Research Manager

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Nov 17, 2022
Full time Grants, Sponsored Programs, Research

Job Description

Research Manager

Job ID: 239048
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular

About Us
Augusta University is Georgia's innovation center for education and health care, training the next generation of innovators, leaders, and healthcare providers in classrooms and clinics on four campuses in Augusta and locations across the state. More than 9,000 students choose Augusta for educational opportunities at the center of Georgia's cybersecurity hub and experiential learning that blends arts and application, humanities, and the health sciences. Augusta is home to Georgia's only public academic health center, where groundbreaking research is creating a healthier, more prosperous Georgia, and world-class clinicians are bringing the medicine of tomorrow to patient care today.

Augusta University –
Our Health Sciences Campus: 1120 15th Street, Augusta, GA 30912
Our Summerville Campus: 2500 Walton Way, Augusta, GA 30904

College/Department Information
The Medical College of Georgia is one of the nation's largest medical schools by class size, with 260 students per class. The educational experience is anchored by the main campus in Augusta, regional clinical campuses for third- and fourth-year students across the state and a second four-year campus in Athens in partnership with the University of Georgia. MCG's expanding partnerships with physicians and hospitals across Georgia currently provides about 350 sites where students can experience the full spectrum of medicine, from complex care hospitals to small-town solo practices. MCG and its teaching hospitals also provide postgraduate education to more than 500 residents and fellows in 50 different Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-approved programs. Our researchers and clinicians focus on what most impacts the health of Georgia's and America's children and adults, including cardiovascular biology and disease, cancer, neurosciences and behavioral sciences, public and preventive health, regenerative and reparative medicine, personalized medicine and genomics. Our physician faculty also share their expertise with physicians and patients at about 100 clinics and hospitals statewide.

Job Summary
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The overall purpose and goal of the Research Associate position is to assist and provide technical and complex research to benefit the Division of Hematology/Oncology and the Georgia Cancer Center Clinical Trials Unit at Augusta University (AU). This position will help with various research projects and protocols. The position will also provide laboratory based work for a range of diagnoses and treatments. This will entail processing specimens and other laboratory procedures that are needed for projects.

The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Study Management:
Manage NCI COG trials including, but not limited to:
Review of study protocols, primary disease category, and investigational drug information
Be familiar with the protocol requirements including inclusion/exclusion criteria, study visit requirements
Screen potential participants
Communicate and coordinate with all areas involved in the research here at AU (Clinical Research Pharmacy, Radiology, Laboratory Services, Pathology, Patient Scheduling, etc)
Conduct protocol-specified visits according to the study protocol
Collect, process, and ship required specimens per protocol
Enter visit data into the appropriate data management system within a timely manner
Conduct required follow-up visits with participants
Review CTSU for protocol amendments, be familiar with protocol changes and what those changes mean for study participants

Submit adverse events and serious adverse events to the cooperative group and regulatory board (IRB)
Complete regulatory submissions for all COG NCORP trials (including IRB submissions, informed consent document preparation, ONCORE submissions, IBC submissions)
Complete amendment updates for all ongoing COG NCORP trials (submissions and dissemination to COG staff)
Provide regulatory back-up, as needed, to both the NCORP Administrator and Data Coordinator 2
Provide assistance with boilerplate language changes, when required
Complete annual continuing reviews for all COG NCORP studies including reviews for PRMC, IRB, and ONCORE

Other Duties:
Performs all other related duties/tasks as assigned. Employees in this classification may be required to work with, take specific precautions against, and/or be immunized against potentially hazardous agents.

Required Qualifications
Ph.D. from an accredited college or university with a minimum of one year directly applicable experience; previous supervisory experience. OR Master's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of five years' progressive grant management, resources management and quality assurance program development experience; or major coursework completed on a Ph.D. in a related scientific field with two years of progressive grant management, resources management and quality assurance program development experience. OR Bachelor's degree from an accredited college or university with a minimum of eight years' progressive grant management, resources management and quality assurance program development experience.

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
Strong organizational skills
Ability to maintain confidentiality
Ability to multi-task and prioritize
Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases
Ability to communicate well with and be sensitive to individuals from a variety of ethnic, cultural, and socio-economic backgrounds

The position requires responsible decision making regarding laboratory procedures and providing research. Important decisions are made in consultation with the PLS.

Prioritizing tasks to meet sponsor and IRB submission deadlines per protocol and institutional guidelines. If deadlines are not met, study enrollment can be haulted and eligible patients will have to wait which could impact accrual to GA CaRes M/U NCORP Grant

All interactions with subjects and team members require clear communication that is culturally appropriate and understandable. Lack of skills in these areas could result in errors and affect the number of subjects willing to participate in the programs which could have a negative impact on the overall project.

*This position is supported by grant funds
Shift: Days/M-F (8:00 am - 5:00 pm) (Work outside of normal business hours may be required.)
Pay Grade: R16
Salary: Min $41,846 - $55,000/Annually
Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of the selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position

Recruitment Period: Until Filled

Augusta University offers a variety of benefits to full-time benefits-eligible employees and some of our half-time (or more) employees.

Benefits that may be elected could include health insurance, dental insurance, life insurance, Teachers Retirement System (or Optional Retirement Plan), as well as earned vacation time, sick leave, and 13 paid holidays.

Also, our full-time employees who have been employed with us successfully for more than 6 months can be considered for the Tuition Assistance Program. Consider applying with us today!

Conditions of Employment
All selected candidates are required to successfully pass a Background Check review prior to starting with Augusta University.

The primary work location for this position is within the Augusta University Medical Center or other Augusta University Health System Clinic Space and is subject to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services guidelines. The selected candidate will be required to provide proof of COVID vaccination or an approved exemption. Your application to this position confirms you are aware of this requirement and agree to provide proof of either COVID vaccination or our organization's approval of a medical or religious exemption.

All employees are responsible for ensuring the confidentiality, availability, and integrity of sensitive [patient, student, employee, financial, business, etc.] information by exercising sound judgment and adhering to cybersecurity and privacy policies during their employment and beyond.

Other Information
This position is also responsible for promoting a customer-friendly environment and providing superior service to our patients, students, faculty, and employees. "Augusta University is a patient-and family-centered care institution, where employees partner every day with patients and families for success."

Augusta University is a tobacco-free environment, and the use of any tobacco products on any part of the campus, both inside and outside, is strictly prohibited.

Equal Employment Opportunity
Augusta University is proud to be an equal opportunity employer welcoming applicants from underrepresented groups, including individuals with disabilities and veterans.

How To Apply
Consider applying with us today!

If you need further assistance, please contact us at 706-721-9365

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