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Job Title: Research Manager, Pneumonia
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Organization: Save the Children
Posted: 10/30/2017
Type: Full-Time
Industry: Non Profit / NGO
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Seattle,  WA   
Position Description: Save the Children is conducting childhood pneumonia research in Lilongwe, Malawi (ITIP – Innovative Treatments in Pneumonia), Manhiça, Mozambique and Karachi, Pakistan (PLUS – Pediatric Pneumonia Lung Ultrasound). The Research Manager will join the Pneumonia Innovations team, Child Health and provide research support for childhood pneumonia research activities. Travel to the research sites may be required. Funding for these research projects and this position ends in January 2019.

This position is intended to support clinical research for the Save the Children Pneumonia Innovations team and the Research Manager will handle or assist with research activities generally associated with the conduct of clinical trials. Under supervision of the Save the Children Pneumonia Innovations team’s Senior Advisor, the Research Manager performs the following activities:

- 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. - 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. - Provide and oversee appropriate training of research staff. - 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. - Develop and manage project activity timelines, study budgets and tracking documents for management of study, site progress, and logistics. - 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.

Qualifications: MPH/MS or equivalent strongly preferred, minimum BA/BS required and 3 years of research experience. Experience conducting clinical research studies in international settings is preferred. - Strong organizational and time management skills. Excellent attention to detail. - Self-motivated and highly flexible individual who is able to work independently and as a team with strong interpersonal skills, and who can manage multiple tasks and priorities. - Ability to think strategically and creatively to solve problems and find effective and efficient ways to accomplish goals. - Strong written and verbal communication skills and ability to synthesize information. - Experience in the design, development, and monitoring of international health programs. - Experience managing donor programming priorities and technical requirements, including grants, sub-grant agreements and technical assistance support. - Competency in development and management of spreadsheets and databases. - Global perspective and mindset; ability to work effectively with colleagues from myriad cultures, backgrounds and geographies. Having worked internationally in an African or Asian setting a plus. - Secondary language (French) also a plus.

Organization Description: Save the Children invests in childhood – every day, in times of crisis and for our future. In the United States and around the world, we are dedicated to ensuring every child has the best chance for success. Our pioneering programs give children a healthy start, the opportunity to learn and protection from harm. Our advocacy efforts provide a voice for children who cannot speak for themselves. As the leading expert on children, we inspire and achieve lasting impact for millions of the world's most vulnerable girls and boys. By transforming children's lives now, we change the course of their future and ours.

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, ancestry, sexual orientation, national origin, age, handicap, disability, marital status, or status as a veteran. Save the Children complies with all applicable laws.

Closing Date: 1/30/2018
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Contact Name: Amy Ginsburg,  Research Manager, Pneumonia
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