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Research Manager

Location: West Orange, NJ  

The position’s primary focus is to manage the weekly calendar scheduling for over seven different core lines of research, including testing, training, environment, and equipment usage.

Responsibilities include
  • Work with Director and Principal Investigators (PIs) to coordinate all aspects of data collection and to schedule participants’ screening evaluations with physician(s)/clinician(s) and nurses (including motor evaluations, functional neurophysiological evaluations, cardiovascular evaluations, bowel/bladder evaluations, spasticity testing, etc.).  Rotate staff expertise to specific testing cores.
  • Ensure proper allocation of resources and equipment for simultaneous and overlapping testing and training sessions.
  • Address potential research participants’ inquiries as well as current participants’ questions/requests in an efficient and timely manner.
  • Identify the need for supplies/equipment and coordinate purchases and deliveries.
  • Oversee updates made to the testing and training databases and ensure database backups are generated in specific time intervals.
  • Coordinate setup of PowerPoint presentations and update the reference management database (Endnote, Mendeley, etc.).
  • Maintain “advocate or buddy schedule” and monitor weekly progress with each research technician for all core lines of research.
  • Ensure effective communication with the Director and PIs and keep them informed about the progress of each research study.
  • Coordinate and organize documentation as needed for interns and visitors.
Preferred qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree in Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Engineering, or other quantitative discipline.
  • At least five years of relevant research and management experience in the healthcare industry.
  • Deep understanding of the research process and project cycle from study initiation to completion.
  • Knowledge of study design, experimental research, clinical trials, and general research methodologies.
  • Understanding of the complexity of research testing areas and usage for several lines of research; understanding of research milestones for testing procedures, and the overall sequence of events during testing sessions.
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate as a part of a multi-disciplinary team.
  • Ability to be flexible and manage multiple projects based on workflow demands.
  • Self-starter with the inclination to ask questions, understand problems, and determine steps to arrive at solutions.
  • Strong skills in time management, organization, attention to detail, and verbal and written communication.
To apply

Forward your résumé (MS Word or PDF) and salary requirements to career@KesslerFoundation.org. Please indicate the position(s) for which you are applying in the subject line.