Program Manager

Job description

Reporting to the Principal Investigator, the Program Manager in Department of Emergency Medicine within the Lewis Katz School of Medicine’s work directly with the Principal Investigator and Clinical Research Coordinators to ensure that all operational aspects of each clinical grant project are met. The incumbent will lead the ongoing management of the core components of a sub-unit within the Research division.  

Responsibilities include but not limited to, defining the goals and priorities for the sub-unit for individual clinical research projects, overseeing the successful timeline and ultimate completion of such projects, and serving as an authority within the area of logistical management to ensure that all project activities remain within scope; assists in developing the operational implementation of individual clinical research projects, including strategies, schedules, procedures, and performance improvement tactics; manages the day-to-day operation of complex clinical research projects in compliance with the stated study protocols; delegating tasks to successfully meet daily deadlines; monitor’s progress; motivates those involved in the study to complete tasks on time; consistently performs quality control measures; adjusts schedules and targets as needed; identifies the potential risks and liabilities of multiple clinical research projects and manages such through the enhancement or alteration of existing protocols; communicates with division leadership and the sub-unit to ensure the clinical research project remains aligned with the team’s goals; initiates and maintains relationships with external stakeholders, including various service areas throughout the health system to keep them informed of the studies progress; responsible for providing input on the performance management of the sub-unit; compiles data and prepares interim result reports to assist in ensuring a positive representation of the sub-unit. Performs other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience:

Bachelor's degree in healthcare or related field and at least 4 year of experience in healthcare setting or related office environment to allow for better understanding of the medical context and patient flow of each clinical trial. An equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Required Skills and Abilities:

*Strong project management, analytical, problem solving, strategic, and organizational skills.

*High level of interpersonal skills.

*Ability to coordinate and be accountable for multiple tasks.

*Ability to work in fast-paced environment and multi-task.

*Ability to work with individuals across a wide range of expertise (e.g., faculty, researchers,)

*Excellent written and oral communication skills.

*Strong attention to detail.

*Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously and independently.

*Maturity, professionalism and poise and excellent judgment.

*Open to feedback and professional development.

*Capable of “managing up” to ensure deadlines are met.

*Integrity; respect for confidential information.

*Excellent skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Excel, Word, and PowerPoint mandatory).



*Clinical experience and/or licensure in a biomedical healthcare field preferred.   


This position requires a background check.

This position requires Child Abuse Certifications prior to the commencement of service.

This is a grant funded position.


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Compliance Statement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the position description employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial and other conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activities do not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at the institution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliance with applicable laws, University and employment policies and regulations, including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essential functions cause them to interact.

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Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Health Sciences Campus (HSC)
Job: Staff
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular




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Job No:
Posted: 6/10/2021
Application Due: 6/19/2021
Work Type: Full Time