Project Manager

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Project Manager

Roles and responsibilities
Must be a US Citizen
Some travel may be required

Columbus Technologies and Services Inc. is a strategic supplier and business partner to the federal government and its key suppliers.  Through our partnership with the National Institutes of Health, Columbus offers administrative, IT, engineering, scientific, and healthcare professionals the opportunity to work with one of the most prestigious research organizations in the world.  We are currently seeking a Project Manager to work onsite with the National Institutes of Health in Bethesda, MD.

This is a long-term contract position which offers:
 - Competitive salary 
 - Tremendous growth opportunity
 - Opportunity to work at NIH, the world's foremost medical research center
 - Learn more about what Columbus can do for you at

Job Description:
 Provide oversight and coordination of research projects and other initiatives in support of the Moonshot Rare Tumor Patient Engagement Network (RTPEN). 
• Collaborate with internal and external stakeholders, including the Clinical Center, the Office of the Clinical Director, the Administrative Resource Center, patients and other interested parties. 
• Develop project timelines and track the progress of ongoing projects. 
• Prepare reports; respond to requests for information; provide support for staff professional needs relating to academic publications, invited travel and service on boards and committees. 
• Provide support to the development and implementation of various operational plans and technical/logistical tracking systems to meet research and operational needs. 
• Monitor progress against plans and key deliverables. • Manage project risk by proactively anticipating issues and develops contingency plans and solution. 
• Develop administrative procedures; ensure that administrative requirements for resource utilization, such as staffing, travel, credentialing, and budgeting, are met. 
• Maintain coordination and communication between research operations, program management, project stakeholders, team members and subcontractors. 
• Plan and develop contracting activities, including preparing statements of work and evaluating proposals. 
• Monitor technical work of subcontractors, and perform review and verification of subcontractor deliverables and invoices for submission to government review and approval. 
• Perform a high degree of knowledge transfer related to project/program management concepts and practices and provides guidance and coaching to team members. 
• Conduct team meetings and assists in the development of meeting agendas. 
• Prepare and review progress reports.

Required Skills:
Master's degree in a related field. Two (2) years of specialized experience plus a BAIBS degree is equivalent to a Master's degree. 
• Minimum eleven (11) years of experience in a related field. 
• Ability to prioritize multiple tasks and projects. 
• Ability to work in a clinical research setting both independently and within a team. 
• Experience in project management and/or study coordination experience including data management and research subcontracting. 
• Knowledge of Food and Drug Administration (FDA) regulations and Good Clinical Practices (GCPs). 
• Knowledge of clinical trial fieldwork concepts and practices. 
• Experience related to clinical operations (e.g., development of Standard Operating Procedures [SOPs], staff development and training, resourcing/staffing, and budget planning and execution). 
• Strong communications skills, both oral and written. • Excellent analytical, organizational and time management skills.

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