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Manager of Clinical Project Administration

Nashville, TN, United States

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SHIFT: No Weekends

SCHEDULE: Full-time

Sarah Cannon Development Innovations is a full-service contract research organization (CRO) that is uniquely focused in oncology. Sarah Cannon Innovations offers 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.


Sarah Cannon Development Innovations works 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 Sarah Cannon Development Innovations to offer sponsors access to a diverse and varied patient population, spanning multiple tumor types and disease stages. These relationships further enhance the depth and breadth of Sarah Cannon Development Innovations’ therapeutic expertise, enabling it to provide focused, strategic operational support. This support ensures that clinical trials are conducted in a timely manner and reported with high-quality, registration-standard data.

Summary of Key Responsibilities

Responsible for the hiring, development and supervision of the Clinical Project Associate team within Sarah Cannon Development Innovations.  This role includes the development and maintenance of procedures and departmental processes 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. This role is also responsible for line management within this department. The Manager, Clinical Affairs will follow standard operating procedures, ICH-GCP, and all applicable regulatory requirements.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Management and oversight of the Clinical Project Associate team’s activities, ensuring compliance with applicable regulations and Sarah Cannon SOPs
  • Manage the performance of direct report colleagues, including role expectations and performance reviews
  • Ensure adequate support, trouble shoot performance issues, and identify and develop training opportunities for department and individuals
  • Supervise, educate, direct and support the Clinical Project Associate Team
  • Develop and define career development pathways for the Clinical Project Associate Team to ensure stabilization and minimization of staff turnover
  • Manage resources to ensure all project teams are adequately supported, including forecasting, hiring and training
  • Manage departmental resources to ensure department meets minimum utilization expectations
  • Assist in the development of tools for tracking study specific and departmental health metrics that may be shared with clients as well as Senior Management within Sarah Cannon
  • Develop and write appropriate SOPs and working practice guidelines
  • Maintain strong relationships with managers of other functional groups within Sarah Cannon Innovations to ensure adequate support, trouble shoot performance issues, and help project teams deliver on commitments
  • Partner with other Sarah Cannon groups to optimize processes and achieve highest possible efficiencies
  • Part of the Clinical Leadership team responsible for overall performance of the department
  • Participate in educational activities and programs
  • Maintain strictest confidentiality
  • Perform related work as required


  • Practices and adheres to the “Code of Conduct” philosophy and “Mission and Value Statement”
  • During your employment with Sarah Cannon you will be routinely assigned training requirements. You are expected to complete any training assignments by the due date.



  • Knowledge: A body of information needed to perform a tasks; May be obtained through education, training or experience 
    • Detail-oriented with knowledge of scientific, medical, and regulatory terms. 
    • Knowledge of ICH Guidelines, GCP, and FDA regulations.
    • Understanding of the drug/device development process 
  • Skills: The proficiency to perform a certain task 
    • Computer skills, including MS Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint; ability to learn new software if required 
    • Professional writing and communication skills 
  • Abilities: An underlying, enduring trait useful for performing duties 
    • Ability to multi-task in fast paced environment is essential. 
    • Ability to function in a team environment under time and resource pressures. 
    • Ability to manage, organize, and make decisions. 
Minimum Required: High School Diploma (GED)
Preferred: Bachelor's College Degree (4 yr program)

Minimum Required:
  • At least 4 years experience in a clinical research environment
  • Experience as a Clinical Project Lead or Clinical Research Associate with demonstrated leadership skills
  • Previous line management 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: 25319-5653
Category: Directors and Managers
Contract: Full-time
Shift: No Weekends
Job Class: Regular

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