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The Medical Practice Evaluation Center (MPEC) and the Infectious Diseases Clinical Research Unit (ID CRU) at Massachusetts General Hospital are partnering to contribute to the body of knowledge understanding long COVID and its lingering physical, mental, and neurological symptoms through participation in the nation-wide NIH-funded RECOVER study.
MPEC is seeking a personable, highly organized, and enthusiastic Project Manager interested in playing a central role in leading this ground-breaking study. The Project Manager will work side-by-side with Dr. Ingrid Bassett, the MGH Principal Investigator of the study and co-director of the Medical Practice Evaluation Center (MPEC), as well as her team, and will be responsible for providing logistical, administrative, and managerial direction for the project. Further, the Project Manager will serve as the linchpin of the team, playing a pivotal role in the professional development and growth of the individuals reporting to them. Intellectual curiosity, flexibility, and a sense of humor are musts.
While we envision this as a full-time (40-hour) commitment, we can accommodate a flexible 20+ hour position for the right candidate.
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Project Manager Responsibilities
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following activities: 
Logistical and Administrative Study Management Responsibilities
·        Develop standard operating procedures (SOPs) and maintain research files and case report forms (CRFs) for documentation of study participant visits
·        Ensure research integrity and compliance by developing best practices, provide ongoing training, and monitoring for adherence to applicable regulations
·        Serve as a liaison between the financial management team and the research team
·        Provide expertise and problem-solving in research-related participant care
·        Coordinate administrative aspects of the project employing tools such as Asana and VeevaVault to identify and monitor project goals, deliverables, and tasks
·        Run weekly staff meetings and other meetings needed to promote forums for communication of information and opportunities for team discussion and problem-solving
Managerial/Personnel Responsibilities
·        Facilitate MGH’s RECOVER staff recruitment effort by interfacing with HR, conducting interviews, and participating in hiring decisions
·        Proactively take steps to help others move forward, whether it is planning project-specific meetings, getting people to make decisions, enlisting additional resources, etc.
·        Coach and develop Clinical Research Coordinators (supervisory responsibilities may also be assigned, depending on experience)
·        Promote collaboration and a work environment conducive to teamwork and employee engagement
Competencies required:
Planning, Organizing, and Coordinating
·        Skilled in identifying opportunities to improve the 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
Team Management
·        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
·        Motivated to help the team achieve results and meet deadlines
·        Identifies key priorities and helps manage change and ambiguity
·        Keen ability to anticipate and address potential issues proactively
·        Problem-solving skills, including the ability to gather information, identify resources, and imagine alternatives
Communication Skills
·        Excellent written and verbal communication skills
·        Ability to represent MPEC and RECOVER with the utmost professionalism and ability to build strong relationships inside and outside the group
·        Cognizant and respectful of cultural differences; bilingual and bicultural candidates are particularly encouraged to apply
Analytical Skills
·        Intellectual curiosity and willingness to learn
·        Rigorous academic and/or professional background including healthcare work, clinical trials, or other research activities
·        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.
·        Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years working in healthcare or a clinical research setting; Master’s degree preferred
·        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
Working conditions:
Duties may be carried out in a hybrid office environment, with on-site time at MGH main campus in Boston and MGH Chelsea campus. Occasional evening or weekend work may be required.
Supervisory Responsibility:
The Project Manager will be responsible for providing daily guidance and expertise for a team of 6-10 research staff.  Supervisory duties may be assigned, depending on experience.
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.