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Director, Clinical Trials Operations

Rochester, MN
Mayo Clinic










Position description

The Division Chair will partner with research leadership, clinical practice leadership, business development leadership and other functional leaders to develop and execute a unifying vision and strategy that optimizes clinical trials management and operations across all Mayo Clinic locations.

The Chair will oversee and manage all operational and administrative aspects of clinical trials and will partner with physician leaders and leaders in discovery science to establish and maintain industry leading capabilities in clinical trial feasibility, clinical trials matching and virtual clinical trials.

The Chair will leverage digital technology and artificial intelligence (AI) to drive clinical trials optimization, while ensuring ongoing compliance with federal guidelines and institutional policies and procedures. She or he provides oversight of financial performance of the clinical trials portfolio and monitors key performance indicators.

The Chair works closely with the Mayo Clinic Institutional Review Board (IRB) and department and division leadership to create and align capabilities and services that drive advancement in the research mission.

License or certification

Requires Master's degree in Management, Business Administration, Nursing, science, or health-related field. Minimum 8-10 years of relevant professional experience in scientific academic health care or like setting required. Demonstrated experience leading clinical research operations in a complex organization, including interfacing effectively with multiple faculty and staff with a strong customer service focus. Demonstrated ability to think strategically and apply broad concepts in practice. Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with stakeholders across the institution. Demonstrated experience in organizational, project management, quality improvement, problem solving and operational effectiveness. Prior experience implementing large organizational initiatives preferred. Must have excellent communication and interpersonal skills including the ability to present, facilitate, negotiate and interact with individuals at all levels within the organization. Flexibility and ability to adapt to changing environment is essential.

Benefits eligible



Full Time

Site description

Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.


Administration, Business, Finance, Clinical Labs and Research, Executive

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Jennifer Schilbe

Equal opportunity employer

Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).