The Division of Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston (UTMB), is an academic cardiology group of 20 cardiologists and seeks an experienced clinical research nurse supervisor to further build its clinical research service. The candidate should have a Bachelor’s degree in nursing, have seven (7) years of RN experience—2 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 is interested in deepening his/her experience industry-initiated and investigator-initiated clinical trials in the field of cardiology. The candidate should possess strong people skills. Certification from ACRP or SOCRA is 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. If you have any questions, please feel free to email Dr. Ken Fujise at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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 commensurate with experience.
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
Equal Employment Opportunity
UTMB Health strives to provide equal opportunity employment without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or veteran status. As a VEVRAA Federal Contractor, UTMB Health takes affirmative action to hire and advance women, minorities, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities.
Bachelor's degree in Nursing and seven (7) years of RN experience related to assigned program, plus two (2) years progressive management and research experience. Current license or valid permit to practice professional nursing in Texas. Approved specialty certification preferred (as applicable to assigned program(s)/project(s)).