Senior Research Manager - Save the Children


CLOSING DATE: open until filled


JOB #: 13152

POSTED: October 12, 2018



Save the Children (SC) is conducting clinical research and evaluation. The Senior Research Manager will serve a pivotal role in implementing and managing this research. The Senior Research Manager provides overall program management and technical guidance for large multi-faceted projects or multiple projects at the same time. Along with the Senior Advisor, this position is responsible for ensuring SC’s sustained global technical leadership role in clinical research and evaluation. 

What You’ll Be Doing (Essential Duties)

This position is intended to provide clinical research management. The Senior Research Manager will assist or lead research activities generally associated with the conduct of clinical trials, exercising independent judgment and discretion on significant matters related to clinical trials research. Under supervision of the Senior Advisor, the Research Manager determines objectives and milestones, builds effective relationships within the team and with partners, and performs the following activities:

  • Manage day-to-day operational and tactical aspects of multiple or large-scale research studies and clinical trials and may delegate or coordinate duties with research staff.
  • Develop and manage project activity timelines, study budgets, and tracking documents for management of study, site progress, and logistics.
  • Design and manage research studies and clinical trials, including the development of protocols, informed consent forms, and data collection tools, synthesizing input from the study team.
  • Lead and supervise administrative or research staff. Provide and oversee appropriate training of research staff.
  • Manage communications with regulatory bodies and ethics review committees, including new study applications, adverse event reporting, and protocol deviations.
  • Coordinate study site initiation activities with investigators, and study team.
  • Develop and maintain standard operating procedures and training materials in collaboration with study team.
  • Monitor adherence to study protocols and procedures, and submit routine progress reports to relevant institutional review boards.
  • Monitor data flow from sites, and manage data collection activities proactively; identify and resolve data discrepancies.
  • Work closely with award manager on issues related to budget, grant compliance and financial issues.
  • Coordinate and document study communications, including conference calls, donor meetings, and investigator meetings.
  • Manage donor reporting activities.
  • Collaborate with public and private sector partners, including academic and research organizations, to facilitate implementation of project objectives.
  • Conduct data analysis and draft study reports and manuscripts in collaboration with the study team.
  • Conduct literature reviews to identify research and emerging data relevant to the project.

Required Qualifications

  • You have a minimum 5-7 years’ experience in area of expertise
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Professional level of technical or managerial knowledge, skills, and experience to manage the operational activities of a unit or team, or provide the technical and management support related to various size programs, grants or projects.
  • Able to provide input to the strategic and operational plans for clinical trials and other research projects. Accountable for achieving results and responsible for setting clear objectives and measures for self and others.
  • Able to exercise independent judgment and discretion on significant matters related to clinical research.
  • Builds effective relationships with peers and managers. Relates well to all kinds of people.
  • Strong writer.
  • Proficient with data analysis.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • International travel up to 30% time may be required.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s or Doctoral degree preferred.

What’s In It for You

  • Meaningful work, with a knowledge that you are changing the lives of children all around the world
  • A family friendly work environment
  • Highly collaborative and innovative teams
  • Generous paid vacation days, holidays, family leave days, and sick time
  • Healthcare plans including medical, dental, and life insurance
  • Retirement savings account with matching company contributions
  • Structured and formalized management development and coaching programs for mid and senior level managers
  • Extensive e-learning opportunities on a variety of topics offered through our affiliation with several prestigious universities as well as language learning opportunities.


Save the Children believes every child deserves a future. In the United States and around the world, we give children a healthy start in life, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. We do whatever it takes for children – every day and in times of crisis – transforming their lives and the future we share.


Save the Children is committed to conducting its programs and operations in a manner that is safe for the children it serves and helping protect the children with whom Save the Children is in contact. All Save the Children representatives are explicitly prohibited from engaging in any activity that may result in any kind of child abuse. In addition, it is Save the Children’s policy to create and proactively maintain an environment that aims to prevent and deter any actions and omissions, whether deliberate or inadvertent, that place children at the risk of any kind of child abuse. All our representatives are expected to conduct themselves in a manner consistent with this commitment and obligation. Any violations of this policy will be treated as a serious issue.


We provide equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.

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