Program Manager - Research Operations Job
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Post Date: Jan 24, 2018
Job Type: Full time
Start Date: - n/a -
Salary: - n/a -
Location: US - Minnesota - Rochester
Job Reference: 86943BR
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Department: Cancer Center

A Life-Changing Career

Responsibilities: The Program Manager will oversee the Research Center or Program which serves as the research administrative base for several multicenter clinical trial/research groups with national/international participation. The Program Manager provides leadership, management and direction, and is responsible for the operation of multiple large and complex units/programs within the designated Research Center or Program. Manages unit staffing and performance management; coordinates resources and work load to achieve objectives and strategies. Works with Scientific and Administrative leadership in development of strategic plans, budgets (work unit and programmatic) and process improvements. Manages partnerships with affiliated national/international consortium or program members. Provides consultative expertise regarding policy and/or regulatory questions to investigators and support staff. Independently leads problem-solving and decision-making activities, within the program scope and change management process assessing risks and actions to accomplishprogram objectives. Interacts with sponsors, including pharmaceutical companies, federal (e.g. National Institutes of Health, Department of Defense) and others. Continually evaluates work unit processes and procedures for effectiveness and efficiency and implements quality improvement efforts. Participates in grant renewal processes. Facilitates department meetings, maintains active role on administrative and executive committees, task forces and acts as a "change agent" for the unit(s). Acts as a mentor for the supervisors and staff within the unit(s). Initiates and maintains positive working relationships with internal (e.g. IRB, Compliance Office, other CRO Units, MCA, MCF, etc.) and external customers (e.g. FDA, NCI, OHRP, etc.). Directs and controls the activities of large/mega/major/complex/business critical research programs having overall responsibility for planning, budgeting, implementing and maintaining costs, methods and employees. Accountable for the achievement of program goals, objectives, budget and timelines. Determines and establishes organizational structures and supervisory relationships, subject to leadership approval. Manages multiple and/or high complex programs and deals with many investigators both within and outside of Mayo and also internationally. Develops program strategy, program planning, implementation plan and program metrics. Ensures high quality and minimum program costs by implementing and maintaining a quality management program across all programs responsible for. Decisions would affect the financial, employee, or public relations posture of Mayo or the research center.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in management, business administration, health care administration, or related field with a minimum of 6 years of related experience; OR Master’s degree in management, business administration, health care administration, or related field with a minimum of 2 years management or related experience required. Working knowledge of clinical trials, research programs, data management, computer/related systems are required.

Additional Qualifications: Must have demonstrated competencies in strategic and systems thinking, business acumen, decision making, leading people, change management, global thinking, influence without authority, communication, conflict resolution, process and systems change and operations. Demonstrated project management and knowledge of continuous improvement methods. Must have the ability to independently manage a varied workload of projects and assignments with multiple priorities in a rapidly changing environment. Will need to take initiative to develop and implement innovative solutions to issues with significant financial and operational impact to the work unit. Working knowledge and understanding of finance, budgeting, planning and human resource development is essential. Must have strong interpersonal skills with demonstrated effectiveness in management and group dynamics, including team problem solving skills. Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including presentation skills are required.

SoCRA or ACRP certification preferred.

Benefit Eligible: Yes
Exemption Status: Exempt
Compensation Detail: Education, experience and tenure may be considered along with internal equity when job offers are extended. The minimum salary every 2 weeks is approx $2,947.20, based on a full-time position.
Hours/Pay Period: 80
Schedule Details: Monday - Friday, Daytime Hours

Recruiter: Natalie Brewster

Why Mayo Clinic? Mayo Clinic provides the highest quality patient care by placing the needs of the patient first. We are the largest integrated, not-for-profit medical group practice in the world with approximately 60,000 employees working in a unique environment that brings together the best in patient care, groundbreaking research and innovative medical education. We offer a highly competitive compensation package, which includes exceptional benefits, and have been recognized by FORTUNE magazine as one of the top 100 “Best Companies to Work For”.

Site Description: Mayo Clinic is located in the heart of downtown Rochester, Minnesota, a vibrant, friendly city that provides a highly livable environment for more than 34,000 Mayo staff and students. The city is consistently ranked among the best places to live in the United States because of its affordable cost of living, healthy lifestyle, excellent school systems and exceptionally high quality of life.

Mayo Clinic is an equal opportunity educator and employer (including veterans and persons with disabilities).

Job Posting Category: Research
Job Posting Number: 86943BR