Neuroscience Research Manager

  • Ochsner Rush Health
  • Meridian, MS
  • Sep 22, 2022
Full Time Research

Job Description

We've made a lot of progress since opening the doors in 1942, but one thing has never changed - our commitment to serve, heal, lead, educate, and innovate.  We believe that every award earned, every record broken and every patient helped is because of the dedicated employees who fill our hallways. 

At Ochsner, whether you work with patients every day or support those who do, you are making a difference and that matters.  Come make a difference at Ochsner Health and discover your future today! 

This job manages all functions and activities within assigned unit, including implementing clinical trials, designing and developing protocols, and collecting and processing human specimens. Acts as a liaison to both internal and external investigators and industry representatives. Complies with all institutional, federal and international regulations ensuring proper subject protection. Trains and develops staff and facilitates the research conducted by investigators.

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.

This job description is a summary of the primary duties and responsibilities of the job and position. It is not intended to be a comprehensive or all-inclusive listing of duties and responsibilities. Contents are subject to change at the company's discretion.


Required - Bachelor’s degree in life/health sciences.

Preferred - Master’s degree in life/health sciences, business or related field.

Work Experience

Required - 5 years of experience in both clinical and pre-clinical research.


Required - A certification accredited by the Association of Clinical Research Professionals (ACRP) or the Society of Clinical Research Associates (SOCRA).

Knowledge Skills and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Proficiency in using computers, software, and web-based applications.

  • Effective verbal and written communication skills and ability to present information clearly and professionally.

  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational and time management skills.

  • Strong decision-making ability and conflict resolution skills.

  • Ability to be self-directed, work independently, set priorities and maintain complete confidentiality.

  • Strong leadership skills and ability to effectively lead a research team and exercise independent judgment.

  • Proven skills implementing clinical trials, writing research protocols, or developing presentations.

Job Duties

  • Oversees regulatory and budget/contract processes for new research proposals.

  • Manages protocol implementation to ensure efficient execution of trials within established budgets and timelines.

  • Actively participates in marketing campaigns to increase visibility and awareness of relevant research in the industry and community.

  • Assists in the recruitment/selection of new investigators, contract research organizations and outside vendors.

  • Plans, coordinates, and manages the daily operations of research staff.

  • Recruits high performance employees focused on accomplishment of the mission.

  • Interviews, hires and conducts performance reviews of employees.

  • Forecasts and anticipates staffing needs to accommodate changes in protocol requirements.

  • Develops and revises organizational structures to meet functional needs ensuring communication, reporting and incentives align people and processes.

  • Performs other related duties as required. 

The above statements describe the general nature and level of work only. They are not an exhaustive list of all required responsibilities, duties, and skills. Other duties may be added, or this description amended at any time.

Remains knowledgeable on current federal, state and local laws, accreditation standards or regulatory agency requirements that apply to the assigned area of responsibility and ensures compliance with all such laws, regulations and standards.

This employer maintains and complies with its Compliance & Privacy Program and Standards of Conduct, including the immediate reporting of any known or suspected unethical or questionable behaviors or conduct; patient/employee safety, patient privacy, and/or other compliance-related concerns.

The employer is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.

Physical and Environmental Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Sedentary Work - Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally (Occasionally: activity or condition exists up to 1/3 of the time) and/or a negligible amount of force frequently (Frequently: activity or condition exists from 1/3 to 2/3 of the time) to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects. Sedentary work involves sitting most of the time, but may involve walking or standing for brief periods of time. Jobs are sedentary if walking and standing are required only occasionally and all other sedentary criteria are met.

Normal routine involves no exposure to blood, body fluid or tissue, but exposure or potential for exposure may occur.

The incumbent works with patients who have known or suspected communicable diseases and may enter isolation rooms.  The incumbent has an occupational risk for exposure to all communicable diseases.

Because the incumbent works within a healthcare setting, there may be occupational risk for exposure to hazardous medications or hazardous waste within the environment through receipt, transport, storage, preparation, dispensing, administration, cleaning and/or disposal of contaminated waste. The risk level of exposure may increase depending on the essential job duties of the role.

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