Medical Director

Los Angeles, California
Competitive Salary and Benefits
May 24, 2021
Jul 23, 2021
Medical Director


Join us as a Medical Director,

Cancer Clinical Trials Office.

Join our cancer enterprise at Cedars-Sinai Cancer during a transformational period of growth and impact. Ranked by US News & World Report as the #7 Best Hospital in Cancer in 2020-2021, Cedars-Sinai Cancer is looking for a nationally recognized investigator for the position of Medical Director of the Cancer Clinical Trials Office (CCTO).

The Cancer Clinical Trials Office at Cedars-Sinai Cancer invites applications for Medical Director. We are seeking individuals with leadership experience in clinical research to work with CCTO management and cancer center leadership. The Medical Director of the CCTO will provide medical direction and is responsible for ensuring the quality of services provided by the CCTO. We are looking for an experienced physician and active clinical researcher at the academic rank of associate professor or professor. The candidate should have extensive experience as a clinical trial investigator and have completed all appropriate training. In addition, the Medical Director will be knowledgeable of research operations including clinical conduct, regulatory compliance, budget development, contracting, and strategic planning.

Staffed by highly trained professional research personnel (research nurses, clinical research coordinators and clinical research associates), the CCTO is a central office that provides the infrastructure and function for operations of cancer clinical trials at Cedars-Sinai Cancer which at any given time has approximately 140 cancer clinical trials. CCTO resources are available to both faculty and sponsors to assist throughout the lifecycle of a protocol, from inception to study closeout. The CCTO is the central point of contact who coordinates with investigational pharmacy, laboratory, nursing, the National Cancer Institute (NCI) and other collaborating academic institutions. The CCTO has several operational units that perform specific functions to support investigators and their clinical trials. This includes quality assurance, regulatory affairs, financial operations, clinical coordination, education and training of clinical staff, study coordination/clinical research support and data coordination.

Are you right for this role? A successful candidate has:

  • A physician investigator with a strong background in research
  • Five or more years of administrative experience leading a complex clinical program/department. 
  • A proven track record in managing clinical trials
  • An established publication record in peer reviewed journals
  • A history of leadership in professional organizations

Interested candidates should send their CVs, a cover letter and names of three references to Karen Reckamp, MD MS at Cedars-Sinai Cancer c/o

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Cedars-Sinai seeks to find, develop, and retain the best clinical and research faculty. We promote excellence through diversity and encourage all qualified applicants to apply. We are an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, M/F/Vets/Disabled.

About Cedars-Sinai Cancer

Ranked by US News & World Report as the #7 Best Hospital in Cancer Nationally and #1 in California in 2020-2021, the Cedars-Sinai Cancer program sees over 5200 new cases of cancer per year and is part of the Cedars-Sinai Health System, a rapidly expanding vertically integrated health system with practices located in Southern California, including Tower Hematology- Oncology, The Angeles Clinic and Research Institute, Cedars-Sinai Valley Oncology Medical Group, Cedars-Sinai Marina del Rey hospital, Hunt Cancer Institute at Torrance Memorial, and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center.

Cedars-Sinai Cancer continues to pursue excellence with plans to greatly expand and sharpen the focus of its basic and translational research programs and its studies of populations and cancer disparities that are unique to its geographic area, focusing on cancer prevention and helping to change behaviors to ensure a healthier lifestyle.

Academic Research

Along with caring for patients, Cedars-Sinai is a hub for biomedical research and a top 10 academic medical center for NIH funding with over $200M in extramural research grant funding. As the largest academic medical center in the western United States, Cedars-Sinai is also training the next generation of physicians, researchers, and allied health professionals. Physicians and scientists at Cedars-Sinai are actively engaged in translational research to bring medical advancements directly from the laboratory to the bedside.

Community Outreach

A commitment to meeting the community's health needs has been a defining quality of Cedars-Sinai since the beginning - from the opening of the 12-bed Kaspare Cohn Hospital in Angeleno Heights in 1902 to what is now a world-renowned, nonprofit academic medical center with 890 licensed beds.

About Cedars-Sinai

Cedars-Sinai is a leader in providing high-quality healthcare encompassing primary care, specialized medicine and research. Since 1902, Cedars-Sinai has evolved to meet the needs of one of the most diverse regions in the nation, setting standards in quality and innovative patient care, research, teaching and community service. Today, Cedars- Sinai is known for its national leadership in transforming healthcare for the benefit of patients. Cedars-Sinai impacts the future of healthcare by developing new approaches to treatment and educating tomorrow's health professionals. Additionally, Cedars-Sinai demonstrates a commitment to the community through programs that improve the health of its most vulnerable residents.


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