Research & Development Institute, Inc.
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Competitive
  • Full Time


About RDI

Research & Development Institute (RDI) is a leader in the clinical research industry, with over 110 clinical trials completed since its establishment in 2008. The company boasts a national network of physicians & labs and supplies the largest In Vitro Diagnostic companies with the research data they need to improve healthcare worldwide. 

About the Role

RDI is seeking either a VP of Operations or Clinical Project Lead to manage a team of 6-7 Associates and manage our network of physicians and labs to execute sample collection trials on-time and on-budget. This is a long term career position with significant room for growth as our company expands nationwide. 


  • Systematize procedures through developing a project plan template, defining and refining tasks, milestones, deliverables, resource assignments, estimates, and developing contingency plans.
  • Evaluate and communicate to leadership potential risks uncovered while developing processes.
  • Propose risk management plans and execute plans as directed.
  • Manage staff and help them overcome challenges to ensure proper monitoring of studies and completion of project deliverables in accordance with project plan.
  • Develop and manage key relationships with multiple clients, investigative sites, labs, vendors, and Institutional Review Boards (IRB)
  • Manage multi-site, multiple clinical trials on daily basis
  • Develop processes to systematize the work to ensure the same standards of quality can be replicated in different locations.
  • For each clinical trial at a given site, develop a budget based on project trial complexity, number of study participants, study visits etc.
  • Responsible for all project timelines and deliverables within your accountability.
  • An accountability for this role is continuous improvement of processes that improve our performance and reduce risks.
  • Assist in identification, evaluation, and selection of investigative sites and create processes around this work.
  • Provide leadership to develop and improve documents, including protocols and SOPs, Informed Consents, and electronic data capture methods
  • Ensure the scientific integrity of clinical studies and oversee clinical and research laboratory data quality assurance processes at the clinical trial sites
  • Manage the staffing of project teams under your managerial authority including recruiting and employee appraisals and disciplinary actions, if needed.

Things everyone at RDI will be accountable for

  • Put your full effort into tasks assigned to you
  • Provide appropriate and timely insights to your manager
  • Give early warnings when work cannot be delivered as specified
  • Cooperate with peers
  • Comply with all Company policies, practices, and procedures and all regulations and laws
  • Recommend viable improvements proactively
  • Ensure effective utilization of business tools and processes
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