Senior Scientist- MSH Tisch Cancer Institute- FT- Days

Job Description

Strength Through Diversity

Ground breaking science.  Advancing medicine.  Healing made personal. 

Dept:  Tisch Cancer Center                                                    REQ #  2576794

Title: Senior Scientist

A Senior Scientist position is now available to support the Cancer Immunotherapy Program within the Tisch Cancer Institute.  The Cancer Immunotherapy Program is exploring multiple approaches to immunotherapy, from intratumoral injections to the development of personalized vaccines used in combination with traditional treatment such as surgery, radiation and chemotherapy.

The Senior Scientist will coordinate and manage multiple clinical trial projects and protocols, including investigator-initiated studies and those from pharmaceutical companies.  Duties include instructing staff regarding the requirements for all protocols; provides support for ongoing research projects, and provides administrative oversight and guidance regarding staff roles and regulatory submissions for each study.

The Tisch Cancer Institute is a vital component of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai Hospital and plays a key role in the Mount Sinai Health System, which is one of the largest health care systems in the nation.   We are a National Cancer Institute (NCI)-designated center and provide a multidisciplinary approach to cancer treatments and clinical breakthroughs that may one day put an end to cancer. 

Roles and Responsibilities:

Manages and coordinates clinical trial and related research studies conducted by the principal investigator to ensure conformance with specified research objectives and protocols.

1.       Interacts with clinical investigators and staff to identify and recruit patients into approved studies.

2.       Coordinates and establishes clinical trial schedules, task assignments and allocation of staff. 

3.       Oversees the status of all subjects enrolled in clinical trials, including completion and tracking of all required regulatory documents, including the appropriate reporting of all SAEs.

4.       Ensures clinical research studies are conducted according to good clinical practices, specified research protocols, and requirements of the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, outside sponsors and all federal and/or state regulatory agencies.

5.       Serves as the primary liaison with pharmaceutical companies for industry-sponsored clinical trials.  Provides updates on status, adverse side effects and trends, evaluates patient enrollment and provides appropriate recommendations and/or conclusions.

6.       May play a role in monitoring and reconciling budget and other financial items for clinical trials and tracking reimbursements from sponsoring parties. 

7.       Develops policies and procedures for administrative oversight of clinical trials; conducts regular meetings with staff to ensure compliance with established practices and to keep employees abreast of current standards and policies.

8.       Organizes grant submissions and implements standard operating procedures for clinical monitoring.  Manages and monitors all sites involved in multi-site clinical trials which the principal investigator is responsible for including recruitment and management of subject enrollment.

9.       Assists with various personnel functions such as hiring, performance appraisals, coaching, disciplinary actions and terminations.  Provides guidance and support to staff and orients and mentors new research team members. 

10.   Assist PIs with developing investigator initiated protocols, writing abstracts, literature searches and doing relevant presentations.


11.   Performs other related duties, as appropriate.





·         Bachelor's Degree in Nursing, Biology, Public Health or related scientific/health field. Masters or PhD degree preferred.


·         6 years of experience managing clinical trials, including 2 years in a management/leadership role; Oncology and HIV experience preferred.

Skills and abilities:

·         Excellent written, oral and interpersonal skills

·         Demonstrated knowledge of clinical research concepts, good clinical practices and regulatory compliance

·         Proven ability to provide scientific and clinical expertise in all phases of clinical trials

·         Excellent analytical and problem solving skills

·         Strong management and leadership skills

Strength Through Diversity

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. 

Explore more about this opportunity and how you can help us write a new chapter in our story! 


Who We Are


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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