Clinical Research Project Manager
The Jackson Laboratory, Farmington, CT

This position will support the existing coordination and research activities of ELSI and other projects at JAX-GM. Various tasks for different projects (including translational, clinical research projects) are not limited to: 1) maintaining literature and data repositories; 2) cross-group communications, execution, and completion of different research components; 3) Assisting with writing grants, IRB proposals, manuscripts, other written communications, etc.; 4) Contributing to team efforts on developing new research projects. This role will contribute scientific knowledge, expertise in genetic counseling, analytical and writing skills and team communication of data analysis, preparation of research 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:

  • Organize IRB work and study documentation across different sub-awardees/partners and JAX.
  • Assist in development of research project databases and maintain them, which can be queried and workflows for the research team.
  • Facilitate written communications across different tasks and contribute to writing grants, reports, manuscripts, and IRB protocols.
  • Maintain lists of priorities, schedules, action items, accountability, and deliverables in defined areas of the ELSI and other clinical translational or behavioral/social science research projects. This includes providing project tracking and updates on a consistent basis to the JAX team and collaborators, working closely and collaboratively with different team members.
  • Champion planning and execution of research meetings and all relevant documentation. This includes creation and distribution of formal, accurate, and tailored project summaries, according to project delivery timetables, developing, organizing, and maintaining literature and data repositories.
  • Assist with 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.
  • Demonstrate commitment to creating a positive work environment and high-performance culture, which includes continued effort toward improving processes and workflows to meet deliverables, coping with, and supporting change and commitment to a solution driven approach to problem.
  • Assist team leader with coordinating development and implementation of new projects (including workforce development and cancer somatic-germline testing projects).

Research and other activities:

  • Conduct literature review for the research team; organize and maintain it across various research projects.
  • 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 data analysis and dissemination of research findings.
  • Assist with developing new research projects at JAX.
  • Assist with development of genetic counseling student rotation opportunities specific to the research projects at JAX-GM.

We also anticipate professional development opportunities in mixed methods research and working in a consortium.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • A M.S. degree in Genetic Counseling (preferred) or M.S. degree in Public Health 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 and written communication.
  • Strong interpersonal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and database development/management skills.
  • Familiarity with human subject research including IRB submissions, management, coordination, recruitment, etc.
  • Ability to read, interpret and summarize medical and scientific literature for publications and grant writing.
  • Ability to work in a team-oriented setting, but also independently, and take initiative on tasks/projects.
  • Ability to assist with publication work (e.g., compiling and organizing references, citations using tools such as EndNote).


  • Experience with statistical data analysis and ability to help with software/tools such as R, SPSS for data analysis.
  • Experience in behavioral/social science research or ELSI efforts. 
  • Experience working with research/patient databases.
  • Experience with EMR.

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Posted 9/8/23