Clinical Research Director

Open Date 4/26/2018
Division Reading Hospital

The Clinical Research Director will provide leadership and technical assistance for clinical and translational research endeavors. The Director will supervise the Clinical Research Office Team to assure success in clinical research efforts. The Director will assure high level performance by the research unit and effective quality assurance/quality Control.

The Director will support the Chief Academic Officer in developing a research agenda and partnering with key investigators within Reading Hospital, as well as at external collaborative sites. The Director will review potential research ideas and provide advice regarding protocol development and potential funding sources. The Director will advise internal stakeholders regarding the scientific merit of potential studies. The Director will foster and support collaboration between the investigator, clinical staff and research unit staff. The Director will assist investigators in grant submissions.

The Director will provide guidance and recommendations for the growth and development of a research unit that is fiscally responsible and addresses the strategic plans of the organization.

Position Requirements

Experience and Skills

  • 5+ Years: Demonstrate a sound theoretical and hand’s-on knowledge of the field of clinical research inclusive of planning, executing and analyzing clinical research trials; performing protocol and site feasibility (Required)
  • Experience demonstrating program and resource management across multiple projects, as well as proven leadership abilities (Required)
  • Required Skills: Excellent Communications Skills, Excellent Interpersonal Skills - Ability to build and maintain strong working relationships across all levels of the organization.
  • Demonstrated proficiency with Microsoft Excel, Microsoft PowerPoint, Microsoft Publisher, Microsoft Word and familiarity with use of statistical analytic software.
  • *High School Diploma or GED (Required)
  • 4 year / Bachelor's Degree (Required) Life or Health Science or Nursing Master's Degree (Preferred)
  • Masters or PhD level training with experience in research design and analysis or clinical epidemiology (Preferred)

Certification and Licensure Requirements

  • Certification as a Clinical Research Professional (preferred)
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time
Special Notes
About the Organization Tower Health is a strong, regional, integrated healthcare provider/payer system that offers leading-edge, compassionate healthcare and wellness services to a population of 2.5 million people. Together, our six hospitals and other entities provide a full range of medical care from prevention, screenings & education; to the latest clinical services and surgeries available; to rehabilitation. We also offer wellness programs & public health services that ensure our communities are the healthiest they can be. Our caring, highly trained physicians and staff are committed to patient safety and patient satisfaction.

With more than 11,000 team members, Tower Health includes Reading Hospital, a teaching hospital based in West Reading; Brandywine Hospital in Coatesville; Chestnut Hill Hospital, a teaching hospital in Philadelphia; Jennersville Hospital in West Grove; Phoenixville Hospital in Phoenixville; and Pottstown Hospital in Pottstown. We also operate Reading Hospital Rehabilitation at Wyomissing & Reading Hospital School of Health Sciences, & we have a comprehensive physician network.

Collaboration across Tower Health enables our hospitals, providers, leadership & staff to leverage best practices across the health system. Our hospitals have received national recognition for advanced care in areas such as neurosurgery and stroke, cardiac & vascular surgery, trauma, hematology & oncology. Reading HealthPlex, which opened at Reading Hospital in October 2016, combines state-of-the-art technology and world-class design to make the HealthPlex one of the most sophisticated surgical centers & inpatient facilities in the region.

At Tower Health, we have a rich history of providing high-quality, cost-effective care in the communities we serve. As the healthcare industry continues to change, one thing remains steadfast: Tower Health’s commitment to Advancing Health, Transforming Lives.
Hours Bi-Weekly 80

Reading Shift Day