Project Manager, Infectious Diseases Research Study
Location: Nashville, Tennessee
Internal Number: R-11871
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Infectious Disease - Admin 30
This position will support the needs of the newly created ELVIS (ECHO Laboratory core at Vanderbilt for Integrated Sample biobanking) Lab Core, for the Environmental influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program, at VUMC. The main roles of the ECHO Lab Core are to facilitate ECHO Cohort biospecimen collection and processing, manage the ECHO biorepository, perform assays to support ECHO cohort analyses, and to coordinate biospecimen information and assay results. To fulfill these roles, the Lab Core needs to work closely with the other ECHO cores, centers, and cohort sites to handle specimen kit ordering, disbursement, biospecimen collection and biobanking, data generation and data sharing. The project manager will operate under the guidance of the ECHO contact Principal Investigators and Program Manager(s) to ensure timelines and deliverables are met and work collaboratively with the other ECHO components. The ideal candidate should have a background in medicine or scientific research.
The ideal candidate should be highly organized, timeline driven, flexible, self-motivated, and excel at communication. The project manager will operate under the guidance of the ECHO (Environment Influences on Child Health Outcomes) contract Principal Investigator and the Research Program Manager to ensure timelines and deliverables are met. Examples of the tasks the project manager will perform are: planning the project, monitoring and documenting project progress, setting timelines and ensuring they are met, and effectively communicating with internal and external stakeholders
Performs project management support and analysis under occasional guidance. Works with customers to understand and analyze operational procedures, requirements, processes and/or other needs to bring about successful completion of the project.
KEY RESPONSIBILITIES * Plans, develops, leads and executes the project in order to meet established goals, objectives and timelines. * Provides professional and/or technical leadership in the execution of day to day project activities. * Communicates within and across area(s) to maximize information sharing around progress, needs, interdependencies and/or accomplishments. * Facilitates the identification of gaps in service level/processes to identify potential areas for improvement. * The responsibilities listed are a general overview of the position and additional duties may be assigned.
TECHNICAL CAPABILITIES * Gap Analysis (Intermediate): Analyzes the difference between the current and desired state. The ability to draw appropriate and valid conclusions from data presented, sifting through data to determine the most significant elements. Identifying common elements and themes in situations and actions, recognizing cause and effect relationships. * Process Improvement (Intermediate): Identifies, analyzes and improves upon existing business processes for optimization and to meet standards of quality. * Financial Processes (Intermediate): Ability to monitor costs, expenses and revenue as well as the ability to manage those costs and expenses in relation to budgeted amounts. * Project Planning (Intermediate): Demonstrates ability to realistically anticipate resource needs, identify and break work down into discrete and measurable tasks, set priorities, define dependencies, schedule activities, prepare acceptance criteria and organize work for a the continuum of projects. Appropriately matches equipment and capital resources to task demands. Reshapes project during life-cycle evolution, if needed. Demonstrates ability to break down work into manageable and measurable units, estimating time and costs appropriate to the project stage. Works with project management tools. * Project Management (Intermediate): Planning, organizing, and managing resources to bring about the successful completion of specific project goals and objectives.
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Organizational Impact: Executes job responsibilities with the understanding of how output would affect and impact other areas related to own job area/team with occasional guidance. Problem Solving/ Complexity of work: Analyzes moderately complex problems using technical experience and judgment. Breadth of Knowledge: Has expanded knowledge gained through experience within a professional area. Team Interaction: Provides informal guidance and support to team members.
Core Capabilities :
Supporting Colleagues:- Develops Self and Others: Invests time, energy, and enthusiasm in developing self/others to help improve performance e and gain knowledge in new areas.- Builds and Maintains Relationships: Maintains regular contact with key colleagues and stakeholders using formal and informal opportunities to expand and strengthen relationships.- Communicates Effectively: Recognizes group interactions and modifies one's own communication style to suit different situations and audiences. Delivering Excellent Services:- Serves Others with Compassion: Seeks to understand current and future needs of relevant stakeholders and customizes services to better address them.- Solves Complex Problems: Approaches problems from different angles; Identifies new possibilities to interpret opportunities and develop concrete solutions.- Offers Meaningful Advice and Support: Provides ongoing support and coaching in a constructive manner to increase employees' effectiveness. Ensuring High Quality: - Performs Excellent Work: Engages regularly in formal and informal dialogue about quality; directly addresses quality issues promptly.- Ensures Continuous Improvement: Applies various learning experiences by looking beyond symptoms to uncover underlying causes of problems and identifies ways to resolve them. - Fulfills Safety and Regulatory Requirements: Understands all aspects of providing a safe environment and performs routine safety checks to prevent safety hazards from occurring. Managing Resources Effectively: - Demonstrates Accountability: Demonstrates a sense of ownership, focusing on and driving critical issues to closure.- Stewards Organizational Resources: Applies understanding of the departmental work to effectively manage resources for a department/area.- Makes Data Driven Decisions: Demonstrates strong understanding of the information or data to identify and elevate opportunities. Fostering Innovation:- Generates New Ideas: Proactively identifies new ideas/opportunities from multiple sources or methods to improve processes beyond conventional approaches.- Applies Technology: Demonstrates an enthusiasm for learning new technologies, tools, and procedures to address short-term challenges.- Adapts to Change: Views difficult situations and/or problems as opportunities for improvement; actively embraces change instead of emphasizing negative elements.
Relevant Work Experience
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