Senior Director, Clinical Research Administration

Vanderbilt University Medical Center | Nashville, Tennessee 37232

Salary Range: Call for details
Date Posted: February 14, 2022
Opportunity Code: 30237


Seeking a visible, administrative leader to serve as Senior Director, Clinical Research Administration at one of the largest academic medical centers in the Southeast, Vanderbilt University Medical Center


The Position

  • The Senior Director for Clinical Research Administration will play a critical, integrative role leading and managing the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) Clinical Trials Office (CTO).
  • Responsible for the administrative and operational needs and interests of the CTO, which includes interventional and non-interventional clinical trials, select correlative research and the translation of discovery from bench to patients and community.
  • Identify the need, prioritize the implementation, lead the design of business processes, and ensure optimal implementation of administrative and operational support systems for clinical research.
  • Oversee and supervise clinical research operations throughout Vanderbilt-Ingram including staffing, professional development, clinical trial grants and contracts, facilities, equipment inventory, space inventory, and clinical trial management systems.  
  • Ideal candidates will demonstrate the ability to create an environment that models the mission, vision, values and culture of VUMC as well as supports learning and self-development for staff members. 
  • Must have an advanced degree in at least one work related area, such as Healthcare Administration, Public Policy or Health, Health Services Research, life sciences, business administration organizational development, or systems architecture.

The Organization

Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center

  • Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center (VICC) is a leader in the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of cancer including a robust clinical research portfolio with more than 300 open clinical trials which treat advanced cancer patients with experimental agents.
  • The center’s world-renowned team of experts provides an integrated, personalized and patient-centered approach to cancer care.
  • VICC is a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, the only center in Tennessee serving both pediatric and adult children and one of 51 in the country to earn this highest distinction.

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

  • Managing more than 2 million patient visits each year, Vanderbilt University Medical Center (VUMC) is one of the largest academic medical centers in the Southeast, and is the primary resource for specialty and primary care in hundreds of adult and pediatric specialties for patients throughout Tennessee and the Mid-South.
  • The School of Medicine’s biomedical research program is among the nation’s top 10 in terms of National Institutes of Health peer review funding, receiving more than $500 million in public and private awards during 2016.
  • The Medical Center is the region’s locus of postgraduate medical education, with over 1,000 residents and fellows training in more than 100 specialty areas.
  • Vanderbilt University Adult Hospital and the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt are recognized each year by U.S. News & World Report’s Best Hospitals rankings as national leaders, with 19 nationally ranked adult and pediatric specialties.
  • Through the Vanderbilt Health Affiliated Network, VUMC is working with over 60 hospitals and 5,000 clinicians across Tennessee and five neighboring states to share best practices and bring value-driven and cost-effective health care to the Mid-South.

The Community

  • Nashville is the capital and most populous city of the U.S. state of Tennessee, ranking #24 in the U.S. population.
  • Nashville, one of the finest cities of the South, offers world-class entertainment including incomparable live music, great food, and a plethora of shopping.
  • Nashville is home to Vanderbilt University and offers year-round cultural and music festivals and annual celebrations.
  • The city is also home to the Tennessee Titans professional football team, the Nashville Predators professional ice hockey team and several prominent Civil War battleground sites are within close proximity to the city.





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