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Senior Project Manager

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 11/14/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 12/15/2017
Working Title Senior Project Manager
Job Classification Administrator IV
Department Name 35296-Med-Critical Care Medicine
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0135529
Hiring Range $46,644.00 - $76,440.00
Position Description

The CRISMA Center, a research group in the Department of Critical Care Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh, is seeking a Senior Project Manager with an entrepreneurial spirit and a broad set of capabilities to lead several new initiatives that fuse elements from randomized clinical trials with big data analytics to further the exploration of precision medicine, personalized care research arcs, and the impact on the healthcare industry. The incumbent not only will be instrumental in providing high-level oversight of multiple federally and industry-funded research projects but he/she will also leverage the Center’s reputation for conducting leading-edge research to identify prospective collaborators and explore additional funding sources.

Responsibilities include development, recommendation, and implementation of project strategies, frequent interaction with prospective and existing sponsors and collaborators, serving as the lead resource for investigators and other affiliated study personnel, tracking the progress of various efforts, and generation of project reports and manuscripts. The incumbent may grow to include management of project-specific research personnel.

An innovative approach to solving problems, expert organization and attention to detail, and the ability to adjust priorities frequently are essential to success. Robust constituent-building, interpersonal, and communication skills are crucial due to frequent collaboration with professionals across all levels, from senior healthcare administrators and industry leaders to departmental faculty and investigators. The candidate must have, or be able to quickly develop, a thorough understanding of the scientific goals of all related projects. The ideal candidate will have a strong background in research, preferably in a prospective multi-center trial setting, with an understanding of big data analytics drawn from electronic health records.

Education Required Master's
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 5-6 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

Master’s Degree in Healthcare Administration, Public Health, Business Administration, or similar field.

At least five years of experience in a research setting, or commensurate amount of education and experience in a clinical or research setting; experience in critical care medicine or health services research ideal.
The incumbent will be expected to operate independently, taking the initiative and exercising the judgment necessary to carry out responsibilities required to meet the established goals. Must be able to establish and maintain professional relationships as well as exercise professional judgment with internal and external contacts. Must remain aware of scope of project and present status to adequately discuss the project.

Required Licenses/Certifications
Child Protection Clearances

The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check, FBI Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.

Background Check For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check.
Assignment Category Regular, Full-Time
Percent Effort 100
Scheduled Work Hours 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
Campus Pittsburgh
University Benefits

The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:

• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match

• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance

• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)

• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time

For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a master's degree or will have completed one by the end of this current term?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * How did you hear of this position at the University of Pittsburgh?
    • Career Development Center (CDC)
    • Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Commonwealth Workforce Development System (Formerly PA CareerLink)
    • Currently a University Employee
    • Pitt Career Services
    • Pittsburgh Post Gazette
    • Pittsburgh Technology Council
    • PittSource Search
    • Referral (Friend, University Employee, etc.), please specify below
    • Internet Search
    • Other: (Please specify below)
  3. * Please specify from above (if applicable):

    (Open Ended Question)

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume
Optional Documents