Under the general direction of the Director of Research Development, the Project Manager will support the Vice Dean for Research and the Director of Research Development for operations and strategic initiatives. Serves as a manager for strategic research program initiatives, in such areas as analysis of the School's research programs, infrastructure, and funding portfolio and related communications. In these areas will be responsible for general support as well as end-to-end execution of specific projects
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience to include at 7-9 years of experience in increasingly responsible roles in project and operations management and at least 1 year professional experience working in an institution of higher education. Demonstrated experience conducting administrative, research, and organizational analysis, including data-gathering from various sources, creating and compiling databases, creating reports, and formulating solutions. Experience with analytical software
Job Description Job Description for Project Manager. Job Essential Function 1 Percent of Time: 50% ANALYSIS AND CONSULTATION Provides high-level analytical support to the SOM Vice Dean for Research and Director of Research Development in support of strategic initiatives, including enhancement of research funding from public and private sources. Investigates and researches issues related to program development and implementation. Reviews and assimilates information from various sources in order to develop, propose and execute strategies and evaluate outcomes. Provides reports of analyses, including research strengths and weaknesses with appropriate documentation and quantitative and graphical data. Responds to inquiries on a wide variety of topics and reviews responses prepared by others. Anticipates the needs of the Vice Dean and Director of Research Development and takes initiative to proactively address them. Collaborates with Dean's office Directors and professional staff as needed to resolve issues. Presents alternatives and follows through on implementation of decisions. In support of the Vice Dean's efforts with strategic planning, identifies critical issues, performs research and data collection, obtains advice and input from School of Medicine, and Medical Center sources as well as UCI campus leadership when necessary and formulates solutions for the Vice Dean and Director of Research Development. Works collaboratively with Vice Dean to identify and address research infrastructure needs of basic and clinical faculty. Under Director for Research Development supports all aspects of research funding development, including: builds pipeline to facilitate research grant submissions at individual PI and multi-PI levels through a variety of mechanisms including but not limited to: development of template materials for standard grant requirements, graphics, editing, and internal peer-review supports. Works with clinical faculty to facilitate introduction to research grant culture. Job Essential Function 2 Percent of Time: 25% WRITING SUPPORT Conducts comprehensive studies on a variety of subjects and writes clear and concise reports for review and use by the Vice Dean for Research and Director of Research Development. Develops written documents/materials in support of the Vice Dean's responsibilities, including drafting memos and correspondence for official documents such as recruitment and space allocation, and contributions to institutional grant reports, and portions of annual reports from SOM OR to Dean, VCHA, and Chancellor. Develops written documents/materials in support of SOM research programs, funding and grant proposals. Exercises independent judgment to ensure accuracy of data used in reports and correspondence and evaluation of strategic goals. Job Essential Function 3 Percent of Time: 25% DATA COLLECTION Reviews and interprets University policies and procedures and provide analysis and recommendation to the Vice Dean for Research and Director of Research Development. Develops and maintains database and written background materials related to faculty research strengths and identifies opportunities for highlighting research accomplishments and potential for translational impact. Researches and prepares relevant background materials for the Vice Dean for Research and Director of Research Development and ensure that necessary and appropriate briefing and materials are provided in advance. Formulates logical and objective conclusions and recommendations. Responds to a wide range of requests for information, data and background/biographical information on a frequent and regular basis. Prepares material in a suitable format for visual/graphical and written technical or public communication. In collaboration with the Vice Dean, School of Medicine Directors and support staff, implements data collection and reporting systems, and provides relevant, informative data to generate status reports on project progress for the Vice Dean and Director of Research Development. SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: Required: Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience to include at 7-9 years of experience in increasingly responsible roles in project and operations management and at least 1 year professional experience working in an institution of higher education. Demonstrated experience conducting administrative, research, and organizational analysis, including data-gathering from various sources, creating and compiling databases, creating reports, and formulating solutions. Experience with analytical software. Demonstrated ability to work as part of a team and to develop and maintain professional and effective working relationships with School faculty and staff, students, campus administrators, and professionals in outside agencies and corporations. Ability to work independently, using judgment and decision-making skills to conduct short and long range planning to prioritize tasks, and to follow through with related activities and request for information in an environment with a high volume diverse workload, of frequent interruptions, competing deadlines, changing priorities, and compelling requests. Strong interpersonal skills to work effectively and diplomatically with faculty, staff, and the public, including persons with varying levels of authority and with individuals from diverse cultures and working environments. Ability to maintain confidentiality appropriately. Skills in analyzing information, problems, situations, practices and procedures to define the problem or objective, identify relevant concerns or factors; formulate logical and objective conclusions and recognize alternative and their application. Skill to abstract information and accurately summarize data in report format for planning, monitoring and projecting. Extensive knowledge and experience in a diverse cultural environment and extensive experience working with diverse populations. Analytical skills to problem-solve in non-standard, urgent, conflicting, and/or unexpected circumstances. Demonstrated ability to interpret and apply administrative policies and procedures to daily operations. Ability to create visual and graphical material to support reports and presentations. Strong ability in written and oral communication Desired: Advanced degree in a biomedical area or comparable experience in a related clinical, academic or business organization. Extensive knowledge of University of California, Irvine policies, procedures, and organizational structure. Knowledge of UCI campus departments and central administrative offices, their services, roles and responsibilities. Broad knowledge of University of California system-wide administrative policies. Prior research experience. Prior grants experience. Familiarity with federal and other grant funding agencies processes. Ability to create web-based materials. Experience in clinical trial, and/or biotechnology or biomedical business support role. Below are general guidelines on the position's physical, mental, and environmental working conditions. In accordance with applicable state and federal law, UCI provides reasonable accommodations for applicants with disabilities upon request. For more information, please contact Human Resources at (949) 824-5210. Bend: Occasionally Squat: Not Applicable Crawl: Not Applicable Climb: Not Applicable Kneel: Not Applicable Handle Objects: Constantly Push/Pull: Occasionally Reach Above Shoulder Level: Occasionally Sit: Frequently Stand: Frequently Walk: Frequently Use Fine Finger Movements: Constantly Carry/Lift Loads up to 25 Pounds: Occasionally Carry/Lift loads between 25-50 lbs: Not Applicable Carry/Lift Loads over 50 Pounds: Not Applicable Read/Comprehend: Constantly Write: Constantly Perform Calculations: Constantly Communicate Orally: Constantly Reason and Analyze: Constantly Chemical/Biological Agent: Not Applicable Construction Activities: Not Applicable Contact with Water/Liquids: Not Applicable Drive Motorized Equipment: Not Applicable Confined Spaces: Not Applicable Elevated Work Location: Not Applicable Radioactive Materials: Not Applicable Temperature Variations: Not Applicable Gas System: Not Applicable
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