Clinical Research Program/Project Manager
Massachusetts General Hospital(MGH)

Boston, Massachusetts


GENERAL SUMMARY:

The Clinical Research Program/Project Manager (PM) will provide support for ongoing departmental research projects housed within the Anesthesia Research Center (ARC) at Massachusetts General Hospital. The ARC is a departmental resource that supports investigators throughout the clinical research process in an effort to optimize study design and execution for investigations in all divisions of anesthesia.

As a member of the integrative Anesthesia Research Center the PM, working closely with the Administrative and Clinical Research Directors, will take an active role in the operations and integration of projects within the ARC. Responsibilities may include coordinating data collection procedures and activities across sites, designing and implementing protocols and procedures, and ensures goals and activities are realized. The PM will serve as a resource for the conduct of clinical research activities and liaison for the ARC, interacting with all levels of personnel, both internal and external. Excellent communication and attention to detail is a must.

PRINCIPAL DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serves as a resource for all departmental investigators, providing day-to-day administrative support and management of ARC projects. Serves as the primary contact for the Anesthesia Research Center.
  • Oversees project management and logistics such as project timelines, agenda development, production and distribution of meeting minutes and documents and preparation of reports on project status and activities to various audiences.
  • Rapidly identifies, problem-solves and communicates any issues that are interfering with project deadlines, project scope, team or project goals.
  • Promotes the program to internal and external audiences. Maintains the ARC website content. In collaboration with department leadership, coordinates and promotes events that showcase clinical research.
  • Prepares program-specific performance reports to assess effectiveness and success of program components. Implements data collection processes and communicates performance through periodic reports to working and executive groups.
  • Provides clinical research training for ARC study staff. Maintains a good working knowledge of applicable institutional, state and federal guidelines for proper research conduct.
  • Coordinates administrative and scientific aspects of multiple projects. Serves as a content expert and oversees the day-to-day operations of all clinical research studies in the ARC, including supervision of clinical research coordinators and projects.
  • Conduct regulatory monitoring of all study procedures. Ensure that all aspects of the study are conducted in accordance with study protocol. Ensure that all regulatory aspects adhere to state and federal regulations and guidelines. Ensure that all requirements of the funding agency are met, including auditing requirements.
  • Develops data collection forms, procedural manuals, and other documents required for project implementation and evaluation.
  • Assists in preparation of complex institutional review board applications/amendments, grants, manuscripts, figures and presentations.
  • Perform other duties as requested.
SKILLS/ABILITIES/COMPETENCIES REQUIRED:
  • Exceptional organizational and project management skills, including effectively developing project work plans, meeting deadlines and managing multiple highly complex projects within a fast-paced, changing environment. Operates with an orientation toward results and attention to detail.
  • Ability to utilize exceptional time management skills and be capable of prioritizing among multiple requests and competing demands. Demonstrates a sense of urgency and thrives in an ambiguous environment.
  • Proven effectiveness in autonomously working with senior organizational leadership as well as with front line staff.
  • Excellent communication and organizational skills, both written and oral.
  • Self-directed, resourceful, highly motivated and energetic.
  • Ability to convey information and engage staff of different backgrounds.
  • Skills to work efficiently and effectively and strives to do so in all aspects of position. Ability to engender these skills among staff.
  • Ability to skillfully handle issues of sensitive nature with respect to confidentiality, abiding by institutional guidelines. Ability to provide support, direction and development to staff.
  • Ability to identify issues/projects and initiates plans to address. Demonstrates forthrightness and integrity.
  • Ability to handle sensitive and confidential matters discreetly and to ensure confidentiality guidelines are maintained by staff.
  • Ability to appropriately evaluate all aspects of a situation and to independently make appropriate and timely recommendations and/or decisions. Ability to independently research and interpret complex federal and private regulations.
  • Excellent computer skills (including operating systems, word processing, database, electronic mail, internet, and spreadsheets).


Qualifications
EDUCATION:
  • Bachelor's degree required. Masters or PhD preferred.

EXPERIENCE:
  • 5+ years related work experience required in academic, research, or related setting and 1-3 years supervisory experience preferred.
  • Experience in program/project development and implementation required.
  • Experience with REDCap strongly preferred.

SUPERVISORY RESPONSIBLITY:
  • The PM will organize and supervise activities of the clinical research team, which include clinical research coordinators, data analysts, statisticians and medical/summer students. This includes approximately six team members.

FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY:
  • Manage financial aspects of the funded research program, including developing and executing study budgets, forecasting future expenditures, overseeing day-to-day spending, and managing capital expenditures.
  • Ensure that expenses are allocated to appropriate funding source; work with finance contacts to resolve any discrepancies identified.
  • Assist in preparation of grant proposal submissions including budgets and justifications with principal investigators.

WORKING CONDITIONS:
  • Fast paced research environment, requiring teamwork, collaboration and flexibility.
  • Office environment with remote flexibility some days.
  • Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally in carrying, lifting, pushing, pulling objects.
  • Sitting most of the time, with walking and standing required only occasionally.
  • May require meetings outside of work hours or at different locations.


EEO Statement
Massachusetts General Hospital is an EqualOpportunity Employer. By embracing diverse skills,perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. Applications from protectedveterans and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged



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