Operations Director, Sutter Institute of Medical Research

Sutter Institute for Medical Research (SIMR) oversees and supports all research conducted at Sutter affiliates and their associates (i.e. independent physicians, etc.) in the Sutter Health Valley Area (SHVA), north service area. The north Valley is situated in the greater Sacramento area. SIMR partners with physicians, nurses, technicians, and other Sutter staff to bring new, innovative and sometimes ground-breaking research opportunities to Sutter patients. Areas of specialty include, but are not limited to, oncology, neurology, cardiology, family medicine, dermatology, GI/GU, etc. SIMR maintains a very robust and diverse portfolio of research clinical trials and is well known and respected in the research community in Sacramento and northern California. The department currently employees 35 FTEs. The Director reports to the SHVA Chief Medical Officer and collaborates with the Sutter Health research institutes. As a strategic leader, the Director engages in the development of the SIMR vision and consistently communicates this vision; managing, motivating, and inspiring staff to share that same vision. The Director is integral to the implementation of change and creating an effective organizational structure, and has an ability to think critically and take action when necessary. Requirements for this position include: Bachelor's Degree in Basic Science, nursing or a health-related field. A Master's degree is preferred, Experience in administration or management of medical research in a hospital, healthcare or academic environment that includes grants administration, government and medical/pharmaceutical industry sponsored clinical research investigations. Experience supervising, educating and training clinical research coordinators and related personnel. Experience with budget preparation and contract negotiation and database management-systems is preferred. Must have demonstrated knowledge of the management of medical research and knowledge of federal and state regulations and laws governing the conduct of research.

Sutter Health
Contact: Stacy Pike-Cortes  (thompssa@sutterhealth.org)
Telephone: 916-297-8307
2825 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, California 95816 United States

Postdoctoral Fellow in Biomedical Ethics / Clinical Trials

McGill Biomedical Ethics Unit / Studies of Translation, Ethics, and Medicine (STREAM) is inviting applications for two postdoctoral research fellows (PDFs) with a background in research ethics, epidemiology, biostatistics, or meta-research.* Priority will be given to candidates with demonstrated knowledge of clinical trials and drug regulation, and a penchant for interdisciplinary work. One project will examine inefficiencies in drug development, ethical oversight, and drug approval. The other project will explore methods of improving decision-making in the design and review of cancer drug trials. Both projects involve a mix of empirical and conceptual methods. The PDFs will work under the supervision of Jonathan Kimmelman, alongside co-investigators with expertise in Philosophy, Epidemiology/Biostatistics, and Cancer. The PDFs are encouraged to develop their own research within the scope of the project, and to publish both team and independently authored manuscripts. Review of applications will proceed on a rolling basis and will continue until the positions are filled.** Applications should include a cover letter describing research interests, a CV, a writing sample, and the contact information for 3 references. Applicants who do not have a completed Ph.D. at the time of application must include a letter from their Department Chair specifying the date of their dissertation defense. Applications should be sent electronically to: Jonathan Kimmelman, PhD jonathan.kimmelman@mcgill.ca For details about STREAM, and the team members on these projects, visit www.translationalethics.com www.mcgill.ca/biomedicalethicsunit * Please note: Candidates’ eligibility to hold a Postdoctoral Research Fellowship expires 5 years after the date on which their PhD was awarded, regardless of when they are hired. Be sure to refer to the following link for further information on eligibility criteria: www.mcgill.ca/gps/postdocs/fellows/registration/eligibility ** Any offer to non-Canadian citizens/non-permanent residents is contingent on the candidate obtaining a work permit after an offer has been made and a letter of invitation sent, see: www.mcgill.ca/gps/postdocs/international/workpermit

McGill Biomedical Ethics Unit
Contact: Dr. Jonathan Kimmelman  (jonathan.kimmelman@mcgill.ca)
Telephone: 514-398-3306
3647 Peel St.
Montreal, Quebec H3A 1X1 Canada