Clinical Research Supervisor – Thoracic Surgery Service, Department of Surgery

Job Posting Number: 15877

Research – Clinical
New York, NY
January 11, 2018
Company Overview:

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Job Details:

As an integral member of the research team and in compliance with all regulatory, institutional, and departmental requirements, the Clinical Research Supervisor supervises the day-to-day activities of 4 Research Study Assistants and a RSS in the Thoracic Surgery Service, Department of Surgery, ensuring efficient and effective operations. Responsible for data management activities and for data integrity associated with clinical research in Thoracic Surgery. Participates in special projects and task forces as determined by management. The Clinical Research Supervisor will manage several research protocols, including multi centered trials, NCTN protocols, industry sponsored studies, chemotherapy , device, surgery-based studies, as well as biospecimen protocols.

Responsibilities include:

  • Staff Management and Development – Participates in the orientation, training and supervision of Research Study Assistants and a RSS. Participates in facilitating departmental trainings. Aligns staff and resources with appropriate protocols and research needs. Maintains workflow consistency amongst staff with standardized processes.
  • Operation Management – Ensures that workflow is managed and monitored to meet departmental and service needs. Assists Clinical Research Manager with protocol activation, especially with start-up activities. Monitors research portfolio for workload by appropriately managing and identifying service needs.
  • Quality Assurance – Performs regular audits to ensure that the data collected is complete and accurate and to ensure that the research project was carried out as outlined. Participates in the Institutional quality assurance audits.
  • Regulatory Compliance – Ensures that all appropriate Institutional, State, and Federal regulations are followed throughout the course of a research project, database, or protocol. Ensures that research protocols are approved by the Institutional Review Board/Privacy Board (IRB/PB) and followed as written.
  • Data collection – Utilizes appropriate methodologies to collect patient/human subject information for research projects, databases, and/or protocols.
  • Data reporting – Generates reports to all necessary parties (institutional and federal) on the progress of the research project, database, or protocol. Prepares data for analysis, monitoring visits and audits.
  • Clinical Research Billing Management – Implements Principal Investigator’s decisions regarding Patient-Care Costs (both billable and non-billable), and ensures that research non-billable services are not billed to patients/human subjects or insurers. Assist manager with billing reconciliation.
  • Special Projects – Participates or coordinates on both interdepartmental and intradepartmental organization-wide research projects as requested. Provides leadership, organizational, creative, or clerical support to established and new research initiatives.

You need:

  • At least 2 years of relevant (clinical research) experience, or as determined by hiring manager.
  • At least one year’s supervisory experience strongly preferred but not required.
  • Must have previously trained or mentored new staff.
  • Experience with high accruing trials and consenting patients is strongly preferred.
  • Must have a comprehensive knowledge and understanding of the regulations pertaining to human subject protection (including 21 CFR and 45 CFR 46 of the United States Code of Federal Regulations) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
  • Strong oral and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of oncology specific terminology is preferred.
  • Strong Data management skills, including database design preferred.
  • Basic knowledge of Microsoft suite (Power Point, Word, Access, Excel) and Teamshare.


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