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Senior Project Manager
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We’re currently hiring a full time Senior Project Manager that enjoys supporting work related advancing innovative research to improve the delivery of cancer-related care. This role is to support the National Cancer Institute’s Division of Cancer Control and Population Sciences’ Healthcare Delivery Research Program.
The Healthcare Delivery Research Program (HDRP) focuses on advancing innovative research to improve the delivery of cancer-related care to improve health for individuals and populations. The NCI Community Oncology Research Program (NCORP) is a national network dedicated to delivering care to cancer patients in the community setting. NCORP conducts cancer prevention, treatment, control, and care delivery clinical trials in communities across the United States. The HDRP Office of the Associate Director (OAD) is currently seeking candidates for a Program Analyst position to work with the NCORP Cancer Care Delivery Research (CCDR) team. Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
Team Operations and Coordination
- Coordinate receipt, triaging, and submission of agenda items, slides, and relevant meeting materials (virtual and in-person)
- Manage communications with internal and external stakeholders, including NCI leadership and prominent scientists and clinicians across the country
- Schedule, take notes, and track all calls with investigators and NCORP grant staff, including documentation of key recommendations
- Draft Standards of Practice as needed for continuity of operations
- Utilize NIH grant systems (e.g., QVR, PMA) to conduct scan of NIH grants proposing to conduct research within NCORP; evaluate applications using standardized criteria; summarize results in a spreadsheets and summary reports; and present results to team
- Maintain internal system for tracking planned grant application submissions to NIH and outside funding sources
- Assist with workshops and virtual meetings promoting CCDR projects, NCORP, Healthcare Delivery Research Program and other research initiatives to stakeholders
- Assist with presentation materials (slides, posters) for conferences/meetings
- Review written grantee Guidelines and collate updates relevant to NCORP CCDR
- Support the development and implementation of NCORP priorities
- Participate in NCORP, Healthcare Delivery Research Program, Division, and NCI meetings and activities
- Contribute to the improvement of productivity, effectiveness, and efficiency in program tasks above
Support NCORP Grant Budget Management
- Plan and organize budget process for NCORP CCDR funds throughout the grant cycle
- Coordinate receipt, tracking and documentation of grantee budgets and/or annual progress reports
- Coordinate receipt, tracking and documentation of grantee financial status reports (FFR’s) to determine unobligated balances
- Manage budget communications with Office of Grant Administration and NCORP grant recipients related to budget inconsistencies or missing information
- Schedule virtual meetings, provide summary notes, and track all grantee budget-related calls
- Monitor carryover requests and provide Program Officers with relevant documentation
- Collaborate with Program Officers to draft and finalize NCORP CCDR budget recommendations for submission
Clinical Trial Portfolio Monitoring
- Monitor CCDR portfolio performance using multiple NCI data systems (e.g. OPEN, CTSU, Dashboard, START), prepare reports and slide presentations reflecting patient, clinician and organizational accrual as requested
- Communicate with NCI IT system staff as required to assure seamless reporting of data and monitoring of CCDR portfolio
- Review Progress Reports and abstract data relevant to CCDR study participation
- Schedule virtual meetings, provide summary notes, and track all performance-related calls with protocol chairs and Research Base staff
- Prepare slides demonstrating CCDR portfolio accrual, minority accrual, and ad hoc presentations as requested by team members
- Track concept, protocol, and amendment receipt and response dates and prepare quarterly reports for Operations Lead to assess compliance with NCORP Protocol Efficiency Timeline requirements
- Plan and organize CCDR team committees, working groups, and projects (e.g., webinars, portfolio analyses) as assigned
- Manage project timelines, milestones, communication plans and relevant requirements (e.g., OMB clearance)
- Collaborate with project leadership to plan evaluation execution and data analysis
- May be asked to lead projects based on demonstration of requisite skills
- Conduct portfolio analysis and/or literature reviews as needed to inform project
- Support the development and implementation of communication plans for related projects and activities.
- 5+ years’ experience in project management
- Excellent oral and written communication skills
- High-level of organization and attention to detail
- Skills to plan, organize, guide and track on several concurrent projects, including negotiating priorities across project leaders
- Proficient in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Microsoft Teams as well as virtual platforms including Zoom and WebEx
Highly desirable skills (one or more preferred):
- PMP certification preferred
- Experience working with clinical trials and/or human subject research
- Experience with budget management and/or oversight
- Experience conducting literature reviews using search engines (e.g., PubMed)
Location: Flexible options include remote or at NCI’s Shady Grove Campus, MD
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