Scientific Research Manager

University of North Carolina
May 26, 2023
North Carolina, US
Job Type
Work Setting


The UNC School of Medicine has a rich tradition of excellence and care. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians, and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. We strive to promote faculty, staff, and learner development in a diverse, respectful environment where our colleagues demonstrate professionalism, enhance learning, and create personal and professional sustainability. We optimize our partnership with the UNC Health System through close collaboration and commitment to service.

Position Summary

  • The Scientific Research Manager will work closely with the Assistant Director, Clinical Operations to advance the mission of the CTO to advance innovative cancer research by collaborating with LCCC investigators to collectively create knowledge that will improve the lives of patients through the conduct of dedicated and compassionate clinical and translational research.
  • The Scientific Research Manager is responsible for writing standard operating procedures (SOPs), work instructions and processes.
  • Furthermore, as part of staff development/support, the Scientific Research Manager position builds and continually re-evaluates clinical operations career ladders and workload assessment tools.
  • This position provides guidance and oversight of clinical practices, data management, and financial/grant requirements to promote cross-functional coordination and ensures alignment with the LCCC vision and strategic goals.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

  • Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree required (or foreign degree equivalent); for candidates demonstrating comparable independent research productivity, will accept a relevant Bachelor’s degree (or foreign degree equivalent) and 3 or more years of relevant experience in substitution. May require terminal degree and licensure.
  • In depth knowledge of, and skill in applying applicable clinical research regulatory requirements; i.e., Good Clinical Practice (GCP), and International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) Guidelines. Experience working in clinical trial research.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills including leadership, team building, motivation, communication, influencing, decision-making, political/cultural awareness, negotiation, trust building, conflict management and coaching.
  • Possess a broad understanding of psychology, human behavior, organizational behavior, interpersonal relations, and communications. Ability to identify, build, maintain, motivate, lead, and inspire teams to achieve high team performance and to meet the project’s objectives.
  • Ability to create an environment that facilitates teamwork. Comfortable interacting with individuals at all levels of the organization including internal and external to UNC Lineberger.
  • Candidate must enjoy working collaboratively with multidisciplinary groups of colleagues. Excellent customer service skills and good judgement required.
  • Strong organization and problem-solving skills required.
  • Must enjoy leading a team and be able to direct the efforts of the functional group with minimal oversight from senior leadership.
  • Ability to lead process improvement initiatives. Demonstrated ability analyzing trends and evaluating data to suggest process improvements. Strong software and computer skills, including MS Office applications required.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

  • Master’s degree of public health (MPH), or science (MS), advanced clinical health science degree or life science PhD preferred. Prior supervisory experience preferred.
  • Lean Six Sigma preferred. Previous experience working for a comprehensive cancer center, preferred. Prior experience with OnCoreTM preferred. Clinical research professional (CCRP), or certified clinical research coordinator (CCRC) preferred.
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