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Project Manager II, Social Sciences and Health Policy

Winston Salem, NC, United States
Job ID: 95059
Job Family: Professional Services
Status: Full Time
Shift: Day
Job Type: Regular
Department Name: 55811085045117-Public Health Sciences-Social Sciences


Department of Social Sciences and Health Policy has an opportunity for an experienced Project Manager II to work with cancer-related research projects.  Excellent project management skills and experience in managing clinical trials is required.  IRB and regulatory policy experience is also desired. 


Under administrative review, performs management level work directed toward the planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of a multi-center study or multiple large studies.  Requires the use of judgment and discretion in performing the assigned duties and responsibilities related to the project.  These actions tend to establish precedents and direction for the project(s).


Master's degree in Psychology, Nursing, or Basic Science with two years' relevant administrative and medical experience in research projects or other health-related activities; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience. One year’s experience in a supervisory capacity.


  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrates knowledge of scientific principles
  • Experience in both single- and multi-center studies


  1. Oversees the operational activities at the clinical site(s) and coordinates the activities of a multi-center study or multiple large studies.
  2. Collaborates with principal investigator(s) in developing plans for research projects and to discuss the interpretation of results. Negotiates protocol changes with funding agency/sponsor.
  3. Assumes major responsibility for the successful and timely completion of the tasks that comprise the implementation and analysis phases of a multi-center study or multiple studies including planning, development, implementation, and evaluation.
  4. Coordinates the hiring of and provides direction to support staff.  Plans and coordinates training sessions for project personnel located at the different clinical sites. Oversees recruitment, data collection, and follow-up activities.
  5. Translates planning and design decisions into concrete activities and tasks for project implementation, and sets priorities for project implementation.
  6. Evaluates and interprets collected clinical data. Manages the preparation of progress reports and quality control monitoring; participate in the analysis of study data and the writing of scientific papers for publication.
  7. Develops data collection forms, procedural manuals, and other documents required for project implementation and evaluation.
  8. Ensures that all aspects of the following are completed:
  9. Study is conducted in accordance to the study protocol and contract
  10. Legal aspects adhere to state and federal regulations and guidelines
  11. Requirements of the Medical School and the University comply with the conduct of the study
  12. Technical requirements of the funding agency are met, including auditing requirements
  13. Conducts site visits to evaluate staff and study activities. Coordinates sponsor audits.
    Represents the project to all related community agencies and organizations, serving as the study’s liaison, spokesperson, and representative.
  14. Conducts meetings and visits with potential study sponsors to promote WFUHS as a study site.
  15. Attends and participates in national and local meetings related to the planning, operation, and evaluation of the study.
  16. Assists industry representatives (pharmaceutical, device, etc.) in planning and implementing future studies due to extensive knowledge in the specific field of research.
  17. Responsible for developing and monitoring the study budget(s).  Compiles and prepares financial progress reports. Tracks payments by sponsors, assuring correct amount received for each participant and testing.
  18. Performs other related duties incidental to the work described herein.


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