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Cleveland Clinic Manager Research Program in Las Vegas, Nevada

Job ID: 113288


  • Oversees the organization and compliant execution of research projects with the proper allocation of resources and adherence to research protocol requirements.

  • Assures quality and safe patient care. Anticipates and resolves patient care and study issues by serving as a liaison between investigators, research personnel, outside study personnel and central research administration offices to assist in protocol interpretation, enrollment and safety questions.

  • Oversees compliant research program operations and finances of assigned area(s).

  • Participates in process improvement activities.

  • Facilitates strategic planning and operational implementation.

  • Collaborates with principal investigator, sponsor and research staff to plan, conduct and evaluate project protocols.

  • Analyzes site strengths and weaknesses related to intended protocol and selection of qualified investigators and sites, if applicable.

  • Develops and maintains knowledge of research program and associated protocols to coordinate the comprehensive and compliant execution of protocols.

  • Assists with preparation for and response to audits.

  • Monitors and reports on progress of research projects based upon milestones and contractual payment obligations.

  • Provides sponsor with individuals site forecasting schedules, if applicable.

  • Works actively with the principal investigator and sponsor, if applicable, in tracking study progress, developing action plans for not meeting contractual deliverables/timelines, and developing a process to review and follow up with action plans that may include possible discontinuing study and/or site termination, if applicable.

  • Supervises research personnel, ensuring orientation and training, performance management, and career development.

  • Maintains professional relationships, including frequent and open effective communication with internal and external customers.

  • Oversees the development of training materials and education of research personnel, fellows and staff in study execution and management.

  • May assist PI with research study design and development of research protocol.

  • Supervises and coordinates research project budget development.

  • May negotiate industry sponsored research budgets.

  • Supervises research subject recruitment and data management. (THIS SHOULD BE SEPARATE BULLET POINT)

  • Assists with the development, implementation and evaluation of research subject recruitment strategies, including marketing strategies, to maximize enrollment and retention.

  • Identify, contract, and maintain orders with outside vendors supplying services for the study (examples could include shipping, laboratory services, laboratory supply vendors)

  • May serve as primary contact for investigators, regardless of funding source, to facilitate research project development, processing and approval routing through the appropriate central research administration offices and systems.

  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, Science or a related field required.

  • Advanced degree in health care, science or business preferred and may offset some of the experience requirements.

  • Requires knowledge of budgeting, cost analysis, manpower planning, supervision and operational analysis.

  • Ability to direct and evaluate the efforts of others.

  • Demonstrates basic computer proficiency.

  • Exceptional organizational, communication, interpersonal and analytical skills.

  • Is self-directed with demonstrated ability to work effectively with a multidisciplinary team of professionals.

  • Displays a thorough understanding of the research process and terminology, and in-depth knowledge of the specialty under investigation.

  • Oversees adherence to federal regulations and good clinical practices (GCP).

  • Within 90 days of hire, must successfully complete certification in Human Subjects Research (HSR) as required by the Responsible Conduct of Research guidelines adopted by the Cleveland Clinic.

  • Continually demonstrates competency with defined requirements for the position as established by Cleveland Clinic.


  • None required. Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA) or Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) Certification desirable.

Complexity of Work:

  • Requires excellent interpersonal, organizational and management skills, critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and problem solving abilities.

  • Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

Work Experience:

  • Minimum five years progressively responsible health care, research, or other relevant supervisory or managerial experience.

  • Advanced degree in health care, science or business may offset some of the experience requirement.

Physical Requirements:

  • A high degree of dexterity to produce materials on a computer.

  • Requires normal or corrected vision and hearing to normal range.

  • Extensive sitting and frequent walking, occasional lifting or carrying up to 25 pounds.

  • May have some exposure to communicable diseases or body fluids.

  • May require working irregular hours.

Personal Protective Equipment:

  • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment/affirmative action employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.