The Project Manager, Research assists in the planning and management of research projects including the supervision of support and technical staff. In addition, coordinates the timing of activities necessary to bring overall projects to completion. Assists with the development of program evaluation objectives, determines the appropriate program evaluation procedures to be utilized, selects the statistical analyses to be employed, oversees individual project progress, produces reports detailing results, and supervises data collectors. Is responsible for the development, management and integrity of all project data.
The Project Manager, Research will consistently demonstrate support of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab statement of Vision, Mission and Core Values by striving for excellence, contributing to the team efforts and showing respect and compassion for patients and their families, fellow employees, and all others with whom there is contact at or in the interest of the institute.
The Project Manager, Research will demonstrate Shirley Ryan AbilityLab Core Attributes: Communication, Accountability, Flexibility/Adaptability, Judgment/Problem Solving, Customer Service and Core Values (Hope, Compassion, Discovery, Collaboration, & Commitment to Excellence) while fulfilling job duties.
The Project Manager, Research:
- Assists in the planning and responsible for the management of research projects while adhering to budget, scope and schedule requirements.
- Manages and coordinates project budgets for the purpose of executing research activities and subcontracts.
- Oversees the full life of research projects from proposal development through project execution, spanning funding to final reports and dissemination.
- Ensures coordination of the activities of internal and external collaborators including, but not limited to: IRB approval and compliance requirements, project monitoring, data management, statistics, writing, and safety to ensure proper conduct and timely completion of all projects.
- Develops and applies best practices in the development, initiation, planning, execution, control and closing of projects.
- Assists in completion and interpretation of uni- and multivariate statistical analysis of resulting data for dissemination purposes.
- Interacts with finance, research and development, marketing, regulatory and other relevant departments as appropriate.
- Leads departmental regulatory work, compliance, and interactions with the IRB, Office of Research, Office of Compliance, and other regulatory bodies, as appropriate that includes original protocol and supporting document creation, single IRB arrangements, substantive modifications, continuing reviews, prompt reporting, and audits.
- May be responsible for coordinating efforts for the project both within the AbilityLab and through a variety of vendors and subcontractors.
- Selects, develops and evaluates personnel to ensure the efficient operation of the function.
- Perform all other duties that may be assigned in the best interest of the Shirley Ryan AbilityLab.
- Reports directly to the relevant Principal Investigator
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Required
- Work requires a professional level of knowledge in a behavioral or social science equivalent to that which is acquired through the completion of a Bachelor's degree. Master's degree preferred.
- Minimum of 5 years of experience in research including mail and telephone survey research methodology and management. Includes sampling techniques, survey design and development, and follow-up procedures.
- Extensive experience working with regulatory bodies including the IRB, Office of Research, and Office of Compliance involving the creation of new studies in the IRB system, creating study documents, submitting modifications, reporting new information, and taking part in audits. Experience creating protocols from research proposals preferred.
- Knowledge of focus group methodology and experience conducting focus groups and analyzing results.
- A good working knowledge of program evaluation methodology and statistical analysis and procedures is required. Desirable statistical skills include knowledge of multivariate analysis techniques such as multiple analysis of variance, multiple regression, logistic regression and factor analysis.
- Minimum two years of experience interviewing (in-person and telephone) within a social/behavioral research setting or clinical setting.
- Ability to use Windows-based office and data analysis software and the ability to solve PC hardware and software problems.
- Experience in database design and programming.
- A relatively high level of analytical ability is needed in order to solve complex technical problems.
- Normal office environment with little or no exposure to dust or extreme temperature.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel so classified.
SRAlab is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law.