Clinical Trial Activation Project Manager

Job description

Position Type:

Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)


LCCC - Clinical Trials-426806

Working Title:

Clinical Trial Activation Project Manager

Appointment Type:

EHRA Non-Faculty

Position Posting Category:

Research Professionals

Full Time/Part Time?:

Full-Time Permanent

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Vacancy ID:


Position ID:

20038017, 20038018

Posting Open Date:


Application Deadline:


Open Until Filled:


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Position Summary:

The UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center (LCCC) oversees and coordinates oncology clinical trial research for the UNC School of Medicine and UNC Cancer Care. The UNC Lineberger Oncology Clinical Protocol Office (CPO) is primarily responsible for organizing, managing, conducting, and supporting these trials. This position will project manage activation of treatment clinical trials run by the CPO. This includes project planning and execution, during which this position will schedule activities and project completion dates. This position will lead, coach, motivate and influence assigned study team members to ensure timely completion of high-quality deliverables and staff accountability for assigned tasks. The position will monitor the progress of activation of assigned trials using PERT charts to determine allowed slack times, critical path deliverables and key milestone deadlines. The individual will monitor team performance against expectations to proactively identify problems and to determine their potential impacts. The individual will then propose potential corrective actions in order to overcome any hurdles to trial activation.This individual will provide comprehensive and transparent updates to stakeholders as to activation progress. Additionally, the individual will be responsible for tracking trends and analyzing data in regards to pitfalls to activation and proposing initiatives to address hurdles.This individual will also be responsible for training staff and investigators on project management basics.

Educational Requirements:

Bachelor’s degree with at least 5 years of clinical trial or project management experience.

Qualifications and Experience:

In depth knowledge of, and skill in applying, applicable clinical research regulatory requirements; i.e. Good Clinical Practice (GCP), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations and International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) guidelines.

Understanding of project management principles including PERT and Gantt Charts. Project Management Professional (PMP) certification desirable, but not required. Previous experience in clinical trial activation required; experience in clinical trial activation for oncology trials preferred.

Possess excellent interpersonal skills including leadership, team building, motivation, communication, influencing, decision making, political/cultural awareness, negotiation, trust building, conflict management and coaching. Possess a broad understanding of psychology, human behavior, organizational behavior, interpersonal relations, and communications. Ability to identify, build, maintain, motivate, lead and insprie teams to achieve high team performance and to meet the project’s objectives. Ability to create an environment that facilitates teamwork. Comfortable interacting with individuals at all levels internal and external to UNC Lineberger. Candidate must enjoy working collaboratively with multidisciplinary groups of colleagues. Excellent customer service skills and good judgement required.

Ability to manage multiple projects at various stages, and work independently with occasional guidance from supervisor. Strong organization and problem solving skills required. Must have a demonstrated ability to deliver high quality results on time and to manage competing priorities. Demonstrated ability to analyze trends and evaluate data suggesting process improvements. Strong software and computer skills, including MS Office applications required.

Equal Opportunity Employer :

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.




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Job No:
Posted: 4/2/2021
Application Due: 4/16/2021
Work Type: Full Time