The Department of Paediatrics in the Cumming School of Medicine invites applications for a Project Lead . This Full-time Fixed Termposition is for approximately 1 year (based on length of grant funding), with the possibility of extension.
This poistion will report to the Principal Investigator. The Project Lead will play a vital role in designing and preparing a complex multi-
national clinical trial that will evaluate the benefits or early, aggressive management in children infected with Shiga-toxin Producing E.
coli. The individual will function as a member of the Pediatric Emergency Research Team (PERT) within the Section of Pediatric Emergency Medicine, Department of Pediatrics, at the University of Calgary.
The Project Lead will integrate with other co-leads located at sites across North America.
Summary of Key Responsibilities (job functions include but are not limited to) :
Develop and maintain relationships with key project stakeholders
Provide primary support to the project Principal Investigators, identifying key strategic and governance issues, planning meetings, preparing reports and papers for consideration, and ensuring their decisions and requests are addressed and implemented
Assist in the develop of a protocol which incorporates goals and objectives that support the project. Oversee the efficient and effective day-
to-day operation of the project and grant preparation.
Draft project procedures, review as needed, and recommend changes as appropriate. Ensure that project files are securely stored and privacy / confidentiality is maintained.
Leads, manages, or participates in projects as assigned.
Analyzes issues, and defines project objectives, scope, implementation plans, resource requirements, and timelines. Designs and manages all assigned phases of projects and programs.
Provides input into the day-to-day operational aspects of a project / program, including identifying and resolving issues and conflicts.
Prepares project / program related communication (e.g. reports, briefings, correspondence, presentations, etc.).
Accountable for fiscal management including expenditures and sound bookkeeping / accounting procedures. Administer funds according to approved budget and monitor monthly expenditures.
Provide the funder with a comprehensive report on project expenditures.
Supports the development and implementation of the planning and program development processes. Organizes meetings, committees, locations, agendas, goals and next-steps.
Works collaboratively with the different committees to determine priorities, establish goals and objectives, develop and implement action plans, identify performance measures / targets, and monitor / evaluate progress toward performance targets.
Sets agendas and coordinates meetings with the appropriate committees, and provides timely, effective communication between the various committees and multiple partners.
Develop and oversee the implementation of key initiatives as part of the project planning and grant preparation.
Qualifications / Requirements :
University degree, masters preferred along with knowledge of clinical trials, standard operating procedures, data collection, and excellent organizational and communication skills.
5 years of experience as a project / program manager.
Experience working in research teams, ideally with clinical trial experience.
Experience working with a variety of stakeholders to develop relationships and achieve shared goals.
Superior skills and success experience in motivating and collaborating with others to build successful partnerships. Knowledge and understanding of healthcare research.
Knowledge and understanding of University of Calgary research services, financial procedures, policies and agreements.
High level skills in organizational management and ability to manage multiple priorities.
Highly developed skills in project management and coordination including planning, development, implementation, and evaluation.
Experience in change management is an asset.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Ability to organize ideas and information, and to communicate clearly and concisely in both oral and written forms. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Ability to set priorities, manage a heavy workload and achieve deadlines / targets.
Application Deadline : November 13, 2019
We would like to thank all applicants in advance for submitting their resumes. Please note, only those candidates chosen to continue on through the selection process will be contacted.
This position is part of the AUPE bargaining unit, and falls under the Specialist / AdvisorJob Family, Phase III .