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Clinical Research Manager, Department of Neurology & Rehabilitation Medicine, Stroke Division

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Founded in 1819, the University of Cincinnati ranks among the nation’s best urban public research universities. Home to more than 47,000 students, 10,500 faculty and staff and 330,000 alumni, UC combines a Top 35 research university with a physical setting The New York Times calls “the most ambitious campus design program in the country.”


With the launch of Next Lives Here, the Cincinnati Innovation District, a $100 million JobsOhio investment, eight straight years of record enrollment, worldwide leadership in cooperative education, a dynamic academic health center and entry into the Big 12 athletic conference, UC’s momentum has never been stronger. UC’s annual budget tops $1.6 billion and its endowment totals $1.9 billion.


Job Overview

As one of the oldest medical schools in the country, the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine (COM) has a reputation for training best-in-class health care professionals and developing cutting-edge procedures and research that improves the health and clinical care of patients. In partnership with the UC Health academic healthcare system and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center, College of Medicine’s faculty are transforming the world of medicine every day.


The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has created the NIH StrokeNet to conduct small and large clinical trials and research studies to advance acute stroke treatment, stroke prevention, and recovery and rehabilitation following a stroke across the lifespan. This network of 27 regional centers across the United States (US), which involves approximately 500 hospitals in the US, is designed to serve as the infrastructure and pipeline for exciting new potential treatments for patients with stroke and those at risk for stroke. The StrokeNet trials also collaborate with sites in other countries including Canada, Germany, United Kingdom, Spain, and Japan.  In addition, NIH StrokeNet provides an educational platform for stroke physicians, clinical trial coordinators and stroke researchers.


As a Clinical Research Manager at the StrokeNet National Coordinating Center (NCC), the candidate will work directly with the NCC Principal Investigators to facilitate the management of the NCC and the administration of the network. 

Essential Functions

  • Works collaboratively with the National Data Management and Statistical Center (NDMC) Principal Investigators (PIs) and Network Program and Data Managers.
  • Acts as a network liaison with Program Director, Program Officials, and Grants Management at NIH.
  • Establishes timelines, targeted completion dates, work flow, and process guidelines.
  • Supervises NCC personnel and participates in the process of performance evaluation.
  • Monitors and oversees financial accountability of ongoing grant awards, Sponsored Research Services (SRS) accounting, purchasing, reporting of financial progress, consultant payments and other network expenses.
  • Participates in, monitors, and oversees National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS) progress reporting.
  • Monitors and oversees execution of network communications including, but not limited to, website development, educational functions, email distributions and teleconferences.
  • Monitors, oversees, and participates in the development of network standard operating procedures and policies. 
  • Works in collaboration with the central institutional review board (CIRB) liaison on CIRB and financial conflict of interest (fCOI) issues.
  • Monitors and oversees central pharmacy functions.
  • Monitors and oversees network agreements and relations with SRS and university general counsel. 
  • Participates in network governance as a member of the Executive and Steering committees.
  • Works with the NCC financial manager on new clinical trials to establishes fees for new clinical trials for NCC services (e.g. contracting, CIRB, central pharmacy, etc.) based on number of subjects and number of sites.  
  • Works with new Protocol PI/NCC PI/NCC financial manager, to develop per-patient budgets and site start-up fees for preliminary budgets and for formal grant applications.
  • Manages and participates in Reginal Coordinating Center (RCC) performance assessment including RCC visits.
  • Oversees development of SOPs for NCC and Good Clinical Practice (GCP) within StrokeNet.

Essential Functions Continued

  • Contributes to educational content for StrokeNet coordinators and Regional Coordinating Center Managers.
  • Collaborates with trial-specific project managers to determine needed services for project and site management for new network trials.
  • Participates in working groups as a representative of NCC. 
  • Serves as a resource for Prime Pl/sponsor and NCC Project Managers for the submission of regulatory correspondence, progress and safety monitoring, and reporting to regulatory agencies. 
  • Participates, as needed, in clinical trial site assessments including, but not limited to, site initiation visits, closeout visits, and regulatory or performance audit visits in conjunction with NDMC staff.
  • Participates, as needed, in the development of trial specific protocols/amendments, manual of procedures (MOPs), and educational and training needs.
  • Attends trial Data Safety Monitoring Board (DSMB) meetings if trial-specific project manager is unavailable.
  • Travels as required, typically 1-2 times per year.
  • Ability to see the complexities of projects and understand how each role at the NCC contributes to getting the necessary work done in a timely manner.
  • Excellent written and verbal skills. 
  • Keeps supervisor and co-workers informed of necessary facts, related to job progress, projects, tasks, results, and/or problems.
  • Shares knowledge and expertise regarding the process or procedure required to carry out specific duties and responsibilities.
  • Adapts easily to changing situations. 
  • Ability to listen first, ask questions, and then facilitate to direct with the answers and solutions at hand.
  • Promote cross-level and cross-functional collaboration within the NCC.
  • Supports employees with clear direction and help with problem-solving skills if necessary.
  • Attempts to lead with transparency and honesty.

Required Education

  • Bachelor’s Degree.
  • Nine (9) years of relevant work experience and/or other specialized training can be used in lieu of education requirement.

Required Experience

Five (5) years related experience.

Additional Qualifications Considered

  • Experience in an academic or clinical setting in the area of clinical specialization. 
  • SoCRA or ACRP certification.
  • Masters level education.

Physical Requirements/Work Environment

  • Sitting - Continuously


Compensation and Benefits

UC offers a wide array of complementary and affordable benefit options, to meet the financial, educational, health, and wellness needs of you and your family. Eligibility varies by position and FTE.

  • Competitive salary range dependent on the candidate's experience.
  • Comprehensive insurance plans including medical, dental, vision, and prescription coverage.
  • Flexible spending accounts and an award-winning employee wellness program, plus an employee assistance program.
  • Financial security via our life and long-term disability insurance, accident and illness insurance, and retirement savings plans.
  • Generous paid time off work options including vacation, sick leave, annual holidays, and winter season days in addition to paid parental leave.
  • Tuition remission is available for employees and their eligible dependents.
  • Enjoy discounts for on and off-campus activities and services.


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / Minority / Female / Disability / Veteran.


REQ: 91599 


Clinical Research Manager, Department of Neurology & Rehabilitation Medicine, Stroke Division

Date:  Jan 3, 2023

Cincinnati, OH, US

Facility:  Main Campus

Nearest Major Market: Cincinnati

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