Save the Children is conducting clinical research and evaluation. The Technology Accelerator Research Manager will serve a pivotal role in implementing and managing research around global health technologies, including diagnostics/prognostics, devices, digital tools, drugs and vaccines. The Research Manager will provide program management and tactical technical guidance for multiple projects at the same time. Under the guidance of the Senior Advisor, this position is responsible for ensuring our sustained global technical leadership role in clinical research and evaluation.
What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)
As part of the Technology Accelerator unit at Save the Children, this position is intended to provide clinical research management. The Research Manager will assist in the leadership of activities generally associated with the conduct of clinical trials. Under supervision of the Senior Advisor, the Research Manager will facilitate the collection and analysis of data, build effective relationships within the team and with partners, and perform the following activities:
- Conduct quantitative data analyses. Assist with development of statistical analysis plans and data analyses, including preparation of tables, graphs, figures, and other data reporting tools.
- Maintain various research databases and datasets: entering data, abstracting data, cleaning incoming data, performing queries.
- Anticipate, detect and report problems in research instruments, data collection, and/or data entry, and proactively troubleshoot and resolve issues.
- Support training and technical assistance to research staff involved in data collection, data entry, or data quality review.
- Ensure data quality through development of standard operating procedures, training materials, and other quality assurance practices.
- Facilitate availability of data for use by the study team for presentations, reports and publication.
- Manage day-to-day operational aspects of multiple or large-scale research studies and clinical trials.
- Manage project activity timelines, study budgets, and tracking documents for management of study, site progress, and logistics.
- Contribute to the design of protocols, informed consent forms, protocol‑specific data collection tools, materials, and research databases in collaboration with the study team.
- Facilitate communications with regulatory bodies and ethics review committees, including new study applications, adverse event reporting, and protocol deviations.
- Coordinate study site initiation activities with investigators, and study team.
- Monitor adherence to study protocols and procedures, and submit routine progress reports to relevant institutional review boards.
- Work closely with Award Manager on issues related to budget, grant compliance and financial issues.
- Draft study reports and manuscripts in collaboration with the study team.
- Process data requests from the study team and collaborating partners.
- Assist in donor reporting activities.
- Coordinate and document study communications, including conference calls, donor meetings, and investigator meetings.
- Conduct literature reviews to identify research and emerging data relevant to the project.
- You have a minimum 3-5 years’ experience in area of expertise.
- A minimum of a High School diploma is required.
- Experience in quantitative data analysis with ability to use statistical software such as STATA, SAS, or SPSS.
- Experience in the design, development, and management of electronic database systems such as REDCap or OpenClinica.
- Strong organizational and time management skills. Excellent attention to detail.
- Self-motivated and highly flexible individual who is able to work independently and as a team with strong interpersonal skills, and who can manage multiple tasks and priorities.
- Ability to think strategically and creatively to solve problems and find effective and efficient ways to accomplish goals.
- Ability to build effective relationships with peers and managers. Relates well to all kinds of people.
- Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to synthesize information.
- International travel up to 30% time may be required.
- Advanced degree preferred.
What’s In It for You
- Aetna Medical and Dental insurance with a concierge service
- Health Care and Dependent Care Flexible Spending Account
- Vision Insurance
- Life insurance
- Employee Assistance Program
- Commuter Benefit Program
- Vacation and Sick leave
- Paid holidays
What makes us special!
- Generous Retirement Savings with matching company contributions of up to 8%
- Family Leave – 10 additional days of paid time off for you to use to care for your family members
- Additional Maternity and Paternity Leave – 30 days where parents can take additional paid leave (beyond short-term disability and FMLA) at the birth or adoption of a child during that critical first year!
- Critical Child Illness Leave – We hope you never have to use it, but we will provide an additional 30 days of paid leave per year should your dependent child be faced with a critical illness.
- Pet Insurance, Critical Illness Insurance, Identity Protection, Home, Auto and additional Life insurances
- Summer Fun Fridays – During the summer months, early release at 1:30 pm every other Friday!
- Volunteer Day – One paid day a year to support the causes that matter to you!
- Ergonomic Options – Every employee at our HQ offices has the option of a sitting/standing desk
- Leadership and Employee Development Training, including:
- Our remarkable in-house CORE, Senior Management Development, and Leadership Development Programs
- Language learning opportunities
- Continuous Improvement skill development programs
- Lunch and Learn information sharing sessions
- Work hard/Play hard! We make sure there’s ample opportunity for fun, engagement, and celebration while you work, such as networking events, March Madness, World Cup, Dodgeball Tournaments, Take Your Child to Work Day, Founder’s Day, and our annual Day of Service
Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.
Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Any violations of this policy will be treated as a serious issue.
We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.