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Clinical Research Manager - Nephrology


Clinical Research Manager - Nephrology

  • 522992
  • Medical Center
  • Medicine
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Feb 15 2022
  • Grade 105
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Bargaining Unit: n/a
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary: n/a
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

Position Summary

Working with the Clinical Research Directors, Principal Investigators, and Clinical Research Coordinators, the Clinical Research Manager (CRM) will oversee the day-to-day activities of the complex clinical research operations of the Division of Nephrology. The CRM is responsible for the general oversight of all projects within the division.


  • Develop divisional Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for the conduct of clinical research.
  • Coordinate data collection, quality assurance, and analysis.
  • Write proposals, plan prospective studies, and design protocols and sampling tools.
  • Recruit, train and mentor new research hires in the Division.
  • Responsible for on-boarding and training of newly hired clinical research coordinators.
  • Take an active role in the teaching of rules, policies, procedures and systems to the new hires in order to ensure successful navigation of their own research projects.
  • Assist and supervise clinical research coordinators ensuring appropriate coverage for research study visits as well as safety of all study participants.
  • Oversee identification, screening and assessment of study participants.
  • Ensure compliance with study requirements/procedures of the research projects and with university policies.
  • Help establish a cohesive research team through monthly meetings and ongoing collaboration/communication for the entire division where all coordinators can come together to share best practices, standard operating procedures and knowledge.
  • Write reports and assists in drafting manuscripts and papers.
  • Assist in developing and monitoring project budgets ensuring efficient and cost-effective administration and financial management of research projects in compliance with internal and external policies and procedures.
  • Reconcile expenditures on a monthly basis, and develop and maintain internal financial control system to monitor non-salary expenditures of all clinical trials.
  • Assist the Division Administrator with monitoring compliance including JCAHO, CUMC/NYP, and Environmental Health and Safety requirements.
  • Performs additional related duties as needed or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree or the equivalent in training, education and/or experience, plus four years of related experience
  • Clinical research and/or nursing experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's degree in Public Health or related field preferred and may substitute in part for experience
  • At least two years of experience in database administration

Other Requirements

  • Participation in the medical surveillance program
  • Contact with patients and/or human research subjects
  • Potential bloodborne pathogen exposure
  • Successful completion of applicable compliance and systems training requirements

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