Infectious Disease Research Site Manager Position Description – August 2017


  • The Research Site Manager is part of a team responsible for the management, oversight, performance evaluation, training and monitoring of domestic/international clinical research sites that are part of selected networks that participate in NIH-funded clinical trials in HIV prevention and therapeutics as well as other infectious  diseases research.  Incumbent is      directly responsible to the Executive Coordinator of the Research Management Team.
  • Incumbent will:

a) Conduct quality reviews of clinical research site performance;

b) Provide training, technical assistance, and advice to site coordinators concerning protocol implementation, regulatory issues, ethical issues, data management, and quality management;

c) Interact with the research network statistical and data management centers and operations centers;

d) Serve on network committees, working groups and protocol teams as assigned.

  • The position is headquartered at the Washington DC VA Medical Center (DC-VAMC); responsibilities may require site visits to US and international clinical research sites for training and evaluation.   
  • This is a grant funded position with the Institute for Clinical Research, a not-for-profit research organization affiliated with the DC-VAMC.   



  • US citizenship before appointment
  • Graduation from a nationally accredited BSN nursing, MPH or other relevant Masters level program
  • For R.N. candidates, current professional nursing license from a US State or Territory or the District of Columbia
  • Effective oral and written communication skills
  • Knowledge and experience with design and conduct of clinical research, management of sites conducting clinical trials, and federal regulations and guidelines pertaining to clinical      research
  • Previous clinical trials experience, preferably in the field of HIV/AIDS
  • Proficiency in MS Office, Word, Excel


Advantageous Qualifications

  • At least two years of experience in the field of HIV/AIDS
  • Previous experience in clinical trials networks funded by the National Institutes of Allergy and      Infectious Diseases, Division of AIDS
  • Certification in clinical research 

Interested, qualified candidates please send C.V. and cover letter to





Allied Health (Nurse) Subject Matter Expert (170PZ)


Do you have a passion for research that could influence public health or solve complex problems?  Have you ever wanted to help solve problems facing our country?  If so, we have the opportunity for you! Come join our team to deliver the promise of science for the global good.


RTI International’s technical and scientific staff conduct health research and provide technical services to improve health in the U.S. and around the globe. We are seeking experienced candidates to support our work to improve the human condition for military populations.


RTI is seeking an Allied Health (Nurse) Subject Matter Expert (SME) to work with the Air Force Medical Support Agency (AFMSA)/Director of Research and Acquisitions (SG5) to support their Portfolio Area Managers by advising and providing subject matter expertise to assist in improvement of day-to-day tactical and long term activities of the organization’s research portfolio.


This position is based at the Defense Health Headquarters in Falls Church, Virginia.


 • Perform as clinical subject matter expertise, technical advice and support to medical research Portfolio Area Managers, their staff, and organizational leadership

 •Advise on the design and development of research and clinical solutions

 •Provide clinical SME input, as required/requested on emerging, advanced medical technologies.

 • Advise government on programs, techniques, processes, and styles for improving organizational effectiveness and to determine whether systems being utilized are sound.

 • Provide SME-level advice to government on roles, processes, and documentation to be considered to aid in planning of medical research.

 • Assist cross-function teams with understanding of emerging research technologies.

 • Conduct literature reviews to identify best practices and to provide comparative analysis.

 • Provide SME inputs to plans to prioritize and coordinate clinical research.

 • Provide monthly status reports.


Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Requires Master degree in Allied health science field plus five years of professional experience in the field of Nursing. Must have worked with senior/executive level personnel; or Bachelor's degree in allied health science with 7 years of related/commensurate experience.

 • Experience working within the Federal Government system (e.g., as military, civilian employee or government contractor) preferred.  Government security clearance preferred.

 • Ability to communicate clearly, both orally and in writing in English.

 • To qualify, applicants must be legally authorized to work in the United States and should not now or in the future, require sponsorship for employment visa status.

 RTI is an independent organization dedicated to conducting innovative, multidisciplinary research that improves the human condition. With a worldwide staff of more than 2,500 people, RTI offers innovative research and development and a full spectrum of multidisciplinary services in health and pharmaceuticals, advanced technology, survey and statistics, education and training, economic and social development, and the environment. Universities in North Carolina founded RTI in 1958 as the first scientific organization in and centerpiece of the Research Triangle Park.

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