
  • Strong knowledge of clinical trial coordination, regulatory compliance, and Good Clinical Practice (GCP).
  • Must have the ability to work well under the pressure of meeting mandatory deadlines. Must have good organizations skills and careful attention to detail.
  • Must have ability to plan, organize and coordinate multiple work assignments across a research team.
  • Ability to function independently and as a member of a large team; motivate people to achieve excellence; work with multiple faculty and staffing levels and with multiple business units to achieve departmental goals.
  • Must have excellent communication skills both verbal and written.
  • Ability to train personnel to implement rigorous research protocols.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills; excellent problem-solving skills; proficient computer skills (i.e. Powerpoint, Excel, etc.) 
  • Excellent relationship-building skills
  • Ability to interpret/ translate shared information and communicate to the NTRO leadership 
  • Able to multi-task and work independently with minimal guidance. 
  • Exceptional listening skills and ability to relate to, influence, and coach employees.
  • Demonstrated experience developing and/or using technical solutions to solve problems and enhance efficiencies.
  • Experience managing multiple projects.

Mission To create a Moffitt culture of diversity and inclusion as we strive to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. Vision Moffitt Cancer Center is recognized as the model wherein the diversity of our employees and communities is valued and supported as essential components to contributing to the prevention and cure of cancer. The cancer center is an equal opportunity employer. It is the policy of the cancer center to prohibit unlawful discrimination and harassment of any type and to afford equal employment opportunities to workforce members and applicants, regardless of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, marital status, disability, genetic information, veteran’s status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.