Research Project Manager 1
College of Medicine
5d ago


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The primary purpose of this position is to serve as a Project Manager for several research studies within the Schmitz Lab and the ONE (Oncology, Nutrition, and Exercise) Group.

This person will lead the operational aspects of research projects from preparing study protocols and regulatory materials and successfully working through the approvals processes, to creating organizational systems, and data collection procedures.

The Research Project Manager will create and conduct protocol trainings and supervise collection of certifications for study staff.

Further, the Project Manager will screen and recruit patients for studies, working with clinicians to identify potential participants and then interacting with the patients to recruit them into the studies.

For this particular position, there will be management needs for multiple research protocols at a time, many of which will be led by different investigators.

As such, the person in this position will need to be exceptional at multi-tasking and time management. The position requires someone who can manage a large volume of work in a regular workday, switching from project to project frequently throughout the day.

Further, all of the subjects in the studies within this laboratory and the ONE Group are cancer patients, and our studies are NOT curative, but supportive.

As such, understanding the vital importance of good relationships with the oncology clinical team treating the patient and the priority of our research compared to their curative care must be an implicit understanding of this staff person.

Additionally, this position will work with multiple investigators within a fast-paced environment. These aspects of this position require the person hired to have EXCEPTIONAL interpersonal skills who is able to establish and maintain collaborative relationships with administrators, faculty, and staff.


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