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#110617 Clinical Trials Project Manager

Initial Review Date: Mon 8/23/2021

For the safety and well-being of the entire university community, the University of California requires, with few exceptions, that all students, faculty and staff be vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus before they will be allowed on campus or in a facility or office. For more information visit:

This position will remain open until a successful candidate has been identified.

UCSD Layoff from Career Appointment: Apply by 07/23/21 for consideration with preference for rehire. All layoff applicants should contact their Employment Advisor.

Special Selection Applicants: Apply by 08/03/21. Eligible Special Selection clients should contact their Disability Counselor for assistance.

This position will be hired at the PROJECT POLICY ANL 2 or PROJECT POLICY ANL 3 level depending on experience of the selected candidate.


The Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI), an organized research unit at UCSD, was established to provide education, training and infrastructure for clinical research in the San Diego area that encompasses four hospital systems, two universities and four biomedical research organizations. The mission of the ACTRI is to create an environment that advances health care through interactions between basic scientists, clinical investigators, community physicians, and patients.

The Project Manager oversees the management of key projects of the Altman Clinical and Translational Research Institute (ACTRI) and investigators who use ACTRI resources. Will provide project management support and analysis for multiple projects, including projects for investigators and internal units requesting ongoing support. The PM role has two main components: clinical trials project management and ACTRI internal process project management.

For clinical trials, the incumbent provides oversight and project management for the coordinators, regulatory staff and other coordinators who work on particular studies. Project management includes review of research protocols, research start-up procedures, and review of stages of development, implementation, and close out of trials. Oversees the clinical research activities for physicians and supporting research staff working at various UCSD locations, serve as the project director of each protocol, and build a collaborative research team focused on the efficient performance of clinical trials.

For the ACTRI, the Project Manager provides important inputs and analyses to the management of key projects led by Clinical Research Strategic Initiatives (CRSI) unit. The incumbent will work with senior project managers to execute projects and initiatives, will be responsible for providing business and process analyses, including preparing timelines, benchmarks, financial resources, process maps, or other tools. Will effectively communicate with service directors and stakeholders on project timelines and provide written and oral reports to the CRSI team and stakeholders on the status of active projects and action items.

Under general supervision, applies skills with an understanding of industry-wide business process and analysis practices and organizational policies and procedures. Resolves a wide range of business process issues of moderate scope. Demonstrates good judgment in selecting methods and techniques to obtain solutions. Demonstrates competency in selecting methods and techniques to obtain solutions.


  • Six (6) years of related experience, education/training, OR a Bachelor’s degree in related area plus two (2) years of related experience/training.

  • Proficient knowledge of common organization- or research-specific and other computer application programs. Experience with cloud-based collaboration tools to facilitate status reporting and channelized communications.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, both verbally and in writing. Experience working with medical personnel and investigators, with an ability to learn how to read research protocols.

  • Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality. Familiarity with PHI and HIPAA principles for systems and data analysis.

  • Proven ability to use sound judgment in responding to issues and concerns. Experience prioritizing a portfolio and escalating issues appropriately for triage.

  • Demonstrates ability to analyze, research and synthesize large amounts of data with strong attention to detail. Capable of extracting data from cloud-based systems to contribute to data analysis and driving decisions.

  • Strong ability to multi-task with demanding timeframes. Ability to lead or support multiple projects or protocols simultaneously, with wide variety of investigators and administrative stakeholders.

  • Working knowledge of applicable policy analysis techniques. Ability to capture lessons learned and standard operating procedures into reusable documents for instruction or workflow enablement.


  • CITI Training, Good Clinical Practice (GCP).


  • Employment is subject to a criminal background check.

  • This position will be primarily remote with on-site activity as needed.

Job offer is contingent on successful engagement in the UC COVID-19 Vaccination program (fully vaccinated with documented proof or approved exception/deferral).

UC San Diego Health is the only academic health system in the San Diego region, providing leading-edge care in patient care, biomedical research, education, and community service. Our facilities include two university hospitals, a National Cancer Institute-designated Comprehensive Cancer Center, Shiley Eye Institute, Sulpizio Cardiovascular Center, and several outpatient clinics. UC San Diego Medical Center in Hillcrest is a designated Level I Trauma Center and has the only Burn Center in the county. We invite you to join our dynamic team!

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