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a new position that is opening up at the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute, Cancer Early Detection Advanced Research (CEDAR) Center for Program Director, CEDAR Clinical Research & Community Engagement. As highlighted in the position description, this position is responsible for building a team and developing and executing a strategy for early cancer detection clinical trials and for working as a liaison between CEDAR programs and the community, to ensure that as clinical trials are initiated, we have the ability to serve all Oregonians with those trials, including marginalized and underrepresented groups. You can find more details about this position on the OHSU jobs site here.

We wanted to make you aware of an exciting position we have open within our organization for a Program Director, CEDAR Clinical Research & Community Engagement. This position is responsible for building a team and developing and executing a strategy for early cancer detection clinical trials and for working as a liaison between our programs and the community, to ensure that as clinical trials are initiated, we have the ability to serve all of Oregon with those trials. You can find more details about this position at our jobs site here.
Position Summary: The person in this position will work closely with the Knight Cancer Institute Community Outreach and Engagement (COE) program which aims to identify and address cancer health disparities among minority and/or underserved populations, including rural, through relevant research, community outreach, engagement and education, and through programs and partnerships. The COE program has developed stakeholder groups for many underserved populations in Oregon as well as developed a network of community research liaisons to interact with the broader Oregon community. The Program Director, will play a critical role in engaging with communities and leaders within Portland and across to the state to address locally-identified health needs and initiatives in the region with support from the Community Research Hub. The Program Director will take a leadership role in establishing connections with the Oregon Hispanic/Latinx community and working collaboratively with COE to develop a stakeholder group to foster engagement between the stakeholder group and the Knight Cancer Institute. In addition, they will utilize the network of liaisons and stakeholder groups previously established by the COE program to engage with other communities across Oregon.
With an eye toward ensuring diversity and inclusion in CEDAR trials, the Program Director will provide administrative oversight of all clinical research operations within the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute clinical research early detection program working closely with the CEDAR Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and other clinical investigators. The successful candidate must have previous clinical trials experience and the knowledge necessary to work on scientific program development, program development for clinical research operations, personnel management for program employees, management of finances associated with clinical research accounts and overall organization budget, and early detection group program development in collaboration with early detection site leaders and investigators.
Required Qualifications:

• Bachelor’s degree
• Minimum of 5 years clinical research experience including at least 2 years of oncology clinical research experience
• Minimum of 1 year personnel management experience

• Master’s degree
• 3 years experience in clinical research-specific management or supervision

• Knowledge of and experience with early detection of cancer clinical research
• Strongly prefer experience with community engagement in the Hispanic/Latinx community
• Fluent in Spanish

About CEDAR: Cancer Early Detection Advanced Research (CEDAR) center is a collaborative institution within the OHSU Knight Cancer Institute. The Knight Cancer Institute, known as one of the pioneers in personalized cancer medicine, is an international leader in research and cancer treatment. At CEDAR our mission is to detect and stop lethal cancers at the earliest stage because early detection saves lives. This is an ambitious goal, one that requires novelty, creativity, and innovation. We are composed of biologists, chemists, biomedical engineers, computationalists, and clinicians conducting groundbreaking translational cancer research to help people maintain a high quality of life and reduce cancer mortality, to create a global early detection community, and to have a positive impact on the Oregon economy.
If you know of anyone who fits this description and might be interested in this position we would appreciate you encouraging them to apply here.

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