The Associate Clinical Research Director, Cardiovascular will be responsible for defining the clinical trial research portfolio and management of clinical research studies being conducted by the Division of Cardiology. The Associate Clinical Director will be responsible for day to day oversight to ensure a compliant infrastructure to enhance subject safety, assist faculty in the development, implementation and conduct of clinical research, and ensure regulatory compliance with services, education, and training that are designed to foster research teams who are benchmarking the next generation of clinical care.
The Director will oversee the management of clinical research assigned to the cardiovascular division, and interface with clinical partners to ensure efficient and effective operations. This person will work closely with our hospital partner to achieve goals.
Once established, the incumbent will be expected to assess all clinical research endeavors within cardiology, merging, consolidating and increasing efficiency where possible. Duties will include managing operational and logistical tasks of cardiology related research development to ensure efficient execution of trials within established budgets and timelines, ensuring all activities occur in compliance with appropriate regulations, including FDA regulations, IDE guidelines, etc. The successful applicant will efficiently manage the CV research team to ensure fast patient recruitment, trial plan optimization, and execution of trials, taking advantage of existing institutional infrastructure where appropriate. The Associate Clinical Director will be expected to foster development of investigator initiated research and an ongoing sponsored clinical trials program under the leadership of the Department of Internal Medicine.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Ensure that all clinical research activities are in compliance with appropriate regulations, (including FDA, CFR, IDE guidelines, HIPAA, Conflict of Interest and Institutional policies).
Efficient management of resources to ensure fast patient recruitment, trial plan optimization, and execution of trials, taking advantage of existing institutional infrastructure where appropriate.
Provide assistance, training and supervision for regulatory staff, research coordinators and research nurses.
Administrative and operational management of the clinical research program.
Participate as a critical member of the clinical research advisory team in short-term and long-term strategic planning for the unit.
Leadership of new initiatives in structural heart and cardiac research and early phase clinical research under the direction of the Department of Internal Medicine.
Personnel, payroll, financial, budgetary, and facilities planning for growth of the research operation.
Development of standard operating procedures and policies for CV research staff.
Ability to supervise development and maintenance of quality control procedures with accountability and rapid cycle response when corrective or preventive actions are required.
Development of business projections/models to evaluate clinical research unit performance, leverage existing infrastructure to maximize profitability of the research enterprise, and develop data driven business models to assist with decision-making and future solvency of a growing clinical research unit, which will ultimately serve multiple faculty with high quality service.
Ability to develop creative services and business models that foster and enhance collaborative research.
Assist in review of clinical research contracts and budgets.
Independently supervise all aspects of CV clinical research personnel (interview, hiring, performance evaluations, reclass, coaching, training, discipline, etc).
Provide guidance to support staff to ensure successful completion of on-going tasks, as well as multiple projects and special assignments.
Master’s degree in health care field with two years of health care and management experience; OR Registered Nurse with BSN and with four years health care experience and two years minimum management experience.
Internal Number: A23470
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