A physician-scientist who studies cardiovascular diseases, with an emphasis on genetics and precision health, is seeking a project intermediate manager position to join a growing research program funded by NIH and substantial intramural commitments. The research program relies on enrollment and study of human subjects as well as the use of national, federally-produced research datasets that require unique and complex data use agreements and collaborative interactions with co-investigators across multiple institutions.
Manage research projects, including intramural collaborations such as with central biorepository infrastructure and collaborations across external organizations, data organization and assistance with manuscript preparation communications and formatting
Under general direction, maintain effective and transparent documentation by developing detailed work plans, schedules, study plans, progress reports
Effectively gathers and communicates regulatory requirements and manage the data use agreement process
Plans and conducts effective project meetings. Prepares documented communication planning and presentations for a variety of audiences including funders and external collaborators
Provides strategic implementation guidance to the project team
Develop and manage a strategic communication plan for investigators and stakeholders and effectively communicates project progress to all stakeholders according to established timelines
Identifies and assesses issues and interdependencies within and across projects
Under general guidance, manages the integration of team-members’ tasks and deliverables
Establishes and maintains a collaborative relationship with project teams across multiple grants and with research collaborators across multiple institutions
Identifies opportunities to improve work flow as the project team grows
Share with and learn from other colleagues
Other duties as assigned dependent on research program needs
Bachelor's degree or an equivalent combination of education and experience. PhD level applicants are encouraged to apply
At least 2 years of considerable progressively responsible experience in some form of project management
Knowledge of project management processes from project planning at the grant writing stage, all the way to publication and dissemination of findings
Knowledge of strategic planning, risk management, and change management
Excellent interpersonal and written and verbal communication skills
Strong relationship-building skills, and understanding of collaborative, multidisciplinary team functioning
Ability to work collaboratively and demonstrate adaptability and commitment to embracing change within ambiguous environments
Experience with data analysis and data presentation
Detail-oriented and able to bring structure to an unstructured environment
Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
Ability to write about and summarize scientific concepts for both scientific and non-scientific audiences
Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively with multiple team members
Experience with information management software, including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and use of social media and website management tools
Bachelor's degree in business administration, health care administration, or research administration; Master's degree or PhD in a scientific research discipline would be favored
3-5 years of experience in a project management role in federally-funded research environment
Understanding of health care and exposure to the use of secondary data include administrative billing date for research
Experience with preparation of data use agreements and Institutional Review Board applications
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