Research Project Manager


The primary purpose of the Research Project Manager is to plan, direct, coordinate and evaluate all activities pertaining to the ongoing multi-institutional MiRDA trial ( within GI Medical Oncology for which MD Anderson is the lead site . Activities include planning, organizing, and coordinating with the participating sites & sponsors, clinical trial protocol management and clinical database & biospecimen oversight. This role collaborates heavily with principal investigators, sponsors, institutional offices, and partnering departments in this multidisciplinary project.

Job Functions

Protocol Oversight and Administration (40%)
• Oversee operational aspects of clinical trial, including protocol amendments, contract processing, regulatory items at both MD Anderson and participating sites. This will require liaising with the Office of Protocol Research for Clinical Research Committee, IRB, Cancer Network team, legal and financial departments at MD Anderson and any corresponding personnel at the participating sites as needed.

• Follow up and track all operational activities related to the above to ensure activities and deliverables are being executed according to agreed upon timelines, and provide regular updates to the study leadership.

• Initiate and lead cross-functional meetings, between the study leadership with internal and external stakeholders, producing detailed meeting minutes and actively managing/tracking action items in a timely manner.

• Facilitate and manage effective communication across cross-functional teams.

• Serve as the primary contact from the project operational standpoint, addressing questions and concerns in a timely and accurate manner for internal and external stakeholders.

• Develop alternative solutions to address issues impacting study timelines, legal contracts, resources, and budgets, and communicate with the appropriate teams to ensure they are implemented effectively.

• Ensures compliance with Good Clinical Research Practice standards.

• Generate data reports, protocol summary reports, and presentations as requested

Biospecimen & Clinical Data Oversight (35%)

• Supervise and ensure quality control of biospecimen collection at MD Anderson and participating sites.

• Ensure timely shipping & quality control of supplies, biospecimens to and from MD Anderson and participating sites and subsequently to the sponsor working in conjunction with the GI Translational Team and the Institutional Tissue Bank.

• Ensure timely collection & quality control of clinical data at MD Anderson and participating sites through a RedCap database and subsequent data sharing with sponsor working in conjunction with the GI Translational Team

Other Responsibilities (25%)
• Assist the principal investigator in submitting grant updates to CPRIT in collaboration with the departmental financial team and the institutional Office of Sponsored Programs

• Assist the principal investigator in managing budget in collaboration with the departmental financial team and the institutional Office of Sponsored Programs

• Attend seminars, meetings, and training to develop and advance scientific knowledge as relevant to job duties.

• Work with department and faculty leadership to develop draft work plans, timelines, and budgets for future internal and external collaborations.

• Attend all relevant Colorectal / Minimal Residual Disease programmatic meetings and discussions.

Bachelor's degree in one of the natural sciences or related field. Education preferred: Master's degree in one of the natural sciences or related field. Six years experience in scientific or experimental research to include two years as a project manager. With preferred degree, four years scientific or experimental research experience to include one year as a project manager. It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

Additional Information
  • Requisition ID: 142718
  • Employment Status: Full-Time
  • Employee Status: Regular
  • FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay
  • Work Week: Days
  • Fund Type: Soft
  • Pivotal Position: Yes
  • Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 59,200
  • Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 74,000
  • Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 88,800
  • Science Jobs: Yes