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MD Anderson Cancer Center Director, Research Planning & Development - Investigational Cancer Therapeutics in Houston, Texas

The mission of The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center is to eliminate cancer in Texas, the nation, and the world through outstanding programs that integrate patient care, research and prevention, and through education for undergraduate and graduate students, trainees, professionals, employees and the public.

Bringing the most exciting new agents for cancer treatment more quickly from the laboratory to clinical trials is the goal of MD Anderson's Phase I Clinical Trials Program in the Department of Investigational Cancer Therapeutics. The program is a centralized resource for physician-scientists throughout the institution and community physicians looking for clinical trials for their patients with advanced cancer. The Phase I Clinical Trials Program is leading multi-disciplinary, first-in-man studies that include multiple tumor types in a single study.

The Director, Research Planning & Development will participate with the Chairman and Department Administrator in all aspects of the strategic planning and development of the department's clinical research programs.

JOB SPECIFIC COMPETENCIES

Research Strategic Planning & Collaboration

Coordinate the development of new research programs and initiatives. Develop proposals and conduct analyses as needed or requested.

Identify and coordinate the implementation of strategies to enhance internal investigator collaboration and interaction between basic and clinical scientists.

Conceive and develop novel strategies to support departmental research needs

Facilitate research planning efforts initiated by the Department Chair and faculty by assisting with the collection of data, the integration of cross institutional information, and the planning of final presentations.

Coordinate the preparation and submission of research-related reports.

Research Strategy & Collaboration

Develop and coordinate educational and scientific activities which foster new opportunities or enhance existing relationships.

Coordinate educational and scientific programs between the Department and the public or private sector as requested.

Provide support and expertise to faculty as requested in the development of favorable budget and contract terms for new research programs.

Faculty Support and Mentorship

Assist 40+ faculty with the development of new clinical, translational and/or laboratory-based research programs.

Serve as an expert resource for faculty and Fellows with regard to all clinical research related issues: concept development, treatment plan production, state and federal regulations, and public/NIH research disease pathways (NCCN), human subjects research (OPRR, PRIMr) and federal/European audits (FDA, European equivalent)

Provide ongoing information concerning changes in federal policy, institutional and divisional initiatives, etc. to departmental faculty and staff.

Assist junior faculty with concepts for new drugs or treatment modalities.

WORKING CONDITIONS

Frequency

Deadlines

Lighting

Patient Contact

Sedentary Environment

Traveling

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Constant 67-100%

Occasionally 11-33%

Occasionally 11-33%

Seldom 3-10%

Frequency

Weight

Arm/Hand Steadiness

Balancing

Depth Perception

Eye/Hand Coordination

Hearing Sensitivity

Keyboarding

Neck Movements

Reaching

Sitting

Standing

Visual Acuity

Walking

Frequent 34-66%

Frequent 34-66%

Frequent 34-66%

Frequent 34-66%

Frequent 34-66%

Constant 67-100%

Frequent 34-66%

Frequent 34-66%

Constant 67-100%

Constant 67-100%

Constant 67-100%

Frequent 34-66%

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Analytical Ability

Appropriate Behavior

Attention to detail

Critical Thinking

Giving and Receiving Constructive Feedback

Interpersonal Skills

Mathematical Skills/Reasoning

Oral Communication

Performing in a Leadership Role

Performing in a Leadership Role

Problem Solving

Responding in emergency situations

Written Communication

Education

Required : Bachelor's degree in science or medically related field, business or healthcare administration.

Preferred: Master's in Business Administration.

Experience

Required : Eight years experience in an academic research setting facilitating research program development and management of research resources. With preferred degree, five years of required experience. May substitute required degree with additional years of experience in research administration management at MDACC on a one to one basis.

Experience: Experience in Nursing and Research Program Management.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law. http://www.mdanderson.org/about-us/legal-and-policy/legal-statements/eeo-affirmative-action.html

Additional Information

  • Requisition ID: 130623

  • Employment Status: Full-Time

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • FLSA: non-exempt, eligible for overtime, and is subject to the provisions of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)

  • Work Week: Nights

  • Fund Type: Hard

  • Pivotal Position: Yes

  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 118,000

  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 147,500

  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 177,000

  • Science Jobs: No

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