Posting Details

Posting Details

Reference Number 40-27452
School Name Perelman School of Medicine
Org WM-Ctr for Res on Reprod and Women's Health
Posted to the Web 04/24/2018
Posted Job/Salary Grade 029
Employment Type Exempt
Hours N/A
Position Type Full Time
Position Schedule 8AM-5PM
Months 12
Position Length Ongoing
Position End Date
University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn’s distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

School/Center Overview

The Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania is the oldest and one of the finest medical schools in the United States. Penn is rich in tradition and heritage and at the same time consistently at the forefront of new developments and innovations in medical education and research. Since its founding in 1765 the School has been a strong presence in the community and prides itself on educating the leaders of tomorrow in patient care, biomedical research, and medical education.


The Director of Clinical Research Operations (DCRO) in Gynecologic Oncology will be responsible for the implementation of all operational aspects of clinical research within the Division of Gynecologic Oncology, and oversee this process within Penn Medicine. This is to include ongoing outreach at Penn affiliated sites. The primary purpose of this role is to provide necessary leadership in the creation and development of a cohesive, integrated, all-encompassing Clinical Research Unit within the division, which will support the research mission of conducting investigator initiated, grant-funded, NCI cooperative group and industry supported clinical investigations that are both therapeutic and prevention based and range from pilot/phase I through phase III. This leader will ensure regulatory and financial compliance by providing guidance, education and direction, working to establish productive relationships, in an extensive and diverse group of investigators and clinical research support staff, including grants administrators, contract administrators, business administrators, the IRB, research billing personnel, investigational pharmacies, coordinators, fellows, clinical staff, and others through the development and implementation of SOPs. These individuals are located across departments, divisions, hospitals and health systems necessitating the creation of this leadership position. The DCRO will function in concert with the Director of Clinical Research in the Division of GYN Oncology.


A Bachelor’s Degree and 7 to 10 years of experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience, are required. Master’s Degree preferred. Previous experience in oncology preferred. Background in clinical research, and in nursing or medicine is strongly preferred. Knowledge of GCP guidelines is required.
Must possess excellent oral and written communication skills as well as the ability to work independently and also as part of a team. Strong planning and organizational capabilities along with problem solving skills desired.
Must be able to work flexible hours Must be able to communicate comfortably and effectively with regulatory authorities/sponsors/investigators.

Affirmative Action Statement

Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.
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  2. * What is your highest level of education completed?
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    • Associate's Degree or Two Year College
    • Bachelor's Degree
    • Master's Degree
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  3. * How many years of experience do you have related to this position?
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    • 1 to 2 Years
    • 2 to 3 Years
    • 3 to 5 Years
    • 5 to 7 Years
    • 7 to 10 Years
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  4. * Do you have previous oncology experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * If you answered you do have experience in oncology, please describe. If you answered no, please write “I do not have experience in oncology”.

    (Open Ended Question)

  6. * Do you have previous clinical research experience?
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    • No
  7. * If you answered you have previous clinical research experience, please describe. If you do not have previous experience in clinical experience, please put “I do not have previous clinical experience”.

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Applicant Documents

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