Manager Non-Therapeutic Research Operations

H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center

Tampa, FL

ID: 7241671 (Ref.No. hlj_53302)
Posted: May 3, 2024
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Precision cancer interception is a new paradigm that actively combats cancer at earlier points via personalized prevention, screening and treatment based on a person’s unique biological and behavioral characteristics. Moffitt Cancer Center is a world leader in precision cancer interception research. To advance this area, Moffitt created a cutting-edge research facility, Population Engagement and Research Laboratory (PEARL) This manager will manage the PEARL facility in addition to overseeing research staff that will work in this area. 


The Manager of Non-Therapeutic Research Office will be responsible for the daily research operations for the Population Engagement and Research Laboratory (PEARL).  


Management expectations include recruiting, training, employee development, performance management, coaching, and mentoring. Takes the lead or participates in the development and execution of training/mentoring programs, quality improvement processes and other projects, including the development of SOPs, to assure high quality non-therapeutic research throughout the Institution. 

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 

  • Work with other NTRO managers and leadership to align practices in non-therapeutic research 

  • This position will be responsible for helping investigators operationalize their studies that may not always fit the mold.  This innovative and exciting work requires a manager that can think outside the box and take initiative to implement solutions; facilitating operations for the investigators. 

The Ideal Candidate is: 

  • An organized, 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 contributing innovative ideas 

  • A team player and enjoys a team-based environment 

  • Someone who can guide faculty and staff on the appropriate path forward for complex questions concerning how to implement their study at Moffitt 

  • An individual with excellent interpersonal and communication skills 

  • An individual that has high emotional intelligence 

  • An individual that has experience in Non-Therapeutic Research, particularly in the community setting 

  • Someone with scientific or operational expertise in the area of cancer interception 


  • Work with Management/Leadership team as needed to develop workflows, streamline operations and support staff/faculty 

  • Provide scientific and technical consultation to investigators conducting non-therapeutic work in PEARL 

  • Oversee a team of staff performing non-therapeutic work in PEARL 

  • Ensure that PEARL users are current on relevant trainings 

  • Review applications for use of the PEARL facility 

  • Work closely with donors and the foundation to generate additional funds  

  • Develop strong relationships with internal and external customers and facilitate clear communication 

Credentials and Qualifications: 

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field is required with a minimum of 5 years of research experience in clinical research and/or observational-based studies with at least 2 years of supervisory and/or leadership experience. Master’s degree in a relevant field is preferred. 

  • Experience must include coordinating and managing efforts of research staff and closely interacting with internal and external health care personnel (e.g., MDs, RNs, PharmDs) 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 organizational skills and careful attention to detail. 

  • Must have the 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 

  • Working knowledge and experience in service costing and financial management for a staff team 

  • 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 multitask 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, equity, and inclusion as we strive to contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer. Vision To advance and accelerate a culture of access, equity, and inclusion. Diversity is a priority at Moffitt and is meant "to promote a culture of diversity and inclusion as we contribute to the prevention and cure of cancer." The Enterprise Equity Department focuses its efforts on eliminating those obstacles to an individual’s ability to exist within their personal comfort zone at the cancer center. Everyone is important to meeting this priority. Addressing and responding to diversity and inclusion fosters an environment where mutual respect for diverse cultures, communication styles, languages, customs, beliefs, values, traditions, experiences and other ways in which we identify ourselves, is the expectation.