The Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB), is an academic cardiology group of 17 cardiologists and seeks an experienced clinical research nurse manager to further build its clinical research service. The candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree in nursing, have seven (7) years of RN experience related to either internal medicine or cardiology—4 years of which should be in progressive management and research activities. The details of qualifications, job description, and job-related duties are found below. The ideal candidate is someone who has successfully managed and actively participated in industry-initiated and investigator-initiated clinical trials in the field of cardiology and possesses strong people skills. Certification from ACRP or SOCRA is highly preferred. The successful candidate will be working with Director of Clinical Research, Principal Investigators (currently 5), Business Manager, a certified clinical research coordinator, and a research project manager to expand the cardiology clinical research activities.
Manages overall operations, strategic planning, budgeting, quality assurance and administration of activities and personnel that impact research protocols and protocol patients, as well as the development of the assigned staff. Plans, directs, and coordinates, and evaluates clinical management of research protocols and clinical research care systems for a designated area. Salary Range is from $80,308 to $104,400 annually.
Specific Job Related Duties
Responsible for Quality Management as well as FDA regulations & GCP compliance
Manages the cross-training of all clinical research staff
Collaborates with Principal Investigator, Sub-Investigators, and clinical staff to be sure that the necessary training & education is implemented to safely perform the study protocol.
Responsible for specimen collection, processing and shipping
Responsible for source document development, data collection, and data entry in various systems as required by the study
Designs, implements and manages the research agenda for the area
Promotes collaboration between clinicians and research scientists, internal and external to the University
Evaluates and supports development of grant opportunities
Develops and supervises development of research protocols. May include study design, development of research questions, regulatory and institutional review board (IRB) requirements, evaluation of resource requirements, evaluation of resource requirements and budgeting.
Manages research protocols. Will give direction and supervision of Research Nurses and staff on protocol related activities. May conduct or supervise training related to research for internal, hospital, and community groups.
Coordinates the schedules of research nurses and staff to ensure adequate coverage of protocols
Manages on-going strategic plans for the area
Manages Human Resources activities or gives direct input for direct reports in regards to: recruiting and selection, hiring and termination, training, professional development, mentoring, counseling, performance evaluations, and salary planning.
Provides leadership for the programs(s)/projects(s) and promotes teamwork
Actively promotes the professional development of self and others
Bachelor's degree in Nursing and seven (7) years of RN experience related to assigned program, plus four (4) years progressive management and research experience. Current licensure or valid permit to practice professional nursing in Texas. Approved specialty certification preferred (as applicable to assigned program(s)/project(s)).
Internal Number: 57246
About The University of Texas Medical Branch
The University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB Health) is a component of the University of Texas System located in Galveston, Texas, about 50 miles southeast of downtown Houston. As a major academic medical center, UTMB Health includes schools of Medicine, Nursing, Health Professions and Graduate Biomedical Sciences; a robust research enterprise that attracts nearly $150 million in funding annually; a comprehensive inpatient care complex and Level 1 trauma center on Galveston Island; and an extensive network of campus- and community-based outpatient clinics. Its 12,000 employees work on the main campus in Galveston and at locations throughout East, Southeast and South Texas.