Clinical Operations Manager

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Posting title
Clinical Operations 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 Clinical Operations 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:
Project Management
•Collaborate with NIAMS Division of Skin and Rheumatic Diseases Extramural Program staff:
oDevelop funding plans, milestones and budget; transition projects through differ-ent phases and stages.
oEnsure that all aspects of program are tracked and reported, key milestones and deliverable dates are known and adhered to, and that all individuals and partners involved are kept appraised of progress of integrated tasks and next steps.
oTrack project progress and provide regular reports.
oWork with staff on NIH tracking and monitoring of human subject research such as enrollment, sample acquisition and compliance with central IRB.
oWork with NIAMS Grants Management Branch to provide budget tracking.
oUpdate and maintain electronic and paper files; copy and distribute materials.

•Work with NIAMS Division of Skin and Rheumatic Diseases Extramural Program staff:
oField and streamline questions from investigators and associated staff of initia-tives, including, but not limited to, the Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP) in Rheumatoid Arthritis and Lupus, Validation of Pediatric Patient Reported Outcomes in Chronic Diseases (PEPR) Consortium, etc.
oManage calendars with regard to program and initiative activities.
oMaintain ongoing, proactive communication with key personnel at NIAMS and other NIH ICs throughout initiatives; gather, provide and exchange information with investigators, their staff and other relevant individuals.
oPrepare summaries of information for review by NIH staff managing the pro-gram(s).
oMaintain ongoing, proactive communication with NIAMS Project Scientists and Program Officials throughout initiative, including regular meetings at the NIH and with other partners.

Meetings and Conferences
•Work with NIAMS Division of Skin and Rheumatic Diseases Extramural Program staff:
oCoordinate logistics for annual in-person meetings, monthly teleconferences or videoconferences, and additional teleconferences, videoconferences or electronic reviews to address key issues as needed.
oMake arrangements for and coordinate planning of teleconferencing activities for internal meetings of NIH staff.
oWork with staff on the design, development and preparation of documents such as spreadsheets, letters, rosters, agendas, presentations and meeting minutes/summaries.

Required Skills:
•Bachelor’s degree in a related discipline.
•Minimum of six (6) years of experience in a clinical environment.
•Excellent, proactive project management and problem solving skills.
•Expertise in effective/efficient meeting management.
•Strong analytical, communications skills, both oral and written.
•Excellent leadership, analytical, organizational and time management skills.

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