• Penn State Milton S. Hershey Medical Center
  • $150,470.00 -150,470.00/year*
  • Hershey , PA
  • Scientific Research
  • Full-Time
  • 500 Homestead Ln

Penn State Health Milton S. Hershey Medical Center

Location: US:PA:Hershey

Work Type: Full Time

FTE: 1.0

Shift: Day

Hours: 8 hours


The Penn State Cancer Institute, Penn State Health Milton S Hershey Medical Center in Hershey PA has an exciting opportunity for a Manager of Clinical Research Operations in their Clinical Trials Office. This individual would provide leadership and oversight of clinical research projects, manage day to day operations of the clinical staff, and help with training and education of the staff. The Operations Manager will have direct reports, including the regulatory manager, data management manager, clinical nurse manager and to be determined QA/QC section. Additionally, the Operations Manager will interface with multiple levels of the organization and affiliate centers in order to provide continuous improvement and achieve the research goals of PSCI. Penn State Cancer Institute Clinical Trials Office provides support the Cancer Institute clinical investigators in the development, implementation and completion of clinical trials. The Operations Manager would be part of providing cutting edge clinical trials to patients within a 27 county catchment area. This position would report to the Administrative Director of the PSCI CTO. Relocation funds are authorized for this position.


Responsibility for recruiting, hiring, and performing performance reviews for assigned staff

Evaluate clinical trial needs and allocates proper clinical and non-clinical resources

Coordinate the schedule of research staff to ensure adequate staffing levels

Assist the Research Education Specialist in the orientation and ongoing training of staff

Assist with the ongoing quality assurance evaluations of clinical research practice

Implementing operational standards for clinical research practice and monitor progress

Participate in the establishment and interpretation of policies, objectives, and procedures for clinical trials

Help to engage relevant investigators and clinical providers to ensure research issues are addressed effectively


Bachelor's degree

Three years of experience in clinical trials research

Two years of leadership experience

Additional preferred qualifications include:

SOCRA or ACRP certification

Master's degree

Oncology experience



As part of one of the country's pre-eminent universities, our 548-bed tertiary medical center is the central Pennsylvania's region's only level I adult and pediatric trauma center and academic medical center. Also home to Penn State Children's Hospital and Penn State Cancer Institute, we are considered a resource for the most complex adult and pediatric cases.


Hershey, PA is the birthplace of everyone's favorite chocolate! The surrounding area offers a pleasant alternative to the pressures of urban living with a mix of well-maintained communities with quiet tree-lined streets, safe shopping districts, beautiful farmland, and state parks and game lands. In addition, cultural opportunities abound with the Hershey and Harrisburg orchestras, the amazing Hershey Park amusement park, American League Hockey with the Hershey Bears (Washington Capitals), and Minor League Baseball's Harrisburg Senators (Washington Senators). There is something to do for everyone!

If chosen for this position, you may be required to pass a Post Offer Employment Physical Exam in accordance with the measurements listed in the Work Task Analysis (WTA) report. This job description is a general outline of duties performed and is not to be misconstrued as encompassing all duties performed within the position. All individuals (including current employees) selected for a position will undergo a background check appropriate for the position's responsibilities.

Penn State Health is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, and is committed to providing employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, disability or protected veteran status. If you are unable to use our online application process due to an impairment or disability, please call 717-###-#### between the hours of 8:30 AM and 4:30 PM, Eastern Standard Time, Monday - Friday, email ...@pennstatehealth.psu.edu or download our Accommodation Instructions for Job Applicants PDF for more detailed steps for assistance.

Union:Non Bargained

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* The salary listed in the header is an estimate based on salary data for similar jobs in the same area. Salary or compensation data found in the job description is accurate.

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