Clinical Research Project Manager

California, United States
26 Sep 2019
End of advertisement period
26 Nov 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

The Department of Medicine, Division of Stanford Center for Clinical Research (SCCR) is seeking a Clinical Research Project Manager to provide leadership and oversight of the Clinical Coordinating Center for the ARREST PNEUMONIA Project. The mission of SCCR is to conduct high-impact, innovative clinical research to improve human health. The CRM will shape and lead the exciting growth of a new clinical research team focused on find therapies for infectious diseases. This is a 5-year NIH study. Ten research sites will be located throughout the United States. Target enrollment is 600 participants.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Developing and maintaining timelines and an operational plan using Microsoft Project, or equivalent, management software.
  • Establishing and executing real-time communication and contingency plans.
  • Organizing all aspects of meetings and committees. Overseeing meetings and review the status of the timelines, milestones, and metrics; changes in scope of work; budgeted versus actual expenditures; and key issues or problems.
  • Monitor the scientific, infrastructure and resource needs of the CCC in the light of resource availability and make necessary corrections, if needed.
  • Assess training needs and develop associated training plans and training content.
  • May direct and/or supervise staff. Educate research staff on established policies, processes, and procedures.
  • Supervise the implementation of and adherence to study protocols.

Duties include:

  • Lead the planning and operations for programs or functions that have significant business, regulatory and/or technical challenges requiring subject matter expertise.
  • Evaluate programs or functions, policies and procedures. Identify issues, and develop alternative solutions which may include changes to programs, policies and procedures.
  • Review and analyze trends to advise and develop recommendations to achieve or modify the goals of the program or function.
  • May develop and/or oversee budgets; manage finances including monitoring, analyzing, forecasting, and reporting.
  • Assess training needs and may develop associated training.
  • May direct and/or supervise staff.
  • Supervise the implementation of and adherence to study protocols.

* - Other duties may also be assigned


Relevant graduate degree preferred. Society of Clinical Research Associates, PMP, or Association of Clinical Research Professionals certification is preferred.


Bachelor’s degree and five years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.


  • Demonstrated ability to establish priorities, manage shifting priorities, and handle numerous time-sensitive projects with multiple deadlines.
  • Ability to accomplish goals working through formal and informal channels, with diplomacy and tactfulness.
  • Demonstrated creativity, problem solving, critical analysis, initiative, judgment and, decision-making skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop and meet budget goals.
  • Demonstrated solid planning and organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated experience working independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and oral communication skills.
  • Strong relevant subject matter knowledge.
  • Ability to direct the work of others, for jobs requiring supervision.


  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently stand/walk, sitting, grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
  • Occasionally use a telephone.
  • Rarely lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 11-20 pounds.

*- Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.


  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the University’s Administrative Guide,

Additional Information

Schedule: Full-time
Job Code: 4122
Employee Status: Regular
Grade: J
Requisition ID: 84777