The Seattle Cancer Care Alliance, located in Seattle, Washington, is part of a dynamic collaboration among three organizations known nationally and internationally for their patient care and research: Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center, University of Washington, and Seattle Children's. Over the past 25 years, these institutions have worked together to support their mission of adult and pediatric oncology patient care services, research and education.
Director, Research Integration – Seattle Cancer Care Alliance
The Director, Research Integration – Seattle Cancer Care Alliance leads efforts to implement SCCA research strategies, goals and objectives, in close partnership with SCCA colleagues, Fred Hutch, UW Medicine and Seattle Children’s. As a member of the Consortium their goal is to advance the standard of care through research excellence.
This is accomplished by both providing and advancing the best standard of care today and tomorrow through clinical research and innovation with a continuous focus on process improvement. SCCA supports Consortium research priorities by efficiently and effectively implementing clinical trials and supporting patient access & eligibility to clinical trials. SCCA is committed to the care and cure for their patients, providing the best possible research driven care experience for both patients and their families. SCCA accomplishes this through innovation in processes/systems/models that improve patient experience to improve quality. SCCA will prioritize their efforts to serve overall clinical trial efforts through strong infrastructure to support the research mission and a holistic approach. SCCA will leverage growing patient access for clinical trial consideration across all sites. SCCA is always current on accrual goals, safety, compliance and regulatory issues.
KNOWLEDGE OF THE RESEARCH PRACTICES & OPERATIONS
INTEGRATION OF CLINICAL & RESEARCH CARE
Based on this understanding, the Director is expected to skillfully articulate and advocate for the ways clinical and research care can be tied together as acritical part of SCCA’s mission. More than any other SCCA leader, the Director is expected to ‘live’ the integration of clinical and research care in all decisions and actions, and to stand out as a guiding voice in promoting that integration throughout the organization.
LEADERSHIP VISION & ACTION
METRIC ORIENTATION & OUTCOME MINDSET
TEAM DEVELOPMENT SKILLS
The incumbent needs to have current knowledge of research administration practices, strong oncology relevant experience, and a proven track record in developing & implementing business strategies to grow programs within a large network setting with external faculty/researchers/staff. Must have the ability to influence effectively, strong relationship building skills & the ability to build trust/respect effectively. The right candidate for this position must possess a Master’s degree in Business Administration, Health Administration, or related business area. We are looking for someone with a minimum of five plus years experience within Research Executive Leadership.