Challenge Unit Coordinator / Research Manager

In the Research Manager position, you will be responsible to coordinate and supervise research employees in collaboration with the Principal Investigator (PI).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Directs and supervises research employees in day-to-day operations and procedures.
  • Develops and monitors study timelines.
  • Acts as a resource and confers with the Principal Investigator (PI) and sponsor representatives on study progress, compliance and protocols.
  • Ensures all reporting of patient safety incidents, such as Serious Adverse Events (SAE) or protocol deviations.
  • Prepares documents for submission to the Research Ethics Board (REB) for study approval and closure.
  • Ensures adequate financial support from sponsor to conduct study in collaboration with PI.
  • Prepares study budgets and manages funds in coordination with PI, HR, and Finance.
  • Monitors study expenditures with detailed reconciliation of monthly statements.
  • Interviews, selects, and hires research employees for the department in consultation with the PI and HR, Research & Innovation.
  • Provides ongoing leadership to research employees and manages performance.
  • Ensures completion of probationary assessment forms and performance appraisals.
  • Assesses ways to improve the functioning of the research team in a proactive and retrospective manner.
  • Develops policies and procedures to ensure quality and timely submission of data and to ensure the team is functioning efficiently and effectively.
  • Ensures study team compliance with study procedures, protocol, scheduling and preparation for monitor visits.
  • Ensures study team compliance with standard operating procedures and policies through annual reviews.
  • Evaluates equitable assignment of employee’s duties and responsibilities on an ongoing basis.
  • Monitors participant recruitment, and develops and oversees implementation of procedures to increase recruitment.
  • Ensures productivity and quality of work in collaboration with Research Quality, R&I.
  • Ensures research study data is collected, maintained, and reported within the department.
  • Ensures employees within the department are providing safe and comprehensive care to study participants.



  • Business degree, business diploma, or an acceptable equivalent combination of education, training and/or degree in a related health profession (e.g. Nurse, Respiratory Therapist, Dietician, Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer, etc);
  • Financial background an asset;
  • Formal management training/courses;
  • CCRP (Certified Clinical Research Professional) or equivalent an asset.


  • Management/leadership experience; ability to lead a team in a dynamic, fast paced work environment.
  • Minimum of two years’ experience in a relevant health profession and/or research an asset;
  • Clinical experience in the relevant division preferred;
  • Proficiency in specialized technology programs related to the study;
  • Knowledge of basic accounting concepts;
  • Effective interpersonal, communication, coaching and teaching skills;
  • Demonstrated time management and organizational skills;
  • Effective research and analytical thinking skills;
  • Strong negotiation, conflict resolution and rapport-building skills;
  • Ability to work well independently as well as within a multidisciplinary team environment;
  • Proficiency in MS Office (Word, Access, Excel, PowerPoint), email and internet.

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