Manager, Clinical Research, Department of Orthopedics (Phoenix, AZ)

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Position Information

Title Manager, Clinical Research, Department of Orthopedics (Phoenix, AZ)
Department COM Phx Orthopaedics (0673)
Location Greater Phoenix Area
Position Summary

The Department of Orthopedics at the College of Medicine – Phoenix is seeking a Manager, Clinical Research to oversee the clinical monitoring process and the administration of clinical trials. This position will direct the day-to-day operation of the Clinical Research Program and assist in the design, development, and implementation of clinical research projects at the Department of Orthopedics. Additionally, she/he will coordinate and administer IRB and department approved research studies, including grant funded and industry sponsored studies. The Manager, Clinical Research will provide budgetary and fiscal management, and will oversee quality assurance, maintenance of databases and other clinical data management systems, and proper documentation; plan, direct, organize, control and improve the assigned functions within the Division in order to meet the fiscal, patient care, research and teaching needs and as determined by the Division Chair.

The Department of Orthopedics at the College of Medicine – Phoenix seeks a candidate who will demonstrate competence and leadership in clinical research skills, problem-solving, priority setting and serve as a resource for others for all aspects of conducting clinical research trials.

The University of Arizona College of Medicine – Phoenix anchors the 28-acre Phoenix Biomedical Campus in the heart of the Valley of the Sun. The College inspires and trains individuals to become exemplary physicians, scientists and leaders who are life-long learners and inquisitive scholars. We embrace professionalism, innovation and collaboration to optimize health and health care for all. The Phoenix Biomedical Campus embodies the University’s priorities of engagement, partnership, innovation, and synergy in its world-class academic and research initiatives, with clinical facilities throughout Greater Phoenix. The campus also houses the UA Colleges of Public Health, Pharmacy, and Nursing, as well as Northern Arizona University’s College of Health and Human Services, the Translational Genomics Research Institute (TGen) and the International Genomics Consortium.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities
  • Supervise clinical research staff for all aspects of conducting a complex and multi-site clinical study.
  • Develop and implement plans, schedules, and standard operating procedures under the guidance of study leadership for assigned sites.
  • Collaborate effectively with others to ensure proper progress in enrollment milestones and completion of studies.
  • Supervise activities of subordinates, if assigned.
  • Participate in local and national collaborative calls related to program operations.
  • Train new staff in preparation and conduct of clinical trials and protocol specific operations.
  • Supervise and provide oversight and guidance as needed to research staff.
  • Collect and process specimens to meet study requirements, including saliva, urine and intravenous blood samples.
  • Coordinate and participate in monitor visits, audits, and quality reviews (internal and external) in a professional manner.
  • On a periodic basis and with notice, adjust regular working schedule to provide weekend or evening enrollment coverage as needed.
  • Provide oversight for the preparation, review, submission and maintenance of regulatory activities/submissions within our team to the national IRB, ensure accuracy and timeliness of distributing regulatory updates to all collaborative parties.
  • Implement successful plan to identify potential participants.
  • Prepare study staff and participate directly in recruitment/enrollment.
  • Determine best method/s to identify potential participants for research protocol (advertisements, chart reviews, monitoring of clinic schedule, etc.) and prepare accordingly.
  • Maintain a detailed tracking system for participants considered for enrollment. Track progress at regular intervals and report out to PI and study team.
  • Proactively take initiative to ensure enrollment stays on track with the project timelines.
  • Communicate with participants and families in culturally sensitive manner.
  • Compose clear, precise and detailed correspondence.
  • Develop a rapport with study participants.
  • Communicate study-related issues to investigators, sponsors, coordinating centers, study coordinators, clinical team, managers and other institutions in a timely fashion.
  • Oversee data entry and validation to ensure accuracy, quality and compliance of data collection process.
  • Maintain master files for clinical research protocols.
  • Ensure quality of data submitted from study sites and assure timely submission of data.
  • Assist other members by educating, providing resources and consulting on difficult protocols or projects.
  • There may be additional duties assigned as it relates to this position.
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and attention to detail.
  • Excellent computer skills in Microsoft Office Suite, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook.
  • Ability to work effectively in a team environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to resolve issues with a positive outcome.
  • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast paced, dynamic team environment.
  • Knowledge of the principles and techniques of the subject discipline.
  • Knowledge of modern research methods, data collection and analysis and skill in their application.
  • Skill in analyzing and evaluating data.
  • Skill in report writing.
  • Ability to effectively communicate.
Minimum Qualifications
  • Master’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND three years related research experience; OR, Bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment and four years related research experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources.
  • Previous human subjects training (e.g., CITI certification) and four years’ experience in clinical research with direct recruitment and enrollment responsibilities.
  • Previous supervisory experience.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Current Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) status.
  • Strong organization skills and significant attention to detail for data entry.
  • Self-motivated, willing and able take initiative.
  • Ability to work both independently and with a team, resolving issues with a positive outcome.
  • High level of integrity, ethics and professionalism.
  • Strong communication and computer skills.
FLSA Exempt
Full Time/Part Time Full Time
Number of Hours Worked per Week 40
Job Category Administrative and Professional
Benefits Eligible Yes - Full Benefits
Posted Rate of Pay $70,000 - $90,000 Annually, Depending on Experience
Type of criminal background check required: Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to title or department)

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number A22338
Number of Vacancies One
Desired Start Date
Position End Date (if temporary)
Limited to Current UA Employees No
Contact Information for Candidates

College of Medicine-Phoenix
Office of Human Resources
COMPHX-HRServices@email.arizona.edu

Open Date 01/23/2018
Close Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Review Begins On 02/01/2018
Special Instructions to Applicant

Application: The online application should be completed in its entirety. Blank or missed information may be considered an incomplete submission.

Letter of Interest: Should clearly indicate how your skills and professional employment experience meet the Minimum and the Preferred qualifications (if applicable).

References: Please list 3 professional references including address, title, phone and email address.

Diversity Statement

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. We translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we encourage diverse candidates to apply, including people of color, women, veterans, and individuals with disabilities. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff, and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Where did you first learn about this position?
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  2. * Please confirm that you understand that this position is located in Phoenix, Arizona.
    • I understand that this position is located in Phoenix, Arizona.
  3. * Do you have a Master’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment AND three years related research experience; OR, Bachelor’s degree in a field appropriate to the area of assignment and four years related research experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience, training and/or education approved by Human Resources?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have previous human subjects training (e.g., CITI certification) and four years’ experience in clinical research with direct recruitment and enrollment responsibilities.
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have previous supervisory experience?
    • Yes
    • No

Documents Needed to Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents