Research Project Manager - Epidemiological Research - Kaiser Permanente

LOCATION: Pasadena, CA

CLOSING DATE: January 14, 2019


JOB #: 13408

POSTED: December 14, 2018


Manages all aspects of a medium to large scale research study and two (2) or more small to medium-sized studies or two (2) to four (4) medium to large studies. Supervises project staff. Works independently in accordance with established objectives. Work subject to occasional review.

 Essential Functions:

- Manages all aspects of a medium to large scale research study and two (2) or more small to medium-sized studies or two (2) to four (4) medium to large studies.

- May assist in development of study tools (e.g. tracking forms, questionnaires, chart review forms, etc.).
- Develops and implements study protocols/ operation manuals.
- Monitors progress of study activities (e.g. data collection and validation, recruitment, pilot studies, focus groups, etc.) and ensures that study objectives are met.
- Contributes to high level discussions with funding agencies and research teams from other organizations.
- Prepares progress reports independently and/ or collaboratively.
- May participate in the training of new team members and/or clinical staff.
- Ensures that all staff administrative requirements and certifications are complete and current.
- Identifies staff training needs and resources to address needs.
- Assists in the creation and dissemination of staff development materials.
- If assigned to clinical trial, will work with Sponsors/ monitors at clinical sites.
- Adheres to compliance and privacy/ confidentiality requirements and standards.
- Adheres to GCP and compliance regulations for clinical trials.
- Oversees data collection and conducts data analysis. Implements quality control and quality assurance measures.
- Acquires and maintains knowledge of KP systems and databases.
- Makes decisions for day-to-day operations of projects including the resolution of technical problems and questions from project staff.
- Collaborates with Sr. Research Project Managers and Unit Manager to facilitate Unit operations.
- Negotiates and manages time commitments and resources.
- Interfaces with IRB and drafts IRB protocols, amendments, continuing reviews, etc.
- Supervises and manages the day-to-day activities of project staff including evaluating performance and conducting regular and annual performance meetings.
- Mentors, develops and trains staff.
- Conducts hiring and disciplinary actions in partnership with the Unit Manager.
- Provides consultation to investigators and project coordinators on staffing and staff-related concerns.
- Forms project team(s) and responsible for staff resources.
- May provide leadership and direction to multidisciplinary project teams.
- May co-author scientific papers with the investigator for presentation and/ or publication.
- Creates professional presentations and presents at professional/ scientific meetings.
- Serves as a member and may provide leadership on department or study-related committees.
- Prepares, manages and balances project budgets.
- Seeks to develop cost effective ways to manage study resources.
- Assists investigators in developing and preparing grant proposals by contributing to portions of grant proposals.
- May contribute to development of study methodology.
Basic Qualifications:
- Minimum seven (7) years of experience in a healthcare and/or research setting to include management responsibility.
-Minimum six (6) years of professional experience in research principles, design and strategies, biostatistical analyses and data interpretation.
- Minimum five (5) years of self-directed work managing projects, preferably research projects.
- Minimum four (4) years of leadership experience to include two (2) years of direct personnel management experience.
- Master’s degree in public health, health care administration, epidemiology, or related field, OR six (6) years of experience in a directly related field.
- High School Diploma or General Education Development (GED) required.
License, Certification, Registration
- N/A
Additional Requirements:

- Experience developing and presenting professional reports and presentations to senior-level audiences.
- Experience developing and managing budgets, preferably research project budgets.

- Ability and/or experience in developing and implementing research instruments.

- Conducts and interprets quantitative and/ or qualitative analyses.

- Must be able to work in a Labor/Management Partnership environment.

 Preferred Qualifications:
- Master’s degree, preferably in the health care field.

-MPH with an epidemiology concentration.

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