Research Project Manager

MD Anderson Cancer Center

Houston, TX 77007

Posted 4 weeks ago

Job Description


The scope of this hybrid schedule position is to serve as the Research Project Manager for the McCombs Institute for the Early Detection and Treatment of Cancer. This position manages the biomarker projects as part of the Center for Global Early Detection. These programs include multicenter clinical studies for the early detection of breast and lung cancers; DoD/NIH-funded programs for biomarker discovery; Moon Shots programs including the Proteomics platform; and industry-sponsored research within the Institute.


**Collaborate with McCombs Institute faculty and administration.**

•Works with the Program Leaders to develop grant proposals and industry-funded research projects, related contracts and budgets, site visits, external review committees and other important scientific activities and events.

•Collaborates with the research team to ensure program and project objectives and deliverables are met. Communicates milestones and deliverables to Finance team for invoicing and Grants team for progress reporting.

•Prepares project proposals, grant and donor progress reports, and presentations for internal and external meetings and advisory boards.

•Provides scientific input on lab-based activities to bridge the gap between the lab and administration including budgeting for preclinical and translational projects, contracting (material transfer agreements, confidentiality agreements, preclinical research agreements, etc), progress reporting for grants and development office and milestone development and tracking.

**Program Management**

•Oversees complex research initiatives associated with proposed and funded projects in relation to the McCombs Institute focusing on milestone development, effective program planning, efficient program implementation & evaluation.

•Ensures general project administration including all technical, business, administrative and operational aspects are executed in alignment with program goals. Develops and reviews research project schedules and work plans to support the long- and short-range goals associated with scientific research activities.

•Implements plans for new research initiatives and coordinates long-term strategic planning efforts for programmatic research activities. Identifies internal and external funding opportunities to enhance research portfolio.

•Performs critical review of submitted materials for research funding applications, progress reports, and other related communications. Copy-edit or rewrite as necessary to ensure that the information collected is accurate, reflects the requested information, and is provided in accordance with specified guidelines and policies (institutional, federal, and industry).

•Develops standardized procedures across project work volume/workflow. For example, establishes procedures and work process for reviewing grant proposals. Identifies and ensures working timelines are developed and met, assembles reviewers, oversees reviewer comments and ensures timely submission.

•Ensures specific goals and objectives are obtained from study partners. Evaluates research data and develops and writes scientific reports.

•Monitors and reviews progress of multiple research projects and reviews research activities.

•Reviews contracts and manages finances and budgets within institution allocations.

•Reviews and informs on program accounts, provides relevant information on current and planned personnel as well as related laboratory expenses. Approves expenses as appropriate.

**Program Support**

•Provides support for all program and project meetings supporting projects led by the Director, Research Planning and Development.

•Drafts scientific project proposals for submission to funding agencies. Organizes scientific planning meetings with collaborators/contributors to draft study aims, methods etc.

•Maintains current scientific and technical information concerning relevant developments related to various departmental projects and/or programs. Works with faculty, the Director, Research Group Leader, and Scientific Managers to track project milestones, set timelines, and follow-up as needed.

•Oversees and maintains all compliance and regulatory issues (federal, state, and institutional) for research projects within the lab.

•Coordinates meetings and presentations for the purpose of providing progress, updates, and goals and objectives of each project.

**Other** Other activities as assigned.


Required: Bachelor's degree in one of the natural sciences or related field.

Preferred: Master's degree in one of the natural sciences or related field.


Required: Six years experience in scientific or experimental research to include two years as a project manager. With preferred degree, four years scientific or experimental research experience to include one year as a project manager.

It is the policy of The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center to provide equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, religion, age, national origin, sex, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or any other basis protected by institutional policy or by federal, state or local laws unless such distinction is required by law.

Additional Information

+ Requisition ID: 151888

+ Employment Status: Full-Time

+ Employee Status: Regular

+ FLSA: exempt and not eligible for overtime pay

+ Work Week: Days

+ Fund Type: Soft

+ Work Location: Hybrid Onsite/Remote

+ Pivotal Position: Yes

+ Minimum Salary: US Dollar (USD) 63,000

+ Midpoint Salary: US Dollar (USD) 78,500

+ Maximum Salary : US Dollar (USD) 94,000

+ Science Jobs: Yes

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