Clinical Research Manager

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POST DATE 9/2/2016
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Stanford University Stanford, CA

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Stanford University

Clinical Research Manager

Job Number: 72358

The Stanford Center for Clinical Research (SCCR), in collaboration with the Stanford Departments of Medicine and Radiology, is conducting one of the largest, most innovative longitudinal studies in association with a leading Silicon Valley tech company and multiple high-profile academic partners.

SCCR is seeking to hire a senior Clinical Research Manager to support this exciting new study involving multiple disciplines, including cardiology, oncology and primary care. The aim of this study is to develop an integrated understanding of human health and the transition to disease. The impact of this study will span multiple patient populations and provide opportunities to develop interventions, therapeutics and diagnostics.

SCCR provides infrastructure and research support to clinical research investigators and staff throughout the Department. Its mission is to promote high-quality, globally impactful clinical research to improve human health by working collaboratively within Stanford University and its affiliates.

The senior-level Clinical Research Manager will help launch this complex study, as well as provide ongoing supervision for 5-7 direct reports and be responsible for managing a team of up to 40 individuals. This position will provide the link between SCCR and Divisions, PIs, staff and external partners to build clinical research infrastructure and drive decisions for this pivotal project.

The Research Manager will support the Associate Director of Site-Based Research to provide status updates on the project, budget, personnel allocation and organization, and study progress. This position will also collaborate with multiple Departments and Offices across campus, as well as external partners such as the VA, to coordinate planning, logistics, staffing, and workflows to stay on target with the timeline.

Duties include:

Manage study start-up and logistical challenges for high-profile, complex clinical trial
Act as key liaison between internal and external partners
Recruit, hire, and train new research staff
Ensure adequate staffing and resources, including back-up coverage, equipment and supplies
Establish best practices relating to budget development, project monitoring and feasibility assessment, and staff utilization and workflow
Work with finance specialist to track study budgets
Provide ongoing evaluation of project progress, staff utilization and satisfaction, and systems
Provide regulatory support, guidance, and hands-on assistance to ensure optimal study-start up and adherence to Good Clinical Practices and all applicable regulatory guidelines
Troubleshoot recruitment and project barriers, and help address personnel concerns
Provide ongoing training and guidance to research staff
Provide mentorship, career advancement, and support to ensure an engaged, high-performing staff
Oversee roll-out of SCCR initiatives and tools

* - Other duties may also be assigned


At least seven of experience managing complex clinical research projects preferred. Experience with Project Management Principles (PMP) when working with clinical trials is also preferred. A nursing degree is desired.EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE:Bachelor's degree in related field and five years of experience in clinical research, or an equivalent combination of education and relevant experience. Master's degree preferred.KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Excellent interpersonal skills.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office and database applications.
Experience with research protocols and regulatory or governing bodies, which include HIPAA and FDA regulations, Institutional Review Board requirements, and Good Clinical Practices.
Knowledge of medical terminology.
Demonstrated managerial experience.


Society of Clinical Research Associates or Association of Clinical Research Professionals certification is preferred.PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS*:
Frequently stand, walk, twist, bend, stoop, squat and use fine light/fine grasping.
Occasionally sit, reach above shoulders, perform desk based computer tasks, use a telephone and write by hand, lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh up to 40 pounds.
Rarely kneel, crawl, climb ladders, grasp forcefully, sort and file paperwork or parts, rarely lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh 40 pounds or more.

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.WORKING CONDITIONS:
Position may at times require the employee to work with or be in areas where hazardous materials and/or exposure to chemicals, blood, body fluid or tissues and risk of exposure to contagious diseases and infections.
May require extended or unusual work hours based on research requirements and business needs.

Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,

Job: Research

Location: School of Medicine

Schedule: Full-time

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