Clinical Research Manager II, Department of Surgery

Tucson, AZ
Feb 13, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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Department Website Link:


UAHS - Tucson


1501 N Campbell Ave, Tucson, AZ 85724 USA

Position Highlights:

The Department of Trauma, Burn, Critical Care, & Emergency Surgery at the University of Arizona College of Medicine is working as a collaborative umbrella uniting all research efforts to address several areas: research, training staff, and presenting exception from informed consent and community consultation to all of Southern Arizona. The Trauma Clinical Research Manager, under direct supervision of Bellal Joseph, MD, provides staff supervision, independent administration and coordination of the inter-institutional collaborations and large multidisciplinary scientific programs that are coming together to increase access to trauma research in Southern Arizona. This position administers complex scientific research programs, including PROPPR, TXA, CIOS, Mycoplasma and its various supplements and is also responsible for coordinating the timely submission of the competing and non-competing renewals of federally funded grants. This position provides fiscal management of multi-million dollar federal grants and research consortiums including the complex networks of collaborations both on campus, community and nation-wide.

Outstanding UA benefits include health, dental, and vision insurance plans; life insurance and disability programs; paid vacation, sick leave, and holidays; UA/ASU/NAU tuition reduction for the employee and qualified family members; state and optional retirement plans; access to UA recreation and cultural activities; and more!

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Duties & Responsibilities:

The Clinical Research Manager interacts and collaborates with project investigators, advisors, university and federal administrators. This high level professional is expected to provide planning and implementation for research programs to ensure that goals and objectives are accomplished in accordance with NIH and University requirements.

  • Program development of the University of Arizona Trauma Institute which includes securing financial support, overseeing program start-up and writing proposal.
  • Management and marketing of 24/7 research program.
  • Manage and train all Trauma 24/7 Research Specialists and Research Technicians to enroll in multidisciplinary trials for the department.
  • Lead coordination efforts for multiple clinical trials with multi investigators. Maintain partnerships with Department of Surgery and the College of Medicine.
  • Work with multiple investigators to establish clinical trials that meet their interest and generate $100,000 in revenue to the department annually.
  • Create and manage a rate based financial system for the division to bill for research personnel thus generating revenue for the department.
  • Monitor and manage quality improvement initiatives with the Blood Bank ensuring trauma patients receive resources in less than ten (10) minutes.
  • Uphold role with research leadership team to develop Standards of Practice (SOPs) for the University and continue to restructure the research coordinator group to support all clinical research professionals.
  • Assures compliance with policies of University, federal and community at large such as Human Subjects Committee to ensure that programs are in compliance with university, NIH regulations, and community standards.
  • Responsible for grant writing and research management including federal grants and national collaborative studies.
  • Facilitates communication among partnership units; including complex networks of consortiums; steering committees, internal advisory committee, executive committee, and all investigators.
  • Monitors budgets, prepares recommendations for budgetary allowances and meets with business office to ensure fiscal responsibility for research budgets.
  • Program development and oversight ability to assist principal investigator in implementing research objectives and develop programs.
  • Grant writing and management skills in order to oversee NIH partnerships.
  • Develop and implement programs that expand research potential for the Department of Trauma, Burn, Critical Care & Emergency Surgery.
  • Compile data for reporting to funding agencies.
  • Grant preparation and administration for federal, state, and private foundation funding agencies.
  • Administration of incoming and outgoing research collaborations/contracts.
  • Coordinate retreats and scientific meetings.
  • Prepare recommendation for controlling expenditures; controls expenditures in accordance with budget allocations; recommends equipment and resources for programs.
  • Prepares periodic reports, financial statements and records on program activities, progress, status or other special reports for investigators, advisors, UA, NIH, or other agencies.
  • Assists with evaluation of programs and analysis of results.
  • Assists with the preparation of scientific manuscripts to publish results of research.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Minimum of 5 years of related work experience, including 2 years of managerial experience, or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
  • Bachelor's degree. MT-ASCP certification required.

Preferred Qualifications:

*Strong leadership and management skills of a diverse group.*Ability to manage multiple projects.* Excellent communication skills.*Knowledge of university procedures/policies regarding Sponsored Projects and IRB.*Computer literate in all critical programs (Microsoft Word, Power Point, Excel and Publisher) and the aptitude to learn new software as necessary for grant writing, presentations, fiscal management and website/brochure creation.*Fiscal management skills to oversee complex budgets and accounts.



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Full Time

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Benefits Eligible:

Yes - Full Benefits

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Compensation Type:

salary at 1.0 full-time equivalency (FTE)



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Job Family:

Clinical Research

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Type of criminal background check required::

Fingerprint criminal background check (security sensitive due to job duties)

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Contact Information for Candidates:

Jessica Holmgren | [email protected]

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Documents Needed to Apply:

Resume and Cover Letter

Special Instructions to Applicant:

Diversity Statement:

At the University of Arizona, we value our inclusive climate because we know that diversity in experiences and perspectives is vital to advancing innovation, critical thinking, solving complex problems, and creating an inclusive academic community. As an Hispanic-serving institution and a Native American/Alaska Native-serving institution, we translate these values into action by seeking individuals who have experience and expertise working with diverse students, colleagues, and constituencies. Because we seek a workforce with a wide range of perspectives and experiences, we provide equal employment opportunities to applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or genetic information. As an Employer of National Service, we also welcome alumni of AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service programs and others who will help us advance our Inclusive Excellence initiative aimed at creating a university that values student, staff and faculty engagement in addressing issues of diversity and inclusiveness.

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