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Project Manager, MWRI - Clinical Research

  • Job ID: 809950816
  • Status: Full-Time
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 a.m.
  • Shift: Day Job
  • Facility: Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC
  • Department: 8132 Project STEPuP A Prenatal Provider Education
  • Location: 204 Craft Avenue, Pittsburgh PA 15213
  • Union Position: No
  • Salary Range: $32.87 to $56.12 / hour


UPMC Magee-Womens Hospital is seeking a Full-time Project Manager, MWRI – Clinical Research to support the Project STEPuP A Prenatal Provider Education department!

This position will work Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 a.m. Hours are subject to change based on business needs.

The Krans Lab conducts health services research with pregnant women diagnosed with opioid use disorder. Pregnant women with substance use disorders often face profound social, economic and physical challenges which require a multi-faceted approach to healthcare delivery. Our work focuses on developing interventions that account for these complexities and capitalize on the inherent desire during pregnancy to improve health-related behaviors.

This position is grant-funded.

This project manager plans, executes, and finalizes projects according to strict deadlines and within budget. This includes comprehensive management of a multi-disciplinary research team and/or management of the execution and coordination of multi-site clinical trials, inclusive of pre-and post-award activities, assuring compliance with external regulatory agencies, funding agencies reporting requirements. Candidates should possess strong organizational skills and effective communication skills to interact with clinical site personnel, funders, research, and medical staff. Candidates should also possess the maturity to work with vulnerable populations and with sensitive research topics.


  • Strategy & Resource Management (planning and initiation) - The Project Manager, in support of the project sponsor, is responsible for overseeing and monitoring multiple clinical research projects. The Project Manager directs and monitors the work efforts of the study team daily, focusing on scope, budget, quality, schedule, risks, issues, and resources needed to complete the work. The Project Manager organizes and executes data collection.
  • Project Scope - Complexity of Work - Manages activities associated with multiple projects or part of a larger program.
  • Project Execution - Responsible for the organization and execution of research protocols with the proper allocation of resources, budget, milestones, deliverables, and adherence to research protocol requirements.
  • Communicates the status of the projects regularly to the principal investigator and stakeholder teams.
  • Oversees the timely competition of all research activities, including deliverables to funders.
  • Maintains adherence to research protocol requirements
  • Follows appropriate research policies and procedures including all applicable laws and regulations and maintains scientific integrity including accurate data storage.



  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Master’s degree in health sciences, public health, or related area strongly preferred.
  • 5-7 years of relevant experience in clinical research including previous experience managing NIH research grants.
  • Previous experience with quantitative and qualitative research methods
  • Basic knowledge of statistical software programs (e.g. SASS, STAT, or SPSS)
  • Familiarity with Internal Review Board processes and procedures
  • Strong written skills to assist in grant writing, and the preparation of peer-review manuscripts, abstracts and conference presentations
  • Demonstrated ability to work with vulnerable populations
  • Previous supervisory experience required.
  • Extensive experience with Microsoft Office programs required.
  • Analytical and organizational ability necessary to identify technical resources and provide effective administrative and personnel management in assigned areas. Interpersonal ability is necessary to deal effectively with all levels of staff.

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  • Act 34

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