The Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Unit (ID CRU) at Massachusetts General Hospital has been working in earnest to contribute to the body of knowledge essential to understanding COVID-19. The Unit is now setting its sites on better understanding long COVID and its lingering physical, mental, and neurological symptoms.
We are seeking a personable, highly organized, and substantially experienced Project Manager interested in playing a central role in launching this long COVID study as well as several other studies of global import. The Project Manager will work side-by-side with ID CRU leadership and will be responsible for providing managerial, logistical, and administrative direction for the ID CRU. Further, we envision the Project Manager serving as the linchpin of the team, playing a pivotal role in the professional development and growth of the individuals reporting to them.
Central to the CRU’s mission is a desire to improve representation in clinical trials, and by extension, improve health equity; we seek team members who are similarly mission-driven. Intellectual curiosity, flexibility, and a sense of humor are also musts.
Given our desire to build longitudinal relationships with colleagues, collaborators, and study participants, we request a minimum 2-year commitment. Collaborations beyond 2-years are most welcome.
Interested candidates are encouraged to apply via www.massgeneral.org/careers. **When applying, please upload a cover letter and resume.**
· Facilitate ID CRU staff recruitment effort including interface with HR, conduct interviews, and participate in hiring decisions.
· Assist, support, and coach staff in attaining departmental and institutional required competencies, training, and certifications, and ensure adherence to safe practice in the conduct of clinical research. This includes the orientation of new team members to CRU-specific materials, e.g., resource manuals, checklists, etc.
· Coordinate administrative aspects of multiple active and pending projects employing tools like Asana. At project outset, clarify project goals, deliverables, tasks, timeline, and research team. Throughout project duration, plan, track, and report on project tasks, responsible parties, timelines, etc.
· Develop standard operating procedures (SOPs) and maintain research files and case report forms (CRFs) for documentation of study participant visits in accordance with current regulations.
· Oversee regulatory correspondence with internal and external agencies.
· Promote collaboration and a work environment conducive to teamwork and employee engagement.
· Promote forums for communication of information and opportunities for team discussion and problem-solving by running weekly staff meeting and other meetings as needed.
· Provide expertise and problem-solving in research-related study participant care situations.
· Aid CRU staff in prioritizing projects and tasks.
· Forge local partnerships and engage in community outreach in underserved areas of Boston.
· Support local marketing functions that enhance relationships with new and existing community health centers.
· Contribute directly to scientific analysis, abstract submissions, and manuscript development as desired.
· Serve as a liaison between financial management team and research team regarding status and timelines of projects and their associated funds.
· Participate in the development of strategies to provide for the financial solvency of the CRU.
· Represent the CRU in hospital and other forums and interact with sponsors in a leadership capacity.
Planning, Organizing and Coordinating
· Skilled in identifying opportunities to improve efficiency of research operations and subsequently execute improvements
· Time management skills with the capability to prioritize among multiple requests from multiple individuals and the ability to change direction in response to a fluctuating work environment
· Ability to delegate and prioritize and assist others with prioritizing study tasks
· Ability to work successfully in a collaborative environment
· Ability to manage diverse teams with different skillsets, work styles, and professional roles
Gets Results/Takes Initiative
· High personal work standards and sense of urgency about results
· Ability to anticipate the needs of the group in a fast-paced environment
· Problem-solving ability, including the ability to analyze complex situations, identify resources, and imagine alternatives
· Demonstrates initiative and identifies key priorities, even in ambiguous situations with limited direction
· Ability to work effectively under pressure and within short time constraints
· Consistently demonstrates a positive, "can-do" attitude
· Excellent written and verbal communication skills
· Ability to represent the ID CRU with the utmost professionalism and ability to build strong relationships inside and outside the group
· Ability to clarify and distill complex issues to a variety of stakeholders
· Demonstrated ability to lead discussions/meetings, and obtain cooperation and support from team
· Cognizant and respectful of cultural differences in communication approach; bilingual and bicultural candidates are particularly encouraged to apply
· Intellectual curiosity and willingness to learn
· Rigorous academic and/or professional background including healthcare work
· Extensive familiarity with clinical research
This description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by an employee within this position. The actual duties, responsibilities, and qualifications may vary based on need.
· Master’s degree preferred.
· Previous leadership experience in a progressively responsible position with experience in managing all aspects of clinical research study implementation required.
· Sound knowledge of principles of SOPs, GCP, FDA, IRB, clinical research methodology, regulations, and compliance required.
Equal opportunity employer:
Massachusetts General Hospital is an Equal Opportunity Employer actively committed to increasing the diversity of our faculty and staff. Women and members of underrepresented minority groups are strongly encouraged to apply.