Clinical Research Manager

US Oncology
Corvallis, OR
Dec 06, 2017
Jan 05, 2018
Contract Type
Full Time
Manager of Clinical Research

Clinical research is a cornerstone of the US Oncology Network. A large percentage of oncology clinical research done in the United States is conducted by the 452 US Oncology Clinics nationwide. Willamette Valley Cancer Institute – a key player with US Oncology Network on the West Coast – is looking for a new
Manager of Clinical Research. This person will manage all research conducted at WVCI, as well as supervise clinical and administrative research staff. This position requires high caliber leadership skills. The candidate must able to manage clinical and admin personnel, communicate effectively with all levels of professionals, and be able to enhance your team while conducting life changing research. Come join our team, and make a difference.

Employment Type: Full Time (Exempt)

Benefits: M/D/V, Life Ins., 401(k)

Location: Eugene, OR (Country Club Clinic)


Under limited supervision and reporting to senior management, is responsible for the management of the clinical research program in a practice. Responsible for supervising clinical research coordinators and other research staff. Ensures site research quality by practicing in compliance with US Oncology Research, Inc. (USOR) Standard Operating Procedures (SOP), principles of Good Clinical Practice (GCP) and applicable federal, state, and local regulations.

Supports and adheres to the US Oncology Compliance Program, to include the Code of Ethics and Business Standards.


  • Responsible for recruitment and retention of practice-based research staff.

  • Demonstrates working knowledge of applicable labor laws.

  • Coordinates employee work schedules and TOWP.

  • Responsible for implementation and evaluation of staff annual performance objectives and development goals.

  • Coordinates staff training and in-services.

  • Collaborates with practice management staff in the development and implementation of the research budget that includes accrual targets and financial objectives for each research location; develops accountability standards for each research location to ensure that targets and budgets are achieved.

  • Collaborates with site research leader (SRL) and research staff in the implementation of action plans designed to improve practice research operations and quality assurance functions.

  • Manages the clinical research operation in a practice for all research staff members in accordance with USON SOP and ICH GCP guidelines.

  • Responsible for ensuring at the administrative level that all research activities are coordinated with all departments within the practice.

  • Collaborates with the SRL, physicians of the practice and research committee in the process of study selection for the research program.

  • Responsible for marketing the research program to the practice, community and referring physicians.

  • Responsible for coordinating research activities with other (non-USOR) bases or sponsors.

  • May be responsible for functioning in the role of clinical research coordinator.


Experience and Education:

  • Bachelors degree in a clinical or scientific related discipline desired

  • Bachelors degree nursing preferred.

  • Minimum of seven years nursing, clinical, or scientific related discipline - preferably in oncology.

  • Minimum of two years of supervisory experience preferred.

  • Current licensure as a registered nurse in the state of practice preferred.

  • Current BCLS or ACLS certification required for nurses.

  • SoCRA or ARCP certification preferred.

The Clinic and the Town

Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center is an independent, physician-led practice delivering leading-edge technology and treatment options and conducting innovative research. Founders of the practice pioneered community-based care to enable more cancer patients to receive high-quality care while staying close to the critical support of family and friends. We are committed to excellence which means providing the latest in cancer-fighting medical treatments and technologies. As a part of the US Oncology Network, we deliver high-quality, evidence-based care to patients close to home. Willamette Valley Cancer Institute and Research Center is an affiliate of the U.S. Oncology Network, which is owned by McKesson Specialty Health, a division of McKesson Corporation.

Located in the beautiful Eugene-Springfield area, a mid-sized community where you can experience the splendor of all four seasons in a moderate climate. The South Willamette Valley is known for being wine country, and Eugene is a haven for wine lovers and craft beer enthusiasts. Superb skiing or a walk on the beach is within an hour's drive. Home to TrackTown USA and the University of Oregon, it's a mecca for runners and fans of track and football.

Come join our growing organization and enjoy knowing that you work for an organization dedicated to making the lives of others better.

The US Oncology Network is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin.

Category: Clinical





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