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Clinical Research Project Manager - Department of Neurology - College ofMedicine

Clinical Research Project Manager

 Department of Neurology

University of Cincinnati, College of Medicine


The University of Cincinnati is a premier, public, urban research university; ranked as one of America’s top 26 public research universities by the National Science Foundation. U.S. News has ranked UC in the Top Tier of America’s Best Colleges. The Chronicle of Higher Education calls UC a “research heavyweight”. Forbes, Delta Sky and Travel + Leisure magazines have named UC one of the most beautiful campuses. #HottestCollegeInAmerica


UC is one of the largest employers in the Cincinnati region, employing over 15,000 full time and part time faculty, staff and student workers. The College of Medicine, Department of Neurology, is looking for a Clinical Research Project Manager. This position will support the University’s mission and commitment to excellence and diversity in our students, faculty, staff and all our activities.


Duties And Responsibilities Of The Position

  1. Serve as the lead project manager on a NIH-funded trial for 0.5 FTE of this full-time position.
  2. Works collaboratively with newly funded trial PIs during start-up activities in the pre-award period until a project manager is hired and trained.
  3. Provides guidance to NCC project managers for establishing trial timelines and completion date targets and work flow and process guidelines.
  4. Collaborates with NCC project manager to determine network project management and or site management services for new network trials.
  5. Works with NCC project manager to oversee distribution of trial specific Medwatch or safety reporting information.
  6. Contributes to the performance evaluation process of NCC project managers.
  7. Works in collaboration with the ClRB liaison on CIRB and fCOI issues in StrokeNet trials.
  8. Assists in the development of administrative and GCP network SOPs.
  9. Participates in network governance as a member of the Executive and Steering committees.
  10. May participate in working groups as a representative of NCC.
  11. Serves and as a resource for PPl/sponsor and NCC project managers for the submission of regulatory correspondence, progress and safety monitoring, and reporting to regulatory agencies.
  12. Participates, as needed, in clinical trial site assessments including but not limited to site initiation visits, closeout visits and regulatory or performance audit visits in conjunction with NDMC staff.
  13. Participates, as needed, the development of trial specific protocols/amendments, MOPs, and educational and training needs.
  14. Assume administrative director role for urgent matters and time sensitive activities when s/he is absent.
  15. Attend trial DSMB meetings if project manager is unavailable.
  16. Travel after normal business hours as required.


Skills and Characteristics Needed:

  • Ability to see the complexities of projects and understand how each role at the NCC contributes to getting the necessary work done in a timely manner.
  • Keeps supervisor and co-workers informed of necessary facts, related to job progress, projects, tasks, results, and/or problems.
  • Shares knowledge and expertise regarding the process or procedure required to carry out specific duties and responsibilities.
  • Adapts easily to changing situations.
  • Ability to listen first, ask questions, and then facilitate to direct with the answers and solutions at hand.
  • Promote cross-level and cross-functional collaboration within the NCC.
  • Supports employees with clear direction and help with problem-solving skills if necessary.
  • Attempts to lead with transparency and honesty.


Minimum Qualifications:   Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in related discipline or equivalent education/experience.    At least five (5) years of directly relevant experience, preferably in an academic or clinical setting


Degrees, Licensure, and/or Certification:  Appropriate certification strongly preferred


The University of Cincinnati, as a multi-national and culturally diverse university, is committed to providing an inclusive, equitable and diverse place of learning and employment. As part of a complete job application you will be asked to include a Contribution to Diversity and Inclusion statement.


As a UC employee, and an employee of an Ohio public institution, if hired you will not contribute to the federal Social Security system, other than contributions to Medicare. Instead, UC employees have the option to contribute to a state retirement plan (OPERS, STRS) or an alternative retirement plan (ARP).


The University of Cincinnati is an Affirmative Action / Equal Opportunity Employer / M / F / Veteran / Disabled.


REQ: 31066