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Research Project Manager 1

Company: Penn State University
Location: University Park
Posted on: June 8, 2021

Job Description:


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The Interventional Endoscopy group in the Division of Gastroenterology & Hepatology has multiple research projects running currently, including prospective multi-center studies and the NIH-funded multi-center CHARM II trial. These trials are centered on endoscopic resection of gastrointestinal tumors, EUS-guided chemoablation of pancreatic cystic tumors, developing molecular testing for precancerous pancreatic cysts, and the development of endoscopic surgical devices.

This Research Project Manager's role in the Interventional Endoscopy Research Program is an important one with duties as follows:

  • Manages the daily operations of 10+ projects and clinical trials for the Interventional Endoscopy research group from study start-up through closeout, including an R01-funded multi-center, randomized, controlled clinical trial conducted under an investigational new drug (IND)
  • Monitors enrollment progress, tracks patient study visits, and performs data collection procedures per protocol
  • Constructs detailed reports in a timely fashion for submission to regulatory bodies including the NIH, FDA, DSMB, and IRB
  • Develops protocols, consent forms, case report forms, REDCap data collection instruments, and SOPs to ensure compliance with the protocol as well as federal and international guidelines
  • Serves as the primary point of contact for external research sites, sponsors, and internal research offices
  • Collaborates with finance team and Clinical Trials Office to track project budgets both internally and at external sites
  • Collects, cleans, and runs basic analyses on clinical trial data in preparation for presentations and publications
  • Strong organization and writing skills; ability to multitask key for research and publications efforts.

Typically requires a Bachelor's Degree or higher, 2+ years related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

This is a fixed term appointment funded for one year from date of hire.

The Pennsylvania State University is committed to and accountable for advancing diversity, equity, and inclusion in all of its forms. We embrace individual uniqueness, foster a culture of inclusive excellence that supports both broad and specific diversity initiatives, leverage the educational and institutional benefits of diversity, and engage all individuals to help them thrive. We value inclusive excellence as a core strength and an essential element of our public service mission.


Pursuant to the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Campus Crime Statistics Act and the Pennsylvania Act of 1988, Penn State publishes a combined Annual Security and Annual Fire Safety Report (ASR). The ASR includes crime statistics and institutional policies concerning campus security, such as those concerning alcohol and drug use, crime prevention, the reporting of crimes, sexual assault, and other matters. The ASR is available for review here.

Employment with the University will require successful completion of background check(s) in accordance with University policies.

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