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Associate Director, Statewide Clinical Research

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Position Details

Position Information

Recruitment/Posting Title Associate Director, Statewide Clinical Research
Job Category Academic - Medical (Clinical) - Cancer
Department CINJ-OHRS

Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey Vision, Mission, and Core Values:

Our vision is to be a statewide, national and world leader of scientific discovery, trans-disciplinary engagement, translation, patient care and education that improves outcomes for cancer patients and populations.

We will accomplish this by conducting innovative basic, clinical and population research and cutting-edge patient-centered care that expands our understanding of the etiology and biology of cancer; facilitates the rapid translation of laboratory-based discoveries into human studies; develops new approaches and interventions for cancer prevention that decrease cancer incidence and mortality; and develops new and better therapies to decrease suffering and mortality from cancer.

Core Values:
Curiosity and Discovery, Integrity, Collaboration, Respect and Caring, Perseverance.

Posting Summary

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey, is seeking an Associate Director, Statewide Clinical Research, for the Office of Human Research Services (OHRS) at the Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey.

The Associate Director, Statewide Clinical Research oversees all day-to-day operational requirements to ensure that all clinical research is conducted according to Good Clinical Practice (GCP) guidelines as well as applicable regulations and guidelines. Among the key duties of this position are the following:

• Directs program growth and development by collaborating with Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey leadership. Focuses on innovation, program, improvement, quality, safety, efficiency, and growth.
• Serves as the primary liaison between Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey and its Statewide sites as it relates to clinical research.
• Serves as the administrative leader for the clinical research program and promotes cohesive, coordinated and innovative program development in areas of responsibility. This includes program development with goals and objectives that address clinical, service, quality, financial, market and research performance.
• Responsible for day-to-day operational management of all clinical research
activities for Statewide studies. Provides oversight and direction in trial execution including enrollment, patient consent procedures, specimen processing, drug distribution, patient safety, and case report completion. Manages standard of care issues or conflict of interest issues and implements corrective action plans.
• Oversees all aspects of regulatory affairs for Statewide sites. This includes inclusion of Statewide sites in Institutional Review Board (IRB) applications, responses to regulatory bodies and pharmaceutical partners, preparation of annual reports, preparation of investigator documentation, adverse event monitoring.
• Reviews and analyzes enrollment statistics. Monitors patient accrual rates by study; implements action plans for studies with accrual issues. Uses results to expand services and improve effectiveness, efficiency, productivity, access and customer satisfaction.
• Directs the human resource activities of direct reports and oversees and
supports management staff in managing indirect reports, consistent with established personnel policies and procedures and regulatory agencies. This includes, but not limited to, hiring, orientation, evaluation, and progressive disciplinary actions as needed.
• Oversees the performance of all staff, including role expectations and performance reviews, provides feedback to administrators regarding their performance, and ensures that staff qualifications are consistent with job responsibilities.

Position Status Full Time
Hours Per Week 37.50
Daily Work Shift
FLSA Exempt
Grade 35S
Position Salary
Annual Minimum Salary 104266.000
Annual Mid Range Salary 131897.000
Annual Maximum Salary 159528.000
Standard Hours 37.50
Union Description
Payroll Designation PeopleSoft

Information about the benefits provided to Rutgers employees can be found at:

Seniority Unit
Terms of Appointment Staff - 12 month
Position Pension Eligibility ABP


Minimum Education and Experience

• Master’s Degree in nursing, business administration or healthcare administration.
• Minimum of five (5) years of clinical research experience.
• Equivalent experience, education and/or training may be substituted for educational requirements.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

• Working knowledge of regulatory requirements.
• Previous experience with growing clinical and research programs.
• Effective communication skills.
• Proficiency in database and reporting tools such as Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint.

Preferred Qualifications

• Minimum of one (1) year of experience coordinating multicenter studies within a large healthcare institute.
• Certification in clinical field preferred (CCRC, CCRP) and required within two (2) years of hire.

Equipment Utilized
Physical Demands and Work Environment

PHYSICAL DEMANDS; Standing, sitting, walking, talking and hearing. No special vision requirements. Lifting up to 25 lbs.

Special Conditions

Posting Details

Posting Number 18ST0234
Posting Open Date
Special Instructions to Applicants
Regional Campus Rutgers Biomedical and Health Sciences (RBHS)
Home Location Campus Downtown New Brunswick
Location Details

Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

It is university policy to provide equal employment opportunity to all its employees and applicants for employment regardless of their race, creed, color, national origin, age, ancestry, nationality, marital or domestic partnership or civil union status, sex, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, disability status, liability for military service, protected veteran status, affectional or sexual orientation, atypical cellular or blood trait, genetic information (including the refusal to submit to genetic testing), or any other category protected by law. As an institution, we value diversity of background and opinion, and prohibit discrimination or harassment on the basis of any legally protected class in the areas of hiring, recruitment, promotion, transfer, demotion, training, compensation, pay, fringe benefits, layoff, termination or any other terms and conditions of employment. For additional information please see the Non-Discrimination Statement at the following web address:

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What is the highest level of education you have completed?
    • High School Diploma/GED
    • Associate's Degree
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
    • Ph.D.
  2. * How many years of clinical research experience do you possess?
    • Five (5) or more years
    • Under five (5) years
  3. * Do you possess clinical field certifications such as Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) or Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP)?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume
Optional Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. List of References