Research Program Director- Tisch Cancer Institute- Multiple Myeloma Program

Job Description

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Dept Name- Tisch Cancer Institute- Division of Hematology and Medical Oncology

REQ #  2548662

Job Title: Research Program Director


The Research Program Director is responsible for administrative, operational and business oversight of research and educational projects within the Multiple Myeloma (MM) program.  This includes assisting with business development, community outreach and marketing, grant submissions, and financial management. Individual will supervise administrative staff and work closely with the MM faculty to facilitate their academic efforts.

Roles and Responsibilities:

1.       Collaborates with MM faculty and Mount Sinai Finance (FACTS) and Mount Sinai Innovation Partners (MSIP) departments to foster external contracts and agreements focused on research projects and clinical trials related to multiple myeloma.

2.       Develop and oversee Continuing Education Conferences in which Mount Sinai faculty present on the latest MM treatments.  Prepare budget for events, oversee all operational aspects including developing agenda, contacting speakers, identifying location and arranging audio-visual needs. For events that are sponsored by industry, facilitate needed legal agreements with Mount Sinai’s Business Office.

3.       Liaison with Mount Sinai affiliated hospitals and practices to raise awareness of available clinical trials and to foster referrals.

4.       Assist faculty with data analysis and presentations for meetings and/or educational conferences.  Prepare Powerpoint slides that incorporate data tables and/or images. 

5.       Perform literature searches to assist with research proposals.

6.       Assist with grant preparation including developing budgets and assuring adherence to grant application guidelines.  Assist with the writing of non-scientific sections, such as those describing space and resources.

7.       Assist with fund raising initiatives by developing research summaries and proposals for the lay audience.

8.       Report on the status of active and research projects, as well as on the enrollment of patients onto studies.

9.       Assist Tisch Cancer Institute Finance Director with quarterly reporting on the finances related to MM research studies.

10.   Oversee data collection and reporting associated with MM research database

11.   Supervise administrative assistants within MM program and provide training on HR and financial transactions

12.   Prepare job descriptions and justify new staff positions

13.   Review and track Data and Safety Monitoring statistics and assist faculty with corrective action plans if needed

14.   Oversee construction projects and capital purchases associated with the MM program

15.    Liaison with hospital clinical practice personnel to facilitate effective through put of research patients

16.   Identify research opportunities, especially for junior faculty

17.   Work with Marketing Department to better advertise research program and available treatments for MM

18.   Maintain a library of bio-sketches, presentations, summary tables and other reference materials to be used for future research proposals



Bachelor’s degree in healthcare or Business Administration required.  Master’s degree highly preferred.  At least 3 years’ experience in a hospital/medical/research environment.  Strong excel and powerpoint skills needed.
Skills & Abilities: 
Outstanding written and oral communication skills.

Ability to find creative solutions to organizational problems and barriers

Exceptional attention to detail and accuracy

Ability to motivate, develop and coach individuals

Experience in managing and financial management

Ability to work in a fast paced environment utilizing tact, patience and diplomacy

The Mount Sinai Health System believes that diversity is a driver for excellence. We share a common devotion to delivering exceptional patient care. Yet we’re as diverse as the city we call home- culturally, ethically, in outlook and lifestyle. When you join us, you become a part of Mount Sinai’s unrivaled record of achievement, education and advancement as we revolutionize medicine together. We work hard to acquire and retain the best people, and to create a welcoming, nurturing work environment where you can develop professionally. We share the belief that all employees, regardless of job title or expertise, can make an impact on quality patient care. 

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Over 38,000 employees strong, the mission of the Mount Sinai Health System is to provide compassionate patient care with seamless coordination and to advance medicine through unrivaled education, research, and outreach in the many diverse communities we serve.


Formed in September 2013, The Mount Sinai Health System combines the excellence of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai with seven premier hospital campuses, including Mount Sinai Beth Israel, Mount Sinai Beth Israel Brooklyn, The Mount Sinai Hospital, Mount Sinai Queens, Mount Sinai West (formerly Mount Sinai Roosevelt), Mount Sinai St. Luke’s, and New York Eye and Ear Infirmary of Mount Sinai.


The Mount Sinai Health System is an equal opportunity employer. We promote recognition and respect for individual and cultural differences, and we work to make our employees feel valued and appreciated, whatever their race, gender, background, or sexual orientation. 


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