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Posted Job Title
Project Manager A/B (PAIR)
Job Profile Title
Manager Research Project A
Job Description Summary
The Palliative and Advanced Illness Research (PAIR) Center is seeking to expand its team of experienced project managers to support its growing portfolio of randomized clinical trials (RCTs). 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. We are seeking two project managers to support studies involving patients living with or at risk of developing serious, life-limiting illnesses. Studies include:· The Healthy Lungs trial, a longitudinal clinical trial among 3,200 underserved smokers undergoing lung cancer screening across four large US health systems, funded by the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute. This is a large pragmatic trial with a coordinating project manager already in place on the team.· An RCT evaluating the effects of medical cannabis on quality of life among patients receiving treatment for stage III and IV cancer at over a dozen oncology clinics across the University of Pennsylvania Health System.· Studies examining a data science approach to identifying and intervening on patients who are most likely to benefit from specialty palliative care services.
The successful candidates will join the PAIR Center’s Project Management Core and be responsible for carrying out the following duties for their assigned studies:
Research Project Manager A:
· Oversight of research staff and study procedures including subject enrollment, delivery of interventions, survey administration, data collection, and subject remuneration
· Interfacing with data managers, data analysts, and data scientists to inform the development of study databases, EHR-based interventions and reports, data entry and management protocols, statistical analysis plans, and reporting for study monitoring (data safety, subject accrual, outcomes assessment, adherence to protocols, adverse events).
· Liaising with clinical sites to ensure consistency and quality in study implementation
· Convening internal and external stakeholders, advisors, and oversight committees for regularly scheduled and ad hoc meetings
· Maintaining compliance with regulatory and sponsor reporting requirements
· Contributing to manuscript development.
Prior experience in health services research is required, as is a demonstrated ability to manage several projects concurrently. Master’s degree and experience with clinical trials strongly preferred. A history of productive collaboration with data managers and analysts would be a plus. Successful candidates will have superior written and verbal communication skills and should be able to critically review data. These individuals will function independently in carrying out most responsibilities and must feel comfortable communicating regularly with multiple stakeholders across several health systems.
Research Project Manager B:
All duties listed above plus the following: With mentoring from the Principal Investigator, the Project Manager will take a leadership role in developing the team's research strategy and ensuring scientific integrity of the study design during implementation. His/her purview will stretch beyond implementation to significant contributions to progress reports, data analysis plans, manuscript development, and presentations. He/she will co-author manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals, with a lead role on clinical trial protocol manuscripts. He/she will develop grant proposals and lead subprojects, as needed.
Research Project Manager A - Bachelor's Degree and 3-5 years of experienceResearch Project Manager B - Master's Degree and 3-5 years of experience
Experience with clinical trials and history of productive collaboration with data managers and analysts strongly preferred. Successful candidates will have superior written and verbal communication skills and should be able to critically review data. These individuals will function independently in carrying out most responsibilities and must feel comfortable communicating regularly with multiple stakeholders across several the health systems.
**Position Contingent on funding.
Working ConditionsOffice, library, computer roomPhysical EffortTypically 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
Perelman School of Medicine
$50,684.00 - $91,232.00
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