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Research Project Manager

University of California - San Francisco Campus and Health
United States, California, San Francisco
Jul 08, 2024

Research Project Manager

Neuro-Memory and Aging

Full Time


Job Summary

The Admin Officer 3 (AO3) will use skills as a seasoned and experienced professional to oversee all project management and administrative aspects of 1-2 complex, multi-center, NIH-funded clinical research projects. The position works closely with the PI to develop project timelines and milestones for all project components and will report weekly to PI on timeline status and attainment of milestones. The position assists with hiring and supervision of research coordinators and other staff members that make up the project team. The Admin Officer 3 will develop meeting schedules with the executive team and all project component teams, including organizing weekly and monthly meetings, as necessary. The AO3 interacts closely with the UCSF Pre-Award team to ensure timely award set-up, execution of sub-contracts to all sites, and vendors, completion of progress reports, and other pre-award activities as necessary. The position interacts closely with the UCSF Neurology Post-Award financial management staff to monitor spending, oversee and develop budget projects, and ensure payment of invoices. The incumbent will demonstrate good judgement in selecting methods and techniques for obtaining solutions. The AO3 will collaborate with the executive team to ensure timely preparation and submission of single IRB application to cover all clinical performance sites, and works with performance sites to ensure local submission of necessary documentation to rely on central IRB and timely protocol initiation. The AO3 will prepare annual reports for NIH and other funders, and will work with data management to ensure timely study database setup and monitoring of data entry, including quality. The position will monitor and prepare metrics on study enrollment, data entry, and other key project components as part of the project management, as well as assist with the analyses and generation of abstracts and manuscripts based on study data. Other duties as assigned.

**This is a 2-year contract position with the potential to be extended if needed. Candidate must be willing to relocate or be local from the Bay area or surrounding city to available for onsite visits.

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Department Description

The Memory and Aging Center (MAC) is a clinical research unit within the UCSF Department of Neurology that investigates the clinical (neurological, cognitive, behavioral, neuroanatomic) characteristics of various neurodegenerative diseases. The Primary Investigator's (PI) research within the MAC focuses on the decision-making processes in patients with frontotemporal dementia (FTD), Alzheimer's Disease (AD), primary progressive aphasia (PPA), and other neurodegenerative disorders.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in neuroscience, psychology, biology, or field relevant to clinical neuroscience research and minimum three years of experience / or equivalent experience / training.
  • Interpersonal skills including verbal and written communication, active listening, critical thinking, persuasiveness, advising and counseling skills.
  • Ability to use discretion and maintain confidentiality.
  • Strong skills in short-term planning, analysis, problem-solving, and customer service.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Thorough knowledge of University rules and regulations, processes, protocols and procedures for budget, accounting and fund management, and / or personnel management.
  • Knowledge of a variety of administrative operational activities such as project management, event planning, risk management planning, and contracts and grants regulations and guidelines.
  • Solid knowledge of common University-specific computer application programs.
  • Thorough knowledge of financial analysis and reporting techniques, and / or human resources policies and procedures for staff and academic employees.
  • Clinical Research Experience
  • Project management experience involving multi-center, multi-component research projects
  • Experience with IRB preparation and management
  • Grant writing experience
  • Data analyses and manuscript preparation experience

About UCSF

The University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) is a leading university dedicated to promoting health worldwide through advanced biomedical research, graduate-level education in the life sciences and health professions, and excellence in patient care. It is the only campus in the 10-campus UC system dedicated exclusively to the health sciences. We bring together the world's leading experts in nearly every area of health. We are home to five Nobel laureates who have advanced the understanding of cancer, neurodegenerative diseases, aging and stem cells.

Pride Values

UCSF is a diverse community made of people with many skills and talents. We seek candidates whose work experience or community service has prepared them to contribute to our commitment to professionalism, respect, integrity, diversity and excellence - also known as our PRIDE values.

In addition to our PRIDE values, UCSF is committed to equity - both in how we deliver care as well as our workforce. We are committed to building a broadly diverse community, nurturing a culture that is welcoming and supportive, and engaging diverse ideas for the provision of culturally competent education, discovery, and patient care. Additional information about UCSF is available at diversity.ucsf.edu

Join us to find a rewarding career contributing to improving healthcare worldwide.

Equal Employment Opportunity

The University of California San Francisco is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran or disabled status, or genetic information.



Job Code and Payroll Title

007377 ADMIN OFCR 3

Job Category

Research and Scientific

Bargaining Unit

99 - Policy-Covered (No Bargaining Unit)

Employee Class




Appointment End Date



Mission Bay (SF)



Shift Length

8 Hours

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