The Program Manager position supports the Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy (CIDRAP) to provide management and technical expertise for project development and implementation for the Resilient Medical Supply System project. The aim of this effort is to conduct research that will characterize and research medical supply chains and shortages in drugs and critical medical supplies. The scope of this project is to design, develop, and deploy innovative and feasible solutions to mitigate and work toward elimination of medical supply shortages. The position will work closely with Upper Management to facilitate and assure successful completion of goals and deliverables in a timely manner, proposing and implementing solutions as needed.
The Center for Infectious Disease Research and Policy at the University of Minnesota works to prevent illness and death from infectious disease threats through the translation of scientific information into practical applications, policies, and solutions.
1. Project Management (70%) Provide active monitoring and management of the project. Responsibilities include management and technical know-how for project development and implementation, including compliance, contract and procurement activities, various industry and public regulations and policy requirements. This position is accountable for maintaining all project records, monitoring of the project budgets and contracts, deliverables and serving as point of contact for project activities assigned. Duties include but are not limited to: - Collaborate with PI’s on the accomplishment of research goals, deliverables, and tasks - Analyze data sets and event assessments to identify system disruptions, in order to innovative propose solutions - Apply in-depth level project management subject matter expertise using best practices and project management tools (scope of work, work flow charts, work breakdown structure, Gantt charts, data management plans) - Monitor the progress of project missions, goals, tasks and resource requirements. Identify best courses of action as barriers are encountered. - Identify opportunities for improving business processes and implement as needed - Incorporate research insights into the planning and management process - Provide project and operational supervision of students assigned to project - Respond to data and reporting requests
2. Project Administration and Communication (25%) Ensure that the day-to-day operations of the project are running smoothly and according to the timeline budgeted. This position will work with the finance team to remain on budget, as well as with the human resources team to ensure correct staffing levels. Duties include but are not limited to: - Create and coordinate project communications including reports, grant proposals, and study results. - Develop and document standard operating procedures - Prepare and deliver project briefs - Write and edit project marketing materials, along with the communications team, to include promotional materials, articles and media requests - Convene and facilitate project team meetings - Improve communications between all stakeholders
3.Other Duties (5%) - Provide analytical, technical and advisory support to PI’s, most often in an environment of constantly shifting priorities - Build relationships with internal and external partners (national and international) across all areas of responsibility
The University of Minnesota offers a comprehensive benefits package including:
Competitive wages, paid holidays, vacation and sick leave
Low cost medical, dental, and pharmacy plans
Health care and dependent daycare flexible spending accounts
Excellent retirement plans with employer match
Disability and employer paid life insurance
Wellbeing program with reduced insurance premiums
Tuition reimbursement opportunities covering 75%-100% of eligible tuition
Student loan forgiveness opportunity
Opportunities for growth and promotion
Employee Assistance Program
For more information regarding benefits: https://humanresources.umn.edu/sites/humanresources.umn.edu/files/2018_tcd-fpa-75100-ben-0105-10.pdf
BA/BS with at least 6 years of experience or advanced degree with 4 years of experience
Knowledge of generally accepted accounting and budgeting practices
Prepare project proposals and schedules
Experience / knowledge of computer applications, including word processing, financial management systems and project scheduling software. (Experience with the Microsoft Windows Professional system Word, Excel)
Strong professional and interpersonal communication skills
Ability to complete work accurately and independently
Master’s degree preferred in the following areas: Public Health, Engineering, Food Sciences, or Business Administration
Familiarity with technical terms related to food safety, veterinary medicine, public health and microbiology.
General understanding of Public Health principles, policies, and concepts
Experience working in a higher education / non-profit research environment
Internal Number: 327567
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