Company: Stanford Medicine
Location: Redwood City
Posted on: January 9, 2022
Financial Specialist - Cancer Clinical Trials Office
The Stanford Cancer Institute (SCI) is one of an elite number of
National Cancer Institute-Designated Comprehensive Cancer Centers
in the country, and is a prominent, dynamic, growing and complex
Institute within the Stanford University School of Medicine. The
SCI actively works to build synergies and collaborations among
faculty with cancer-relevant expertise from four Schools and over
30 departments across Stanford University. We seek a Research
Administrator to help us enact our mission to reduce cancer
mortality through comprehensive programs of cancer research,
treatment, education and outreach. Given the SCI's mission,
breadth, and depth, it employs over 320 staff members in a
fast-paced, team-oriented, and forward-thinking environment with
tremendous opportunities for personal and professional growth. The
Cancer Clinical Trials Office (CCTO) is an integral component of
the Stanford Cancer Institute since the vital work performed there
enables our adult and pediatric cancer centers to translate
research from the laboratory into the clinical setting. You will be
working with an unparalleled leading edge community of faculty and
staff who are fundamentally changing the world of health care in
the cancer arena.
Reporting to the CCTO Financial Manager, the Research Administrator
will be conversant in the goals, mission and priorities of the
Institute, and utilize this knowledge to serve as the Institutional
Representative for sponsored cancer clinical trials and be the
primary point of contact for sponsor and University clinical
research grant and contract administrators. Working in
collaboration with faculty, business managers and other
departments, hospital and University staff, the Research
Administrator directs and manages the clinical trial proposal and
award process to ensure timely, compliant and accurate contracts.
The Research Administrator accepts the budget on behalf of the
Cancer Center, provides expert consultation and oversight to ensure
that sponsored research funds are managed and expended in
compliance with internal and external policies, and continues as
the institutional representative throughout the life of the award.
We are seeking candidates with excellent oral, written, and
communication skills and extreme attention to detail. Our staff run
toward challenges, and you will have a demonstrated history of
doing the same with a high degree of professionalism, initiative
and flexibility. Responsibilities include protocol review and
interpretation, interpretation and application of pertinent
government regulations and guidelines, develops budgets, negotiates
and provides strategic advice to the PI, ensuring that the contract
budgets and payment schedules/terms meets sponsor, University,
hospital and School pre-and post- award guidelines/regulations.
- Previous experience with Clinical trial Management.
- Has Oncology experience.
- Experience in working and communicating with upper
- Stanford or Academic Institution experience preferred.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
- Bachelor's degree and five years of job related experience, or
combination of education and experience.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
- Expert knowledge and fluency of governmental regulations (e.g.
FAR, A-21, A-110, A-133, CAS).
- Knowledge and ability to understand, interpret, and communicate
university policies and procedures.
- Excellent oral, written, and communication skills.
- Excellent analytical skills; demonstrated proficiency in Excel
and web-based tools.
- Strong accounting skills; knowledge of accounting
- Knowledge of procurement needs, including sole-sourcing, cost
analyses, vendor requirements, and small business reporting.
- Strong knowledge of property management requirements related to
Stanford or non-Stanford title of equipment and fabrications.
- Expert in project management, including managing international
collaborations and complex multi-sub award contracts.
- Knowledge of personnel management, including proposing effort
for and training and hiring of students, post-doctorals, academic
appointments, regular staff, bargaining unit staff, and
consultants, along with the circumstances appropriate for each type
- Extreme attention to detail.
- Ability to review a proposal or manage a project with
understanding of the overall scope and goal of each sponsored
- Excellent time management and organizational skills.
CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:
- Cardinal Curriculum I and II must be completed to remain in
- Certified Accountant or Auditor, MBA, project management
certification, or similar credential desired.
- Frequently sit, grasp lightly, use fine manipulation and
perform desk-based computer tasks, lift, carry, push and pull
objects weighing up to ten pounds.
- Occasionally stand, walk, grasp forcefully, use a telephone,
write by hand and sort and file paperwork or parts.
- Rarely lift, carry, push and pull objects weighing 11-20
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University
will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a
disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential
functions of his or her job.
- Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well
with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external
- Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal
responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns;
uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons
- Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable
University policies and procedures, including but not limited to
the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's
Administrative Guide, http://adminguide.stanford.edu .
As an organization that receives federal funding, Stanford
University has a COVID-19 vaccination requirement that will apply
to all university employees, including those working remotely in
the United States and applicable subcontractors. To learn more
about COVID policies and guidelines for Stanford University Staff,
The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by
positions in this job classification and are not designed to
contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all
duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and
responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs
without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level
of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as
Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will
provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability
who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of
his or her job.
Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action
employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for
employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual
orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability,
protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by
- Schedule: Full-time
- Job Code: 4483
- Employee Status: Regular
- Pay Grade: I
- Requisition ID: 92466 As an organization that receives federal
funding, Stanford University has a COVID-19 vaccination requirement
that will apply to all university employees, including those
working remotely in the United States and applicable
subcontractors. To learn more about COVID policies and guidelines
for Stanford University Staff, please visit
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