Children's Healthcare of Atlanta

Children's Healthcare of Atlanta
Atlanta Georgia

Requisition #:  22764     
Name of Location:   Office Park (1687)
Work Schedule:  Day
Employment Type:  Full-Time
Work Days:  Monday - Friday 


Works with the Vice President of Research & Academic Administration and Chief Academic Officer to develop, lead and manage clinical research occurring within Children’s and via Children’s collaborative relationships. This role helps support and fosters a growing research environment, ensures compliance with regulatory agencies and alignment with Children’s overall mission and strategic plan. 


1. Provide oversight and direction for Clinical Research including business planning, and staff development.

  • Directs and oversees all clinical research and processes for appropriateness and alignment with mission and business plan.
  • Develop, implement and evaluate clinical research programs to promote the recruitment, retention, professional development and continuing education of all research staff in the system.
  • In partnership with Vice President for Research and Academic Administration,  Chief  Research Officer, develop system wide, long term strategy for research
  • Serve as liaison for clinical research between the Research Office and the Service Line  leaders at Children’s, Division Leaders in the Emory DoP and Research Administration, Administrative and Scientific/Research Leadership at academic partners including but not limited to Emory, Ga Tech and Morehouse.

2. Directs and provides resources to mentor investigators and research staff in the development of research programs, projects and proposals and throughout the process.

  • Develops and manages comprehensive education plan for physicians, allied health providers and other Children’s staff related to research activities.
  • Develops the process and resources to assist investigators in the writing of study protocols for grant and/or contract applications.
  • Develops the process and resources to assist investigators in the development of INDs/IDEs for study purposes.

3. Provide oversight and fiscal management and participate in routine reporting for clinical research 

  • Demonstrates fiscal responsibility in operating budget preparation, analysis and management.
  • Provides support for the grant and contract application process for all program specific grants/contracts and clinical trials in collaboration with appropriate personnel and ancillary departments.
  • Maintains program specific databases for routine reporting, financial and goal performance. Reviews and resolves monthly departmental financials.  Develops routine reports to be presented at Board level meetings.
  • Meet with area of service contacts and grants financial coordinators periodically to audit patient billing to ensure research procedures have not been billed inappropriately.

4. Participate as member of Research Enterprise Leadership team through participation in Research Operations Committee and Research Advisory Council in partnership with Emory and Georgia Tech.

5. Lead in the development of relationships and grant opportunities with community and academic institutions such as TCCN, Children’s professional staff members in private practice, University of Georgia, Mercer and others.


Minimum ten years’ experience in health care, with five years’ experience in a leadership role focused on academic administration, research administration, physician relations, and system leadership.


Bachelor’s degree business, health care administration or related health care field required.


  1. Demonstrated experience in administration and provision of regulatory oversight of funded research including NIH, private, and industry sponsored research is preferred.
  2. Demonstrated excellent communication, organizational and interpersonal skills as well as aptitude for conflict resolution, negotiation, problem solving and financial analysis.
  3. Demonstrated experience with staff development building cross functional teams and creating a shared team objective, focus and performance.
  4. Demonstrated ability to develop strong working relationships with all constituencies in a short time frame
  5. Working knowledge of research federal, state and local regulations, the NIH and other potential sponsors
  6. Demonstrated fiscal responsibility and creating and managing multiple operational and funded research budgets.


MHA, MPH or MBA strongly preferred

CRA, CHRC and/or CCRP certification preferred.



Location Address:  1687 Tullie Circle, Atlanta, GA  30329
Function:  Leadership/Management - Director/Senior Director



Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta has been 100 percent dedicated to kids for more than 100 years. A not-for-profit organization, Children’s is dedicated to making kids better today and healthier tomorrow.

With 3 hospitals, 27 neighborhood locations and a total of 622 beds, Children’s is the largest healthcare provider for children in Georgia and one of the largest pediatric clinical care providers in the country. Children’s offers access to more than 60 pediatric specialties and programs and is ranked among the top children’s hospitals in the country by U.S. News & World Report.

Children’s has been ranked on Fortune magazine’s list of “100 Best Companies to Work For” for twelve consecutive years and named one of the “100 Best Companies” by Working Mother magazine. We offer a comprehensive compensation and benefit package that supports our mission, vision and values. We are proud to offer an array of programs and services to our employees that have distinguished us as a best place to work in the country.  Connect to our mission of being Dedicated to All Better and impact the lives of hundreds of thousands of patients and their families each year.

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