Clinical Research Program Manager, Pediatric Gastroenterology (UVA)
Job ID: R0037898 | Clinical Research | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The Department of Pediatrics in the University of Virginia's (UVA) School of Medicine seeks candidates for a Pediatric Gastroenterology Clinical Research Program Manager. The Program Manager will be responsible for overseeing initiatives for new capability development, implementation, and pilot and for coordinating the effort across the lab's many collaborative personnel to produce quality results, while building strong rapport with other managers and colleagues to ensure efficient results.

This position will manage the end-to-end project life cycle of projects to ensure these are delivered on time and within quality standards, risks are identified and mitigated, stakeholders receive timely and accurate communication, and post-completion controls are executed. The Program Manager will bear significant responsibility in ensuring a positive experience and will be expected to be a driver of the appropriate culture and mindset required to support an information-driven value cycle.

The Program Manager will be a member of the operations team and will work closely with the principal investigator (PI) and staff to implement and administer the lab's vision, strategy, and goals. The Program Manager will bring specialized technical knowledge in research and will play a critical role in liaising among the technical and operational staff supporting the program, faculty leadership, cores, and other key stakeholders.

The successful candidate will be expected to:
  • Act as project champion to lead multiple projects that enable the utmost performance and operational efficiency through the delivery of results, as well as continuous improvement of the process.
  • Provide clear and concise communication, both written and verbal, to all levels of the project team and stakeholders, while adapting the communication style to accommodate a diversity of audiences and situations.
  • Oversee and administer research activities by evaluating the programs/projects, making recommendations that impact policies and programs, and coordinating and implementing changes.
  • Collaborate across disciplines and functional areas by building relationships between the research program and its external stakeholders.
  • Create reports, review and explain trends to determine program effectiveness, and formulate and evaluate alternative solutions and/or recommendations to achieve the goals of the program.
  • Write and edit content for proposals, peer-reviewed publications, websites, donor stewardship, and other program activities under the general direction of the PI. Assist with the development of research grants (i.e., suggest new funding opportunities, write portions of grants, and/or summarize data for grant support).
  • Represent PI as the key contact and subject matter expert by developing communications for internal and external constituencies and promoting the accomplishments and developments of research initiatives.
  • Coordinate the clinical-facing aspects of the research lab, including writing and submitting institutional review board protocols, providing IRB updates, tracking patient-derived research data, and developing strategies for engaging with parents and children during study enrollment.
  • Organize and/or participate in outreach activities such as events, partnerships, fundraising, training, and conferences. Schedule calendar invites and make room reservations. Lead workshops and facilitate meetings.
  • Design and develop major program components and assemble teaching materials.
  • Plan, direct, and control the program budget with the objective of being as cost-effective as possible. Oversee the accounting process to maintain accurate records.
  • May oversee and train junior staff/students.

In addition to these responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

Qualified candidates must have:
  • Education: Bachelor's degree required. Master's or other advanced degree preferred.
  • Experience: At least 10 years of clinical research experience demonstrating progressive levels of responsibility including, but not limited to, management of research finances, clinical trial portfolio oversight, hiring and training research staff, and performance management. Master's or other advanced degree may substitute for one year of clinical research experience.
  • Licensure: Clinical Research Coordinator (CCRC) and/or Certified Clinical Research Professional (CCRP) is required.

Physical Demands:
This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings and programs.

The Clinical Research Program Manager will report to Sana Syed, MD, Associate Professor, Pediatric Gastroenterology. For additional information about the position, please contact Sana Syed, MD, Associate Professor, Pediatric Gastroenterology at

This position is located in Charlottesville, VA. The anticipated start date is September 1st, 2022 but the position will remain open until filled. This position is restricted and is dependent upon project need, availability of funding, and performance. This position will sponsor applicants for work visas. This is an exempt-level, benefited position. For more information on the benefits at UVA, visit Compensation commensurate with education and experience.

The University will perform background checks on all new hires prior to employment. A completed pre-employment health screen and drug screening are required for this position prior to employment.

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