Research Project Manager

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Research Project Manager

Stanford University

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The Clinical Excellence Research Center (CERC) strives to lower healthcare spending by designing, pilot testing, and evaluating innovative models of care delivery. CERC has partnered with the School of Engineering for its Partnership in Artificial Intelligence Assisted Care (PAC) program. The PAC research mission is to deliver artificial intelligence based healthcare that improves cost efficiency and care quality. In addition, CERC works with sponsors and national collaborators on its bright spots (exceptional providers throughout the US) and human experience research. To disseminate insights from this cutting-edge work, CERC and collaborators translate these findings into practical solutions and evaluate the effectiveness of these interventions on quality and cost.

The successful candidate will spend 50% of their time on our PAC program and 50% supporting other programs within CERC. The Research Project Manager's duties include:

  • Independently implement, administer and evaluate day-to-day research activities by identifying and executing tasks to meet project deliverables, making recommendations that impact policies and programs, and assigning resources to achieve the goals of the project.
  • Develop research protocols for novel applications, facilitating successful IRB submissions. Create workflows and routinely follow-up with research team to document and monitor milestones, timelines, and progress ensuring the successful completion of the project within defined scope and budget.
  • Collect and analyze data, create reports, review and explain trends; formulate and evaluate alternative solutions and/or recommendations to achieve the goals of the research project. Develop the workflow around ensuring de-identified data sets are following both internal and external regulatory policies.
  • Prepare and write reports, gathering information from research team regarding major activities, challenges, and planned activities and forecasting future project needs. Co-author sections research manuscripts/abstracts for submission to conferences and journals.
  • Analyze and interpret policies; develop, revise and implement procedures for research projects. Helpful to understand NIH and other federal reporting guidelines for proposal submissions, finance, and publications.
  • Organize and/or participate in outreach activities that may include developing communications and training, planning/promoting complex events and/or conferences.
  • Supervise staff or students engaged in data collection, including oversight and instruction on techniques, as well as consultation on project work. Manage communication with all team members.

*- The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.

  • Master's degree in a related field (e.g. MPH).
  • Deep understanding of the research process and project cycle from initiation to closure.
  • Experience in working with research data and the ability to clean, format, and manage datasets.
  • Demonstrated project management ability to employ integration, scope time management, cost, quality, HR, communications, risk, and procurement components.
  • Experience writing progress reports, manuscripts and creating figures/charts for publication.
  • Ability to productively contribute to cross-functional teams.
  • Depth of knowledge in administrative support needed to deliver projects.


Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.

  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize own work and multitask.
  • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and ownership of projects.
  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to routinely and independently exercise sound judgment in making decisions.
  • Demonstrated experience working independently and as part of a team.
  • Relevant subject matter knowledge.
  • Ability to direct the work of others, for jobs requiring supervision.

  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.
  • Frequently stand/walk, sitting, grasp lightly/fine manipulation.
  • Occasionally use a telephone.
  • Rarely lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 11-20 pounds.

*- Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
Additional Information
  • Schedule: Full-time
  • Job Code: 4121
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • Grade: H
  • Requisition ID: 88132


Location: School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States
Classification Level:

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Posted: 1/7/2021
Application Due: 1/7/2033
Work Type: Full Time