The position will oversee daily operations for both industry sponsored and investigator initiated studies in the department of surgery. The position will have primary responsibility or oversight of multiple areas, including (1) screening, recruiting, and enrolling study participants for various research studies, (2) submitting and maintaining regulatory submissions and regulatory files for multiple studies, including IRB and PRC submissions, (3) data collection, entry, management, and quality assurance, (4) study start-up activities for all new projects, including but not limited to protocol and timeline development, and (5) overall project management for all studies. As the primary point of contact for all study matters, the Project Manager will develop study procedures and tools to assure study progress and efficient communication and documentation. He or she will work closely with the entire research team, including the Principal Investigator (PI), co-investigators, statisticians, clinical staff, and others. The Project Manager will also be recruiting on site at the outpatient surgery clinic as well as by phone and must be able to engage and communicate with a broad patient demographic, as well as clinical team, for successful study progress.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the field assigned and one year of related training or experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.
Must have broad knowledge of research regulations and best practices. Must have demonstrated ability to plan work and coordinate research projects, as well as to identify and solve problems independently. The position requires significant attention to detail and strong ability to balance multiple priorities and a complex timeline. Must be able to integrate into clinical environments, recognize needs and adapt as needed to achieve goals.
Must be able to work and communicate with diverse populations effectively and professionally. The Project Manager must also possess leadership skills and have ability to inspire motivation and a positive work culture.
Must be with proficient with Microsoft Outlook, Excel, and Word.
Prior experience coordinating clinical trials.
Prior experience with investigator-initiated trials.
Prior experience with institutional review board (IRB) submissions.
Prior experience with UNC research systems/organizations.
Prior experience abstracting data from Electronic Health Record Systems (e.g., Epic).
Prior experience with recruiting and consenting human subjects in person and by telephone.
Prior experience with data collection and electronic data capture for longitudinal studies.
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
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