Director of Research Quality and Safety

Dartmouth-Hitchcock Norris Cotton Cancer Center

The Director of Research Quality and Safety serves as strategic and operational leader in quality & safety for Research Operations across the Dartmouth-Hitchcock system. Provides quality and compliance management programs and oversight to the Research Operations team and other stakeholders.

Key Responsibilities
• Leads the Clinical Research Quality and Safety (Q&S) function in the Research Operations Dept. Defines the strategic direction for Clinical Research Quality and Safety and provides functional direction for team.
• Establishes and maintains quality management system requirements in accordance with GCP, GLP and Human Subject Protection standard regulations.
• Directs Q&S staff under their direction to effectively execute the operating plan, including annual audit plan, approved by senior leadership. Oversees and performs audit processes, including managing audit resources, tracking status of audit findings to closure, and audit record retention.

• A Master’s degree required, PhD preferred.
• Five (5) years of experience in an academic health system or AMC related industry or similar quality roles preferred.
• Demonstrated leadership experience required.
• Demonstrated ability to work independently and flexibly in a fast-paced, high growth environment.
• Experience supporting inspection-readiness activities resulting in successful agency (FDA, etc.) inspections.
• Demonstrated understanding of all aspects of clinical research, including protocol development, CRF design, clinical trial management, data management, statistical analysis and regulatory submissions preferred.

The Dartmouth-Hitchcock health system stretches over New Hampshire and Vermont and offers the quintessential New England experience. With no income or sales tax, this beautiful area combines history, industry and business and has been ranked consistently as one of the best places in the US to live and work. Anchored by the academic Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center in Lebanon, NH, the system includes the NCI-designated Norris Cotton Cancer Center, the Children’s Hospital at Dartmouth-Hitchcock; 5 affiliated hospitals and 30 Dartmouth-Hitchcock ambulatory clinics across the region. We are close to the urban centers of Boston, New York and Montreal, but also offer proximity to the seacoast and multiple top-tier ski mountains within a short driving distance.

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Dartmouth-Hitchcock is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, veteran status, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by law.