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Full Job Title: Project Manager (Research Operations)- Cinti Children's Research Foundation

Job Number: 87976

Location: Cincinnati, OH

Date Posted: 3-6-2017

Reports directly to the Associate Director and Vice President for Cincinnati Children's Research Foundation (AD/VP). Works to coordinate and manage projects in areas of Basic, Translational, and Clinical Research as outlined by the AD/VP. Areas of responsibility include Shared Resource (Core) Facilities, Capital Equipment, Sponsored Programs, Space, and others. Data collection may be drawn from many areas and various systems across the organization. Extraordinary interpersonal skills and ability to drive progress are key components of this position.
  1. Identification of Opportunities to Enhance the Research Environment: Build collaborative relationships across the organization. Consult with organizational stakeholders to identify areas for improvement, analysis, and initiate goals for key projects. Partner with all aspects of the organization; prioritize work based on….
  2. Project Management -Work with organizational stakeholders for each project. Use appropriate project management tools and concepts (scope management, planning, budget management, risk/ issue management, communications management). Provide direction and guidance to team members on creation of project deliverables. Develop and execute work plans. Set priorities for tasks based on importance and urgency. Deliver project on time and within budget. Implement and manage process change, including the development of supporting policies and procedures for assigned projects.
  3. Project Execution: Create work products and project deliverables independently. Understand and meet expectations for deliverable quality and timeliness. Oversee the creation of work products by others to ensure quality.
  4. Research and Analysis: For research efforts, conduct/ support complex qualitative and quantitative analysis of project data, summarize findings, draw appropriate conclusions, and effectively communicate results to team. Manage and direct regulatory/ reporting activities related to projects (e.g., IRB, updates/ reports to funding agencies, etc.)
  5. Communication: Manage communication to and relationships with key project stakeholders (internal and external to CCHMC) and institution-wide. Compose, edit, and deliver written and verbal communications. Facilitate group discussions. Keep team members appropriately informed. Serve as coordinator for the creation and implementation of performance dashboards and scorecards for Research Operations. Coordinate the communication of milestones and results to the institution at large. Build collaborative relationships throughout CCHMC and CCRF to support the implementation of Research Operations programs and services.
  6. Mentor and Develop: Coach and mentor project team members. Understand and successfully perform the role of Supervisor (as appropriate). Assist junior-level staff in developing realistic goals and monitor ongoing development (as appropriate). Provide guidance and address junior level staff performance issues. Objectively evaluate performance and provide timely/ actionable development feedback.
  7. Project Operations: Support research and project management for Divisional or Institutional projects across all phases of the project life-cycle. Develop tools and processes and provide ongoing support.
REQUIRED SKILLS:Excellent communication skills (verbal, written, and interpersonal). Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse teams and interface effectively with internal and external key stakeholders at multiple levels within and beyond CCHMC. Advanced knowledge of PC-based software applications (Excel, Word, PowerPoint) and manual and web-based applications for collecting/ reporting data. Attention to detail and ability to own/ manage tasks to completion. Ability to break down complex projects into component tasks, sequence them and monitor performance. Ability to provide resolution of project issues and coordinate team schedules. Ability to provide effective direction to others in execution of project work. Experience coordinating/ executing complex projects. Comfortable working in a dynamic, fast-paced environment. Responsive to requests/ input. Ability to develop/ learn new skills. Demonstrated ability to lead quality improvement and/or process improvement activities. For research efforts, ability to lead and conduct basic secondary research (e.g., literature reviews) and advanced quantitative and qualitative analysis.
1. Working knowledge of laboratory research, clinical
research and/or clinical trials
2. Ability to gather information, define problems and see
opportunities for change
3. Ability to prioritize work in context of environment
4, Ability to analyze and report qualitative and
quantitative data
5. Ability to review, interpret and present research
performance data
6. Skilled in the application of quality improvement
7. Effectively organize and work with teams around
8. Strong interpersonal skills
9. Effective at building consensus
10. Results oriented, skilled at managing implementation
and execution of change
  • Bachelor's Degree in business, health care administration or related discipline
  • Seven years of relevant experience, including two years experience managing multiple highly complex projects (based on budget, number of resources, number of sites, technology environment, or stakeholder environment) and two years operational/ supervisory experience
  • Masters degree in Education, Healthcare, or related field
  • Three years of experience managing multiple highly complex projects
  • Project Management Professional Certification or other relevant certification

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