Program Manager - 71665
The Department of Dermatology at Stanford University is seeking a full-time Program Manager for the Cutaneous Lymphoma Research Group to perform work to support research or develop public programs and policies requiring a high degree of scientific knowledge. Supervise and train less experienced colleagues and provide consultation. The Program Manager will also manage complex, multifaceted projects and oversee all functional areas involved in delivery of various aspects of clinical programs/studies while meeting collaborators needs and adhering to the contracts.
Duties and Responsibilities include:
- Assist principal investigators with designing experiments constituting a phase of a research project for which precedents are few; conduct experiments, which may involve coordinating a complex experimental protocol.
- Independently identify/modify standard procedures based on judgment concerning the general goals of a project; select approaches in developing, testing, and evaluating new methods.
- Lead or participate in multidisciplinary teams (in academia, across different faculties or schools, and in industry, across different functions of the business).
- Co-author all or sections of a report for publication or professional presentation with the work being reviewed by the principal investigator or faculty.
- Collaborate with the principal investigator to design a research approach of a project and/or integrate results of the entire project.
- Complete project-related administrative and budgetary responsibilities of a limited scope as needed.
- Formally supervise and train new staff or students, including hiring, performance management, and related duties, in addition to instruction on techniques and consultation on project work.
- Perform the full range of project management cycle: initiating, planning, executing, monitoring and controlling, and closing. Independently lead and direct projects requiring high levels of functional integration and involving multiple disciplines to be managed.
- Responsible for managing, leading and motivating the assigned cross-functional project team, facilitating the team's ability to fulfill their responsibilities in accordance with project contracts, sponsor policies, procedures and SOPs.
- Responsible for managing project goals, opportunities, resources, timelines, and metrics.
- Direct development of an action plan, and estimate requirements for resources, including management, labor, materials, and time required to complete projects.
- Responsible for communicating, presenting effectively, and working seamlessly with all project stakeholders: one-on-one, meetings, facilitation, motivating, problem solving, status reporting, conflict management, and delegation.
- Generate and disseminate documentation based on audit and reporting criteria to investigators and research staff for sites involved in clinical data capture study.
- Collaborate with principal investigators and research support staff, monitor and resolve study queries.
- Develop project schedules, targets, measurements, and accountabilities, as assigned.
- Lead research team meetings and prepare/approve minutes.
- Provide leadership in determining, recommending, and implementing improvements to policies/processes; define best practices.
- Prioritize and extract data from a variety of sources such as notes, survey results, medical reports, and laboratory data, and maintain its accuracy and completeness.
- Use system reports and analyses to identify potentially problematic data, make corrections, and eliminate root cause for data problems or justify solutions to be implemented by others.
- Regularly inspect study documents to ensure ongoing regulatory compliance.
- Determine additional data collection and reporting requirements.
- Test prototype research database software and participate in approval and release process for new software.
- Design and customize reports based upon data in the research database.
- Create charts, perform statistical analyses, and develop graphs and tables for publication and presentation. Serve as a resource for non-routine inquiries such as requests for, data or statistics.
- Present ongoing work and findings to colleagues at academic conferences.
- Assist in grant applications
An ideal candidate will have:
* - Other duties may also be assigned
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills; excellent interpersonal skills.
- Good leadership, diplomacy, judgment, and decision-making skills.
- Ability to manage multiple priorities in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
- Knowledge of FDA processes, regulations and procedures.
- Firm understanding of the research process including but not limited to; the development of protocol, implementation of a successful research project, and management of RAs using project plans and coordinating teamwork assignments in the field
- Expert skills in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook). Microsoft Project and Adobe Acrobat.
EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE (REQUIRED):
- Graduate degree in an applicable social science related field and five years of applicable experience, or combination of education and experience in an applicable social science.
- Experience in management of projects with extensive size/complexity and moderate performance risk, including project planning, scheduling, tracking, and budgeting.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (REQUIRED):
- Expert level knowledge and skills in field of science related to research project.
- General computer skills and ability to quickly learn and master computer programs.
- Strong analytical skills and excellent judgment.
- Ability to work under deadlines with general guidance.
- Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to complete detailed work accurately.
- Highly effective written and oral communication skills to address a wide variety of audiences.
- Ability to productively assemble, engage, and lead cross-functional teams.
- Demonstrated resilience, diplomacy, influence, relationship building, and problem solving skills in a variety of situations.
- Keen grasp of interpersonal and impact awareness.
- Depth of knowledge in technical discipline/domain needed to deliver projects.
- Ability to work with human study participants.
- Supervisory skills.
CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES:
- Frequently perform desk-based computer tasks, grasp lightly/fine manipulation, lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
- Occasionally stand/walk, sit, use a telephone, writing by hand, and sort/file paperwork or parts.
- Rarely twist/bend/stoop/squat, kneel/crawl, rarely reach/work above shoulders, operate foot and/or hand controls.
* - Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of his or her job.
- May be exposed to blood borne pathogens.
- May be required to work non-standard, extended or weekend hours in support of research work.
Location: School of Medicine
Job Code: 4188