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#105231 Project Manager - Clinical Trials Project Mgmt

Filing Deadline: Fri 8/14/2020

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 08/05/20 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 08/14/20. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.


The Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI), an organized research unit at UCSD, was established to provide education, training and infrastructure for clinical research in the San Diego area that encompasses four hospital systems, two universities and four biomedical research organizations. The mission of the ACTRI is to create an environment that advances health care through interactions between basic scientists, clinical investigators, community physicians, and patients.

In conjunction with senior team members, the Project Manager oversees the management of key projects of the Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI) and investigators who use ACTRI resources. Will provide project management support and analysis for multiple projects, including projects for ACTRI investigators and internal units requesting ongoing support. Provides important inputs and analyses to the management of key projects led by the Project Management Office and Research Transformation team. Will work with senior project managers to execute projects and initiatives, will be responsible for providing business and process analyses, including preparing timelines, benchmarks, financial resources, process maps, or other tools. Will effectively communicate with service directors and stakeholders on project timelines and provide written and oral reports to the PM team and stakeholders on the status of active projects and action items.

Under general supervision, the Project Manager applies skills with an understanding of industry-wide business process and analysis practices and organizational policies and procedures. Resolves a wide range of business process issues of moderate scope. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques to obtain solutions. Competency in selecting methods and techniques to obtain solutions. Responsibilities include management of specific business process projects in support of UC San Diego business units. Conduct detailed analysis of systems, processes, applications, policies and/or procedures. Participate in the collection of business process data, model current and future business processes, analyze and validate business processes, and be responsible for project and system documentation and user guides as needed.


  • Bachelor's Degree in related area; and/or equivalent experience/training.

  • A mininum of two (2+) years or more of relevant experience.

  • Thorough knowledge of common organization- or research-specific and other computer application programs. Experience with cloud-based collaboration tools to facilitate status reporting and channelized communications.

  • Proven ability to analyze, research and synthesize large amounts of data with strong attention to detail. Capable of extracting data from cloud-based systems to contribute to data analysis and driving decisions.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Experience working with medical personnel and investigators, with an ability to learn how to read research protocols.

  • Strong ability to multi-task with demanding time frames. Ability to lead or support multiple projects or protocols simultaneously, with wide variety of investigators and administrative stakeholders.

  • Working knowledge of applicable policy analysis techniques. Ability to capture lessons learned and standard operating procedures into reusable documents for instruction or workflow enablement.

  • Demonstrates ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns. Experience prioritizing a portfolio and escalating issues appropriately for triage.

  • Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality. Familiarity with PHI and HIPAA principles for systems and data analysis.


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!


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