Skip to Main Content

Kaiser Permanente Careers

Research & Development

Innovation in Practice

With a staff of approximately 600, an annual budget of more than $100 million, and hundreds of projects under way at any given time, our research program is one of the largest and most respected in the industry.

Clinical Trials Research Project Manager

Location: Pasadena, CA Job Number: 549836 Date posted: 12/16/2016
Description: Manages research support staff for clinical trials. Accountable for complex planning to coordinate support to large physician network. Implements high visible projects. Works independently in accordance with established objectives.

Essential Functions:
  • Develops department plans which identify key issues, problems, approaches, performance metrics and resources required.
  • Assists in development of different tools (e.g. tracking forms, regulatory review forms, etc.).
  • Monitors progress of study submissions and eligibility reviews activities (e.g. IRB applications, protocol eligibility, recruitment, etc.) and ensures that reports are submitted in a timely manner.
  • Contributes to high level discussions and acts as liason, problem solver, and facilitator between management, Sponsor, Contract Research Organizations (CRO), and research site.
  • Prepares progress reports independently and/ or collaboratively.
  • Actively participates in the training of new team members and/or clinical staff.
  • Ensures that all staff requirements and certifications are complete and current.
  • Identifies staff training needs and resources to address needs.
  • Develops and executes training plans.
  • Works with Sponsors/monitors during study start up and when they conduct monitoring visits.
  • Adheres to compliance and privacy/confidentiality requirements and standards.
  • Adheres to GCP and compliance regulations for clinical trials.
  • Oversees IRB submissions and reviews processes to ensure they remain current.
  • Makes recommendations for process improvements and/or enhancements.
  • Implements quality control and quality assurance measures when needed.
  • Acquires and maintains knowledge of KP systems and databases.
  • Makes decisions for day-to-day operations of projects including the resolution of technical problems and questions from project staff.
  • Collaborates with Clinical Trials Operations Manager and medical center staff to facilitate Program operations.
  • Negotiates and manages time commitments and resources.
  • Interfaces with IRB and drafts IRB new applications, amendments, continuing reviews, etc as necessary.
  • Supervises and manages the day-to-day activities of research support staff including evaluating performance and conducting regular and annual performance meetings.
  • Mentors, develops and trains staff.
  • Conducts hiring and disciplinary actions in partnership with the Clinical Trains Operations Manager.
  • Provides consultation to investigators and clinic coordinators on staff-related concerns.
  • May provide leadership and direction to multidisciplinary project teams.
  • Serves as a member and may provide leadership on department or study-related committees.
  • Prepares and oversees project budgets.
  • Seeks to develop cost effective ways to manage own resources.
  • Manages all aspects of clinical trial research studies in assigned medical center coverage area(s).

  • Basic Qualifications:
  • Minimum five (5) experience in a clinical research setting.
  • Minimum three (3) years of research project management experience.
  • Bachelor's degree.
    License, Certification, Registration
  • N/A.

    Additional Requirements:
  • Ability and/or experience in developing and implementing research tools.
  • Ability and/or experience developing and presenting professional reports and presentations to senior-level audiences.
  • Abilitiy and/or experience managing budgets, preferably research project budgets.
  • Direct personnel management experience.
  • Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's degree, preferably in public health, healthcare administration, epidemiology, or related field. Primary Location: California,Pasadena,S. Los Robles Administration 100 S. Los Robles Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 8:30 AM Working Hours End: 5:30 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Entry Level Job Category: Research and Development Department: Clinical Trials Travel: Yes, 20 % of the Time
    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with Federal, state and local laws, including but not limited to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran, or disability status.
  • About Research & Development Careers

    Careers in Research & Development

    Recognized worldwide for their scientific expertise, our researchers collect data on topics including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, mental health, and drug safety — just to name a few.

    In addition to studies centered at these facilities, our physicians and researchers conduct clinical trials of new drugs, medical devices, and other therapies through several organized centers and independently at single sites. Put together, Kaiser Permanente's research centers and scientists comprise one of the largest and most comprehensive nonacademic research programs in the United States.

    As a member of this team, you'll engage in meaningful work that has the power to affect outcomes and improve global health. Focused on areas like public-sector health services, epidemiology, and behavioral and clinical research, the work you do will ultimately allow us to improve the cost effectiveness and quality of the care we deliver — all while saving lives.

    Glassdoor Logo

    See What People are Saying About Working at KP

    Jan 19, 2017

    "Great colleagues and amazing benefits"

    Glassdoor Ratings

    Current Employee - Communications Director in Oakland, CA

    • Recommends
    • Positive Outlook
    • Approves of CEO

    I have been working at Kaiser Permanente full-time (More than 5 years)


    The mission is amazing and everyone who works here really believes in it. The benefits are beyond compare. Ethics are outstanding. It's a wonderful thing to come to work, even on the hard days, and feel fulfilled by the work I do.Full Review

    More Kaiser Permanente Ratings & Reviews (3,975)

    Our Events

    Come introduce yourself to a member of the Kaiser Permanente team at an upcoming career or professional event. We look forward to meeting you in person.

    Recently Viewed Jobs

    You do not have any recently viewed jobs.

    Join Kaiser Permanente's Talent Network