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Manager Clinical Research - Hematology

Work Schedule/Days:  Day / Monday - Friday
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Location:  Emory Children's Center Building 
Requisition #:  71686



Provides leadership and oversight for all aspects of clinical research occurring within the specified program, including data management, enrollment and recruitment, feasibility analysis, and financial management. Provides guidance and assistance in protocol development. Manages approved research studies and other related protocols. Manages Clinical Research Coordinators, Clinical Research Nurses, and other departmental research staff. Acts as a resource for the medical staff and community; providing educational information and expertise in research methodologies and fostering multidisciplinary research throughout Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.


  • Bachelor's degree


  • Basic Life Support (BLS) within 30 days of employment if role requires patient contact
  • ARUP Handling, Packaging and Shipping Infectious Substances or similar within 30 days of employment if role requires specimen acquisition
  • Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative (CITI) within 30 days of employment


  • 1 year of supervisory experience
  • 5 years of experience in managing clinical research trials with demonstrated evidence of success regarding the conduct of clinical trials, research principles, and methodologies/study design


  • Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) or Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA) Certified Research Associate (CRA), Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP), Certified Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC), or comparable within 1 year of employment
  • Advanced degree
  • 3 years of experience in managing staff
  • Experience in financial management
  • Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification


  • In-depth understanding and ability to provide leadership guidance of state and federal regulatory guidelines related to research
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment in doing medical summaries
  • Working knowledge of information systems, including PC and Microsoft Office (Word, Access, PowerPoint, and Excel) and statistical software
  • Good written and oral communication, interpersonal, analytical, conflict resolution, and problem-solving skills
  • Skilled at staff recruitment, retention, and development
  • Able to maintain good relationships with physician and other medical providers
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment
  • Strong negotiating skills
  • High degree of clerical accuracy with attentiveness to detail


  1. Serves as manager and institutional resource for the Research department.
  2. Facilitates multidisciplinary research throughout Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta by actively sharing information, seeking, and identifying opportunities for collaborative projects.
  3. Works with Manager, Research Compliance to ensure program-specific research is conducted in compliance with local, state, and federal regulations, policies, standard operating procedures, and guidelines as well as Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta policies and guidelines.
  4. Develops and maintains relationships with leadership in other departments to assure appropriate resources are accessible.
  5. Oversees financial tasks related to research and the Clinical Research department.
  6. Demonstrates fiscal responsibility in operating budget preparation, National Institutes of Health budget preparation, contract budget preparation, monthly analysis, and compliance to budget guidelines.
  7. Provides oversight for the grant application process for all program-specific grants and clinical research/trials in collaboration with appropriate personnel and ancillary departments.
  8. Collaborates with Manager, Research Finance to manage the grant/contract pre-award process, including negotiating and preparing research budgets and routing processes.
  9. Manages grants/contracts accounts post-awards with appropriate financial team contacts.
  10. Collaborates with Manager, Grants Accounting to manage grant/contract post-award activities, including ensuring invoices are submitted, payments received, and revenue released appropriately.
  11. Maintains program-specific databases for financial and goal performance.
  12. Maintains records of and primary accountability for new protocols, amendments, and Institutional Review Board activity, including submission and coordination of protocols throughout the grants, contracts, finance, and Institutional Review Board processes.
  13. Analyzes the feasibility of establishing new research and/or institutional protocols.
  14. Oversees the evaluation of patients for inclusion in specific protocols by Research Coordinators and nurses, in planning therapy, and in monitoring compliance and protocol management.
  15. Manages clinical and non-clinical staff and guides direct patient care to conduct research protocols in the inpatient and outpatient care environments as part of a study protocol.
  16. Oversees the conduct of research procedures.
  17. Provides leadership and training to guide patient assessment and facilitate care, including vital signs, medication administration, venous access, phlebotomy and specimen acquisition, and conduct of research procedures in the inpatient and outpatient care environments as part of a study protocol.
  18. Responsible for all aspects of managing and leading a team including: interviewing, hiring, training, developing, directing work and processes, managing performance, recognizing, and rewarding employees.
  19. Mentor team members to encourage personal and professional growth.
  20. Encourage ongoing skill development by providing opportunities for continued education.


Safety: Practices proper safety techniques in accordance with hospital and departmental policies and procedures. Responsible for the reporting of employee/patient/visitor injuries or accidents, or other safety issues to the supervisor and in the occurrence notification system.


Compliance: Monitors and ensures compliance with all regulatory requirements, organizational standards, and policies and procedures related to area of responsibility. Identifies potential risk areas within area of responsibility and supports problem resolution process. Maintains records of compliance activities and reports compliance activities to the Compliance Office.


The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by people assigned to this classification.  They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by the personnel so classified.


Ability to lift up to 15 lbs independently not to exceed 50 lbs without assistance
Bending/Stooping - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Climbing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Hearing/Speaking - Effective communication with employees, supervisors/managers and staff. Effective communications with patients and visitors, as required.
Lifting - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Pushing/Pulling - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Sitting - Constantly (activity or condition exists 2/3 or more of time)
Standing - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)
Walking - Occasionally (activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of time)


Some potential for exposure to blood and body fluids


About Us:

Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent committed to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 20 neighborhood locations and a total of 673 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been recognized as a Fortune 100 Best Place to Work, a Best Place for Working Mothers, and as a top employer for diversity and millennials.  We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values.  We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of making kids better today and healthier tomorrow. 

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Address:  2015 Uppergate Drive, Atlanta, GA  30322
Function:  Nursing - Nursing - Management

Nearest Major Market: Atlanta

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