Department: MED-Medical Social Sciences Salary/Grade: ITS/78
Oversees multiple smaller projects or one larger project. Identifies potential project team, works with technical lead to assign individual responsibilities, identifies appropriate resources needed, develops schedule to ensure timely completion of project, and monitors project progress against schedule. May communicate with a Senior Project Manager, Functional Area Manager, Program Manager, project stakeholders or technical leads regarding status of specific projects.
The Department of Medical Social Sciences at the Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine (NU/FSM) is seeking strong applicants for a new Project Manager to assist with the planning and conduct of research projects related to behavioral medicine and cancer control and survivorship. Currently, projects involve helping people manage pain, promoting better health and well-being after cancer treatment, and advancing measurement of patient outcomes in the context of clinical care. The Project Manager will work with the principal investigator, Dr. Christine Rini, to help ensure successful completion of various research projects, coordinating with collaborators at Northwestern and at other sites. These tasks include some participant recruitment and data collection, but focus primarily on tasks that cut across studies, helping with research-related administrative tasks, regulatory approvals, assistance with oversight of vendor payments and management of grant budgets, and coordinating/assisting with cancer survivorship-related projects. The ideal candidate will have experience working with multiple projects while ensuring tasks are completed on time; and overseeing the work of others to ensure planned activities are completed well and on time. It would be helpful to have experience identifying, recruiting, and retaining patients in behavioral research as well as in collecting data from research participants. This person will also assist with planning and implementing new processes and protocols. More generally, the position requires the capacity to work effectively within a study team, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, strong organizational and time management skills, detail orientation for thorough and accurate record keeping and reporting, and the ability to use good judgment in daily tasks.
Candidates must have completed a Bachelor’s degree in psychology, social sciences, public health, or another relevant field (or equivalent combination of education and experience). Candidates must be a citizen or permanent resident of the United States at the time of application. This position is based in Chicago, IL, with good access to public transportation. It is dependent on the availability of grant funds. For more information, contact Christine Rini, PhD, at [email protected] Salary and benefits are highly competitive. To apply, email a resume or vita along with a cover letter stating your interest and qualifications to [email protected]
Interacts with project leadership to determine and document project objectives, scope, functional requirements, metrics, key performance indicators and stakeholders.
Collaborates with technical lead to determine resource requirements, budget, and deliverables.
Coordinates projects for selected clients; administers and maintains project management tools, assists in planning, estimating and scheduling project work and supports monitoring and reporting of project progress.
Collaborates with technical lead to determine project timelines and scope, in cooperation with senior staff.
Writes reports and proposals.
Communicates project status, decisions, updates, revisions and changes to all stakeholders facilitating decision-making and project progress.
Administers and maintains organizational area’s project management tool, assists in planning, estimating and scheduling project work and supports monitoring and reporting of project progress.
Develops and maintains organizational area's document repository.
Collaborates with the functional teams to construct, update and track multiple project schedules and facilitates issue identification and resolution.
Provides work direction for project team members, subordinates, contractors, vendors, students, etc.
Communicates with technical leads regarding performance of staff assigned to projects.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Successful completion of a full 4-year course of study in an accredited college or university leading to a bachelor's or higher degree; OR appropriate combination of education and experience.
2 years coordinating Information Technology (IT) and related virtual and physical infrastructure projects or other relevant experience required.
Infrastructure (extends across applications)
Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, Outlook)
Workflow development & documentation
Northwestern University is an Equal Opportunity, Affirmative Action Employer of all protected classes, including veterans and individuals with disabilities. Women, racial and ethnic minorities, individuals with disabilities, and veterans are encouraged to apply. Hiring is contingent upon eligibility to work in the United States.
Internal Number: 40950
About Northwestern University
Northwestern University is a major private research university with 12 academic divisions located on three campuses in Evanston, Chicago, and Education City in Doha, Qatar. We have approximately 2,500 full-time faculty members, 17,000 graduate and undergraduate students, and over 5,700 full and part-time staff. Northwestern University combines innovative teaching and pioneering research in a highly collaborative environment. It provides students and faculty exceptional opportunities for intellectual, personal and professional growth.