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Project Management
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Health Solutions
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RTI Health Solutions (RTI-HS) is seeking a Manchester-based Project Manager to join our centralized Project Management Office. In this role you will join our team as an operational Project Manager supporting a range of health economic, outcomes research, and pharmacoepidemiology projects for pharmaceutical and life science clients.


You will support the technical lead scientists in delivering the work by managing the budget, scope, timeline, contracts, communication, quality review process, and staffing.  In addition, you will help identify opportunities for process improvement and potentially develop tools and training for sharing improved approaches.


RTI-HS, a business unit of RTI International, is one of the largest and longest established health outcomes research organisations, providing health care consulting and research expertise to support decision making for pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device products across the development and marketing lifecycle.


Responsibilities:
• Manage non-technical aspects of health economics, outcomes, epidemiological, and market access projects for pharmaceutical and other life science clients.
• Create and maintain project budget, including regularly forecasting labour hours and expenses.
• Create and maintain project timelines and address changes.
• Organise and lead internal and external project kickoff and regular status meetings with our internal teams and our clients.
• Identify changes in project plans and scope and develop and propose solutions for managing these changes.
• Manage ethics and institutional review board (IRB) submissions.
• Assist in proposal development, including staffing, timeline, budgeting, developing work breakdown structure, and identifying subcontractors as needed.
• Manage quality-assurance activities for individual projects, including scheduling and documenting senior review, quality control of data, and editing.
• Identify risks and develop mitigation strategies.
• Support the project review reporting progress.

 

 

Qualifications:
• Bachelor's level degree.
• Experience supporting, managing, or leading scientific research projects, especially in health-related fields.
• Ability to generally understand statistics and a variety of scientific methodologies.
• Demonstrated skills developing timelines, flowcharts, workplans, tracking tools, spreadsheets, and other elements of project plans using commonly available software tools (e.g. Excel, Visio, or Microsoft Project). Advanced Excel skills are a plus.
• Experience communicating with executive-level internal management and high-level clients with scientific backgrounds, including developing agendas, developing minutes and actions, and moderating meetings and PowerPoint presentations.


Preferred Skills:
• Experience planning and budgeting resources for research projects. Experience with Deltek Vision or equivalent ERP system is relevant.
• Knowledge of ethics committee requirements and processes in the United States and the European Union, knowledge of HIPAA/GDPR Privacy Rules.
• Demonstrated ability to independently prioritize efforts and manage own time constraints.
• Demonstrated ability to assert leadership while also working within and supporting a well-functioning team environment.


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Physical and mental demands of this role include those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job, as outlined above.  Examples include:  remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time; operating a computer and other office machinery; thinking, learning, and concentrating effectively and frequently communicating with other people, both within RTI and outside of RTI; frequently moving about inside and travel between offices and laboratories; frequently conducting laboratory site inspections (if applicable), ability to handle the stress associated in meeting frequent, multiple and tight deadlines, ability to work in excess of 40 hours per week as workload and deadlines may require, consistent demonstration of mental stability and ability to have regular, reliable and predictable attendance.

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the job, per RTI procedure 4.2.1. 


RTI International is an independent, nonprofit research institute dedicated to improving the human condition. Clients rely on us to answer questions that demand an objective and multidisciplinary approach—one that integrates expertise across the social and laboratory sciences, engineering, and international development. We believe in the promise of science, and we are inspired every day to deliver on that promise for the good of people, communities, and businesses around the world. For more information, visit www.rti.org.


We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Further information is available here.

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