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Project Manager I - Center for Health Research

Primary Location Portland, Oregon Job Number 1126393 Date posted 11/14/2022
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To coordinate research project(s) to assure compliance with protocol, budget and timelines.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • (Project Planning and Implementation) Assist with protocol development, implementation and changes across CHR/ KP departments, other institutions and the project coordinating center. Assist with the development of research project timeline, procedures, forms, scripts, manuals, and tracking systems. Coordinate administrative, technical and scientific day-to-day operations of the study to assure project goals and timelines are met, quality data is collected and managed, and to assure participant and/or data confidentiality. Use appropriate computer programs to assist in data collection, tracking, ordering laboratory tests or procedures, or communication, such as RRS, Health Connect, study specific programs, PAS, and other computer software as needed. Develop a high functioning project team that supports the project goals and objectives. Participate in regional and national project meetings and conference calls. Act as functional lead for project staff.

  • (Grants/Contract Management): Administer the grant/contract per federal rules and regulations and/or specific grant/contract language. Manage the operational budget and sub-contracts; authorize payment of study related bills. Work with CHR finance department and the funding agency to assure budget and reporting compliance. Coordinate the development of the continuation budget. Consult on the development of new proposal budgets. Assist in the preparation of project reports for PI review and approval.

  • (Administrative) Oversee the work of project staff (i.e.: hourly, students, volunteer). Coordinate and participate in all project meetings and conference calls. Act as a functional lead.

  • (QA) Coordinate the development of quality assurance procedures, monitor data collection, and data transfers in accordance with CHR policies and procedures. Coordinate the work of the project investigators and other data quality control experts in the development and implementation of quality assurance procedures, monitor data collection, and work with research analysts in monitoring data transfers in accordance with CHR policies and procedures. In conjunction with the PI and IRB director, assure compliance with all Human Subjects rules and regulations; prepare annual IRB reviews.

  • (Dissemination) Summarize and share project information with other sites and the coordinating center of the project in a way that will be useful for future projects as well as the project at hand. Develop and write procedures per protocol guidelines. Maintain regular contact with other project administrators in order to share information and ideas. Maintain contact with Kaiser providers and/or others throughout the region as needed for the project. Assist with writing papers, track papers in process, and assist with planning for project papers and posters to be presented at national and international conferences. Performs other duties as requested.

  • Basic Qualifications:


  • Minimum two (2) years of experience/and or education in social, behavioral, medical, or health services research.

  • Minimum one (1) year of increasing responsibility in research project assistance and/or management.

  • Minimum one (1) year of experience as a functional supervisor and/or lead in the coordinating/directing of activities of others. 

  • Education

  • Bachelor's degree OR four (4) years of experience in a directly related field.

  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.

  • License, Certification, Registration

  • N/A

  • Additional Requirements:

  • Working knowledge of medical and health care issues sufficient to communicate effectively and to collaborate with senior managers and/or principal investigators.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of health-related research, from proposal submission through data collection and analysis to dissemination of findings.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of the administrative support role which includes the recording and modifications to the project plan, documentation of project meetings, tracking expenditures to the budget and the implementation and tracking of quality assurance plans, effective communication skills, comprehensive system software applications.

  • Demonstrates customer-focused service skills.

  • Working ability to use basic computer programs (i.e. MS WORD for preparing manuals of procedures and project documentation, EXCEL for projecting and managing project budgets, PowerPoint for preparing project presentations, ACCESS for tracking project events).

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Excellent organizational skills.

  • Ability to function as the lead/resource for project needs.

  • Preferred Qualifications:

  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in social, behavioral, medical, or health services research.

  • Minimum two (2) years as a Functional Supervisor.

  • Minimum two (2) years as a Lead position coordinating/directing the activities of others.

  • Minimum one (1) year of experience with budget development and management.

  • Thorough knowledge of scientific research and methodology.

  • Thorough knowledge of budget management and development.

  • Comprehensive knowledge of systems software applications.

  • Familiar with statistical packages and applications.

  • Bachelor's degree with a research/health focus and course work relating to financial management
  • Primary Location: Oregon,Portland,Center for Health Research Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 09:00 AM Working Hours End: 05:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: NUE-NW-01|NUE|Non Union Employee Job Level: Entry Level Department: Center for Health Research - Rsrch-Invstgtr Staffg Mdl Dept - 1001 Travel: No Kaiser Permanente is an equal opportunity employer committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce. Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy), age, sexual orientation, national origin, marital status, parental status, ancestry, disability, gender identity, veteran status, genetic information, other distinguishing characteristics of diversity and inclusion, or any other protected status.