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Now Accepting Applications

for Vice Chair DSMC

Compensation

Effort: 5% up to NIH cap

Required Qualifications

  • Faculty Member of UCSD, SDSU, or LJI with experience as a PI of a cancer clinical trial
  • Moores Cancer Center Member
  • Experience as PI/Site PI of Phase 1/Phase 2 Investigator Initiated Trials

Preferred Qualifications

  • An ideal candidate would have experience in both industry sponsored and investigator-initiated cancer therapeutics trials.
  • Detail oriented
  • Committed to maintaining the integrity of clinical trials at Moores Cancer Center and executing the Data Safety and Monitoring Plan as written in the Cancer Center Support Grant (CCSG)

Time Commitment:  2-4 hours per month for Committee meetings, plus time to review material prior to meetings, more depending on level of involvement with other projects or potential of ad hoc reviews.

Term

The recommended terms is 3 years.

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Position Description

The Data Safety and Monitoring Committee (DSMC) Vice-Chair is appointed by the MCC Director and Sr. Leadership Committee following recommendation from the Chair.

The DSMC ensures that all cancer clinical trials conducted with the support of the Cancer Center receive monitoring for protocol compliance, adverse events, and data quality. This committee has the responsibility to ensure that cancer clinical trials are conducted in a manner consistent with the utmost safety of research participants, that data is accurate and valid, and that studies are swiftly closed if there are indications of non-compliance, safety issues, or futility. All DSMC members, including the Vice Chair, in collaboration with the Committee Chair, are asked to actively participate in the work of the DSMC, provide thoughtful input to the deliberations, and focus on the best interests of DSMC rather than personal or constituent interests, and work toward the accomplishment of the goals as described in the strategic plan.

Vice-Chair duties include, but are not limited to: voting on protocols unless there is a conflict of interest, completing reviews and mentoring voting members of the DSMC as assigned by the Chair. The Vice-Chair chairs in the absence or recusal of the Chair.

The key roles of the Vice Chair are to assist the Committee Chair and staff liaison in facilitation, coordination and communication – ensuring that the committee members are actively engaged in the achievement of DSMC work plan. The Vice Chair should also seek to develop an understanding of the overall goals of the committee and build connections to prepare him/herself to serve in the Committee Chair role.

All DSMC members, including the Vice Chair, in collaboration with the Committee Chair, are asked to actively participate in the work of the DSMC, provide thoughtful input to the deliberations, and focus on the best interests of DSMC rather than personal or constituent interests, and work toward the accomplishment of the goals as described in the strategic plan. All DSMB members will maintain confidentiality during all phases of DMSB review and deliberations.

Goals for the role:

  • Work with the Chair to improving monitoring of multi-site clinical trials
  • Work with the Chair to improve SAE tracking
  • Assist with the writing of the DSMC portion of the CCSG
  • Attend and contribute at site visit meetings
  • Develop as a leader to take on the role as Chair of the DSMC
  • Seek to develop an understanding of the overall goals of the committee and build connections to prepare him/herself to serve in the Chair role.

Google Form Application:
-NIH biosketch

-Personal statement of interest

-Signature from Dept/Division chair endorsement & acknowledgement of effort commitment