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Director-Central Protocol & Data Monitoring Office

Director-Central Protocol & Data Monitoring Office

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Clinical Trials Administration
Clinical Research
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The World’s Most Dedicated Never Give Up


There’s a reason St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital is consistently ranked on Fortune Magazine’s “100 Best Places to Work For” list. At our world-class pediatric research hospital, every one of our professionals shares our commitment to make a difference in the lives of the children we serve. There’s a unique bond when you’re part of a team that gives their all to advance the treatments and cures of pediatric catastrophic diseases. The result is a collaborative, positive environment where all employees, regardless of their role, receive the resources, support and encouragement to advance and grow their careers and be the force behind the cures. 



The growth and expansion of St. Jude has created the critical need for a seasoned project management professional to lead our Central Protocol and Data Monitoring Office during a period of rapid change. This role requires a dynamic leader ready to play a hands-on role in institution-wide systems implementation, service and operational changes. If you’re a strategic thinker with strong problem-solving skills and you thrive in a collaborative, fast-paced environment, then this is your opportunity to help drive the advancements of the St. Jude mission.


Responsibilities include:


  • Supervise 40+ shared-services team members, while managing institutional standards for protocol development, enrollment procedures, and study data management and monitoring 
  • Implementation of innovative ideas to facilitate process improvement
  • Ensure a service-oriented work approach for all team-members
  • Provide creative problem-solving approaches for high-level operational issues
  • Develop strategic initiatives to meet institutional clinical research needs
  • Work in close partnership with clinical and academic departments and with other administrative programs and offices

At St. Jude, you can expect a world-class work environment with innovative clinical trials in oncology, hematology, infectious diseases, cancer survivorship and health outcomes. More importantly, you will have the opportunity to engage directly with investigators and clinical research teams seeking feedback on ways to enhance the processes and develop professional ties.

Minimum Education

  • Bachelor's degree in health care or related scientific field is required, advanced degree preferred

Minimum Experience

  • Ten (10) years of related work experience is required that includes five to seven (5-7) years of experience in clinical research involving study monitoring, clinical research project management, SOP and process development, and regulatory compliance
  • Five (5) years of management experience is required
  • Experience using and assisting in the implementation of the following systems:  clinical trial management systems (CTMS), electronic trial master file (eTMF) or document management systems, electronic data capture (EDC)
  • Oncology experience is preferred

Other Credentials

  • Must have certification in clinical research from SoCRA or ACRP or obtain within one (1) year of employment
  • Continued employment in position is contingent on successful completion of certification within the first year of employment
  • Must maintain by re-certification while in position
  • Must maintain appropriate professional competencies and have appropriate training in the protection of human research subjects protection during the first 6 months in the position


St. Jude is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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