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Project Manager, Study Activation


May 10, 2022
Project Manager-Study Activation

The Cedars-Sinai Cancer Research Team is committed to pursuing groundbreaking research into disease method, diagnostic innovations, new technologies, and resources. Through our historic achievements, growing research enterprise, and serving one of the most diverse regions in the world, we have physicians and scientists that are uniquely positioned to guide the next generation of progress against the disease!

The Project Manager is responsible for managing assigned projects from initiation to delivery, including project definition, assignment of responsibilities, coordinating project teams, setting deadlines, and monitoring expenses. This position manages all or most phases of the project and resources, utilizing industry standard project management tools and techniques. Ensures that all phases of the project are completed per project timeline and budget. In collaboration with key partners this role identifies and resolves obstacles to completing projects on time and within budget.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities:

Works with all key partners to manage the deployment and completion of all aspects and stages of the project assigned. Coordinates project teams, assigns responsibilities, develops project schedules, and determines resource requirements. Ensures requirements are managed and delivered per project timeline, and identifies and mitigates risks for implementation. Partners with leadership to assess, track and resolve risks.
Develops and documents plans that ensure all necessary preparation, execution tasks and dependencies are identified and included. Ensures that necessary resources and skills are allocated for project success. Assesses needs, evaluates solutions, makes recommendations, and advances to senior leaders/key partners, if needed.
Responsible for the oversight of functional project team, including partnering closely with subject matter professionals to help gather, assess and track project deliverables. Hold project teams accountable for project deliverables, resolves issues and conflicts, and advances resource or budget issues.
Provides cross-functional solution direction and guidance, including aiding in resolving any conflicting project decisions. Discusses business case scenarios, presents to senior management and guides team(s) on implementing the best solution through consensus building.
Operates as a full cross-functional leader/member of the project team by supporting project leadership and other team members with resolving obstacles, ensuring collaboration between teams, and providing project updates and communication.
Creates and/or reviews project communications and updates with all partners, in partnership with project leadership. Ensures an effective organizational change strategy is developed and implemented.
May be responsible for managing budget, costing, timing and other resources including vendor management, staffing and/or deliverables to ensure utilization within the project guidelines.
Responsible for implementing later phase solutions, if applicable.

Department Specific Responsibilities

Additional responsibilities that are only performed in the Cancer Clinical Trials Office (CCTO) below:

Provide management of SOCC trials during the study activation phase, including conducting quality review and maintaining inventory of study status throughout the study study-up process.
Implement quality measures in documenting and tracking trials within the pipeline in a Clinical Trials Management System (CTMS).
Compile study start-up related metrics for use by senior management including, but not limited, to finance and regulatory Units.
Report and/or update Unit Managers, Disease Research Group Leads (DRG), and CCTO leadership on the status of study submissions within the portfolio and lead Study Activation Committee meetings.
Facilitate the study activation process by serving as a liaison between Clinical Research Office (CRO) Units including, but not limited to, regulatory, finance, and Protocol Review and Monitoring Committee (PRMC) Coordinator and resolve departmental barriers to ensure timely study activation.
Collaborate and connect with institutional offices, including Sponsored Research Funds Administration (SRFA) and Industry Sponsored Research Office (ISRO) to track study activation, communicate issues, and work with interdepartmental leaders to address obstacles to timely study activation.
Work directly with senior management to examine opportunities for decreasing study time to activation and encourage the use of novel approaches across CRO Units to resolve issues and problems.
Develop and lead educational efforts at SOCCI pertaining to study time to activation.
Other duties as assigned by senior management.

Education and Experience:

High School Diploma/GED, required.

Bachelor's Degree Health care, Business Administration, or a related field, preferred.
5 years Program or Project Management, Project support and/or leadership experience, required.


Project Management Professional PMP (Project Management Professional) upon hire, preferred.

To apply

Project Manager - Study Start Activation - Cancer Clinical Trials Office (Remote Option) at Cedars-Sinai

Requisition # HRC0664858A