Pediatrics Research Nurse Manager

California, United States
12 Nov 2018
End of advertisement period
12 Jan 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Job Code: 4596
Job Grade: L

The Cancer Clinical Trials Office in the Stanford Cancer Institute, in Stanford University’s School of Medicine, seeks a Clinical Research Nurse Manager to provide leadership and oversight to a large clinical research group. Stanford School of Medicine strives to lead the biomedical revolution by fueling discovery and innovation to advance human health. 

We are seeking a Research Nurse Manager to provide leadership and oversight of the Pediatric Oncology Clinical Research Program including supporting programs in Phase I, Adolescent and Young Adult (AYA), Gene Therapy in Hemophilia and Cellular Therapeutics, and operating a large National Cancer Institute Children’s Oncology Group clinical trial program. The emphasis will be on program development, organizational development, supervising, evaluating, and training research staff. Responsible for managing clinical research operations, applying medical knowledge and experience to oversee and direct clinical course of research participants in clinical trials, and overseeing and potentially administering the physical health assessments and treatments throughout the study aligned with "Scope of Practice" delegated responsibilities.

Duties include:

  • Provide leadership, direction, and guidance to significant number of staff across multiple research projects and protocols. Recruit, orient, and manage research staff, research nurses, and administrative staff in support of clinical research projects. Conduct regular meetings with reports, mentor staff, and complete employee evaluations.
  • Collaborate in research planning activities, working closely with principal investigators to help develop and review potential protocols prior to study initiation, including assisting with study design, assessing feasibility, and budget development. 
  • Manage the clinical research staff and the quality of study participant care provided by employees. Identify, coordinate, and monitor the required training, licensure, and certification requirements of staff with their related job responsibilities and protocol specific procedures. 
  • Plan protocol, develop policies, and establish standards for the research unit, department, or school. 
  • Represent departmental research to internal and external committees. Act as an expert resource person for research staff.
  • Develop, plan, and manage budget for new protocols, and oversee resources including funds, personnel, billing reconciliation, and equipment. 
  • Provide clinical and administrative nursing support and oversight for research clinical trials based on scope of practice. 
  • Collaborate with clinical staff, researchers, outside vendors, and other staff to administer treatment and study protocols.
  • Oversee and potentially administer medications and treatments per study protocol for out study participant research participants.
  • Develop and audit appropriate record keeping procedures and ensure regulatory compliance at every level. Provide direction in auditing and monitoring activities.
  • Develop and prepare operational and statistical reports for management, regulatory agencies, and research sponsors.

* - Other duties may also be assigned.


  • Experience in Pediatric Hematology/Oncology clinical care , 2-5 years
  • Experience in Clinical Research, 2-5 years
  • Knowledge of the Children’s Oncology Group (COG).
  • Management experience, 2-5 years​


Bachelor's degree in nursing or equivalent, and five years of clinical trials research experience. Supervisory or managerial experience.


  • Demonstrated ability to work with research subjects of all ages and backgrounds.
  • Verbal and written communication skills to convey medical and research-related information to research subjects of all ages and backgrounds. 
  • Ability to identify confidential and sensitive information (written and verbal).
  • Ability to implement good clinical practices in all interactions with study participants, their families, and colleagues. 
  • Ability to identify adverse reactions to study treatments and the required study protocol documentation to record these activities. 
  • Ability to implement study protocols with limited supervision.
  • Ability to provide work direction to research support staff. 
  • Demonstrated deep understanding of good clinical practices and regulatory compliance.
  • Demonstrated experience with electronic data capture, including database management.
  • Demonstrated ability to perform the functions of the position without supervision.


  • Current license as a California Registered Nurse. 
  • Certified Research Administrator or Clinical Research Coordinator preferred. 
  • Current basic CPR certification


  • Frequently stand/walk, sit, perform desk-based computer tasks, use a telephone, writing by hand, sort/file paperwork or parts, twist/bend/stoop/squat, and grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
  • Occasionally reach/work above shoulders, grasp forcefully, operate foot and/or hand controls.
  • Rarely kneel/crawl, climb (ladders, scaffolds, or other), scrub/sweep/mop/chop/mix, operate a manual pipette. 

* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.


  • May be required to work with, take specific precautions against, and/or be immunized against potentially hazardous agents.
  • May be exposed to blood borne pathogens.
  • Frequent travel, might include international travel.


  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University's Administrative Guide,