The University of Maryland, Baltimore Division of Cancer Epidemiology in the School of Medicine is seeking a Clinical Research Supervisor. The position is responsible for providing the highest technical expertise to research programs and projects, as well as overseeing day to day clinical research activities and subordinate staff.The position develops, recommends, modifies, and implements policies and procedures for clinical research, as well as develop protocol manuals and data collection instruments.
The Division of Cancer Epidemiology conducts research to decrease cancer incidence and mortality. Research in the division aims to determine how the environment, behavior and genetics, alone and in combination, influence cancer risk and outcomes as well as to elucidate mechanisms underlying these associations, and to identify biomarkers of risk and outcomes.
UMB offers a generous benefits package that includes 22 vacation days, 14 floating and observed holidays, 15 sick days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
Supervises assigned staff including training research staff and students; schedules and coordinates work of staff; monitors and evaluates staff performance.
Manages interaction process and practices with subject participants including eligibility screening, recruitment, enrollment, ensuring informed consent is properly secured and documented, counseling, and obtaining patient medical history. Oversees and maintains all study regulatory documents.
Using subject matter expertise, performs and directs research studies and project(s). Develops, recommends and implements policies, procedures, and/or methods for clinical research. Coordinates and develops in the design of protocol manuals, education materials, evaluation of data collection instruments, and training materials for subordinate staff.
Performs clinical research activities including advanced data analysis using statistical software such as SAS, SPSS, and R; data management (collection, entry, verification); data interpretation, and ensures compliance and clinical relevance of data.
Searches relevant literature, develops conclusions on research findings, writes reports, prepare and deliver presentations of relevant findings and conclusions, and recommends appropriate actions. Conducts library research and contributes to the preparation and writing of research findings for publication of journal articles and grant proposals.
Performs Institutional Review Board (IRB) and Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPPA) protocol development and ensures compliance of research operations with protocols.
Serves as liaison to other departments, outside organizations, government agencies, and product representatives to promote effective and efficient operation and use of resources.
In collaboration with the PI, designs new research studies and modified existing research studies to accomplish department objectives.
Directs and/or initiates facility recruitment; procure equipment and supplies; and interface with others to identify needs and issues related to the program, study, and/or project.
Perform administrative duties such as managing budget; ensuring compliance with quality control, security, and safety procedures; and assisting with contract negotiations.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Education:Bachelor's degree in biology, psychology, health sciences or discipline appropriate to position required.
Experience:Five (5) years of related clinical research experience.
Supervisory: One (1) year of direct supervision or responsibility for training, work coordination, and monitoring the work of others.
Preferred Education: Master's degree in epidemiology or related field preferred.
Other:Consideration may be given for a unique combination of education and experience.*
May require training related to occupational safety and health, environmental compliance, shipping of hazardous materials and/or ionizing radiation.
* Bachelor's degree in an unrelated field with at least 18 credits in a field related to the research of the clinic, or Bachelor's degree in unrelated field with at least one year of experience in a field directly related to the research of the clinic.Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Possesses a knowledge of data manipulation and analysis and clinical research procedures and able to perform position in compliance with all requirements, regulations, and laws.Ability to understand and utilized scientific/medical terminology and research theory.Ability to gain knowledge and meet the reporting needs of UMB policies and practices for Institutional Review, Human Protections, Animal Protections, etc. Ability to maintain high standards with the work being performed and maintain awareness with trends and influences.Assumes personal responsibility for all outcomes; makes effective and timely decisions; and learns how to effectively use technology.Maintains productivity and uses strategies to increase knowledge base. Skill in continuously seeking to improve the quality of services and processes.
Ability to take a lead role in performing and directing various advanced, routine, and maintenance procedures.Ability to perform independent projects and to serve as a consultant in area of technical specialty.Ability to use measurable and verifiable information for making decisions or judgments.Skill in statistical programming, interpretation and data analysis using statistical software as well as spreadsheet and database software applications.
Ability to develop and supervise a team. Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts.Writes and presents information in a clear and concise way.Interprets and understands written information and is able to listen attentively to verbal and non-verbal cues that lead to a deeper understanding.Skills in ethically communicating risks and benefits an ability to maintain confidentiality.
Ability to work cooperatively with others and demonstrates professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous behavior when interacting with others.Capable of interacting pleasantly and positively with other to meet customer expectations, and provide follow up with customers.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience
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Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. Minorities, women, protected veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) is the State's public health, law and human services university devoted to excellence in professional and graduate education, research, patient care, and public service. As a diverse community of outstanding faculty, staff and students, and using state-of-the-art technological support, we educate leaders in health care delivery, biomedical science, globa...l health, social work and the law. We emphasize interdisciplinary education and research in an atmosphere that explicitly values civility, diversity, collaboration, teamwork and accountability. By conducting internationally recognized research to cure disease and to improve the health, social functioning and just treatment of the people we serve, we foster economic development in the City, State, and nation. We are committed to ensuring that the knowledge we generate provides maximum benefit to society and directly enhances our various communities.