Manager Research Project B

Pennsylvania, United States
Monday, 20 July 2020
End of advertisement period
Sunday, 20 September 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

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Job Profile Title
Manager Research Project B

Job Description Summary

The Palliative and Advanced Illness Research (PAIR) Center is seeking an experienced project manager to lead the implementation of a 5-year randomized clinical trial (RCT) among underserved smokers across four large US health systems. The clinical trial is funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) and represents the largest study to compare different strategies to help lung cancer screening patients to stop smoking.

Job Description

The project manager will be responsible for engaging clinical and informatics leadership at the University of Pennsylvania Health System, Geisinger Health System, Kaiser Permanente Southern California, and the Henry Ford Health System; planning/implementing trial protocols across 34 hospitals and 50 outpatient clinics; customizing a web-based portal to enroll patients, schedule lab appointments, and deliver financial incentives; liaising with informatics teams to build and test applications within the electronic health record; negotiating contracts with multiple external organizations; managing regulatory compliance (IRBs, data use agreements, Data and Safety Monitoring Boards); six-monthly reporting to funding agencies; presentation to health system executives, payers, community organizations, and underserved smokers (black, Hispanic, low socio-economic status, and/or rural residence); monitoring study enrollment and intervention adherence; communicating with data scientists regarding data acquisition efforts; analyzing and reporting on study metrics (data safety, compliance, benchmarks for enrollment, adverse events, and finances); and supervising research staff within the PAIR Center. The project manager will be responsible for ensuring RCT protocols are carried out consistently and appropriately across all clinical sites and ensuring that the RCT is within scope, budget, and timeline.

We seek a candidate with a minimum of 5-7 years prior experience in health services research, and a Bachelor's Degree or equivalent combination of education and experience are required.. Candidates with a Masters-degree and 3-5 years experience in health services research preferred*. This individual will preferably have experience with clinical trials management across multiple sites. This individual will function independently in carrying out most responsibilities and must feel comfortable communicating regularly with multiple stakeholders throughout the health systems. This position reports directly to the Assistant Director for Project Management within the PAIR Center. The Mission of the PAIR Center is to generate high-quality evidence to advance healthcare policies and practices that improve the lives of all people affected by serious illness.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
Perelman School of Medicine

Pay Range
$59,703.00 - $113,435.00

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