Research managers manage the design and implementation of research, pre-market and post-market research programs. This involves the development and management of timelines and budgets, liaising with external contractors, communicating and reporting performance results to the director, mentoring to new staff, ensuring compliance with Good Clinical Practices, Standard Operating Procedures and regulatory and legal requirements. The research manager is knowledgeable in the application of industry and regulatory guidelines.
The research manager also prepares and manages strategic and operating plans, budgets and forecasts, general department logistics and administration. In addition they are responsible for the management of the research professionals involved in the research, pre-clinical studies, clinical trials and/or field trials and the oversight of investigator performance to milestones and contract objectives