Research & Development Institute, Inc.
  • Los Angeles, CA, USA
  • Based on experience
  • Salary
  • Full Time

Competitive benefits

RDI is searching for a talented individual contributor who will drive improvements across all aspects of In-Vitro Diagnostic clinical trials - responsible for the planning, implementation, and management. This role will have broad responsibilities in project management and site management as well as physician and client relationship management.

Who we are

Founded in 2008, Research & Development Institute (RDI) is a leader in the clinical research industry, with over 110 clinical trials completed. 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. RDI is a trial management organization connecting IVD manufacturers and pharmaceutical companies with a network of doctors participating in advancing medical research.   We provide sample procurement, conduct testing, and simplify the clinical trial process for our clients while recruiting, educating, and training independent physicians to participate in vitro diagnostic studies, unlocking access to valuable patient samples.

We recently raised growth capital and are building our business processes and expanding nationwide. More information is available at


What we are looking for

RDI is seeking a Clinical Trial Project Manager to manage our IVD sample collection clinical trials with our network of physicians and labs with the need to be both on-time and on-budget. This is a long term career position with significant room for growth as our company expands nationwide.  

Our research lab and biobank is located in Van Nuys, CA, however, we also have office space available in WeWork Century City. This role can commute to either location.

What you'll do

  • Manage multi-site, multiple clinical trials on a daily basis focusing on scope, budget, schedule, risks, issues, and resources
  • Develop overall clinical trial and site budget based on project trial complexity, number of study participants, study visits and procedures
  • Plan project, defining and refining tasks, milestones, deliverables, resource assignments, estimates, and developing contingency plans
  • Responsible for all project timelines and deliverables.
  • Evaluate and communicate the impact of risks, develops project quality and risk management plans for performance.
  • Manage staff and overcome challenges to ensure proper monitoring of studies and completion of project deliverables in accordance with project plan
  • Manage cross-functional project team including protocol development team, regulatory team, physicians/investigators, study coordinators, study nurses, study recruiters, clinical research managers, and research associates.
  • Develop and manage key relationships with multiple sponsors, investigative sites, labs, vendors, and Institutional Review Boards (IRB).
  • Assist in identification, evaluation, and selection of investigative sites
  • Provide leadership to develop new study-related documents, including protocols and SOPs, Informed Consents, and programming of eCRF
  • Communicate the status of the projects on a regular basis to the sponsors, principal investigator and stakeholder teams using graphic illustrations and concise reports
  • Ensure the scientific integrity of clinical studies and oversee clinical and research laboratory data QA/QC processes at the clinical trial sites
  • Manage the staffing of project teams including recruiting and employee appraisals and disciplinary actions, if needed.

What you'll bring

  • A minimum of 7 years of work experience, with a minimum of 3 years leading a team of direct reports
  • Willingness to learn the Clinical Trial process in the In Vitro Diagnostics industry
  • Demonstrated leadership skills
  • Excellent organizational, time management, budget management, and problem-solving skills
  • Attention to detail and the ability to work independently, within a multi-disciplinary team
  • Excellent interpersonal, negotiation, communication, and collaborative skills with individuals, groups, and senior management.
  • Hands-on mentality.
  • Working knowledge of medical affairs, clinical, legal, regulatory functions
  • Demonstrated experience facilitating groups and leading them toward a desired outcome.
  • Have a proven track record of managing complex projects and oversight of a portfolio of projects.
  • Demonstrates the ability to take initiative; Able to identify, evaluate, and act on strategies for solving problems and meeting objectives before being asked to do so.
  • Understands user and business needs for continuous improvement in processes and workflow.
  • Knowledge of accepted good clinical research practice (GCP) and procedures.

RDI is an equal opportunity employer

RDI, we value a diverse, inclusive workforce and we provide equal employment opportunities for all applicants and employees. All qualified applicants for employment will be considered without regard to an individual's race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, physical or mental disability, medical condition, family care status, marital status, domestic partner status, sexual orientation, genetic information, military or veteran status, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws. 


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