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Clinical Project Manager-170493

Position Information

Position Type Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)
Department Carolina Population Center-631100
Working Title Clinical Project Manager
Appointment Type EHRA Non-Faculty Research
Position Posting Category Research Professionals
Salary Range Dependent on qualifications
Full Time/Part Time? Full-Time Permanent
Hours per Week 40
Vacancy ID NF0004042
Position ID 01001451
Posting Open Date 10/02/2019
Application Deadline 10/17/2019
Open Until Filled No
Proposed Start Date 12/02/2019
Position Summary

This position is the Clinical Project Manager for the Identifying an Optimal Method of PPIUD Insertion (PPIUD) Project. The PPIUD project is a project funded by an anonymous donor for 2.5-3 years to evaluate the optimal insertion technique for postpartum intrauterine device insertion in two locations (Ethiopia and India). The project includes a cluster-randomized controlled clinical trial and several sub-studies to evaluate both clinical and non-clinical outcomes. The position is based at the Carolina Population Center (CPC) of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-CH). The PPIUD project focuses on the following: (1) rigorous conduct of a cluster-randomized controlled trial of PPIUD insertion comparing two techniques; (2) evaluation of provider and client satisfaction with the method and costs associated with insertion; (3) translation of findings into program and policy relevant findings that can be used to inform local, regional, and global family planning programs; and (4) capacity strengthening for monitoring and evaluation of local and regional partners.

The Clinical Project Manager will join a dynamic research team including experts in OB/GYN, clinical trials, social sciences, public health, health economics, and statistics. The project involves two main international subcontractors and numerous in-country team members who will be contracted to participate in the local data collection, analysis, and dissemination efforts. The person in this position will work closely with the Project Co-Directors, and the in-country Project Managers and Field Coordinators in both India and Ethiopia.

The Clinical Project Manager will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of this complex, large-scale project. The responsibilities include:

Project leadership and Delivery: overseeing the development and monitoring of data collection; leading the clinical team to ensure quality, timelines and budget management; acting as primary liaison between UNC and country partners to ensure project launch, conduct, and closeout according to contractual agreements; being accountable for the financial performance; being accountable for all project deliverables for assigned projects; and coordinating activities and deliverables of all project partners and proactively identifying and managing issues.

Clinical Compliance: ensuring compliance with Good Clinical Practices (GCPs), relevant Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs), and regulatory requirements.
Reporting and Communication: being accountable for maintenance of project information on a variety of databases and systems; maintaining and evaluating project progress using timelines and other tracking/analysis tools; being responsible for project management components of inspection readiness for the project conduct; providing oversight for development and implementation of project plans in accordance with study operation documents; independently preparing, coordinating, and presenting project material at internal and external meetings; directing the activities of assigned Project Support staff; line managing and mentoring other project management team members and clinical staff; facilitating team building and communication; preparing project management reports; implementing resource strategies to achieve project goals; and developing contingency planning and risk mitigation strategies to ensure successful delivery of project goals.

Team Management: train and support in-country Project Managers, as needed; facilitate team training in accordance with protocol and/or project requirements; line manage other project management team members and clinical monitoring staff as needed for successful completion of goals.

The Clinical Project Manager will work closely with a full-time Technical Project Manager based at CPC and each will be responsible for supporting work in either Ethiopia or India.

The Clinical Project Manager will report to the Project Co-Directors.

Educational Requirements

A graduate-level degree in public health, social sciences, or related area.

Qualifications and Experience

A minimum of five years of experience in undertaking and managing a complex research project is required, preferably within a university setting and on clinical trials. She/he must be able to develop implementation plans and timelines for research and technical activities, write clearly, do occasional public speaking, and coordinate activities across a variety of individuals in many locations. S/he will require outstanding organizational and management skills as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills. Experience monitoring project financial status and developing budgets desirable. Experience overseeing clinical compliance issues for large clinical trials desirable. Availability to travel up to 25% of time to foreign and domestic locations. Familiarity with global family planning and reproductive health issues is also highly desirable. A demonstrated ability to work and collaborate within and across teams both inside and outside the organization is highly important.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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Required Documents

  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter

Optional Documents

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select the response below that describes your level of education that best or mostly closely satisfies the education requirements for this position.
    • Bachelor’s degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
    • Bachelor's degree in any field/discipline
    • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
    • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in any field/discipline
    • None of the above
  2. * Have you traveled outside the U.S. for work or study? Describe your most recent trip (limit 200 words).

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  3. * Describe your experience using tablet-based data collection (limit 100 words).

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