Project Director, Sr

Job description




Under the general direction of the Principal Investigator, or designee, the Senior Project Director oversees the application, implementation, progress, and evaluation of complex multi-year, multi-site research projects. The Senior Project Director coordinates and mobilizes staff, faculty, consultants and other resources at multi University, project site, and funding agency levels to assure timely and effective implementation of research project work.



  • Participate in the development of research project plans and programs in conjunction with senior principal investigators
  • Convene and provide overall direction to project teams, which may consist of data staff, research associates and coordinators,  per diem staff, and faculty for the development of project work plans, study designs, literature reviews, analysis plans, and results
  • Prepares project budgets, and manages project related grant and contractual expenditures with the department administrator
  • Identify necessary resources to perform research project, including organizing and coordinating resources from UMMS and other campuses of the University system; monitor work progress, including data analysis and reports, and oversee its timely completion
  • Hire, advise, directly supervise and evaluate the performance of specified research project directors, coordinators, and per diem staff.  Provide functional supervision of other specified project staff as needed
  • Write scientific papers describing the research project results in conjunction with the Principal Investigator
  • Coordinate formal communications and meetings between on site Principal Investigator and the sub-award principal investigators, as well as working with senior departmental management regarding research project needs and concerns
  • May act in a project management capacity and be responsible for managing day-to-day logistics and operational needs of the projects, convening and providing overall to direction to project teams and identifying and addressing problems which may adversely affect performance of project work. Summarize findings of data analysis and incorporate pertinent information into project presentations
  • Perform other duties as required


  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Health Care Administration, Public Health, or a health policy related health care field
  • 7 years’ experience in developing, implementing and evaluating research programs, including significant experience in project management, supervision of staff and fiscal responsibility, or equivalent
  • Working knowledge of supervision and coordination of complex, federally funded, multi-site research projects in an academic setting
  • Communication and presentation skills, both oral and written, to interact with faculty, staff, and investigators and to produce reports suitable for an academic audience


  • MD or MS (in clinical translational science) with deep understanding of human immunobiology and small molecule therapeutics
  • Expertise in compliance, IACUC, IRB, IBC and EHS 
  • Skilled in all aspects of laboratory management 
  • Demonstrated ability to work independently, in a team environment, and comfortable working with highly technical projects and personnel
  • Excellent technical skills, a track record of hypothesis-driven experimentation and primary authored publications




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Posted: 5/4/2021
Application Due: 5/3/2022
Work Type: Full Time