Position Description

Research Programs Manager Job Code 22-121
Department Emergency Medicine-1151
Location The Lundquist Institute - Torrance, CA
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The Lundquist Institute is looking for a Full-time Research Programs Manager to join our team in our Torrance, CA location

 Salary Range $125,000-150,000

The Lundquist Institute is seeking a Research Programs Manager to lead research efforts, to include securing funding, conducting clinical and qualitative research, and building a robust research portfolio, in support of the Department of Emergency Medicine at Harbor-UCLA Medical Center.

  Harbor-UCLA Medical Center (Harbor-UCLA) is a Level 1 Trauma Center and Level 2 Pediatric Trauma Center in Torrance, California. The Department of Emergency Medicine (DEM) at Harbor-UCLA has approximately 90,000 annual patient visits from a largely underserved population. The DEM has a storied history as one of the nation’s first Emergency Medicine residencies, the site of the first formal paramedic training program and has a track record of outstanding training and highly influential faculty contributions in clinical care, education, leadership, and research.

  Harbor-UCLA is a key teaching hospital for the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. UCLA consistently ranks as one of the nation’s top medical schools and health systems, and its mission is to, “deliver leading-edge patient care, research, education, and community engagement.”

Required Skills & Qualifications:

·       Ph.D. Health or behavioral Science related fields

·       2years postdoctoral experience

·       Record of scholarly activity, including peer-reviewed publications commensurate with career stage

·       High degree of proficiency in conducting statistical analyses for clinical and non-clinical research

·       Exceptional technical writing and communication skills, including scientific papers and presentations, written correspondence, oral communications, and grant writing/proposals

·       Experience with experimental design, methodology, and execution for multiple types of study designs

·       Emergency medicine or EMS clinical expertise desirable (e.g. paramedic, EMT, nurse, respiratory therapist, etc.)

·       Strong experience with research protocol development and Institutional Review Board processes

·       Excellent teamwork skills

·       Requisite leadership skills and experience to supervise research assistants and program coordinators

·       Ability to work well under pressure and meet multiple and sometimes conflicting deadlines

·       Ability to interact in an appropriate and professional manner

·       Demonstrated cooperative behavior, problem solving skills, and conflict resolution skills

·       Available to work dependable, flexible shift

Description of Duties

·       Conduct research (clinical or non-clinical trials) in emergency medicine, pre-hospital medicine/EMS, first aid, medical education, and any related fields. This includes idea generation, study design, study execution and data analysis, and scholarly dissemination of findings.

·       Apply for and secure new research funding opportunities while building productive research networks

·       Supervise and develop research staff and other duties necessary to create and augment DEM research infrastructure                                

·       Candidate will report directly to Nicole Dacuyan-Faucher (Sr. Program Manager, Department of Emergency  Medicine) and work collaboratively with faculty


·       Medical:   Regular full-time employees and their dependents are provided with a choice of HMO or POS group medical insurance benefits.  The cost for these benefits is shared between the Lundquist Institute and the employee.

·       Dental:  Regular full-time employees and their dependents are provided with a choice of HMO or PPO group dental insurance benefit options, including orthodontic allowances.  The cost for these benefits is shared between Lundquist Institute and the employee.

·       Vision:  Regular full-time employees and their dependents are provided with group vision insurance benefit options.  The cost for these benefits is shared between Lundquist Institute and the employee.

·       Disability:  Eligible employees are provided with long-term disability insurance, which is fully paid for by Lundquist Institute   This insurance provides benefits if an employee becomes disabled due to illness, pregnancy, or injury for more than 120 days.

·       Paid Vacation:  Eligible employees can accumulate ten (10) hours of vacation per month up to a maximum of 15 working days per year.

·       Pension Plan:  The Lundquist Institute provides a retirement plan for eligible employees, which is fully funded by Lundquist Institute.  The Lundquist Institute makes an annual contribution based on each employee’s earnings in accordance with the provisions of the plan.

·       Supplemental Retirement:  Eligible employees can participate in a 403(b) supplemental retirement plan which allows pretax contributions.  The Lundquist Institute offers a variety of investment options through Fidelity Investment, TIAA/CREF.

·       Life Insurance:  Eligible employees are provided with group life insurance, which is fully paid for by the Lundquist Institute.

·       Paid Sick Leave:  Eligible employees can accrue up to ten (10) days of sick leave per year.


The Lundquist Institute is a non-profit scientific research organization dedicated to saving lives not only in the greater Los Angles metro area but throughout the world. The Institute has over more than 120 principal investigators and 400 researchers in total — MD’s, MD/PhD’s, and PhD’s — working on over 1,000 research studies. We are academically affiliated with the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA and work in partnership with the Harbor-UCLA Medical Center. Our research is funded by many sources including grants from the NIH and other government entities, Industry and teaching contracts and royalties, as well as private donors and other non-profit foundations.


Position requires a background check and health clearance

Please apply on-line @ www.Lundquist.org

Equal Opportunity Employer  

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