Department: MED-Medical Social Sciences Salary/Grade: ITS/80
The Department of Medical Social Sciences (MSS) is a leader in advancing and applying outcomes/effectiveness research to improve patient care and influence policy. Our strong academic ties across the university and the medical school encourage comprehensive collaboration in disease management, prevention and control. We intend to meet a growing need for expanded interdisciplinary scientific collaboration, to promote discovery of multidimensional mechanisms of health and disease, to improve adult and pediatric health status and outcome assessment, and to collaborate with partners in genetic, epidemiologic, biologic and behavioral translational research paradigms. While part of our work serves to reduce health disparities of groups that are traditionally underrepresented in research, we acknowledge that there is always room to grow. MSS is committed to creating a world of inclusion, health, and well-being for all. We hire the best people from a wide variety of backgrounds because drawing on their diverse perspectives and experiences will be the foundation of our department’s future success.
This position is with Dr. Judy Moskowitz's PPHIG lab. The lab’s research focuses on the adaptive role of positive emotion regulation in reducing stress.
The Project Manager with PPHIG lab oversees multiple smaller projects or one larger project. They identify potential project teamwork with the technical lead to assign individual responsibilities, identify appropriate resources needed, develop schedule to ensure timely completion of project, and monitor project progress against schedule. The Project Manager may communicate with a Senior Project Manager, Functional Area Manager, Program Manager, project stakeholders or technical leads regarding status of specific projects.
The Project Manager is expected to be available during regular University work hours. Although many job duties may be completed remotely, the Project Manager is expected to be available to come onto the Chicago campus as needed for meetings and other project necessities to be determined by supervisor.
The Project Manager completes all activities by strictly following Good Clinical Practices (GCP) & all relevant current local, state, & federal laws, regulations, guidance, policy & procedure developed by the NU Institutional Review Board (IRB), Food & Drug Administration (FDA) Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), & the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH).
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.
Tracks initiation and execution of software development or implementation and upgrade of several concurrent projects.
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.
Performs research for future potential IT services and applications; investigates and compares alternative applications and vendors.
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.
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Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Access, Outlook)
Minimum Competencies: (Skills, knowledge, and abilities.)
Meeting facilitation skills
Ability to work independently
Organization, attention to detail
Familiarity with IRB
Familiarity with research process including instrument design, data collection, and data management
Competency in spreadsheet software (e.g., Microsoft Excel) and word processing software (e.g. Microsoft Word)
Competency in calendar software (e.g. Microsoft Outlook)
Familiarity with REDCap or similar survey software
Familiarity with the academic writing process
Competency with video conferencing software (e.g. Zoom or Microsoft teams)
Ability to perform basic statistical or basic qualitative analyses as well as literature review
Strong communication skills
Strong scientific reading comprehension
Critical thinking and ability to solve emergent problems with limited supervision
Excellent time management
Ability to coordinate teams and facilitate delegation of tasks
Flexibility, adaptability, ability to manage multiple deadlines on tight timeline
Ability to interact/communicate with research participants
Mastery of REDCap or a similar survey software
Experience publishing academic writing
Experience with collaborating with community partners (such as non-profits or community organizations), knowledge of people living with HIV and/or with mental health diagnoses (e.g. depression, anxiety)
Comfort with learning new electronic applications or software
Working knowledge of qualitative analysis software
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