Project Manager (On-site) - Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute
West Virginia University

Morgantown, West Virginia


West Virginia University Health Science Center is currently accepting applications for a Project Manager (On-site) with the Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute

Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute is the premier multidisciplinary institute for patient care, research, and teaching in West Virginia and the region. We celebrated the opening of our new Innovation Center on May 15, 2019. The RNI’s flagship facilities are located on the Health Sciences campus in Morgantown, with more than 1,000 dedicated team members across five departments, patient care units, and research laboratories. Find out more about our outstanding works and contributions today at:

About the Opportunity

As a Research Project Manager, you will support the WVU Rockefeller Neuroscience Institute team.  You will be part of an exciting collaborative effort working towards solutions for optimal neurological health.  In this role, your efforts will provide both immediate and long-term impact to improve the lives of West Virginians and others across the globe.

This position will be responsible for leading the design, coordination, improvement, and implementation of RNI’s clinical and applied research initiatives. As the Research Project Manager, you must communicate project plans within RNI’s multidisciplinary structure and between outside collaborative partners.

We strongly believe in work-life balance and keeping time for things we love outside our work. WVU offers generous benefits, including:
•    13 paid holidays (staff holiday calendar)
•    24 annual leave (vacation) days per year
•    18 sick days per year
(for when you’re ill, for when you need time to care for sick family, for your own, or your family’s, regularly scheduled medical appointments. Who is family for the purpose of this leave? A lot of people in your life including immediate relatives and in-laws as well as others considered to be members of your household living under the same roof)
•    WVU offers a range of health insurance and other benefits (this position is a benefits-eligible non-classified staff position)
•    401(a) retirement savings with 6% employee contribution match, eligibility to continue health insurance, and other retiree perks. Looking for more retirement benefits information? Check out retirement health insurance benefits, retirement income, and FAQ’s.
•    Wellness programs

What you’ll do:

Organize and coordinate RNI’s clinical and applied research projects across RNI’s internal departments and between external research and development partners.
Partner with senior executives to define project approach and ensure overall project plan will achieve objectives.
Oversee and monitor progress of RNI team members who are implementing project plans and providing support for various initiatives.
Present analysis and recommendation to decision makers in a succinct and organized manner, including identifying strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats to evaluate operational effectiveness.
Develop executive presentations for stakeholder communications on strategic initiatives progress, risks and budget results.
Review and analyze operational reports, summarize findings.
Determine most efficient and cost-effective means for gathering and analyzing data needed to support research and development goals and achieve growth through the accomplishment of long-range goals and objectives.
Monitor compliance and ensure adherence to all policies and procedures. 


  • Bachelor's degree in Business, Healthcare Administration, or related field OR an equivalent combination of education and directly related experience.
  • Three (3) years of experience in project management
  • Proven experience as project manager and use of project management methodologies (i.e. agile, waterfall, lean, scrum).
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to problem solve and make appropriate decisions.
  • Effective communication, conflict resolution and problem resolution skills.
  • Ability to assist with the development of analyses of results.
  • Proven ability to document and refine complex processes to project plans.
  • Capable of managing multiple tasks simultaneously.
  • Strong organizational, leadership and time management skills.
  • Proficient in project management software (i.e. Microsoft Project, Basecamp, Workzone, Trello).
Preferred Qualifications:
  • Master's Degree
  • Project Management Certification
  • Previous Project Management experience in a Research setting

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