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A cover letter is required for consideration for this position and should be attached as the first page of your resume. The cover letter should address your specific interest in the position and outline skills and experience that directly relate to this position.

Job Summary

The Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology is passionate about and dedicated to the improving the reproductive health of women.  We are launching multiple trials including participation in a $20 million project studying the treatment strategies for women with uterine fibroids.  We are looking for a talented and experienced individual that possesses great organizational and communication skills.  This Project Manager will work in close collaboration with the PI to provide the overall direction and day to day management of these large, complex research projects.


The Project Manager will be responsible for longitudinal cohort, health services and translational research with funding from a variety sponsors including, PCORI, NIH, and foundations. This position is will manage several research projects, will act as the liaison between the sponsor and data coordinating centers, and will serve as a senior research team member. This position will be responsible for facilitating the work of several research teams which include faculty, study coordinators, data analysts, fellows, data managers, and students.  The Project Manager will assist in the development of research project proposals, protocol and manual of operations development, data interpretation and generation of presentations, manuscript writing, training of local and remote research site personnel, and remote oversight to study team members to assure that research is conducted within all federal, state and local regulatory requirements. The outreach required by these studies will include travel to Central and Southeast Michigan.



Project Management of Multiple studies:
  • Work with financial analyst, pre-award and post award specialists on budget issues
  • Maintain general oversight of budget and spending
  • Review and evaluate progress of both small and large studies in order to improve quality, identify problems and recommend solutions
  • Coordinate efforts and help streamline work flow across study teams
  • Acting as a liaison between subjects, investigators, other departments, and sponsors
  • Oversight of research assistant screening, recruitment, scheduling, and data collection
  • Recruit, select, train, supervise and evaluate study team members
  • Community outreach experience
  • Preparation of new IRB applications (protocol, consent forms, CRFs, BEU approval) and billing calendars for all studies and grants as needed
  • Responsible for all activities related to IRB (AEs, ORIOs, amendments, SCRs)
  • Submit, monitor and track NIH-supported publications to PubMed Central in compliance with the NIH mandate.
  • Working with designated department staff, to track and assure that all relevant studies are registered and compliant with mandate
  • Represent the PI and institutional interest in all third party audits of studies.
  • Work with sponsors and study staff to develop any necessary corrective action work plans as follow up to monitor findings.

Required Qualifications*

  • Master’s Degree or higher (or equivalent combination of education and experience)
  • At least 2 years in supervisory/management position
  • At least 3 years of research experience
  • In-depth knowledge and previous experience submitting IRB applications
  • Primary activities are performed independently and decisions are made free from immediate direction
  • Previous experience with NIH or federal grants
  • Demonstrated ability to train and supervise team members
  • Demonstrated ability to facilitate meetings
  • Demonstrated coordination, time management, and communication skills
  • This position will require some travel for oversight of remote location requirement and staff oversight

Desired Qualifications*

  • Previous experience in Women’s Health and/or Reproductive Health
  • Previous project management experience is desired
  • Ability to speak Spanish fluently
  • Previous experience with MiChart, RedCap, Qualtrics
  • Publications in national academic journals
  • Have a passport and willingness to travel internationally
  • Ability to use PowerPoint and graphing software to create data and informational slides

Background Screening

University of Michigan Health System conducts background screening and pre-employment drug testing on job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent job offer and may use a third party administrator to conduct background screenings. Background screenings are performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Report Act.

Mission Statement

The University of Michigan Health System improves the health of patients, populations and communities through excellence in education, patient care, community service, research and technology development, and through leadership activities in Michigan, nationally and internationally.  Our mission is guided by our Strategic Principles and has three critical components; patient care, education and research that together enhance our contribution to society.

Application Deadline

Job openings are posted for a minimum of seven calendar days. This job may be removed from posting boards and filled anytime after the minimum posting period has ended.

U-M EEO/AA Statement

The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.