Research Manager - Translational Research, Medicine

  • Augusta University
  • Augusta, GA, USA
  • Nov 08, 2023
Full time Institutional Research & Planning Other Academic Administration & Affairs

Job Description


Research Manager - Translational Research, Medicine

Job ID: 236906
Location: Augusta University
Full/Part Time: Full Time


Job Summary
Administrative accountability for leading, managing, developing, supervising, and evaluating all Research Nurses, Study Coordinators, personnel and supportive research staff in the Department of Medicine research unit. Manages and collaborates relationships with leadership members, physicians and research staff in the conduction of clinical research. Assures professional, clinical, and educational excellence in the provision of quality clinical research. Responsible for the hiring, supervising, training and evaluation of supportive research staff. Collaborates with Grants/Fiscal Managers and designees to develop and maintain a balanced budget.

The responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Leads and Supervises Research Personnel: Assists in selection, orientation and training of new staff. Administers or provides input to performance appraisals, quality improvement plans and disciplinary actions. Schedules staff and distributes work assignments. Monitors work flow and makes appropriate work assignment adjustments. Serves as department educator for research staff. Provides guidance and mentorship as needed for other DOM personnel who may be interested in research.
  • Coordinates the Institutional Review Board (IRB) Processes: Responsible for new protocol submissions, amendments, renewals, revisions, adverse events and final reports. Serves as primary contact for sponsor, Contract Research Organization, and necessary AU departments during all study start-up activities, and takes lead on all study preparations.
  • Responsible for Contracts and Budget Negotiations: Responsible for negotiations with the sponsor and coordinating finalization of integrated contract and budget with DSPA personnel. In conjunction with Grants/Fiscal Managers and designees monitors budgets to ensure that funds are allocated appropriately. Maintains a balanced budget.
  • Participates in Research Meetings: Identify research-related issues and develop appropriate solutions from research meetings. Attends regional and/or national meetings which may require overnight travel. Participates and maintains continuing education requirements with respect to licensure, where applicable.
  • Identifies, Evaluates and Recruits Patients into Study Protocols: Independently or in collaboration with principal investigator and/or senior research staff, identifies, evaluates and recruits patients into study protocols. Assures that protocol eligibility criteria are met based on patient's status, and review of the patient's medical records. In conjunction with the principal investigator and senior research staff, participates in the informed consent process as stipulated by federal regulations. Verifies that all required evaluations, procedures and eligibility criteria are met and performed prior to patient entry into study. Maintains protocol, and patient compliance with local, state and federal regulations.
  • Other Duties: All other related duties/tasks as assigned.

Required Qualifications
Ph.D. from an accredited college or university with a minimum of one year directly applicable experience; previous supervisory experience
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
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

  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and other computer software/databases

Shift: Days; Mon-Fri (work outside of the normal business hours will likely be required of an employee in an exempt level position) Pay Grade: R16 Salary: Min $41,846 - $58,000/Annually Salary to be commensurate with qualifications of selected candidate within the established range (generally minimum-midpoint) of the position Recruitment Period: 12/7/21 - Until Filled

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

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