Ref. 54-2023 Clinical Trials Office Director

The Vall d´Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO) Seeks a “Clinical Trials Office Director”

Reference: Ref. 54-2023

Application deadline: until position filled

Number of vacancies: 1

Job description:

Established in 1997, our Clinical Trials Office incorporates experts conducting clinical trials at the Vall d’Hebron University Hospital’s (HUVH) Medical Oncology Department, the Vall d’Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus. Headed by VHIO’s Director, Josep Tabernero, our team comprises study coordinators, data managers and administrators who coordinate phase I–IV clinical studies and also participate in several translational research projects at VHIO.

Organized into 4 groups (start-up unit, oncology study coordinators, oncology data entries, hematology study coordinators and data entries) covering all tumor types and studies, this team is managed by our Clinical Trials Office Director.

The key roles and responsibilities for this position are:

- Responsible for planning, coordination, and management of clinical trials office (Start-up team, study coordinators, data entries).
- Oversee clinical coordination, data management, regulatory and compliance activity of clinical trials.
- Supervision of key indicators of Clinical Trials activity. Oversee CTMS.
- Maintain regular meetings with sponsors and CROs to improve clinical trials execution.
- Maintain effective collaborations with internal and external stakeholders.
- Develop of operational strategies to optimize clinical trials execution.
- Collaborate and interact with internal team leaders and cross-functional teams.
- Assure that CTO staff is trained and follow standard operational procedures.
- Assist Principal Investigators in investigator’s-initiated trials.

What do we need:

- Degree or PhD in life sciences or field associated with clinical research.
- Knowledge and experience in clinical trials in multiple phases in Oncology and Hematology.
- Successful experience recruiting, supervising, training, developing and managing staff within a team.
- Demonstrated experience in clinical trial management.
- Fluency in written and spoken English and Spanish is also required.
- Fluency in written and spoken Catalan is a plus.
- Excellent interpersonal skills including the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
- A collaborative and flexible approach with evidence of ability to lead teams, work independently and work as part of a team.

What do we offer:

- Permanent contract.
- Immediate incorporation.
- Full-time position (40h/week).
- Salary is commensurate with qualifications and accredited experience.
- Flexible working hours and measures to balance work, family, and personal life, and promote gender equality, as established in the VHIO collective agreement.
- Flexible remuneration program (includes restaurant vouchers/cards, transport, medical insurance, and "daycare" voucher).
- 23 days of holidays and 5 personal days.
- Access to VHIO's personal development and training plan.
- Being part of a center that is constantly developing, highly competitive, seeking excellence in research and collaborating with leading teams.
- We offer and promote a diverse and inclusive environment and welcome all people equally, regardless of age, disability, gender, nationality, race, religion, or sexual orientation.


Potential candidates should submit a curriculum vitae and a motivation letter to, including the reference “Ref. 54-2023” in the subject line of your email.

About VHIO:

Under the leadership of Josep Tabernero, the Vall d’Hebron Institute of Oncology (VHIO), has established itself as a comprehensive cancer center of proven excellence internationally. It is also thanks to VHIO’s optimal organizational structure based on a purely multidisciplinary and translational model that VHIO talents continue to anticipate and tackle the many unresolved questions in combatting this multifaceted and heterogeneous disease.

Located within the Vall d’Hebron Barcelona Hospital Campus, our researchers closely collaborate and interact with Vall d’Hebron physician-scientists. Translational science and clinical research are therefore tightly connected which promotes superb interaction and teamwork which, in turn, accelerates the bench-bedside-bed cycle of knowledge. This privileged environment affords VHIO direct access to patients as well as the entire spectrum of oncology professionals who care for them, and a second-to-none appreciation of how cancer science can translate into more powerful, targeted treatments and better practice for the care of patients.
VHIO’s pioneering model and programs, coupled with its belief in combining strengths through cross-border collaborations, continue to spur advances in reversing cancer resistance, halting metastatic spread, and more effectively treating even the most undruggable tumor types.

VHIO’s translation toward precision oncology:

Vall d’Hebron Institute Oncology (VHIO) endorses the Requirements and Principles of the European Charter for Researchers, the Code of Conduct for the Recruitment of Researchers promoted by the European Commission and follows Equal Opportunities policies.

On 10th April 2018 VHIO was awarded the “HR Excellence in Research” logo. Our Institute was consequently granted permission to use the HR Excellence in Research Award logo as demonstration of its stimulating and favourable work environment in line with the Charter & Code.