The Clinical Research Project Manager is responsible for the overall management, coordination, and research activities of the ELSI and translational or clinical research projects including cross-group communications, execution, and completion of different research components. This role will contribute scientific knowledge, expertise in genetic counseling, analytical and writing skills and team communication of data analysis, preparation of clinical documents, and planning of scientific reports. The incumbent will conduct literature review while coordinating the development of study materials.
Key Responsibilities & Essential Functions:
- Overall project management and coordination:
- Facilitate cross-group communications during project execution regarding project scope, goals and deliverables, execution, and completion. This includes monitoring progress on expected deliverables and assigned tasks
- Organize IRB work across different sub-awardees and JAX
- Maintain lists of priorities, schedules, action items, accountability, and deliverables in defined areas of the ELSI or clinical translational research projects including work on Biobank. This includes providing project tracking and updates on a consistent basis to the JAX team and collaborators.
- Champion planning and execution of all research meetings and all relevant documentation. This includes creation and distribution of formal, accurate, and tailored project summaries, according to project delivery timetables
- Assist in development of research project databases, which can be queried and workflows for the research team
- Demonstrate commitment to creating a positive work environment and high-performance culture, which includes continued effort toward improving processes and workflows, coping with, and supporting change and commitment to a solution driven approach to problem
Research and other activities:
- Conduct literature review for the research team
- Coordinate recruitment efforts for the assigned research project(s)
- Coordinate development of study materials (informed consent, recruitment guide, qualitative interview guide, and web-surveys) with the research team
- Assist with dissemination of research findings
- Assist with developing patient-facing projects at JAX including work on Biobank
- Assist with development of genetic counseling student rotation opportunities specific to the ELSI project at JAX-GM
We also anticipate professional development opportunities in mixed methods research and working in a consortium.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
- M.S. degree in Genetic Counseling (preferred) or Health Care Genetics Program (or equivalent)
- Certification from either the American Board of Genetic Counseling or American Board of Medical Genetics and Genomics (or equivalent) preferred
- Connecticut State Licensure preferred
- Must be comfortable reading and interpreting scientific and medical literature.
- Demonstrated effectiveness in oral presentations
- Strong interpersonal communication skills
- Strong organizational and database development/management skills
- Familiarity with human subject research including IRB submissions, management, coordination, recruitment, etc.
Worker Type – Full-Time, Employee Scheduled Weekly Hours – 40
Work Shift – Day Shift Primary Location – Farmington, Connecticut