Network Clinical Research Manager, Cancer Center South and East Bay

Stanford University
Stanford, CA
Closing date
Sep 26, 2023

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Network Clinical Research Manager - Cancer Center South and East Bay (Hybrid Work Arrangement)

The Stanford Cancer Institute's Clinical Trials Office (SCI-CTO) is the centralized organization for cancer clinical research operations at Stanford Medicine. The SCI-CTO, with over 200 staff, provides high quality and efficient services supporting the development, activation, and completion of scientifically impactful cancer clinical trials serving the SCI's catchment area.

The SCI earned its most recent comprehensive cancer center designation by the NCI in 2022, and is a prominent, growing and complex Institute within Stanford Medicine. Cancer clinical research is integrated throughout Stanford Medicine which is comprised of Stanford School of Medicine and our adult and pediatric health systems - Stanford Health Care and Stanford Children's Health. The SCI actively works to build synergies and collaborations across Stanford Medicine. Given the SCI's mission, breadth, and depth, we thrive in a fast-paced, team-oriented, and forward-thinking environment with tremendous opportunities for personal and professional growth. You will be working with a leading-edge community of faculty and staff who are fundamentally changing the world of health care in the cancer arena. The SCI and its leaders are committed to demonstrating cultural awareness and diversity, equity, and inclusion.

Reporting to the Director of Clinical Research, the Network Clinical Research Manager (CRM) Cancer Center South Bay (CCSB) and Cancer Center East Bay (CCEB) will provide support for the conduct of cancer clinical research at each location. The Network CRM will be conversant in the goals, mission and priorities of the Institute, and utilize this knowledge to conduct impactful clinical research with a focus on high quality and efficiency. We are seeking candidates with excellent organizational skills, attention to details and willingness to learn. Candidates must be eager to take on challenges with a high degree of professionalism, initiative and flexibility.

This position collaborates closely with physician investigators and clinical research staff to drive successful implementation of cancer clinical trials in the community network. Responsibilities include working with the research team, clinical staff and Stanford Health Care departments in the Cancer Center South Bay and East Bay to support conduct of safe and compliant clinical research.

Given the patient facing nature of cancer clinical research, this position is based on the Stanford Medicine campus with options for some hybrid work.

Responsibilities include*:
  • Hire, orient, train, and conduct performance reviews for staff handling research administration activities associated with the conducting of clinical trials.
  • Monitor staffing levels and identify adequate coverage for trial workload across teams of study coordinators.
  • Audit operations, including laboratory procedures, to ensure compliance with applicable regulations; provide leadership in identifying and implementing corrective actions/processes.
  • Monitor Institutional Review Board submissions and respond to requests and questions.
  • Provide leadership and expertise in identifying and completing research grants.
  • Oversee financial resources, as needed, create internal and external budgets for research protocols, assure financial accountability, and serve as primary liaison between sponsor, department accounting, and Research Management Group
  • Coordinate new protocol submissions, renewals, and revisions to Institutional Review Board for multiple studies. Complete annual reports to Institutional Review Board, CSTA, FDA and other regulatory agencies. Submit Investigational New Drug applications to the FDA as required.

*-Other duties as assigned.


Bachelor's degree in related field and five years of experience in clinical research, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. Master's degree preferred.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and database applications.
  • Experience with research protocols and regulatory or governing bodies, which include HIPAA and FDA regulations, Institutional Review Board requirements, and Good Clinical Practices.
  • Knowledge of medical terminology.
  • Demonstrated managerial experience.


Society of Clinical Research Associates or Association of Clinical Research Professionals certification is preferred.

  • Frequently stand, walk, twist, bend, stoop, squat and use fine light/fine grasping.
  • Occasionally sit, reach above shoulders, perform desk-based computer tasks, use a telephone and write by hand, lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
  • Rarely kneel, crawl, climb ladders, grasp forcefully, sort and file paperwork or parts, rarely lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh 40 pounds or more.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.

  • Position may at times require the employee to work with or be in areas where hazardous materials and/or exposure to chemicals, blood, body fluid or tissues and risk of exposure to contagious diseases and infections.
  • May require extended or unusual work hours based on research requirements and business needs.

  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,

The expected pay range for this position is $108,000 to $136,000 per annum. Stanford University provides pay ranges representing its good faith estimate of what the university reasonably expects to pay for a position. The pay offered to a selected candidate will be determined based on factors such as (but not limited to) the scope and responsibilities of the position, the qualifications of the selected candidate, departmental budget availability, internal equity, geographic location, and external market pay for comparable jobs.

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