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Program Manager - Pediatric Obesity and Health Behavior Laboratory

Company:
Pennington Biomedical Research Center
Job Location:
Category:
Laboratory and Research
Type:
Full-Time

Pennington Biomedical Research Center, a world-renowned academic research institute of Louisiana State University, is seeking a Clinical Trials Program Manager in the Pediatric Obesity and Health Behavior Laboratory.

The Program Manager will coordinate and oversee operations of various clinical trials primarily occurring in medical clinics and community settings, facilitate collaborations of internal and external departments and partners, and carry out administrative tasks to facilitate overall management of clinical studies and projects. This position is responsible for the overall coordination, implementation and execution of data collection and intervention delivery at clinical sites to ensure consistency with established strategies, commitments and goals, ensuring that data quality is maintained and assessment milestones are met.

This position will coordinate general planning and operations: oversee regulatory submissions; assist with establishing priorities, timelines, and processes for the trial; lead training meetings and certification of staff; develop Manual of Procedures; provide technical support for study team personnel; assist with recruitment efforts; and ensure integrity of clinical trial data through ongoing training data review, process improvement, and team facilitation on projects.

Major Responsibilities

  • Overall Project Management: Assist PI with hiring, onboarding, and exit procedures for lab members pertaining to the PM's portfolio of studies/projects. Foster cooperation and collaboration in a team environment including establishment of priorities, timelines and processes, conducting staff training, performing data review and process improvement. Responsible for onboarding and maintaining requirements for external users for the PM's assigned projects. 

  • Clinical Trials Management: Facilitate study start-up and oversee operations during study for PM's assigned projects. Responsible for the overall coordination, implementation and execution of data collection and intervention delivery at clinical sites to ensure consistency with established strategies, commitments and goals, ensuring that data quality is maintained and assessment milestones are met. Manage multiple clinical trials, including but not limited to paperwork processing, meeting coordination, design and implementation of project operations, utilization of data entry systems, and grant financial tracking. Supervise data collectors and external users to ensure participant safety and compliance with GCP guidelines and research study protocol, working alongside clinical coordinating centers and data coordinating centers when applicable. Lead training meetings and complete certification of clinical staff, practice staff, and other team members. Contribute to development of Manual of Procedures. Provide technical support for study team personnel. Actively participate in meetings and conference calls with internal and external partners to ensure adequate progress and to troubleshoot. Supervise recruitment efforts at the clinical practices and launch new strategies as needed. Ensure integrity of clinical trial data through ongoing training, data review, process improvement, and team facilitation on projects. Manage the ordering and distribution of study supplies and materials across team members and participating clinical practices.

  • Stakeholder/External Partnerships: Coordinate and support local patient engagement activities and communication with stakeholders. Manage presentations for medical and public education. Serve as a liaison between project teams(s), project teams and investigators at the other clinical sites, strategic partners, external affiliates, and other departments at Pennington Biomedical.

  • Ensure integrity of clinical trial data through leading the project teams, training, data review, process improvement and team facilitation on multiple projects.

  • Oversee quality assurance and quality control monitoring plan.

  • Track project deliverables from multiple sites by defining, implementing and updating a project reporting process. 

  • Develop and deliver progress reports and track milestones related to specific projects.

  • Identify issues that may impact overall project plan and initiate contingency plans as appropriate.

Required Qualifications

Project Manager 2 will be responsible for managing medium or medium complex projects.

  • Bachelor's degree in a health or business related field.

  • Three (3) to five (5) years of experience in management of clinical research. Only management experience within clinical research will be considered for this position. ‚Äč

Project Manager 3 will be responsible for managing large complex projects.

  • Bachelor's degree in a health or business related field.

  • More than five (5) years of experience in management of clinical research. Only management experience within clinical research will be considered for this position. 

  • Master's degree in an appropriate health science field or equivalent work experience will .

Note: Additional work experience including health coaching, research data collection, supervision/training of research staff to ensure fidelity to the protocol, experience with data collection platforms like REDCap, experience with regulatory/IRB submission and compliances are preferred.

Pennington Biomedical Research Center (PBRC) is an equal employment opportunity employer and serves as a model employer for individuals with disabilities.

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