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The Department of Pharmacy has an outstanding opportunity for a Research Project Manager. This position will be full-time, primarily working on research projects housed within The Comparative Health Outcomes, Policy and Economics (CHOICE) Institute. https://sop.washington.edu/choice/
The RPM will provide professional and administrative level lead support for multi-funded and multi-site research studies with a focus on population health sciences, medical products and health technology evaluation, and health economics. This position entails working directly with CHOICE Institute and other DOP investigators and staff on a wide range of scientific research projects related to Health Economics and Outcomes Research. The RPM will be responsible for the coordination and administration of these research projects under the direction of respective Principal Investigators. The RPM will develop, implement, and coordinate research and administrative procedures for the successful management of the research projects. The RPM will perform diverse duties that include writing and editing reports, developing and monitoring reports, submitting IRB applications, working with funding agencies and other national and international project collaborators, and train/direct the work of assigned staff in related areas as needed.
Research Project Administration, Management and milestone planning
•Participate in research planning with Investigators and Directors •Collaborate with Investigators and Staff in the strategic planning of data reporting, presentations and editing of future external funding grants; •Help with formatting and editing of research manuscripts; •Monitor the research planning process, set task timelines, and coordinate time sensitive efforts across Investigators, Directors, and staff. •Team coordination with DOP/CHOICE managers and other study site personnel for multi-site studies, coordinate calls/meetings related to studies •Understand project aims, timelines and milestone goals and ensure that projects are executed successfully and completed within time frames •Work with investigators to effectively conceptualize then translate milestones/timeline into a day-to-day work plan; Track milestone completion and/or develop contingency plans, as necessary •Work with DOP Grants Manager to effectively manage project budgets as delegated; coordinate purchasing and documentation with DOP admin team as necessary (contracts, services, requisitions). •Operational and admin support for CHOICE investigators as needed •Other duties as assigned
Regulatory Management: •Complete and manage all Institutional regulatory applications or data use applications for assigned studies. Ensure compliance with Department, University, State and Federal Regulations as necessary •Prepare all subject recruitment and consent materials; maintain all study regulatory or data use applications and correspondence with Human Subjects Division or other entities.
Management of Investigative Team and External Sites:
•Effectively liaise between and across Investigators, study staff, participant sites, and funders as necessary to communicate research objectives, priorities, and/or changes; •Establish and maintain positive relationships with multiple Investigators; •Effectively coordinate and participate in meetings as the primary investigative team liaison; Communicate with accuracy, timeliness and effectiveness to Investigators about project status, milestones, work-in-progress, timelines, challenges and barriers. •Collaborate with site investigators and site research teams. Monitor enrollment and provide regular communication. •Funding proposal development: With DOP Grants Manager, coordinate the development, writing, and submission of funding proposals, including editing proposal narratives and writing supporting documentation. •Conduct background research and literature reviews as needed. •Provide written material and content for developing protocols and applications
Data Collection and Reporting Management:
•Assist Investigators and staff in developing presentation or materials for internal and external dissemination •Work with Investigators to design, develop and implement routine study operations reports including, but not limited to: monthly progress reports, recruitment reports, interim data reports for investigators, data quality and management reports; •Per study milestones and timeline or Investigator/Director request, design and develop summary procedure/data reports on recruitment, retention, or other study protocol procedural effectiveness. •Accurately track reports per sponsor guidelines; independently initiate and compile necessary documents and progress report materials; draft sponsor reports and managing to final;
•Bachelor's Degree in Public Health, Biological/Social Sciences, Social Work or related fields and three to four years of relevant experience. •Strong interpersonal skills and flexibility to work with personnel at various levels in a cross-institutional research environment •Demonstrated ability to lead the implementation of complex research protocols and maintain high standards of accuracy, timeliness and professionalism •Demonstrated ability in ensuring security and confidentiality of study materials. •High level of competency, good judgment, discretion in carrying out tasks, troubleshooting problems and following through on projects to meet deadlines and study benchmarks •Proven experience demonstrating a high degree of organizational skills with a high degree of attention to details •Proven reliability and flexibility to work independently and function as a lead in directing the work of a diverse team •Prior experience in a research environment to facilitate interactions between research staff. •Thorough knowledge of HIPAA, IRB and related institutional requirements for the conduct of research. •Strong verbal and written communication skills
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
•MPH, MS Epi, MEOH or related graduate degree •Certified Research Coordinator (CCRC), Association of Clinical Research Professionals •Research Electronic Data Capture (Redcap) and Bio-repository database experience preferred •Some familiarity and experience with Health Economics and Outcomes Research
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT:
•Flexibility on variable schedule on an as needed basis
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