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Director - Office of Clinical & Translational Research - Lineberger Compr Cancer Center - UNC

Job ID: 24873
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Facility/Division: Shared Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day Job

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Job Description


*** This position is with The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – School of Medicine. Interested applicants, please visit to submit a job application for this position. Please do not select “Apply Now” at the top or bottom of this page. ***

Position Summary

The Office of Clinical/Translational Research in Oncology (OCTR) is a Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC) shared resource. The OCTR Director independently provides operational leadership, direction for the management, growth and integration of the OCTR within the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC). The Director will lead collaborative efforts with LCCC leaders and faculty who use the OCTR services to refine, develop, and expand the services offered. This will advance Lineberger’s clinical/translational research portfolio and enhance integration at the interface between therapeutic, non-therapeutic interventional and correlative research. The position is expected to autonomously direct and facilitate high level coordination to train staff, create and implement SOPs, help craft protocols, work with LCCC Finance Administration staff for budgets, Regulatory staff for trial oversight, and manage project activity. The Director will lead the OCTR in fulfilling its mission to advance innovative cancer research by collaborating with LCCC investigators and Clinical Protocol Office (CPO) leadership to collectively create knowledge that will improve the lives of patients through the conduct of dedicated and compassionate clinical and translational oncology research. This position develops and implements innovative programmatic, strategic, and operational approaches to advance the quality and efficiency of clinical research, particularly correlative and biospecimens cancer research studies at LCCC. The Director supervises the OCTR Manager(s) and research staff. The Director oversees all areas of research operations in the OCTR including: regulatory, recruitment, data, and financial management related to the conduct of OCTR research studies. The Director promotes cross-functional coordination, and ensures alignment with the LCCC vision and strategic goals.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s degree and 3 or more years of relevant experience required. Master’s degree is preferred. SOCRA or ACRP certification as a research professional is preferred.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

At least five years in a clinical or healthcare environment (preferably in an academic or clinical research non-profit setting); demonstrated thorough understanding of federal regulations governing human subjects’ research and regulatory procedures for GCPs; demonstrated excellent leadership and communication skills; documented skill and experience in management of personnel; clinical research finance and non-profit grant management experience.

Department Contact Name, Title, and Email

Briana Marini, Human Resources Consultant

[email protected]

Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to  [email protected]  Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

*** This position is with The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill – School of Medicine. Interested applicants, please visit to submit a job application for this position. Please do not select “Apply Now” at the top or bottom of this page. ***

This position is employed by NC Health (Rex Healthcare, Inc., d/b/a NC Health), a private, fully-owned subsidiary of UNC Health Care System, in a department that provides shared services to operations across UNC Health Care. This is not a State employed position.
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