Research Project Manager
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Job Profile Title
Manager Research Project A
Job Description Summary
The Research Project Manager will provide overall planning and management of a large, National Institutes of Health funded, multi-year research project focusing on how adherence to prescribed medications for pain and self-management of symptoms relate to a range of patient and health system outcomes for patients with cancer who are receiving at the outpatient cancer centers within the University of Pennsylvania Health System.
The Research Project Manager will design and implement seamless systems and procedures to maintain effective and efficient project operations importantly subject enrollment and follow-ups and work in close collaboration with the research team to plan, manage, and monitor all aspects of the program; supervise project staff, oversee rigor and ethics of the project protocol, plan team meetings, and work with the Institutional Review Board.The Project Manager will design and implement seamless systems and procedures to maintain effective and efficient project operations importantly subject enrollment and follow-ups and work in close collaboration with the research team to plan, manage, and monitor all aspects of the program; supervise project staff, oversee rigor and ethics of the project protocol, plan team meetings, and work with the Institutional Review Board.
The Research Project Manager coordinates and participates in subject screening, recruitment, and data collection, which involves home visits and follow-ups; prepares data collection and follow-up schedules for conducting home visits, interviews, phone calls for initial and follow-up data collection time points. Conducts quality control and compliance in keeping with study protocols. Prepares financial, regulatory and technical progress reports; prepares data summaries; drafts articles for publication. Provides effective overall planning and management of all components of the research grant and collaborate effectively with the Principal Investigator on the ongoing study needs and timeliness of key study milestones and deliverables.
Bachelor's Degree with 3-5 years of related experience or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Degree in health-related field is preferred. Prior Penn research management experience preferred.
Qualifications include excellent, effective and proactive planning, timeliness of deliverables; excellent interpersonal skills; ability to take study related feedback well; ability to manage fast-paced environment using sound judgment and organizational savvy; being adaptable and responsive to changes in the project needs; seamless communication with the Principal Investigator on project goals and needs and follow-ups; must be a collaborative team player with the ability to work both independently and as part of a research team in partnership with PI. Strong organizational skills with the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines essential. Strong verbal and written communication and documentation skills are required.
Preferred candidate will own or have access to a car for local travel; a valid driver’s license required. The project requires strong computer skills in MS Office, Excel and database management. Comfort with technology is essential due to the use of data collection technology and apps used in the project.
Office, library, computer room
Typically sitting at a desk or table; Occasional lifting 25 lb. or less; Typically standing or walking; Intermittently sitting/standing/stooping
Job Location - City, State
Department / School
School of Nursing
$50,684.00 - $91,232.00
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