Supervisor of Non-Therapeutic Research Operations
ID: 7199496 (Ref.No. hlj_50949)
Posted: December 7, 2023
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
The Supervisor of the Non-Therapeutic Research Office (NTRO) is responsible for the direct supervision of research staff within NTRO with over site from the responsible Manager of NTRO. The Supervisor provides input to manager on personnel management activities including recruiting/interviewing, performance management, development of SOP's and career development of the supervisors direct reports. Annually and on-going, provides input to the manager and communicates performance management to direct reports.
They supervise the daily research operations for multiple key non-therapeutic areas including community-based research, external site management, and non-therapeutic research in the Moffitt clinics. These studies are typically observational or interventional (non-therapeutic) in nature. The diversity of studies and complexity are vast for this type of research- NTR studies can be in multiple locations, disease programs, including different materials/biospecimens collected and requires a high level of critical thinking and expertise. The supervisor is responsible for external site management, study activation, NTR easibility review process, and/or implementing operations for Total Cancer Care, as applicable per assigned programs.
- 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
- Monitors workloads and determines appropriate staffing levels for community/clinical programs while justifying decisions to faculty and NTRO leaders when additional resources for their programs are needed.
- Maintains appropriate staffing levels with qualified employees by working directly with HR. Develops and maintains retention programs for research staff.
- Oversees the orientation and education process for all NTRO research staff (new and present), ensuring familiarity and working knowledge of current research regulations at the local, state, and national level.
- Provides input to manager on personnel management activities including recruiting/interviewing, development of SOP's and career development of the supervisors direct reports.
- Annually and on-going, provides input to the manager and communicates performance management to direct reports.
- Initiates processes and procedures to run non-therapeutic studies more efficiently. Monitor protocol movement through the Moffitt system for study start up and assess if resources are sufficient to conduct the protocol at the Center. Re-evaluate protocols in the pipeline making changes as appropriate.
- Oversees the process to evaluate feasibility to conduct specific protocols. Serves as a resource, as needed, to staff by reviewing protocols and amendments submitted for review by the PRMS for feasibility assessment. Works with activation team to notify specific departments when specific feasibility issues arise. Active participation in the Operational Review Process.
- Ensures all employees are appropriately trained and monitored, conducting high quality work and maintaining compliance by providing appropriate feedback on an ongoing basis.
- Develops strong relationships with extramural research partners working with this Office and facilitates clear communication between Moffitt and extramural research partners to ensure that joint activities move forward in a programmatic and logical manner.
- Works with teams to manage external sites, guides on setup, budgets (as needed), contracts, agreements and Oncore documentation (as applicable).
- Provides general operational, scientific and administrative support for all activities related to extramural research initiatives supported by this Office with academic partners, industry collaborations, and/or collaborative networks.
- Analyzes processes to be improved and takes initiative to recommend changes and implement new processes. Provides ongoing review, guidance, and action to conduct operations in an efficient and financially sustainable manner.
- Ensures that NTRO research operations (as assigned), including consenting, biospecimen collection, and data collection, are being carried out in accordance with the IRB approved protocol.
- Responsible for ensuring that research operations are conducted in compliance with Good Clinical Practice guidelines, Moffitt policies, and local, state, and federal regulatory requirements through implementation and dissemination of internal monitoring activities.
- Develops and maintains positive working relationships with Clinical and Research Faculty, internal and external stakeholders.
Credentials and Qualifications:
- A Bachelor’s Degree in a Science or Health Care is required, Master’s degree preferred.
- Minimum of 3 years of research experience in clinical research and/or observational-based studies is required.
- In lieu of a Bachelor's degree, an Associate's degree with an additional 2 years of experience (for a total of 5 years of experience) may be considered.
- 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.
- 1 year of supervisor and/or leadership experience is preferred.
- Research Certification CCRP, CCRC and/or ACRP is preferrered.
- 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.
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