Philadelphia, Philadelphia County
Mar 11, 2014
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Duties: As part of a project management team, this position will manage the Publications Programs for a large multicenter cohort study (CRIC study) and a research consortium (CKD Biomarkers Consortium). This includes serving as the point of contact for submission of manuscript proposals from a vast group of investigators in the kidney disease research community, and acting as liaison between the proposal author, NIH representatives, and the study publications committees. This position will review proposals to identify areas of scientific overlap with existing manuscripts and ensure adherence with CRIC and CKD Biomarkers Consortium policies. In addition to tracking the progress of manuscript development/submission, this position will effectively communicate decisions and recommendations to investigators, providing scientific rationale for the decisions. This position will also manage two separate programs of research collaborations with external investigators, the large CRIC ancillary studies program (currently with more than 60 funded studies) and the CKD Biomarkers Consortium pilot and feasibility studies program. The pilot and feasibility studies program is a new program which this position will have a key role in development of the processes utilized for the program. This position will serve as the point of contact between the investigators submitting proposals and a review committee of investigators from each study group. He/she will perform preliminary review of the research proposals to ensure completeness and identify possible issues of scientific overlap with other proposals and communicate feedback and decisions of the review committees to the proposer. This position involves frequent communication with internal and external research collaborators. The position will also plan meetings, prepare meeting agendas and materials, assist with planning and support for off-site meetings, prepare summaries for internal and external meetings, perform simple website management and website content development, and document internal processes. Some travel is required.

Qualifications: A Bachelor's degree with a minimum of 3-5 years of project management experience, preferably in a research setting, or an equivalent combination of education and experience is required. Master's degree preferred. The successful candidate must have excellent interpersonal communication skills, both verbal and written. The ability to work independently as well as in a team setting is required. The successful candidate will possess excellent project management skills and organizational skills along with the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, prioritize tasks, and meet deadlines. Proficiency with Microsoft Office applications including Powerpoint, Word, Excel, and Access is required. Position contingent upon funding.

Reference Number: 40-17070

Salary Grade: 027

Employment Type: Exempt

Org: EB-Center for Clinical Biostatistics

Special Requirements: Background Check Required

Job Family: I-Technical/Professional Research