1+ months

Clinical Research Supervisor

Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH 44114

Job Summary:

Responsible for supervising and coordinating the organization and execution of multiple research projects that may involve multiple sites of a specialized research program, fully integrated with applicable research management systems and processes, as well as management of the research team.



  • Supervises and coordinates the organization and compliant execution of multiple research projects of a specialized research program with the proper allocation of resources and adherence to research protocol requirements. 
  • Assures quality and safe patient care, anticipating and resolving patient care and study issues by serving as a liaison between investigators, research personnel, outside study personnel and central research administration offices to assist in protocol interpretation, enrollment and safety questions.
  • Supervises the daily clinical research operations for the research program, fully integrating research protocols with applicable research management systems and processes. 
  • Assists with coordination and implementation of overall research program and associated strategic initiatives.
  • Participates in process improvement activities.
  • Participates in strategic planning and operational implementation.
  • Collaborates with principal investigator, sponsor and research staff to plan, conduct and evaluate project protocols. 
  • Analyzes site strengths and weaknesses related to intended protocol and selection of qualified investigators and sites, if applicable.
  • Develops and maintains knowledge of research program and associated protocols to coordinate the comprehensive and compliant execution of protocols.
  • Assists with preparation for and response to audits.
  • Monitors and reports on progress of research projects based upon milestones and contractual payment obligations.
  • Provides sponsor with individuals site forecasting schedules, if applicable.
  • Works actively with the principal investigator and sponsor, if applicable, in tracking study progress, developing action plans for not meeting contractual deliverables/timelines, and developing a process to review and follow up with action plans that may include possible discontinuing study and/or site termination, if applicable.
  • Supervises research personnel, ensuring orientation and training, performance management, and career development.
  • Maintains professional relationships, including frequent and open effective communication with internal and external customers.
  • Supervises and assists with the development of training and educational material for assigned research protocols.
  • Provides and documents education as needed.
  • Supervises and may conduct and document the informed consent process.
  • May assist PI with research study design and development of research protocol. 
  • Supervises and coordinates research project budget development.
  • May negotiate industry sponsored research budgets.
  • Supervises and coordinates research subject recruitment and data management.
  • Assists with the development, implementation and evaluation of research subject recruitment strategies, including marketing strategies, to maximize enrollment and retention.
  • Identify, contract, and maintain orders with outside vendors supplying services for the study (e.g., shipping, laboratory services, laboratory supply vendors).
  • May serve as primary contact for investigators, regardless of funding source, to facilitate research project development, processing and approval routing through the appropriate central research administration offices and systems.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


    • Bachelor’s Degree in health care or science related field required.
    • Requires knowledge of budgeting, cost analysis, manpower planning, supervision and operational analysis.
    • Ability to direct and evaluate the efforts of others.
    • Demonstrated basic computer proficiency.
    • Strong, organizational, communication, interpersonal and analytical skills.
    • Must be self-directed with demonstrated ability to work effectively with a multidisciplinary team of professionals. 
    • Displays a thorough understanding of the research process and terminology, and in-depth knowledge of the specialty under investigation. 
    • Exhibits a working knowledge of federal regulations and good clinical practices (GCP).  
    • Within 90 days of hire, must successfully complete certification in Human Subjects Research (HSR) as required by the Responsible Conduct of Research guidelines adopted by the Cleveland Clinic.
    • Continually demonstrates competency with defined requirements for the position as established by Cleveland Clinic.


      • None required.  Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA) or Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) Certification desirable. 

        Complexity of Work:

        • Requires excellent interpersonal, organizational and management skills, critical thinking skills, decisive judgment and problem solving abilities. Must be able to work in a stressful environment and take appropriate action.

          Work Experience:

          • Minimum five years health care experience.  Minimum three years clinical research experience as a Research Nurse Coordinator, Research Coordinator, Project/Program Manager, Contract Research Associate or equivalent management experience in a related field. 

            Physical Requirements:

            • A high degree of dexterity to produce materials on a computer.  Requires normal or corrected vision and hearing to normal range.  Extensive sitting and frequent walking, occasional lifting or carrying up to 25 pounds.  May have some exposure to communicable diseases or body fluids.
            • May require working irregular hours. 

              Personal Protective Equipment:

              • Follows standard precautions using personal protective equipment as required.

                The policy of Cleveland Clinic and its system hospitals (Cleveland Clinic) is to provide equal opportunity to all of our employees and applicants for employment in our tobacco free and drug free environment. All offers of employment are followed by testing for controlled substance and nicotine. Job offers will be rescinded for candidates for employment who test positive for nicotine. Candidates for employment who are impacted by Cleveland Clinic’s Smoking Policy will be permitted to reapply for open positions after 90 days. Decisions concerning employment, transfers and promotions are made upon the basis of the best qualified candidate without regard to color, race, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, status as a disabled or Vietnam era veteran or any other characteristic protected by law. Information provided on this application may be shared with any Cleveland Clinic facility.

                Cleveland Clinic is pleased to be an equal employment employer: Women/Minorities/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities",


Posted: 2020-09-25 Expires: 2020-11-25

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