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#105233 Sr. 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. The Senior 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.

The incumbent will independently lead ACTRI and clinical research projects and facilitate projects that require multiple ACTRI services so that the services are seamlessly integrated from the investigator perspective. Track service requests from the investigators to assure that the requested services are provided in a timely fashion. Will be responsible for providing project management services to certain projects as needed, including preparing timelines, benchmarks, financial resources, Gantt charts or other tools to assure timely and efficient completion of projects. Provide management for clinical research projects, including clinical trials that require assistance with project design, budgets, regulatory submissions, clinical services, and subject accrual.

Effectively communicate with service directors and stakeholders when projects are not progressing according to timelines. Provide written and oral reports to the PM team and stakeholders on status of active projects. The incumbent will work with the Research Transformation team on process improvements across the clinical research lifecycle. Partner with ACTRI units to identify business issues, gather requirements, architect potential solutions, and drive technical implementation.

The Senior Project Manager will independently manage projects across all areas of clinical and translational research. Assist the PM team with project planning, project charters, statements of work, resource planning, risk analysis, status reports, and “lessons learned” documentation. Provide project-specific administration in accordance with University policy for travel, purchasing, and other internal tasks. Support the programmatic and infrastructure activities. Serve as point of contact for meeting attendees and/or collaborating institutions. Call meetings, produce progress reports and follow-up opportunities for future collaboration by writing capabilities documents and aiding dialogue.


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

  • A minimum of three (3+) or more years of relevant experience.

  • 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.

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

  • Proven policy analysis techniques. Experience communicating techniques to less experienced personnel and turning lessons learned into templates for future efficiencies.

  • Excellent analytical/problem-solving skills. Fluent with spreadsheet or database-style outputs and using collaboration tools to track progress on data sets.

  • Strong skills in analyzing, researching and synthesizing large amounts of data for preparing sound and relevant proposals/analyses. Capable of extracting data from cloud-based systems and experience with joined data sources to drive conclusions.

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

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


Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

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