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Georgetown Univerisity Program Administrator - Georgetown University Medical Center in Washington, District Of Columbia

Located in a historic neighborhood in the nation's capital, Georgetown offers rigorous academic programs, a global perspective, exciting ways to take advantage of Washington, D.C., and a commitment to social justice. Our community is a tight knit group of remarkable individuals interested in intellectual inquiry and making a difference in the world.


The Program Administrator provides supervision and leadership for the National Capital Area (NCA) Minority/Underserved NCI Clinical Oncology Research Program (NCORP). S/he is responsible for oversight and coordination of clinical management to patients entered onto protocol studies at MedStar Georgetown University Hospital as well as affiliates. The incumbent serves as liaison to NIH, NCI, and cooperative groups, as well as oversees budgets and contracts agreements, managing activities at affiliate sites. Having daily contacts with physicians, nurses, CRAs, laboratories, pharmacy, medical records, and social services, the Program Administrator has additional duties that include but are not limited to:

  • Ensures compliance with federal requirements necessary to conduct research as mandated by NIH, NCI, OHRP, ORI, and other federal organizations.

  • Maintains the standards of performance required by national cancer research protocols: data collection, informed consent, compliance, and coordinates with other health care providers and institutions.

  • Makes recommendations about personnel requirements, staffing, scheduling, and training, supervising and evaluating subordinate staff performance.

  • Coordinates research relationships with NIH, NCI, and research cooperative groups, monitoring affiliate institution(s) for research compliance.

  • Develops internal and external budgets, ensuring financial feasibility of research participation.

  • Serves as a clinical consultant and resource person to staff, physicians, other professionals, patients and families, and interested public.

  • Participates in appropriate national meetings and conferences, planning and coordinating special events as required.

  • Assures compliance with all IRB requirements in collaboration with Regulatory Coordinator, providing oversight for protocol abstractions, informed consent development, adverse event submissions, and amendments.

  • Develops/implements quality improvement systems for oncology cooperative group/NCORP research in conjunction with the GUMC QA Office.

  • Provides oversight for ordering/dispensing/logging investigational and commercially available drugs supplied from the National Cancer Institute and other approved clinical trial sponsors in conjunction with CRMO and pharmacies at MGUH and MWHC.

  • Demonstrates skills and knowledge necessary to provide care appropriate to oncology patients, including knowledge of growth and development, the ability to obtain and interpret information to identify patient needs, and to provide the care needed.

  • Performs assigned work safely, adhering to established departmental safety rules and practices.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • MS desirable in nursing or health related field; BSN preferred

  • Minimum of 3-5 years’ experience in cancer prevention and control, cancer care delivery and/or clinical oncology trials

  • Minimum of 1 year oncology research supervisory/administrative experience; An equivalent combination of education and experience may be substituted

  • Knowledge of NCI and cooperative group regulations, as well as clinical trials regulatory requirements including patient protection, institutional review board regulations, registration, and approval of clinical investigations

  • Knowledge of administrative and supervisory principles

  • Verbal and written communication skills along with experience in interpersonal relations

  • Detail-oriented, compassionate, independent and self-motivated

  • Skills in budget management with the ability to perform as a strong leader

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EEO Statement:

Georgetown University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer fully dedicated to achieving a diverse faculty and staff. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply and will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, sex (including pregnancy, gender identity and expression, and sexual orientation), disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.


Georgetown University offers a wide variety of comprehensive and competitive benefits. Benefits packages include comprehensive health, dental and vision plans, disability and life insurance coverage, retirement savings programs, tuition assistance, voluntary insurance options (including group legal, accident, and critical illness), and much more. Whatever your need, the Office of Faculty and Staff Benefits will be standing by to support you. You can learn more about the benefits offered to eligible faculty and staff at https://benefits.georgetown.edu or view the online interactive benefits guide for more information.

Georgetown University is one of the world’s leading academic and research institutions, offering a unique educational experience that prepares the next generation of global citizens to lead and make a difference in the world. We are a vibrant community of exceptional students, faculty, alumni and professionals dedicated to real-world applications of our research, scholarship, faith and service.

Established in 1789, Georgetown is the nation’s oldest Catholic and Jesuit University. Drawing upon the 450-year-old legacy of Jesuit education, we provide students with a world-class learning experience focused on educating the whole person through exposure to different faiths, cultures and beliefs. Students are challenged to engage in the world and become men and women in the service of others, especially the most vulnerable and disadvantaged members of the community.

These values are at the core of Georgetown’s identity, binding members of the community across diverse backgrounds.