Clinical Trial Program Director

California, United States
01 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
01 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Grade: M
FTE: 100%

The Stem Cell and Gene Therapy Clinical Trial Office (SCGT-CTO) in the Division of Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation and Regenerative Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, seeks a Clinical Development Manager, who will act as a collaborative partner with the Director and faculty leaders to develop, implement, administer, and evaluate long-term objectives and ensure consistency with scientific and clinical goals. 

The SCGT-CTO is a specialized entity with expertise in phase I/II clinical trials with cellular products. Stanford School of Medicine strives to lead the biomedical revolution by fueling discovery and innovation to advance human health. 

Duties include:

  • Provide strategy, vision, and direction; make decisions that implement objectives for the overall operation of the SCGT-CTO. 
  • Identify, clarify, and resolve issues with strategic impact and substantial significance, which may span multiple areas, using advanced technical and professional knowledge requiring broad discretion and judgment. 
  • Collaborate with others on the direction of activities relevant to long-term objectives. Develop strategies to ensure effective achievement of objectives.
  • Develop policies and procedures as they relate to academic or program activities.
  • Implement and maintain quality control standards, and evaluate program effectiveness.
  • Oversee budget and schedule for large programs and/or multiple projects.
  • Negotiate with internal departments and external agencies with authority to commit resources and effort.
  • Recommend the adoption of emerging technologies and the development of new methods and approaches. 
  • Liaise with senior management and cross functional areas and schools. Serve as a liaison to external organizations.
  • Supervise other staff, including hiring, performance management, and related duties, in addition to providing instruction on complex techniques and direction on projects.

* - Other duties may also be assigned


  • Master’s degree in health science related field (i.e. biology, informatics, etc.).
  • Experience in phase I/II Clinical Trials design and management.
  • Experience in Clinical Regulatory Affairs and Research.
  • Knowledge of creating SOPs for the following areas: recruiting and evaluating patients for the assigned clinical research studies, scheduling tests and treatments, monitoring and coordinating patient care, and completing case report forms.


Bachelor's degree and eight years of relevant experience or combination of education and relevant experience. Advanced degree may be required.


  • Demonstrated experience leading and managing technical staff.
  • Demonstrated experience leading complex projects or programs.
  • Demonstrated ability to work and communicate effectively with others.




  • Frequently sit, grasp lightly, use fine manipulation and perform desk-based computer tasks, lift, carry, push pull objects that weigh to ten pounds.
  • Occasionally sit, use a telephone or write by hand. 
  • Rarely kneel, crawl, climb, twist, bend, stoop, squat, reach or work above shoulders, sort, file paperwork or parts, operate foot and hand controls.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.


Additional Information

  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4987
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: M
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