The primary responsibilities of the Project/Program Manager are working independently to create, manage, and oversee projects for the COM Office of Research. This position is responsible for tracking implementation and progress of College of Medicine (COM) pilot award activities and related awarded projects while ensuring deadlines and goals are met. This position requires creativity, strong communication skills, and involves working collaboratively with other levels of staff and faculty including team leaders, team members, and other stakeholders. The Project/Program Manager will interact with all levels of leadership within the COM and disseminate information and results related to research activities. This position will work directly with researchers, Research Council, faculty directors, and teams of staff members to establish and implement COM Research pilot award function.
The University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS) has a unique combination of education, research, and clinical programs that encourages and supports teamwork and diversity. We champion being a collaborative health care organization, focused on improving the health, health care, and well-being of Arkansans.
UAMS offers amazing benefits and perks:
- Health: Medical, Dental and Vision plans available for staff and family
- Holiday, Vacation and Sick Leave
- Education discount for staff and dependents (undergraduate only)
- Retirement: Up to 10% matched contribution from UAMS
- Basic Life Insurance up to $50,000
- Career Training and Educational Opportunities
- Merchant Discounts
- Concierge prescription delivery on the main campus when using UAMS pharmacy
Salary offered commensurate with experience
- Manage COM pilot award activities.
- Develop and manage processes, timelines, implementation strategies, and project reviews.
- Oversee the ongoing activity of researchers involved with all projects and ensure appropriate documentation, project progress, and goal attainment. Activities include but are not limited to:
- Creating pilot call RFAs
- Inviting study section reviewers
- Performing administrative duties in electronic review system
- Assisting with study sections
- Onboarding of new awardees
- Supporting awardees and trouble shooting
- Managing awardee reporting process
- Providing administrative support for director/awardee meetings
- Facilitating Research Seminar Series
- Providing administrative support of communications between director and awardees
- Assisting with pilot grant submissions to NIH
- Manage Research CORE activities.
- Activities include but are not limited to:
- Administering i lab system
- Perform administrative duties related to weekly and monthly financials
- Account set-ups for ilab
- Department billing and reporting
- Manage COM Research 123 Go activities.
- Manage RFA process.
- Manage Research Council reviews.
- Coordinate Annual 123 GO Science Meeting and Speaker.
- Manage 123 Go Voucher program.
- Assist with 123 Go Analysis/SNA.
- Coordinate 123 Go Science education activities.
- Manage mini-grant process.
- Administrative and other duties as assigned, includes meetings, website, research and other functions as needed to support the mission of the institute.
- Bachelor’s degree in business, finance, accounting or related field plus two (2) years of finance and project management experience experience -OR-
- Associate degree plus four (4) years of finance and project management experience experience -OR-
- High School diploma/GED plus six (6) years of finance and project management experience required.
Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:
- Proficient in both written and verbal communication.
- Able to create and track project deadlines and communicate the progress of projects with others.
- Requires frequent interaction with various levels of campus leadership, and therefore requires an ability to resolve issues professionally.
- Leadership and communication skills are a must.
- Experience working with teams and a proven ability to complete project outcomes is required.
UAMS is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer of individuals with disabilities and protected veterans and is committed to excellence.
Bend, crawl, crouch, kneel, stoop, or reach overhead: Occasionally
Lift, push, pull, carry weight: 10 lbs or less
Use hands to touch, handle, or feel: Occasionally
Taste or smell: Never
Read, concentrate, think analytically: Continuously
Physical Environment: Inside Office Environment
Noise Level: Moderate
Visual Requirements: Near visual acuity