Cancer Center Research Operations Administrator

Cancer Center
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Position description
The Cancer Center research administrator occupies a unique leadership role within Mayo Clinic and specifically the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center. One of the successes of Mayo Clinic has been the collegiality and mutual support demonstrated by physician and administrative leadership in the care of cancer patients, the pursuit of innovation and translation through all cancer research and the commitment to cancer education. This partnership brings together clinical, research and managerial talents necessary to achieve the Mayo Clinic Cancer Center strategic and operating plan. The administrative and physician/scientist leadership roles cannot be separated. The purpose of the partnership is to: translate the institutional Cancer Center vision to meaningful and effective operational responses to all Cancer Center research activities, clinical trial operations, governance of basic science and clinical research, and grant applications. The position brings an institutional perspective to daily cancer research decisions and an operational perspective and experience back to the institution. The position incumbent will initiate and organize opportunities to improve service and quality and act as a catalyst for realizing these improvements; act as a facilitator, champion and generator of new ideas and a mediator on difficult issues; bring awareness of current external issues such as grant availability, compliance, quality, legislative, and reporting needs, assist physician/scientist and allied health staff in developing leadership, managerial skills and succession planning; have adequate knowledge and perspective of Mayo Clinic and business operations to know when and where to acquire additional input and expertise; provide financial oversight of Cancer research activity and work collaboratively with the Cancer Center practice and education administrative partners. Mayo Clinic is designated as a NCI Cancer Center at the Phoenix, Jacksonville and Rochester campus.
  • Master's degree in business, health care administration or related field required.
  • Five years healthcare management or related industry experience to include people, projects or programs required.
  • Operational experience must include demonstrated ability to work effectively and collaboratively in a multi-disciplinary environment with physician, scientist, educator, administrative, supervisory, and allied health staff.
  • Must have demonstrated leadership competencies management (e.g. staff, change, complex issues) and operations.
  • Excellent communication skills required.
Additional qualifications
  • The successful incumbent will have experience with large NIH and NCI funded research grants, including both writing and administering grants in academic institutions.
  • Prior experience leading clinical trial operations including leading quality and compliance operations is preferred.
  • Knowledge and experience with Cancer research processes, publications and academic activities specific to Cancer Centers is also preferred.
Exemption status
Compensation Detail
Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended.
Benefits eligible
Full Time
Hours / Pay period
Schedule details
Standard business hours
Weekend schedule

Site description
Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.
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