Job Description

Job Title: Research Manager
Job ID: 698279
Status: Full-Time
Regular/Temporary: Regular
Shift: Day Job
Department: POP05 ANES Administration
Location: 3550 Terrace Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213


The Research Manager for the UPMC ERAS (Enhanced Recovery After Surgery) Program:

  • Oversee and manage all clinical research and QI projects within the Enhanced Recovery Program
  • This includes all regulatory aspects, data management, and some data analysis
  • Collaborate with medical students, residents, and other healthcare professionals to advance ERAS research 
  • Act as the primary liaison between research staff and the ERAS physicians 
  • Present study updates and outcomes 
  • Aide in the process of grant proposals, protocol writing, and manuscript writing


  • Analyze the training needs of project teams and identify relevant training material/ courses to address these needs.
  • Consultant to all physicians, researchers, specific work groups, and organizations.
  • Coordinate and oversee retrieval of prospective and retrospective data.
  • Coordinate, process, and prepare outcome research data for relevant statistical analyses.
  • Design consistent process for post-treatment patient follow-up, in conjunction with the maintenance of physician/patient relationship.
  • Develop and design procedures for processing outcome research data.
  • Develop and distribute outcome data research reports.
  • Develop and maintain central follow-up databases.
  • Develop and maintain outcomes and disparities clinical research database.
  • Dynamically lead presentations / work sessions to positively influence decisions and perceptions.
  • Ensure full compliance with all HIPAA regulations and IRB requirements, while maintaining availability of patient-identifiable data.
  • Fosters a mentoring environment.
  • Generate new perspectives, frameworks or innovations that enable research efforts and resolves problems with studies.
  • Maintain integrity and security of all outcome research data.
  • Manage and maintain overall quality assurance.
  • Manage process and content within all program evaluation and clinical research, ensuring consistency with project goals, and appropriate allocation of resources.
  • Orient, train and supervise all personnel in connection with outcome research data.
  • Oversee and coordinate governmental audits such as the FDA and NCI.
  • Participate in and/or lead the comprehensive review of the research projects being managed by others and works with leadership to develop plans to provide the support needed for safe and successful conduct of research to our patients.
  • Routinely monitors all trials for compliance with FDA, UPMC and IRB compliance; promptly and effectively reports any issues to leadership and assists with developing a plan of action.
  • Work collaboratively with researchers holding them accountable for product, timeframes and management of their specific projects.


  • Bachelor's degree is required.
  • Master's degree can replace two (2) years of experience.
  • Three (3) - Five (5) years of research experience in health care or a related field.
  • Experience with big data and statistical analysis preferred.
  • Thorough knowledge and understanding of clinical research practices.
  • Management experience preferred, with experience in database design and programming relevant to multiple data source knowledge and experience interacting with governmental agency audits.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks efficiently and effectively.
  • Ability to adapt to multiple organizational structures.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and be flexible to sudden workload changes.
  • Effective interpersonal and communication skills.


Licensure, Certifications, and Clearances:

  • Act 34 Criminal Clearance

UPMC is an equal opportunity employer. Minority/Females/Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

Salary Range: $24.27 to $41.99

Union Position: No

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