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Medical University of South Carolina UNIV - Research Program Manager - Department of Medicine: Gastroenterology in Charleston, South Carolina

FLSA: Salaried

Job Summary: This position is responsible for managing the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology’s research enterprise. Responsibilities include broad oversight of divisional research activities including serving as the primary liaison on new proposals, feasibility analysis, policies and procedures, regulatory compliance, and resource allocation. This position will also be responsible for the creation of educational materials to raise awareness of study activities, auditing study databases and documents, tracking study recruitment activities, and preparing/conducting monitor and auditor visits. This position will oversee training and education for research coordinators and other team members in the Division’s Clinical Trials Program by establishing policies, processes, and procedures. Some travel is required.

Job Duties:

  • 30% - Create and maintain research database to track, monitor, and report study activities including proposals, enrollment, and financial projections. Ensure team members are on track with regard to recruitment goals, and fiduciary responsibilities for all studies. Meet with financial analyst to ensure all billable activities have been identified and invoiced. - (Essential)

  • 25% - Work with division leadership in the development and implementation of standard operating procedures. Oversee the training and education of research coordinators and team members. - (Essential)

  • 20% - Meet with Investigators to review potential studies, conduct feasibility analysis, and participate in strategic planning sessions and recommend allocation of space and resources based on growth of research activities. - (Essential)

  • 15% - Coordinate new protocol submissions, renewals, and revisions to Institutional Review Board for multiple studies. Complete annual reports to Institutional Review Board, FDA and other regulatory agencies. - (Essential)

  • 10% - Conduct closeout review verifying all research activities have been reported, invoiced, and paid. Provide closeout reports to PI and Administrator. - (Essential)

Minimum Experience and Training Requirements: A bachelor's degree and three years relevant program experience.

Physical Requirements: Ability to perform job functions in an upright position. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions in a seated position. (Frequent) Ability to perform job functions while walking/mobile. (Frequent) Ability to work indoors. (Continuous) Ability to work outdoors in all weather and temperature extremes. (Infrequent) Ability to work in confined/cramped spaces. (Infrequent) Ability to perform job functions from kneeling positions. (Infrequent) Ability to squat and perform job functions. (Infrequent) Ability to perform 'pinching' operations. (Infrequent) Ability to fully use both hands/arms. (Frequent) Ability to perform repetitive motions with hands/wrists/elbows and shoulders. (Frequent) Ability to reach in all directions. (Frequent) Possess good finger dexterity. (Continuous) Ability to maintain tactile sensory functions. (Continuous) Ability to lift and carry 15 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to lift objects, up to 15 lbs., from floor level to height of 36 inches, unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to push/pull objects, up to 15 lbs., unassisted. (Infrequent) Ability to maintain 20/20 vision, corrected. (Continuous) Ability to see and recognize objects close at hand. (Frequent) Ability to see and recognize objects at a distance. (Frequent) Ability to match or discriminate between colors. (Frequent) Ability to determine distance/relationship between objects; depth perception. (Frequent) Good peripheral vision capabilities. (Continuous) Ability to maintain hearing acuity, with correction. (Continuous) Ability to hear and/or understand whispered conversations at a distance of 3 feet. (Frequent) Ability to perform gross motor functions with frequent fine motor movements. (Frequent) Ability to work in dusty areas. (Infrequent)