Project Manager

University of California, San Francisco
Zuckerberg San Francisco General (ZSFG)

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Job Code and Payroll Title
Job Summary
We seek a highly motivated and collaborative Clinical Research Supervisor and Project Manager to join an experienced implementation science research team focused on studying the epidemiology and outcomes of lupus, and reducing health disparities in this condition.

The Clinical Research Supervisor/Project Manager must have some experience in management, analytical and administrative support for research projects. Expertise in survey methodology, which is a cornerstone of the California Lupus Epidemiology Study (CLUES) is required. CLUES is now in its 8th year and is funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) through a U01 mechanism. The goals of CLUES are to recruit and follow a population-based, longitudinal population of individuals with lupus, with a unique balance of African-American, Asian, and Hispanic individuals, to maintain a state-of-the-art clinical data repository that includes longitudinal survey data on this cohort that aims to define the epidemiology and outcomes of the disease, and to perform high impact research investigations that advance our understanding of racial, ethnic and socioeconomic disparities in lupus.

The Clinical Research Supervisor/Project Manager will supervise a group of trained clinical research coordinators who are responsible for consenting study participants, conducting longitudinal interviews, and collecting biospecimens. The Clinical Research Supervisor/Project Manager will devise agendas for investigator and staff meetings, submit progress reports to the CDC, review budgets, participate in discussions about scientific direction, assist in hiring and retaining study staff, and perform other operational tasks related to the study including managing the CLUES web page. In addition, the Clinical Research Supervisor/Project Manager will be responsible for devising, in collaboration with the investigators, the scientific content of CLUES participant surveys, which include a range of patient-reported outcomes such as those from the NIH Patient-Reported Outcomes Measurement System (PROMIS), information on lupus disease manifestations and treatments, health care utilization, and a large number of social determinants of health. The CLUES study is conducted in 3 languages (English, Spanish and Chinese) and clinical research coordinators are fluent in these languages. The Clinical Research Supervisor/Project Manager will work closely with the CLUES database manager to ensure the scientific rigor of survey items, including attention to response rates, item distribution, patterns of missingness, and other issues that are relevant to ensuring the highest quality data. In addition, the project manager will work with rheumatologists at UCSF and throughout San Francisco to enhance study recruitment, and will work with investigators to produce a yearly newsletter to keep study participants abreast of study progress.

This position will also entail close collaboration with national organizations, such as the CDC, Lupus Research Alliance, and Lupus Foundation of America, with external researchers, and with clinical and administrative stakeholders in lupus throughout the country. The Clinical Research Supervisor/Project Manager will be encouraged to take advantage of training and learning opportunities within the UCSF Training in Clinical Research Program, the Philip R. Lee Institute for Health Policy Studies, the UCSF Center for Healthcare Value, and other related entities.

This position has significant advantages and growth opportunities in research, project management, and survey design and administration methodologies.  First, through their work, the Clinical Research Supervisor/Project Manager will gain tremendous insight into the research, clinical, administrative, and educational functions of a large project that is relevant to a vulnerable population of people with lupus who have historically suffered from significant health disparities. A motivated Clinical Research Supervisor/Project Manager can use this knowledge to become a more integral member of research projects and to even start providing guidance to them. In addition, our faculty publishes its work in peer-reviewed journals and would provide the Clinical Research Supervisor/Project Manager with authorship on publications, should they meet standard contribution criteria. Finally, the work of the Clinical Research Supervisor/Project Manager contributes to improving the clinical care and outcomes for people with lupus across the United States.
Req Number
Job Title
Project Manager
Employee Class
Shift Length
8 Hours
Bargaining Unit
99 - Policy-Covered (No Bargaining Unit)
Job Category
Research and Scientific, Supervisory / Management
Required Qualifications
  • Minimum five years of experience in a clinical research environment, working with investigators to initiate and execute study procedures for studies, including human subjects research or large patient-oriented data projects.
  • Advanced degree (Master’s or Ph.D.) in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, or another relevant field for clinical research.
  • Working knowledge of clinical or laboratory research, clinical trial recruitment, eligibility, protocol adherence, quality data submission, and adverse event reporting.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities, prioritize projects and meet the demands of a fast-paced and dynamic work environment.
  • Adaptable to quickly changing priorities.
  • Demonstrated skills in employee supervision and HR administration.
  • Demonstrated experience in training others, particularly in the field of research.
  • Critical thinking skills to evaluate issues and identify a potential solution.
  • Clear and concise communicator; good verbal and written communication skills.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills, including but not limited to problem-solving, teamwork development, leadership, and mentorship. 
  • Interpersonal skills to effectively motivate others.
  • Works well with others to achieve common goals.
  • Ability to cultivate relationships with multiple stakeholders at various levels of administration.
  • Able to collaborate with national stakeholders and organizations.
  • Ability to perform all commonly applicable functions in word processing and spreadsheet software.
  • Effectively uses campus' clinical information and documentation application programs.
  • Proven ability to utilize clinical trial management systems.
  • Proven ability to access and interpret data from clinical research studies, including the understanding of epidemiological research methods
  • Demonstrated record of excellent attendance and punctuality

Preferred Qualifications
  • Grant-writing experience, including compiling proposals and working on progress reports to federal agencies
  • Demonstrated skills in employee supervision and HR administration.  Demonstrated experience in training others, particularly in the field of clinical research.  Demonstrated significant leadership potential when working in teams.
  • Basic data analysis skills using Stata or SAS or other statistical software.
  • Some prior leadership experience
  • Project management training preferred

Position Type
Full Time
Department Name
Equal Employment Opportunity
The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.
Department Description
The UCSF Division of Rheumatology is one of the oldest and most respected rheumatology groups in the United States. For decades, it has distinguished itself as a leader in clinical research that aims to improve health outcomes and reduce health disparities for people with rheumatologic conditions. Our physicians deliver expert care at San Francisco General Hospital, UCSF Health, and the San Francisco Veterans Affairs hospital.  The Division runs several clinical practices, conducts basic and clinical research, and educates medical students, residents, clinical fellows, and postdoctoral scholars.  In addition, the Division has significant and complex financial and administrative relationships with the Department of Medicine (DOM) and the UCSF Medical Center, as well as large patient care programs, large clinical, federal, and privately supported research programs, and 7 faculty laboratories. The Division has a sponsored research portfolio of $10+ million per year including over 40 sponsored awards, as well as at the Russell Engleman Rheumatology Research Center which has an endowment principal of $30 million and generates an income of $1.3 million per year in support of its clinical, research, training, and service missions.  The Clinical Research Supervisor would become an integral part of the UCSF Rheumatology Qualify and Informatics Lab, joining an experienced group of scholars including rheumatology clinical and research faculty, epidemiologists, biostatisticians, and data scientists, and clinical research coordinators.
About UCSF
The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. We bring together the world’s leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells.
Pride Values
UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence – also known as our PRIDE values.

In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity – both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at

Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.
Zuckerberg San Francisco General (ZSFG)

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