Clinical Research Project Manager | University of Chicago (UC) Job at University of Chicago (UC), Chicago, IL

  • University of Chicago (UC)
  • Chicago, IL

Job Description

Location: Chicago, IL

Job Description:

  • Project management for high complexity clinical studies, including the scientific elements of study planning, monitoring, and execution of investigator-initiated research efforts and owning administrative tasks to ensure timely progress toward scientific milestones and deliverables.

  • Ensures project compliance with policies, procedures, directives, and mandates.

  • Perform significant role in the design, development and implementation of quantitative and qualitative research studies, including grant writing, survey development, participant recruitment/enrollment/interviewing.

  • Recognize abnormal results and varying conditions or procedures to correct problems, set up and perform experiments. Analyze meaning, significance, causes, and effects of the subject.

  • Support compliant conduct, regulatory, and administrative activities. Stay current with and manage regulatory processes including IRB, FDA, NIH, HIPAA, CITI,, Florence portal.

  • Responsible for training and supervising research trainees, students and staff. Ensures trainees meet project milestones and ensures completion of traineesâ™ research learning objectives.

  • Data collection, preparation, management, and analysis for both qualitative and quantitative analyses.

  • Support compliant conduct, regulatory, and administrative activities. 

  • Prepare and lead presentations and manuscripts, including as first author and presenter, for the purposes of presentation at scientific meetings and publication in peer-reviewed literature.

  • Support compliant conduct, regulatory and administrative activities, including leading development and management of IRB protocols, by liaising with peer experts in these domains.

  • Independently tracks data collection progress, identifies deviations from projected accrual plans, directs solutions to correct course, collaborates with research operations lead to ensure data collection progresses on budget and on time.

  • Performs and supervises others in literature search, synthesis and citation management, ensuring best practices.

  • Manages the daily administrative and technical activities in a single highly complex, large clinical trial or multiple moderately complex, concurrent clinical trials. Designs and guides internal and external audits and manages external surveys.

  • Solves complex problems relating to data management and the analysis of large administrative datasets. Works independently to develop, manage, and report on key data and ensures timeliness of data and reporting submissions from multiple investigators.

  • Acts as a resource on the basics of clinical research and related aspects of clinical study for colleagues with less experience. Prepares and evaluates writing protocols, IRB submissions, grant applications, manuscripts, reports, and dissemination tools.

  • Performs other related work as needed.

Preferred Qualifications


  • Master in related field (public health, epidemiology, etc.).


  • Five years of relevant research experience.

  • Knowledge and experience related to womenâ™s sexual health and social drivers of health.

Preferred Competencies

  • Excellent critical thinking/problem solving skills.

  • Strong analytic skills as well as proficiency in STATA, R or equivalent programs required; qualitative data analysis using ATLAS-TI and similar qualitative software packages.

  • Expertise in epidemiology, social science, populations studies, clinical trials and/or community health.

  • Experience in NIH grant writing, manuscript writing and writing and implementing human subjects protocols.

  • Proven expert level proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and scientific search engines.

  • Demonstrated leadership, interpersonal and relationship building skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to work independently or in team in a fast-paced, environment.

  • Excellent organization and verbal and written communication skills, as well as the ability to work effectively with people from many backgrounds.

  • Ability to work with sensitive subject matter.

Working Conditions

  • Office/Lab environment.

Application Documents

  • Resume (required)

  • Cover Letter (required)

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

Staff Job seekers in need of a reasonable accommodation to complete the application process should call 773-702-5800 or submit a request via the Applicant Inquiry Form.

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