Research Project Manager, Center for Diabetes Technology (UVA)
Job ID: R0040307 | Clinical Research | Full Time | Charlottesville, VA
The University of Virginia's Center for Diabetes Technology is seeking candidates for a Research Project Manager. The Center for Diabetes Technology is a world leader in the treatment of diabetes that aims at improving the management, monitoring, and therapies for persons with type 1 and type 2 diabetes. Project Managers oversee a project or operational program, serving as an important contact with clinical research teams, including coordination activities with research sponsors, and are a major contributor for the project's success. They have relevant project experience and are able to operate independently with little supervision and as important members of clinical research teams. They assist with the coordination of project staff and typically guide teams.

The CDT is directed by Boris Kovatchev, PhD, a world-renowned researcher in the field of diabetes, algorithm development, and data science. Dr. Kovatchev is a regular lecturer at universities and conferences throughout the US and Europe. With substantial NIH funding, the Center led and successfully completed the three largest randomized artificial pancreas (AP) clinical trials in the world to date, including a pivotal trial aiming for regulatory clearance of a new artificial pancreas system (that included the algorithm program developed at the Center), published in the New England Journal of Medicine.

The successful candidate is expected to:
  • Develop systems and processes necessary for the recruitment, tracking, planning, and execution of projects.
  • Attend client meetings for ongoing and prospective projects. Arrange, manage, and maintain relevant relationships.
  • Contribute to the development of relevant project proposals and budgets and recommend approval of them to research executives before submission to research sponsors.
  • Analyze short-term and long-term resource needs and work with research executives, including faculty and principal investigators, to plan staffing and resources appropriately.
  • Ensure completion of deliverables and adherence to timelines; track milestones and timelines across projects; and institute necessary workflow, personnel, and financial resource allocations.
  • Analyze and resolve issues that have the potential to jeopardize performance and success of projects assigned.
  • Working with financial executives, assist with the evaluation of the financial performance of projects assigned. Support the analysis of financial and operational reports.
  • Proactively identify changes in work scope and ensure appropriate planning measures are taken with internal research executives and research sponsors to reassess, re-determine financial budgets, and amend scope of work responsibilities, proposals, timelines, and project milestones.
  • Engage in communication and change management in relation to progress of projects.
  • In addition to the above job responsibilities, other duties may be assigned.

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.

Qualified candidates must have:
  • Education: Bachelor's degree.
  • Experience: At least four years of experience. Relevant experience may be considered in lieu of a degree. Experience with computer networking and improving and developing IT projects and reporting strategies.

Required knowledge, skills and abilities:
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Strong communication (written and oral) skills.
  • Analytical skills.
  • Knowledge of research and clinical trials enterprise.

The Project Manager will report to Harry G. Mitchell. For additional information about the position, please contact Sandra Foster, at This position is a restricted position and is dependent upon project need, availability of funding and performance. This is an exempt level, full-time, benefited position. For more information on the benefits at UVA, visit This position will not sponsor applicants for work visas. This position is located in Charlottesville, VA. The anticipated hiring range is $80,000-$90,000 annually, 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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