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Research Project Manager

Position Information

Position Information

Date Posted 10/03/2017
Open Until Filled No
Anticipated Application Deadline (Close date) 12/02/2017
Working Title Research Project Manager
Job Classification Research IV
Department Name 35296-Med-Critical Care Medicine
Job Type Staff
Position Number 0135637
Hiring Range $30,732.00 - $49,296.00
Position Description

The University of Pittsburgh’s Department of Critical Care Medicine is seeking a Research Project Manager for projects related to critical care delivery in the United States. Primary job duties include managing the coordination of project activities, implementing and monitoring internal project procedures, and ensuring project deadlines are met.

This position involves the day-to-day management of single- and multi-site research protocols from inception through project completion. At the grant submission stage, the incumbent has primary responsibility for coordinating the grant submission, and may also assist with writing the proposal. The incumbent is responsible for collaborating with the PI and core service managers to prepare budget justifications and scopes of work as well as with the grant analyst to assure funds are allocated appropriately. The incumbent submits for Institutional Review Board approval and responds to any concerns raised by the IRB. The incumbent writes and compiles the information necessary for annual reports required by the funding source. The incumbent supervises the project personnel at various sites ensuring compliance with the study protocol. Coordinates communication across all sites and documents decisions at meetings. This position will be responsible for multiple projects and requires the ability to adjust priorities frequently.

The incumbent must be adaptable, demonstrate initiative, motivation, be able to make good decisions in a hectic environment. He/She should have experience in the conduct of clinical research. Incumbent must possess knowledge of good clinical practice guidelines and procedures and the ability to independently manage and drive projects forward and to effectively solve problems. Incumbent must be highly analytical and possess good communication skills, both written and oral, be detail oriented and organized.

Bachelor’s Degree in relevant field and two years of experience in research setting required. Experience in a critical care research setting preferred.

The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EEO/AA/M/F/Vets/Disabled

Education Required Master's
Minimum Related Experience Level Required 2-3 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position

Master’s degree in a healthcare related field required.

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.

Assignment Category Regular, Full-Time
Percent Effort 100
Scheduled Work Hours 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 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?
    • 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