HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Lung Cancer Scientific Program Manager in Nashville, Tennessee

Summary of Key Responsibilities: Serve as a key figure in the development of assigned disease-specific program by serving as primary resource for assigned Physician Program leader(s). Facilitate the development of the disease-specific program including but not limited to: LOI creation, trial design, and providing scientific collaboration with the designated Program leader(s) at Sarah Cannon, academic institutional partners, funding partners, and internal Sarah Cannon cross-functional teams. Reports to the Vice President, Strategic Development.

Duties and Responsibilities: Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Serve as a primary representative to the assigned research program(s), facilitate mutually beneficial relationships with internal/external partners, including members of the disease-specific program team, internal cross-functional teams, pharmaceutical study sponsors, and key external thought leaders and investigators.
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams in order to develop and maintain the disease-specific clinical trial pipeline to ensure continued program success.
  • Assist the assigned Program leader(s) in creating and drafting concepts [Letters Of Intent (LOI)] for future Sarah Cannon sponsored clinical trials.
  • Assist the assigned Program leader(s) in reviewing and finalizing new trial protocols.
  • Assist the assigned Program leader(s) in planning program publication strategies.
  • Provide Program leader(s) support to ensure time effective delivery of concept development and in the maintenance of study review/ approval documentation as appropriate.
  • Create, maintain and distribute disease-specific pipeline and other related reports and identify gaps in program menu on a routine basis. Provide routine reporting of the disease-specific program status to management, including IIT, IST and Innovations studies.
  • Maintain a high degree of awareness of the current scientific state and advancements in relation to the assigned disease-specific program by attendance at relevant symposium, scientific meetings and workshops, and review of key journals.
  • Maintain appropriate documentation and tracking of various disease-specific program needs.
  • Provide disease-specific mentoring to Sarah Cannon team members as needed.
  • Develop status reports to communicate with cross-functional teams, academic institutional partners and pharmaceutical funding partners as needed on behalf of the Program leader(s) and Sarah Cannon executives.
  • Initiate improvements, tools and forms to enhance the efficiency and the quality of the work performed in assigned disease-specific area. Complete complex tasks and ad hoc assignments as assigned by management.
  • Communicate and escalate unresolved issues at the appropriate time and to the appropriate level of management.
  • Adhere to professional standards and SOPs established for clinical research and develop new SOPs and or Working Practice Guidelines as appropriate. Monitor adherence to company policies and guidelines and acts according to established procedures to ensure all issues are addressed and resolved as required.
  • Participate in educational activities and programs.
  • Maintain strictest confidentiality.
  • Perform related work as required. Mandatory:

  • Practices and adheres to the “Code of Conduct” philosophy and “Mission and Value Statement”

  • During your employment with Sarah Cannon you will be routinely assigned training requirements. You are expected to complete any training assignments by the due date.


Knowledge: A body of information needed to perform tasks; May be obtained through education, training or experience.

  • Working knowledge of scientific principles and medical terminology. Knowledge of oncology is preferable.
  • A thorough understanding of clinical research methodology including study design, concept development, protocol writing and preparation is required as is knowledge of GCP and local regulatory requirements.
  • Basic knowledge of Good Clinical Practice and local regulatory requirements Working knowledge of the IND/NDA process acquired through direct experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of medical, scientific and clinical research techniques in assigned therapeutic area. Skills: The proficiency to perform a certain task

  • Excellent communication, organization and tracking skills; project management experience desirable.

  • Demonstrated ability to accurately and effectively evaluate medical/scientific literature and apply this knowledge to study design. Basic understanding of medical aspects of interventional therapies along with willingness to develop in-depth expertise. Abilities: An underlying, enduring trait useful for performing duties

  • Demonstrated ability to work in a cross-functional, multicultural and international team.

Minimum Qualifications


  • Bachelor's Degree
  • Doctorate preferred


  • 5 years of Oncology research experience. Pharmaceutical industry experience preferred.
  • Lung cancer research experience preferred. #LI-ND1 INDAF

Title: Lung Cancer Scientific Program Manager

Location: Tennessee-Nashville-Sarah Cannon Research Institute Clinical Operations

Requisition ID: 25320-3531