The Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research (PAVIR) is seeking a Clinical Research Project Manager to support a multi-center study on Minority Health and Health Disparities, funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The study aims to develop and validate a practical and highly accurate screen to identify those at high risk for mental health problems following sudden serious illnesses or injuries. Additionally, the study aims to ensure that the screen performs well for those in ethnic/racial minority groups.
The Project Manager will assist the Principal Investigator (PI), Eve B. Carlson, Ph.D., with coordination of communication amongst the PIs, Site PIs, Co-investigators, and study staff at the data collection sites. The Project Manager oversees day-to-day study conduct, supports the PIs in the study management activities, and coordinates communication across all study team members.
This is a regular, full-time (40 hours a week), exempt position.
PAVIR is a nonprofit foundation affiliated with the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS). As a condition of employment, all PAVIR employees are required to have an approved appointment with VAPAHCS and complete a background check before they can commence work.
Managing staff communication and project activities:
Visit the data collection sites to plan study start-up
Meet via teleconference on a weekly basis with research coordinators from each site to ensure continuity of procedures and track enrollment and retention at each site
Assist with hiring project staff, personnel administration, and supervision of the Research Assistant
Manage the process for electronic data collection, including working with online data management system
Purchase and set up tablets for data collection and syncing; support data collection at sites
Support recruitment and data collection at the Stanford site
Manage and coordinate day-to-day project and office activities
Assist with budget monitoring; organize and track team expenses, budgets and expense reports
Coordinate communication across study team members, organize meetings and conference calls and coordinate with study team members
Organize and maintain a system for tracking and scheduling all components of the project as delineated in the Statement of Work (SOW)
Assist in the dissemination of site-specific project information and study progress to study sites
Managing and maintaining regulatory compliance, procedures, and study materials:
Prepare materials for IRB submissions, revisions, and renewals
Prepare materials for NIH research progress reports
Obtain and maintain Stanford Institutional Review Board approval
Support IRB approval and maintenance for other study sites
Coordinate the implementation of the study protocol
Other project related responsibilities:
Prepare and format administrative reports, manuscripts and conference presentations consistent with style requirements of peer-reviewed scientific journals
Assist with other study-related duties as needed
Required: Master's Degree (or equivalent experience) in Psychology or Clinical Psychology or related field
Desired:D. in Psychology or Clinical Psychology or related field
Required: 2-3 years of experience conducting clinical research studies related to traumatic stress or a similar focus
Knowledge / Skills / Abilities:
Experience using computer programs such as Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Endnote, and SPSS;
Organized, detail-oriented, self-directed, and dependable;
Strong time management skills and ability to prioritize workload;
Ability to work as part of a team;
Able to learn research compliance requirements;
Effective interpersonal skills, excellent verbal communication and written skills.
Environmental Conditions / Physical Demands:
Physical: Occasionally lifting up to 20 lbs., sitting and standing for long periods of time, bending, repetitive movement, etc.
Environmental: Exposure to an office environment and office equipment.
PAVIR engages in nonprofit medical research and works with sponsors and the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) in administering funds for conducting research to find new and improved ways to combat human disease and help people with disabilities. Please refer to our website for additional information: www.pavir.org
PAVIR is pleased to be an Equal Opportunity Employer for minorities, women, protected Veterans, and qualified individuals with a disability. If you need special assistance or an accommodation to apply for a posted position, please contact our Human Resources department.
How to Apply:
Please apply online for job code ‘CAS1801.18’ via our Jobs page and include your cover letter and your resume/curriculum vitae as ONE document.
About Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research (PAVIR)
The Palo Alto Veterans Institute for Research (PAVIR) engages in nonprofit medical research and works with sponsors and the Veterans Affairs Palo Alto Health Care System (VAPAHCS) in administering funds for conducting research to find new and improved ways to combat human disease and help people with disabilities. Please refer to our website for additional information: www.pavir.org