Clinical Program Administrator

Research Area Keywords: 

clinical program, budgets, administrative procedures

Position Description: 

The Center for Cancer Research (CCR) is working to solve the most pressing problems in the field through basic, translational and clinical cancer research to create the cancer medicines of tomorrow and is dedicated to preparing the next generation of cancer researchers. Read more about CCR, the benefits of working at CCR and hear from our staff on their CCR experiences. ​

Our scientists can’t do it alone. It takes a skilled, multi-disciplinary team of dedicated staff in research, patient care and administration to improve the lives of cancer patients and answer the most important questions in cancer biology and treatment. Be part of our mission to unlock the mysteries of cancer through research to create the medicines of tomorrow.


The Clinical Monitoring Research Program Directorate (CMRPD) provides clinical program administrative support to the clinics operated by the Office of the Clinical Director (OCD), Center for Cancer Research (CCR), National Cancer Institute (NCI) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH).

  • Assists with the administration of the complex clinical program and ensures major components and initiatives in the areas of patient care, clinical research staff recruitment, training and resource management are well integrated and move forward efficiently and effectively
  • Interacts with various internal and external groups to facilitate clinical trials research and develop administrative procedures
  • Acts as liaison between outpatient clinics, the Clinical Center and other departments
  • Identifies solutions for day-to-day problems by adapting processes and procedures with consideration to the coordination of patient care
  • Assists in monitoring, control and reporting on clinical budgets
  • Develops project timelines and tracks the progress of clinical projects
  • Prepares reports and reviews sections of submissions, abstracts and presentations
  • Special projects
  • Develops project timelines
  • Tracks progress, and monitors/prepares budget operating reports
  • Works in conjunction and collaboration with NCI academic clinical scientists, research investigators and/or groups that participate in clinical research trials or influence clinical research
  • Responsible for implementing operating guidelines utilizing standard NCI Policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Reviews operational requirements for development of or changes to staffing
  • All assignments and tasks are performed independently; however unusual or difficult problems are referred for review to the Administrative Director
  • Supervises other administrative clinical support staff
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C.V. Required: 
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Experience Required: 


  • Possession of a Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university with course work related to clinical sciences or four (4) years related experience in lieu of degree
  • Foreign degrees must be evaluated for U.S. equivalency
  • A minimum of four (4) years of responsible administrative experience in a hospital or medical environment, including one (1) year in a supervisory capacity
  • Experience should include work with protocols, clinical site management, data collection and analysis
  • Must possess general knowledge of clinical trial fieldwork concepts and practices, regulatory requirements and guidelines for clinical research and monitoring requirements
  • Must be well versed in Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations and Good Clinical Practices (GCPs)
  • Must be able to perform project management-type tasks for multiple clinical research protocols
  • Must be able to obtain and maintain a clearance


  • Familiarity with State Department Regulations and FARs 
Additional Information: 

Please reference job id req629 for all inquiries.

Hiring for this position will be through Leidos Biomedical Research, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Leidos, Inc. Leidos Biomedical is the operations and technical support contractor for the Frederick National Laboratory for Cancer Research, a federal national laboratory.

Bethesda is located adjacent to Washington, D.C. and is an urban core of Montgomery County, MD.  Bethesda is one of the most affluent and highly educated communities in the United States. It is a vibrant town, and a destination for shopping, dining and artistic and cultural events.

Contact Name: 
Lauri Rimorin
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