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Clinical Research Manager Vacancy at Northwestern University

Clinical Research Manager Vacancy at Northwestern University

Country: USA
City: Evanstone
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Apply for the Clinical Research Manager Vacancy at Northwestern University. The category of the position is  Laboratory and Research.

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Associate Director of Research Administration and the Neurology Clinical Research Steering Committee Chair, the Clinical Research Manager has the authority and accountability for the management of all operational, regulatory and training/continuing education activities of the Clinical Trials Unit (CTU).



  • In partnership with Principal Investigators (PIs) provide complex scientific & technical leadership in determining research priorities & the plan, design & execution of research projects ensuring that programs of investigation meet specified objectives.
  • Furthermore, the incumbent oversees the management of studies including start-up, implementation, conduct, day-to-day activities, interaction with partners and sponsoring agencies, close-out; and planning, development, and implementation of new processes and protocols to support research studies and maximize/extend study capabilities.
  • Additionally,  he/she ensures that the conduct of study protocols is in compliance with appropriate rules and regulations and reviews study progress and recommends revisions, amendments, and/or other study changes as necessary to better meet the needs of sponsors.
  • Also, oversees and directs the protocol review process for all clinical trials which includes the receipt and coordination of protocols for review, committee meetings, and clinical research conferences.
  • Troubleshoots emergent patient care issues with clinical teams to ensure adherence to protocol guidelines, institutional reporting policies, and federal regulations.

Qualifications for Clinical Research Manager Vacancy

  • Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor’s or higher degree in a major such as business, accounting, healthcare administration, or related field; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
  • Additionally, previous experience as a clinical research coordinator and with electronic medical records systems.
  • Moreover, he/she must complete Northwestern’s IRB CITI training before interacting with any participants & must re-certify every 3 years.


  • Working knowledge of Clinical Trials.
  • Additionally, attention to Detail: Consistently displays accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Proven ability to lead a changing organization, including building a management team, developing initiatives, and implementing improvements to drive the underlying strategy.
  • Furthermore, the proven ability to function in a complex business and compliance environment.
  • Excellent management and communication skills.
  • Likewise, the ability to comprehend technical research protocols.
  • Knowledge of operational management, including budgeting; project management; broad knowledge of management principles and techniques.
  • Also,  the ability to plan, organize and execute policies and programs for a growing organization.

Preferred Qualifications: 

  • A master’s degree in related fields such as business administration or healthcare administration.
  • Also, 3-5 years’ experience in clinical research preferred.
  • Furthermore, prior supervisory experience preferred.


Northwestern University is a private research university in Evanston, Illinois. It was founded in 1851 by nine men whose goal was to establish a university that would serve the Northwest Territory. The university has approximately 8,300 undergraduate students, 13,600 graduate students, and 3,800 faculty members.


Type of Opportunity Academic Job
Deadline20 June,2020
Company NameNorthwestern University



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