Research Project Manager

Pennsylvania, United States
Thursday, 10 September 2020
End of advertisement period
Tuesday, 10 November 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

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Posted Job Title

Research Project Manager

Job Profile Title

Manager Research Project B

Job Description Summary

Provides daily overall clinical management of multi-site, international research on critically ill pediatric patients supported on mechanical ventilation.

Job Description

Works in collaboration with the Principal Investigator and the research teams at ~45 participating Pediatric Intensive Care Units nationally and internationally. Plans multidisciplinary clinical meetings and liaisons with all sites. Develops multi-disciplinary training materials; coordinates training video production; conducts training and monitoring of site staff at participating centers. Provides clinical review and follow-up on all data and adverse events. Coordinates subject enrollment and eligibility, data collection and quality control in keeping with study protocols; liaisons with data coordinating center. Prepares regulatory and technical progress reports; drafts articles for publication; prepares data summaries.


MSN with 3-5 yrs. experience in pediatric critical care and research or Advanced Practice Nurse in Critical Care or equivalent combination of education and experience. Prior experience managing clinical trials or a large research project, e.g. NIH study needed. Clinical expertise with current knowledge of sedation and mechanical ventilation required. Solid presentation skills needed. Knowledge of IRB coordination and pediatric regulatory compliance issues preferred. 

Excellent interpersonal skills with the ability to interface with all levels in a fast paced environment using sound judgment and organizational savvy.   Excellent writing skills essential.  The successful candidate will be a self-starter with initiative and a results orientation.  Must be a collaborative team player with the ability to work both independently and as part of a research team in partnership with PI and clinical coordinating center.  Strong analytical and organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines essential.   Strong PC related skills in MS Office and related database management.  Prior supervisory experience needed.   Some domestic travel to train at collaborating sites.   On-call availability.

Working Conditions:

Office, library, computer room

Physical Effort:

Typically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less; Typically standing or walking

Job Location - City, State

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School

School of Nursing

Pay Range

$59,703.00 - $113,435.00

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Special Requirements 

Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.