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Manager, Research - Orthopedic Surgery - Research Administration

Company: Rush University Medical Center
Location: Chicago
Posted on: November 26, 2022

Job Description:

Job Title:Manager, Research - Orthopedic Surgery - Research AdministrationDepartment:Orthopedic SurgeryShift:1stFull/Part:Active Regular FT (72 to 80 hours per pay period)Specialty:Orthopedic SurgeryJob Number:2022-0958Job Description:Manager Research - Orthopedic Surgery - Research AdministrationAt Rush University Medical Center, we are committed to advancing scientific medical knowledge through research. At RUMC we are expanding scientific frontiers in human disease to improve diagnosis and treatment. You will be a part of the exciting, always evolving and expanding new developments in research here at Rush University Medical Center. There will be experience in working with a variety of group, single and industry-oriented studies.Position Highlights:The Clinical Research Coordinator (CRC) Manager directly oversees a CRC team and works with the Principal Investigators, study sponsors, Office of Research Affairs (ORA), and Office of Research Compliance to execute the Department of Orthopedic Surgery's clinical research. Studies will mainly focus on Spine, Hand, Foot and Ankle. The CRC Manager aligns with the Rush University Medical Center (RUMC) strategic goal to transform the practice of clinical research and the operational goal to strengthen clinical trials as RUMC is a national leader in conducting multi-center clinical trials. The CRC Manager will be a hub to connect study teams to the resources they need within the department and institution in addition to interacting with sponsors and study participants.The CRC Manager provides work direction, education, orientation, and operational problem solving within the work unit on a day-to-day basis and communicates and coordinates activities with management. Specifically, the CRC Manager will interface with members of the listed Divisions (Spine, Foot & Ankle, Hand and Trauma) and the associated CRC team on a daily basis as well as weekly meetings with members of specific research foci including clinical knee and shoulder projects. The individual who holds this position exemplifies the RUMC mission, vision and values and acts in accordance with RUMC policies and procedures.Position Responsibilities:

  • Manages and develops a team of staff including but not limited to, Clinical Research Coordinators, Clinical Research Assistants, volunteers, and all individuals involved in the conduct of research
  • Manages all aspects of studies including study participant recruitment, consent, screening, scheduling, tracking, data entry, and ensures study updates are shared with study participants throughout the conduct of the study
  • Provides day-to-day supervision, ensures milestone attainment, and communicates metrics effectively
  • Provides oversight, training, and coaching of staff
  • Partners with the Research Regulatory Manager to maintain research compliance across the department
  • Assesses research staffing needs across the department and assigns staffing as necessary
  • Receives requests for Clinical Research Coordinators and Research Assistants and makes assignments of available staff
  • Assists the department in implementing and executing research strategies and measuring performance toward goals
  • Organizes and participates in auditing and monitoring visits
  • Stays current with industry trends, RUMC policy, and local/federal guidelines; summarizes and shares relevant information with all members of department
  • Works with all staff members to ensure efficient data collection and quality assurance procedures are in place
  • Collaborates with Principal Investigators and other members of clinical research teams while providing excellent customer service
  • Assists with problem solving activities to bring smooth resolutions
  • Fills in for Clinical Research Coordinators, Research Assistants, and related functions during absences
  • Financial management of studies and routinely provides detailed reports
  • Leads protocol and budget development
  • Leads problem solving activities to bring appropriate resolutions
  • Performs other job-related assignments as requiredPosition Qualifications Include:
    • Bachelor's degree required.
    • Master's degree or other advanced degree in health or science field is preferred.
    • A minimum of five years of clinical research experience with three years of supervisory experience required.
    • NIH, pharmaceutical, or device clinical trial research experience as a research study/project manager is strongly preferred.
    • Outstanding computer skills required.
    • Highly effective written and verbal communication skills desired.
    • Excellent organizational and interpersonal skills required.
    • Demonstrated commitment to clinical research.
    • Ability to understand and maintain discretion and confidentiality related to all aspects of the trial.
    • Ability to work with a variety of individuals in a professional manner is required.
    • Must be flexible to work outside of normal business hoursCompany Highlights:
      • Rush was recently ranked among the top 20 hospitals in the nation by U.S. News & World Report.
      • The Association for the Accreditation of Human Research Protection Programs (AAHRPP) has awarded Rush full accreditation for three years. Rush is one of the first academic medical centers in Illinois to receive this accreditation.
      • As an academic medical center, Rush University Medical Center in Chicago, Illinois, is committed to advancing medical knowledge through research. Investigators at Rush are involved in more than 1,600 projects, including hundreds of clinical studies to test the effectiveness and safety of new therapies and medical devices, as well as to expand scientific and medical knowledge.
      • Rush University is home to one of the first medical colleges in the Midwest and one of the nation's top-ranked nursing colleges, as well as graduate programs in allied health, health systems management and biomedical research.Rush is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.

Keywords: Rush University Medical Center, Chicago , Manager, Research - Orthopedic Surgery - Research Administration, Healthcare , Chicago, Illinois

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