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Senior Manager Project Administration

Nashville, TN, United States

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SHIFT: Work From Home

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Sarah Cannon Development Innovations is a full-service contract research organization (CRO) that is committed to oncology. We offer strong scientific leadership, access to patients through Sarah Cannon Research Institute’s Site Management Organization (SMO) and relationships with other clinical sites, and experience in drug development and delivery of clinical trials from First-In-Man through registration level studies, making us the partner of choice for oncology.

Our differentiator is strong operational delivery in partnership with our Site Management Organization and physician leaders to deliver your program efficiently.

We work with Sarah Cannon Research Institute strategic and network sites throughout the United States, along with investigators at sites outside of the Sarah Cannon Research Institute network. This reach allows us to offer sponsors access to a diverse and dynamic patient population, spanning multiple tumor types and disease stages. These relationships further improve the depth and breadth of Sarah Cannon Development Innovations’ therapeutic expertise, enabling it to provide focused, strategic operational support.

Sarah Cannon, the global cancer enterprise of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), offers integrated cancer services with convenient access to state of the art therapies for those facing cancer in communities across the United States and United Kingdom.

Summary of Key Responsibilities:

The Senior Manager is responsible for the hiring, development, and supervision of the Clinical Affairs team within Sarah Cannon Development Innovations. This role includes the development and maintenance of procedures and departmental processes within Clinical Affairs to ensure ongoing compliance with federal, local and company regulations as well as Good Clinical Practices to ensure adequate delivery of Industry Sponsored and Investigator Initiated clinical trials. The Sr. Manager, Project Administration will have line management responsibilities within the department.  

The Clinical Affairs team’s responsibilities involve all study management activities which may include: Investigator site recruitment/feasibility, critical documentation collection and review, clinical status tracking to ensure metrics are met, and maintaining files in ‘audit-ready’ condition. It is imperative that all Clinical Affairs team members adhere to standard operating procedures, ICHGCP, and all applicable regulatory requirements.

Your duties:

  • Manage and oversee the Clinical Affairs team (includes Clinical Project Associates (CPA), Senior Clinical Project Associates (Sr. CPA), and Clinical Team Lead I roles/activities, and ensure compliance with applicable regulations and Sarah Cannon SOPs
  • Manage the performance of direct reports, including role expectations, performance reviews, and corrective actions where necessary.
  • Ensure adequate support, provide feedback and manage performance issues, and identify and develop training opportunities for department and individuals 
  • Supervise, educate, direct and support the Clinical Affairs team
  • Develop and write appropriate SOPs and work instructions
  • Develop tools for tracking study specific and departmental health metrics that may be shared with clients as well as Senior Management within Sarah Cannon
  • Manage departmental resources to ensure all project teams are adequately supported. This includes forecasting, hiring and training
  • Manage departmental resources to ensure department meets minimum utilization expectations
  • Develop and define career development pathways for the Clinical Affairs team to ensure stabilization and minimization of staff turnover
  • Maintain strong relationships with managers of other functional groups within Sarah Cannon Development Innovations and other Sarah Cannon departments
  • Oversee resourcing/performance for Sarah Cannon-wide company initiatives to ensure the appropriate progression of the Clinical Affairs team  
  • Partner with other Sarah Cannon Development Innovations groups (Data Sciences, Safety, Regulatory Operations, Analytics) to optimize processes and achieve highest possible efficiencies in support of Industry Sponsored and Investigator Sponsored studies  
  • Member of the Clinical Leadership Team responsible for overall performance of the department
  • Together with Clinical Leadership team develop and implement standards for the department
  • Assist in developing and executing Sarah Cannon internal and external strategies
  • Participate in educational activities and programs
  • Maintain strictest confidentiality
  • Perform related work as required



Minimum Required:

  • At least 6 years’ experience in a clinical research environment.
  • Experience in a senior or leadership role with demonstrated leadership skills.
  • Experience as a Sr. CRA, Project Lead, or Project Manager is preferred.
  • 1 to 3 years of Line management experience
 Appropriate education may be substituted for partial experience.

HCA Healthcare ranks on Fortune’s list of Most Admired Companies for three consecutive years and HCA ranks 63rd on the fortune 500 list. In addition Ethisphere named HCA as one of the World’s Most Ethical Companies. We want you to join our tradition of excellence. Intrigued? We’d love to hear from you.

If you find this opportunity compelling, we encourage you to apply. We promptly review all applications. If you are highly qualified you will hear from one of our practice managers. We are actively interviewing so apply today!

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status.

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Sarah Cannon Network
Facility: Sarah Cannon Network
Job ID: 25319-5610
Category: Directors and Managers
Contract: Full-time
Shift: Work From Home
Job Class: Regular

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