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Research Project Manager - Pediatric Oncology Experimental Therapeutics Investigators Consortium (POETIC)

Research Project Manager - Pediatric Oncology Experimental Therapeutics Investigators Consortium (POETIC)

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USA-NY-New York
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Research - Clinical

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Company Overview

At Memorial Sloan Kettering (MSK), we’re not only changing the way we treat cancer, but also the way the world thinks about it. By working together and pushing forward with innovation and discovery, we’re driving excellence and improving outcomes.


For the 27th year, MSK has been named a top hospital for cancer by U.S. News & World Report. We are proud to be on Becker’s Healthcare list as one of the 150 Great Places to Work in Healthcare in 2016, as well as Glassdoor’s annual Employees’ Choice Awards 2017. We’re treating cancer, one patient at a time. Join us and make a difference every day.

Job Description

The Pediatric Oncology Experimental Therapeutics Investigators Consortium (POETIC) at MSK promotes the early clinical development of promising therapies for the treatment of children, adolescents and young adults with cancer and related disorders. POETIC is composed of ten large academic medical centers in North America with a major emphasis on comprehensive cancer care and research that provide the collaborative and research strength needed to complete intensive phase I and II studies (


You are:

As an integral member of the senior POETIC research team and in compliance with all regulatory, institutional, and departmental requirements, responsibilities will include, but not be limited to the following:

  • Manage POETIC biologic sample collection, assist with sample tracking, site data collection, clinical trial invoicing, and protocol development.
  • Assist the POETIC Data Coordinating Center and Consortium staff to oversee data quality and clinical trial coordination.
  • Perform data collection, quality control and analysis for research projects, databases, and research protocols within POETIC. 

You will:

  • Data Management & Analysis – Manage POETIC Pre-clinical data and databases. Communicate with all levels of staff (Principal Investigators (PI), clinical and research support staff) to determine database needs, and perform analysis as necessary, and coordinate data collection from multiple laboratories.
  • Project Management – Ensure that workflow is controlled and meets project needs. Manage ongoing POETIC projects and creates processes to ensure that goals are met. Assist with protocol submissions to all applicable committees where necessary, and work with Consortium sites to streamline processes.
  • Staff/Operations Management – Responsible for managing the POETIC pre-clinical program operations, as well as ensuring that ongoing training of team members is maintained. Drive the development of policies, procedures, in-service training programs, and quality standards.
  • Regulatory Compliance - Ensure that all appropriate Institutional, State, and Federal regulations are followed throughout the course of a research project, database, or protocol. Ensure that research protocols are approved by the Institutional Review Board/Privacy Board (IRB/PB) and followed as written. Anticipate the effects of changing regulatory requirements on research projects, and work across teams to ensure compliance.
  • Special Projects – Participate or coordinate on both interdepartmental and intradepartmental organization-wide research projects as requested.  Provide leadership, organizational, creative, or clerical support to established and new research initiatives.

You have:

  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 3.5 years of clinical research experience or as determined by hiring manager; preferably 3 years of which were in an RPC (research project coordinator) or supervisor role; relevant graduate work would be considered in lieu of total minimum experience (adjusted appropriately). 
  • Master's degree preferred; Master's degree applicants would require two years of clinical research and/or other applicable research investigation.



MSK is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer committed to diversity and inclusion in all aspects of recruiting and employment. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, veteran status or any other factor which cannot lawfully be used as a basis for an employment decision.  


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