Senior Research Associate in the Department of Pediatrics

University at Buffalo

United States


Position Summary

The Department of Pediatrics, Chair seeks a Senior Research Associate. Responsibility for this position includes:
• Direct the Research Associate to manage multiple NIH funded studies including study transfers to UB. 
• Lead the research team for a large scale research portfolio 
• Manage institutional transition of PIs grants/programs
• Assist with grant and project efforts to perform all projects related activities according to project milestones/deliverables/budget in a manner consistent with stated project timelines and deliverables.
• Help maintain protocols, operation manuals and study forms. Ensure quality control of the study data: core facilities and the research enrollment and procedures at the participating sites. 
• Develop institutionally-specific SOPs with training and adherence protocol
• Assist with IRB compliance and submission including remote monitoring of the site study and regulatory materials. 
• Assist with data collection process and summary reports, data entry and query resolution, and data analysis. 
• Act as primary liaison between coordinating centers and participating sites.
• Help setup and manage the echo and biospecimen core facility at UB.
• Help Prepare dissemination of results through summary reports, manuscript writing and editing.
• Performs scientific investigation of content to support grants, journal activities, and other materials related to the projects. 
• Participate in the development of abstracts, future grants and manuscripts and budgets. Assist with the research dataset analysis and management.
• Participate in planning of future protocols. Provide support in the development of study design and implementation.
• Provide logistical and on-site support for scientific retreats, meeting, and conferences (in and out of town).
• Help basic research laboratories comply with proper lab policies and procedures.
• Assist with the development of abstracts and research presentations. 
• Help train and mentor graduate/undergraduate students.
• Participate in scientific writing groups.
• Collaborate with participating investigators, sites, and foundations.
• Performs other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

• Bachelor’s degree required and experience managing NIH/Pharm studies.
• Previous experience managing complex, multi-site studies. 
IRB background. 
• Excellent communication and organizational skills. 
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office and EndNote. 
• Motivated team-based worker with ability for independent work. 
• Accommodating disposition and comfort with fast-paced, ever-changing environment. 
• Some travel to research locations and national/international meetings is needed.

Preferred Qualifications

• Master’s preferred. 
• Previous experience in pediatric clinical in pediatric oncology and/or cardiomyopathy preferred. 
• Excellent communication, organization and time management skills. 
• Scientific manuscript writing/editing/submission experience. 
• Some knowledge of budget development. 
• Experience in basic research and database management.

Salary Range

$65,000 - $80,000

Work Hours



Downtown Campus

Contact Information

Mahmoud Mustafa


Posting Link

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * What will be the highest level of education attained by the time of employment?
    • GED
    • High School Diploma
    • Associates Degree
    • Bachelors Degree
    • Masters Degree
    • PHD
    • MD
    • J.D.
  2. * Please indicate your current employment affiliation with the University at Buffalo.
    • Faculty
    • Faculty Student Association (FSA)
    • Research Foundation Employee
    • State Classified
    • State Professional
    • UB Foundation
    • TA/GA
    • Student
    • No Current Employment Affiliation

Documents Needed To Apply

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Curriculum Vitae

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