Director, Clinical Research Operations

Job ID 2023-48638
Area of Interest
Location Name
818 Stewart
FTE/Hours per pay period
1.0 FTE (80 hours per bi-weekly pay periods)
Work Status
B Towne Ctr Chldhd Cancer Rsch
Day Shift
Primary Location : City
Primary Location : State/Province
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Direct daily operations of the clinical trials program that focuses on overall management of the non-medical staff (clinical research coordinators, their supervisors/managers, and quality assurance specialists) who are responsible for the regulatory and data management aspects of all clinical trials within the Cancer and Blood Disorders Program (CBDP) of Seattle Children’s. Provide direct and indirect supervision of all clinical research staff and partner with the Research Nursing Manager for oversight of CBDC clinical research nurses (CRNs). Direct research operations in accordance with regulations, GCP, local policies, and Cancer and Blood Diseases Center (CBDC, the clinical service line) best practices. This position reports to the Senior Director, Clinical Research Integration with strong matrixed reporting to the Medical Director of Clinical Research, BTTCR. In collaboration with clinical and research leadership, develop, implement, and assure compliance with long-term strategic plans; align research operations across programmatic areas of CBDC and Ben Towne Center for Childhood Cancer Research (BTCCCR). Collaborate with leadership in business office management housed in the BTCCCR to manage the ongoing financial health of the clinical research program. Collaborate with leadership in the Research Integration Hub to design, improve and communicate processes related to clinical research. Provide leadership in strategic development, and implementation of CBDC and BTCCCR research integration operations across hospital areas of practice and Cancer Consortium affiliate sites. Partner with the Medical Director of Clinical Research on clinical research integration projects and research development projects that directly impact BTCCCR and CBDC programmatic areas.


Required Education/Experience:

- MHA, MBA, MPH, Master’s degree in scientific, medical specialty or equivalent related experience.

- A minimum of five years progressive management experience in a hospital or health care setting.

- Demonstrated experience in business planning, financial analysis, and/or strategic planning. 

- Demonstrated ability to lead in an environment of rapid change.

- Experience with Lean and Continuous Process Improvement methodologies.

- Good Clinical Practice Training.


Required Credentials:




- RN License- Experience in Hematology-Oncology.

- Experience as a clinical research coordinator

- Experience with academic regulatory policies and processes

- Experience in an academic medical setting or complex organizations.

- Experience with integration of oncology clinical research in medical care.

- Experience in, Banking / Registry research, and Therapeutic Research operations.

- Experience with human subjects research FDA and DHHS regulations as well as ICH E6.

- Familiarity with research systems including Electronic Health Records, and Clinica Trial Management Systems


Min to Max Hourly Salary

$69.52 - $104.28 /hr

Min to Max Annual Salary

$144,601.60 - $216,902.40 /yr

Salary Information

This compensation range was calculated based on full-time employment (2080 hours worked per calendar year). Offers are determined by multiple factors including equity, skills, experience, and expertise, and may vary within the range provided.


The union pay ranges can be found on the Seattle Children’s website here: WSNA - UFCW


Seattle Children’s offers annual incentive pay based upon performance that is commensurate with the level of the position.

Disclaimer for Out of State Applicants

This compensation range is specific to Seattle, positions located outside of Seattle may be compensated differently depending on various factors.

Benefits Information

Seattle Children’s offers a generous benefit package, including medical, dental, and vision plans, 403(b), life insurance, paid time off, tuition reimbursement, and more. Click here for more information.

About Us

Hope. Care. Cure. These three simple words capture what we do at Seattle Children’s – to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.  Are you ready to engage with a mission-driven organization that is life-changing to many, and touches the hearts of all? #HOPECARECURE


As one of the nation's top five pediatric research centers, Seattle Children's Research Institute is dedicated to providing hope, care, and cures to help every child live the healthiest and most fulfilling life possible.


Our investigators are involved in hundreds of projects that cover every phase of research, from studying how diseases work to improving investigational therapies. They have pioneered groundbreaking cystic fibrosis treatments and cutting-edge cancer therapies that help a child's immune system defeat cancer, and made other major contributions to pediatric medicine. 


Researchers work in close collaboration with one another, their colleagues at partner institutions including the University of Washington and Fred Hutch and our healthcare providers at Seattle Children's Hospital, one of U.S. News & World Report’s top children's hospitals. This collaboration is one of our key strengths, allowing our faculty to draw on a variety of disciplines and techniques as they pursue solutions to some of medicine's most complex problems.


We are committed to not only treating disease but to eliminating it. Help us achieve our vision of being a worldwide leader in pediatric research aimed to improve the health and well-being of children. If you are interested in a challenging career aimed at groundbreaking research, Seattle Children's Research Institute is the place for you.

Covid-19 Vaccination

Seattle Children’s requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. All offers are contingent and your vaccine status will be verified at onboarding.

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Our community welcomes diverse experiences, backgrounds, and thoughts as this is what drives our spirit of inquiry and allows us to better connect with our increasingly diverse patients and families. Our organization recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, gender (including pregnancy, childbirth, or related medical conditions), sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, status as a protected veteran, status as an individual with a disability, or other applicable legally protected characteristics.


The people who work at Seattle Children’s are members of a community that seeks to respect and celebrate all the qualities that make each of us unique. Each of us is empowered to be ourselves within this community, which cultivates and promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion at all levels.


Seattle Children’s is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Workplace and Affirmative Action Employer.


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