TRANSLATIONAL RESEARCH OPERATION MANAGER
Scope of the Job
The Translational Research operation manager is part of the TR department of EORTC. She/he serves as the EORTC HQ expert at practical implemention of TR and ensures quality of samples and associated processes and TR data throughtout trials.
Main responsibilities / Major Activities
Translational research implementation in the EORTC trials and research projects
- Participates in the practical implementation of the TR part of protocol interacting with study team.
- Participates in the technical development of projects involving TR. This includes database set-up, forms design, clinical operation management, and interface with the HQ units and investigators.
- Provides advice to clinical operation managers on how to set up biobanking and TR procedures in the protocol (tissue processing, sending, collection, storing).
- Works on developing and maintaining a TR project database to enable tracking of the TR portfolio of the EORTC, in conjunction with other units at the EORTC HQ.
- Provides advice to data managers on the design of sample collection forms (sample CRFs).
- Work with the operational department to monitor any deviation in quality of samples or sample workflow. Assess the root of the problem and coordinate with the QA department if necessary.
- Support the EORTC QA department with monitoring and audit of central labs and biobank and if necessary the clinical sites
- Assess the availability of samples and molecular data for data sharing
- Check Patient Informed Consent to allow data sharing
- Assess the scientific robustness of the proposal and coordinate review by external experts
- Relevant clinical or biomedical MSc/BS with at least 4 years of relevant experience (preferentially working in a lab with clinical samples)
- Relevant experience can be any technical role in clinical trials, or applied research in academic, hospital or industry setting. In particular in running biomarker-driven assays (NGS, IHC,…)
- Credibility in scientific environments
- Dynamic self-starter
- Able to work independently and manage competing priorities
- Well organized and flexible
- Able to function well in a team, whether motivating collaborators and colleagues to move projects forward or providing support to ongoing collaborations
- Able to write and check content and quality of scientific documents
- Good communicator with a broad range of stakeholders
- Excellent spoken and written English