Director of Clinical Research, Administration & Finance

UCI Health
March 18, 2023
Offerd Salary:$101,900 - $171,000
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Updated: Feb 16, 2023 Location: Irvine-Campus Job Type: Department: UCI Ctr for Clinical Research

Job Opening ID: 38255

Reports To: Assistant Dean

Working Title: Director of Administration & Finance

Department: UCI Ctr for Clinical Research

Bargaining Unit: 99

FLSA: Exempt

Payroll Job Code: 000548

Job Location: UCI Campus- Irvine

Percent of Time: 100%

Work Schedule: 8-5, M-F

Employee Class: Career

Position Summary:

The UCI Center for Clinical Research (CCR) is full service clinical trials unit serving a diverse array of clinical trials across 20 clinical departments, alongside the Stem Center for Clinical Trials and Cancer Research (cancer clinical trials) and the Alpha Clinic (cell and gene therapies). CCR is a large unit (approximately 70 staff), including clinical research coordinators, research nurses, regulatory affairs, finance, and administrative positions. This unit is responsible for end-to-end coordination of sponsor- driven and investigator-initiated clinical trials across UCI's Medical Center, main campus clinics and satellite sites in the Orange County region.

The Director of Clinical Research, Administration & Finance serves in an advisory capacity to the Medical Director on all matters related to the Center for Clinical Research's three main divisions: 1) clinical operations, 2) finance and 3) business development. The Director of Clinical Research, Administration & Finance serves as the main point of contact with other departments, the School of Medicine Dean's Office, Medical Center Offices as well as other campus offices and organizations and as administrative liaison for affiliated hospitals and external agencies.

Compensation Range:

$101,900 - $171,000

Department Website:

https: //


10+ years of relevant work experience with a Bachelor of Arts/Bachelor of Science in related field. 5-7 years of relevant work experience with a Masters of Arts/Masters of Science, or equivalent experience.

Master's degree in related area and / or equivalent experience / training

Strong communicator; includes verbal and written, active listening, critical thinking, persuasiveness, advising and counseling skills. Skill in analyzing and presenting data and strategy to relevant team, governance, external consultant, and regulatory / oversight meetings. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with other cross-functional teams and people with a wide range of educational backgrounds. Demonstrated ability to interface with commercial, regulatory, federal, and other members of an extended study team. Ability to influence / persuade. Demonstrated management skills supervising, maintaining, and developing clinical staff within the study team, and acting as a mentor for professional staff and conducting reviews and performance evaluations. Effectively manages multiple important priorities. Demonstrated ability to organize research work functions in an efficient and effective manner. Great organizational skills applied to personal work and improving organization of assigned staff and trial. Broad knowledge of all phases of clinical research, from study startup through closeout and primary publication and presentation. Knowledgeable about clinical studies involving complex trial design issues. Experience with the campus' clinical and research information and documentation application programs. Broad knowledge of clinical research concepts, federal, state, and local laws and regulations, and industry requirements regarding the proper conduct of clinical trials. Broad theoretical and operational knowledge of clinical and patient safety standards and regulations relating to clinical research. Demonstrates excellent problem- solving and analytical skills. Creatively addresses complex or new problems. Proven skills to quickly evaluate complex issues and identify multiple options for resolution. Experience working in a multidisciplinary matrixed work environment. Technical proficiency in project management software Broad academic knowledge and applied background in clinical research philosophy. Applies knowledge of theoretical concepts and business best practices in a trial setting. Proven ability to translate clinical research philosophy into direct and indirect clinical input to design, planning, initiation, execution, and reporting of clinical trials. Innovative decision-making and judgment on a frequent basis entailing the?planning, development and implementation of new policies, procedures and situation solutions regarding cancer clinical research.


Clinical Research Professional Certification

Special Conditions Required:

Must pass a background check.

Conditions of Employment

The University of California, Irvine (UCI) seeks to provide a safe and healthy environment for the entire UCI community. As part of this commitment, all applicants who accept an offer of employment must comply with the following conditions of employment:

  • Background Check and Live Scan

  • Legal Right to work in the United States

  • Vaccination Policies

  • Smoking and Tobacco Policy

  • Drug Free Environment

  • The following additional conditions may apply, some of which are dependent upon business unit or job specific requirements.

  • California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act

  • E-Verify

  • Pre-Placement Health Evaluation

  • Details of each policy may be reviewed by visiting the following page - https: //

    Closing Statement

    The University of California, Irvine is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer advancing inclusive excellence. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, protected veteran status, or other protected categories covered by the UC nondiscrimination policy. We are committed to attracting and retaining a diverse workforce along with honoring unique experiences, perspectives, and identities. Together, our community strives to create and maintain working and learning environments that are inclusive, equitable, and welcoming. UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-0500 or [email protected]

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