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Precision Medicine Project Manager

City of Hope
Duarte, California
Closing date
Jul 20, 2022

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Health Sciences, Medicine
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About City of Hope

City of Hope is an independent biomedical research and treatment organization for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases.

Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a leader in bone marrow transplantation and immunotherapy such as CAR T cell therapy. City of Hope's translational research and personalized treatment protocols advance care throughout the world. Human synthetic insulin, monoclonal antibodies and numerous breakthrough cancer drugs are based on technology developed at the institution. AccessHope™, a subsidiary launched in 2019 serves employers and their health care partners by providing access to City of Hope's specialized cancer expertise.

A National Cancer Institute-designated comprehensive cancer center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, City of Hope is ranked among the nation's "Best Hospitals" in cancer by U.S. News & World Report and received Magnet Recognition from the American Nurses Credentialing Center. Its main campus is located near Los Angeles, with additional locations throughout Southern California and in Arizona.

City of Hope's commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion

We believe diversity, equity and inclusion is key in serving our mission to provide compassionate patient care, drive innovative discovery, and advance vital education focused on eliminating cancer and diabetes in all of our communities. Our commitment to Diversity, Equity and Inclusion ensures we bring the full range of skills, perspectives, cultural backgrounds and experiences to our work -- and that our teams align with the people we serve in order to build trust and understanding. We are dedicated to fostering a community that embraces diversity - in ideas, backgrounds and perspectives; this is reflected in our work and represented in our people.

Position Summary

The Precision Medicine Project Manager is a critical role for successful strategic expansion of commercialization effort under the Precision Medicine department. This individual will assist the Program Manager, clinical and research investigators, and Director/Deputy Director of Precision Medicine in developing, coordinating, and facilitating activities of various projects ranging from data review research studies, and prospective interventional and non-interventional clinical trials.

The position will be the primary liaison between sponsors, internal investigators, and execution team, accountable for co-developing of studies, administering budget and contract, overseeing the operation, and tracking performance and timelines of projects. The project manager should have substantial amount of experience in sponsored projects in a healthcare research setting, and good understanding of such institution's information systems such as Electronic Medical Record, Clinical Trial Management, and Electronic Data Capture platforms. Additionally, the incumbent should have strong communication and organizational skills, be detail oriented, and enjoy a highly collaborative working relationship that encourages sharing of best practices among studies and the enterprise.

Key Responsibilities include:
  • Provides scientific and operational input during development phase of Precision Medicine sponsored projects, working closely with sponsors and investigators.
  • Coordinates meeting, and facilitates frequent communication between the Program Manager, investigators, statisticians, coordinators, data managers, programmers, and sponsors so that all parties are aware of current project status, issues, contingencies, and milestones.
  • Supervises the work of CRAs, CRCs, and other study team on assigned projects. Develops and conducts training for staff and coordinators.
  • Proven teambuilding skills and ability to foster partnerships across multidisciplinary teams, ensures transparency and facilitate communications.
  • Oversees daily operations of studies, makes project assignments, monitors workloads and allocates resources to meet project requirements and timeline. Frequently reassesses project scope to ensure projects are carried out according to established plan and budget.
  • Provides direction and leadership and serves as resource to faculty and staff on all projects. Meets regularly to review project activities, prepares summary information on program progress, timeline updates and risk assessment for periodic presentations to oversight committees. Ensures clear actions and decisions are documented, communicated and committed to, enabling timeline achievement.
  • Represents City of Hope at external meetings and conferences, excellent presentation skill is a must.
  • Responsible for escalating appropriately and in a timely manner while identifying mitigation strategies to rectify issue(s). Communicate clear and timely deadlines, meeting outcomes (captured in minutes shared with all parties involved), issues (delays, shortcomings, disputes, etc.), and any information that impacts the project and its accomplishment.
  • Maintains current and accurate project documentation; notifies director, investigators, and stakeholders of pertinent changes.
  • Attends meetings and participates on committees as required. Organizes site visits, workshops, and symposia.
  • Maintains professional growth and development through seminars, workshops and professional affiliations to maintain certification and/or keep abreast of latest trends in field of expertise.
  • Ensures work environment is organized and functions efficiently.
  • Manage staffing needs as required to ensure daily operations

Basic education, experience and skills required for consideration:
  • Bachelor's Degree in biomedical sciences, computational sciences or related scientific discipline
  • Two or more years of experience in a healthcare research setting
  • Experience in managing competing priorities

Preferred education experience and skills:
  • Oncology research, Health Information Systems, or related health field

Additional Information:

As a condition of employment, City of Hope requires staff to comply with all state and federal vaccination mandates.

City of Hope is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, or status as a qualified individual with disability.


City of Hope, an innovative biomedical research, treatment and educational institution with over 5,000 employees, is dedicated to the prevention and cure of cancer and other life-threatening diseases and guided by a compassionate, patient-centered philosophy.

Founded in 1913 and headquartered in Duarte, California, City of Hope is a remarkable non-profit institution, where compassion and advanced care go hand-in-hand with excellence in clinical and scientific research.  City of Hope is a National Cancer Institute designated Comprehensive Cancer Center and a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, an alliance of the nation’s 20 leading cancer centers that develops and institutes standards of care for cancer treatment.

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