Research Supv - Clinical

Summary:
Under the general supervision of the Principal Investigator(s) and in accordance with established policies and procedures supervises activities of subordinate professional and support staff assigned to one or more clinical research projects.  Selects orients schedules assigns work and evaluates performance of subordinate research staff.  Ensures implementation of approved research program adherence to research protocols development and maintenance of study records.  Assists investigator in interpretation of resultant data.  May assist in preparation writing and presentation of related research topics.  Provides consultation within area of expertise to individuals both internal to the department and hospital. Monitors budgets including identification and reconciliation of variances.

 

Responsibilities:

Participates with the principal investigator in the development design and data management specific to one or more large clinical research studies. Participates in developing protocols intervention plans and subject recruitment.  Provides for the tabulation and analysis of data results for publication and reporting.


Supervises non-MD/PhD research staff including authoritatively recommending selection and as appropriate corrective action up to and including recommendation for termination. Participates in interview and selection of staff.  Conducts annual evaluation of subordinate professional and support research staff.  Provides for training and orientation to clinical research project(s).  Coordinates work schedule monitors adherence to procedures/protocols to ensure optimal patient participation rates accurate data collection etc. 


Assumes primary responsibility for the communication of Lifespan policies and procedures for research and administrative functions within the assigned area.  Provides assistance in the establishment of hypotheses and designs research protocols for same. 


Organizes and implements the protocol of the project provides direct services as outlined by the grant criteria.   Provides direction for the clinical research project.  May function as needed in the role of senior clinical research assistant.


Ensures accurate and complete collection of research data and development of associated database and reports.  Analyzes resultant research data and participates in interpretation of same with investigator.  May assist in the preparation and presentation of research papers.


Participates with research investigators in development of the budget.  Regularly monitors monthly budget reports identifying and resolving variances ensuring accuracy and conformance to budget.  Within Lifespan and department guidelines authorizes purchases related to research project.  May order capital equipment as approved within budget. 


Contacts individuals both internal and external to the hospital to provide professional consultation within area of expertise and to exchange information.


Functions as resource person during audits or on-site visits by the pharmaceutical companies and other related professional groups seeking information related to the research project.


Reviews current literature for update approaches to research being conducted.  May assign review of specific literature to research staff requiring preparation and submission of summary analysis.


Maintains quality assurance safety environmental and infection control in accordance with established hospital department policies and objectives.  Coordinates and/or conducts annual training in these areas.


May require outside travel  to evaluate sites or for other grant-related reasons.


Maintains and enhances professional expertise through educational opportunities and review of pertinent literature.


 

Other information:

BASIC KNOWLEDGE:

Masters Degree in relevant discipline is required. 
Excellent computer skills and familiarity with statistics.
May require valid driver�s license where grant requires travel outside of hospital.


EXPERIENCE:

Five years progressively more responsible related clinical research experience including demonstrated supervisory skills and effective interpersonal/communication skills.

WORK ENVIRONMENT AND PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

While most duties are performed in an office environment incumbent is exposed to patient care environment.  Any risk of exposure to contagious or noxious elements is minimized by adherence to safety procedures and protocols.  


SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBILITY:

Provides direct supervision for up to 20 full-time equivalent personnel assigned to the program.

 

Lifespan is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race color religion sex national origin age ethnicity sexual orientation ancestry genetics gender identity or expression disability protected veteran or marital status.   Lifespan is a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

 

Location: Rhode Island Hospital USA:RI:Providence

 

Work Type: Full Time

 

Shift: 1

 

Union: Non-Union