HCA, Hospital Corporation of America Program Management Associate in Nashville, Tennessee

Sarah Cannon, the global cancer enterprise of Hospital Corporation of America (HCA), offers integrated cancer services with convenient access to cutting-edge therapies for those facing cancer in communities across the United States and United Kingdom.

By bringing together a network of renowned cancer experts, we are collaborating and sharing best practices that address every aspect of the cancer journey from screening and diagnosis through treatment and survivorship so that patients can receive quality care with improved outcomes.

Our research arm, Sarah Cannon Research Institute (SCRI), formed more than 20 years ago to ensure patients could access cutting-edge therapies closer to home. In partnering with leading pharmaceutical/biotech companies and investigators, we offer more than 500 clinical trials annually.

Collectively, our comprehensive patient-centric services ensure that we are fulfilling our mission to advance science and transform care.

Program Management Associate – Strategic Development – Now Hiring – Apply Online Today!

Summary of Key Responsibilities: Serve as a key figure in the support of assigned program(s) by serving as primary resource for Program Manager. Support the Program Manager in the development of the program(s), including but not limited to: LOI creation, trial design, and scientific collaboration with the designated Program Manager at SCRI, academic institutional partners, funding partners, and internal SCRI cross-functional teams.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Serve as key support figure to the assigned program(s), facilitate mutually beneficial relationships with internal/external partners, including members of disease-specific program team(s), internal cross-functional teams, pharmaceutical study sponsors, and key external thought leaders and investigators

  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams in order to update and maintain the disease-specific clinical trial pipeline to ensure continued trial awareness and program success

  • Assist the assigned Program Manager in researching, editing, and submitting Letters Of Intent (LOIs) for future clinical trials

  • Assist the assigned Program Manager in reviewing and finalizing new trial protocols and the creation of study-specific tools to assist site staff

  • Assist the assigned Program Manager in planning program publication strategies

  • Provide Program Manager support to ensure time-effective delivery of concept development and maintain study review/approval documentation as appropriate

  • Maintain and distribute disease-specific pipeline and other related reports. Provide routine reporting of the disease-specific program status to Program Manager(s), including IIT, IST and SCRI Development Innovations studies

  • Maintain a high degree of awareness of the current scientific state and advancements in relation to the program by attendance at relevant symposium, scientific meetings and workshops, and review of key journals

  • Maintain appropriate documentation, tracking, and reporting of various disease-specific program needs

  • Provide disease-specific education and support to SCRI team members as needed

  • Assist with trial site selection activities and documentation

  • Assist with developing concept-related status reports to communicate with cross-functional teams, academic institutional partners and pharmaceutical funding partners as needed on behalf of the Program Manager and SCRI executives

  • Assist with initiating improvements, tools and forms to enhance the efficiency and the quality of the work performed. Complete complex tasks as required

  • Provide proactive and creative recommendations on how to contribute to corporate and role- specific goals and handle identified deviations

  • 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 act according to established procedures to ensure all issues are addressed and resolved as required

  • Participate in educational activities and programs.

  • Maintain strictest confidentiality

  • Perform ad-hoc projects and related work as required


  • 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 and malignant hematology strongly preferred.

  • A thorough understanding of clinical research methodology including study design, concept development, protocol writing and preparation

  • 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.

  • Basic understanding of medical aspects of interventional therapies along with willingness to develop in-depth expertise.

Skills: The proficiency to perform a certain task

  • Ability to work in cross-functional, multicultural and international teams.

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

  • Excellent prioritization skills.

Abilities: An underlying, enduring trait useful for performing duties

  • Strong ability to function in a dynamic environment and adapt to changing needs of program.

  • Ability to accurately and effectively evaluate medical/scientific literature and apply this knowledge to study design.


Minimum Required: Bachelor's Degree (4 year program)

Preferred: Master's Degree (1-2 year program)


Minimum Required: 1-3 years of oncology clinical research in any of the following areas.

  • Research Nurse

  • Clinical Trial Manager

  • Other Related Function

Preferred: 1-3 years of protocol writing and study design.

Title: Program Management Associate

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

Requisition ID: 25320-3480