Program Manager - Research Operations - Center on Aging


  • Location: Rochester, MN
  • Posted: May 9, 2019

Job Description


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


Bachelors degree in management, business administration, health care administration, or related field with a minimum of 6 years of related experience; OR Masters 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.

Employment Type


  • Full Time