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With a staff of approximately 600, an annual budget of more than $100 million, and hundreds of projects under way at any given time, our research program is one of the largest and most respected in the industry.

PROJECT MANAGER III (FT)- Research and Development (Center for Health Research)

Location: Portland, OR Job Number: 700645 Date posted: 05/17/2018
Description: To coordinate large complex program project(s), multi-site project(s) or multiple projects within a research agenda to assure compliance with protocol, budget and timelines.

Essential Functions:
  • Project Planning and Implementation) Coordinate protocol development by the coordinating center or program office, implementation and changes across CHR/ KP departments, other institutions. Oversee the development of research project timeline, procedures, forms, scripts, manuals, and tracking systems. Responsible for the dissemination of protocols and training non-CHR site project managers. Oversee the administrative, technical and scientific day-to-day operation 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.
  • (Grants/Contract Management): Administer the grant/contract of either program project, multi-site, or multifunding agencies 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. Advise and consult on the development of new proposal budgets. May be assigned to develop some proposal sections. Prepare project reports for PI/manager review and approval.
  • 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. Maintain regular contact with other project administrators in order to share information and ideas. May be assigned specific writing tasks on proposals or manuscripts.
  • QA)Develop quality assurance procedures, monitor data collection, and data transfers in accordance with CHR policies and procedures. Collaborate with project investigators and research systems analysts in developing data quality assurance procedures, monitor data collection activities, and work with research analysts in monitoring data transfers in accordance with CHR policies and procedures. In conjunction with the PI, manager, and IRB director, assure compliance with all Human Subjects rules and regulations; prepare annual IRB reviews.
  • (Administrative) Coordinate with the principal investigator/manager hiring of project staff. Supervise project supervisors and or project staff in the performance of delegated tasks. Coordinate and participate in all project meetings and conference calls. Perform other duties as requested.


  • Basic Qualifications:
    Experience
  • Minimum ten (10) years of research experience.
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience managing health research projects at the PM1/PM2 level or similar position.
    Education
  • Master's degree in health-related fields or the combination of graduate course work OR six (6) years of experience in a directly related field.
  • High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
    License, Certification, Registration
  • N/A

    Additional Requirements:
  • Various combinations of research training and experience can qualify persons without a Master's degree or the equivalent for the PM3 position.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the principles of research project administration including a thorough knowledge of IRB reporting requirements.
  • Thorough knowledge of medical and health care issues sufficient to recognize and communicate the impact on the conduct of the study to the investigator.
  • Thorough knowledge of basic experimental design in the conduct of health research.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of budget management issues related to the conduct of health research and outside funding agencies.
  • Demonstrates customer-focused service skills.
  • Comprehensive knowledge and 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, PROJECT for developing time lines and action plans, ACCESS for tracking project events).
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • High competency in interpersonal/oral communication.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • Demonstrated proficiency in word processing, spread sheets and data management software.

    Preferred Qualifications:
  • Minimum eight (8) years of experience in management of health research projects.
  • Minimum three (3) years of supervisory experience.
  • Experience in multiple budget management.
  • Certification of proficiency from a professional organization in the conduct of clinical trials.
  • Working knowledge of medicine, public health and health services research issues.
  • Comprehensive knowledge of project management software including MS Project, EXCEL, WORD and ACCESS.
  • Excellent communication skills (oral and written).
  • High level of computer skills including word processing and spreadsheets.
  • Excellent organizational skills pertinent to the successful conduct of research trials.

    Primary Location: Oregon,Portland,Center for Health Research 3800 N. Interstate Ave. Scheduled Weekly Hours: 40 Shift: Day Workdays: Mon, Tue, Wed, Thu, Fri Working Hours Start: 8:00 AM Working Hours End: 5:00 PM Job Schedule: Full-time Job Type: Standard Employee Status: Regular Employee Group/Union Affiliation: Salaried, Non-Union, Exempt Job Level: Team Leader/Supervisor Job Category: Research and Development Department: Research and Development 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.

    External hires must pass a background check/drug screen. Qualified applicants with arrest and/or conviction records will be considered for employment in a manner consistent with federal and state laws, as well as applicable local ordinances, including but not limited to the San Francisco and Los Angeles Fair Chance Ordinances.
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    Recognized worldwide for their scientific expertise, our researchers collect data on topics including cardiovascular disease, diabetes, mental health, and drug safety — just to name a few.

    In addition to studies centered at these facilities, our physicians and researchers conduct clinical trials of new drugs, medical devices, and other therapies through several organized centers and independently at single sites. Put together, Kaiser Permanente's research centers and scientists comprise one of the largest and most comprehensive nonacademic research programs in the United States.

    As a member of this team, you'll engage in meaningful work that has the power to affect outcomes and improve global health. Focused on areas like public-sector health services, epidemiology, and behavioral and clinical research, the work you do will ultimately allow us to improve the cost effectiveness and quality of the care we deliver — all while saving lives.

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