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Research Project Manager (Remote/Hybrid Opportunity) at Stanford University

Research Project Manager (Remote/Hybrid Opportunity)

Stanford University Work from Home/Remote Full-Time

Research Project Manager (Remote/Hybrid Opportunity)

School of Medicine, Stanford, California, United States


Post Date Aug 16, 2022

Requisition # 95843

The Stanford University Department of Medicine,Clinical Excellence Research Center(CERC) strives to lower healthcare spending in the United States by designing, pilot testing, and evaluating innovative models of care delivery. Our design work is enabled by research in areas including human factors, artificial intelligence, and positive deviance. CERC works with sponsors and national collaborators on its bright spots and human experience research. In addition, CERC has partnered with the Stanford School of Engineering for its PAC program. The PAC research mission is to deliver Artificial Intelligence based healthcare service delivery solutions that improve cost efficiency and healthcare quality. To disseminate insights from this cutting-edge work, CERC and various sponsors are collaborating to translate these findings into practical solutions and evaluate the effectiveness of these interventions on quality and cost.

The Research Project Manager (RPM) (Administrative Services Administrator 1) will work alongside expert Stanford faculty to develop, implement, and manage CERCs research project plans in coordination with internal and external stakeholders. Duties include: development of study strategies and frameworks for human-subject protocols and IRB submissions; coordination and communication with study teams, investigators, and research administration teams across Stanford; communication and coordination between outside third party companies, sponsors, and other external partners; drafting research project proposals in collaboration with sponsors and other investigators; intake and review of contracts and agreements with contracting offices; and the day-to-day project management and tracking of research activities.

Successful candidates are adept at working with faculty scientists, healthcare providers, collaborators, and vendors; experienced at managing large federal grants with multiple project streams; exceptionally organized; highly motivated; savvy in developing and navigating relationships across varied organizations; and capable of working independently. They recognize new opportunities and challenges and approach them with a problem-solving mindset. They thrive in a collaborative, fast-paced, and mission-driven environment.

The RPM will oversee the day-to-day management of a NSF funded grant focused on reducing errors and raising the reliability of care provided in high stakes, intensive care and surgical settings, by deploying computer vision technology as a central element in learning systems that enables healthcare workers to perfect safety-critical work. The RPM will also manage Partnership in AI-Assisted Care (PAC) projects, a collaboration between CERC and the Stanford Computer Science Department, focused on cutting edge computer vision and machine learning technologies to solve some of healthcare's most important problems. The RPM will be responsible for catalyzing progress and will be a critical driver of success in these research projects.

Duties include:

  • Independently implement, administer and evaluate day-to-day activities of the unit, function or program by identifying and executing tasks and objectives, making recommendations that impact policies and programs, and assigning resources to achieve the goals of the program.

  • Collect and analyze data, create reports, review and explain trends; formulate and evaluate alternative solutions and/or recommendations to achieve the goals of the program or function.

  • Analyze and interpret policies; develop, revise and implement procedures for program or function.

  • Represent the program or function as the key contact and subject matter expert within the department, unit or school. Commit resources and provide information and/or training. May also represent the program or function to external/internal stakeholders and constituencies.

  • Organize and/or participate in outreach activities that may include developing communications and training, planning/promoting events and/or conferences.

  • May participate in development of budgets, monitor, and approve expenditures. May perform limited forecasting and provide recommendations that determine the budget.

  • May direct staff to perform various tasks and assignments. May also supervise staff.

The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.


  • Masters degree in a related field (e.g., MPH).

  • 3+ years in relevant work experience.

  • Experience managing national grants (e.g., NSF, NIH).

  • Familiar with qualitative research design (e.g., surveys, interviews, observations).

  • Grant writing experience.

  • Deep understanding of the research process and project cycle from initiation to closure.

  • Experience working with research data and the ability to clean, format, and manage datasets.

  • Demonstrated project management ability to employ integration, scope time management, cost, quality, HR, communications, risk, and procurement components.

  • Experience writing progress reports, manuscripts and creating figures/charts for publication.

  • Ability to productively contribute to cross-functional teams.

  • Depth of knowledge in administrative support needed to deliver projects.


  • Bachelors degree and three years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.


  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize own work and multitask.

  • Demonstrated excellent organizational skills.

  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and ownership of projects.

  • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

  • Ability to routinely and independently exercise sound judgment in making decisions.

  • Demonstrated experience working independently and as part of a team.

  • Relevant subject matter knowledge.

  • Ability to direct the work of others, for jobs requiring supervision.


  • Constantly perform desk-based computer tasks.

  • Frequently stand/walk, sitting, grasp lightly/fine manipulation.

  • Occasionally use a telephone.

  • Rarely lift/carry/push/pull objects that weigh 11-20 pounds.

Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of their job.


  • Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.

  • Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.

  • Subject to and expected to comply with all applicable University policies and procedures, including but not limited to the personnel policies and other policies found in the Universitys Administrative Guide,[ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Research Project Manager (Remote/Hybrid Opportunity) and/or hybrid working arrangement available.

Why Stanford is for You

Imagine a world without search engines or social platforms. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture andunique perksempower you with:

  • Freedom to grow . We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.

  • A caring culture . We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.

  • A healthier you . Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.

  • Discovery and fun . Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.

  • Enviable resources . Enjoy free commuter programs, ridesharing incentives, discounts and more.

Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

As an organization that receives federal funding, Stanford University has a COVID-19 vaccination requirement that will apply to all university employees, including those working remotely in the United States and applicable subcontractors. To learn more about COVID policies and guidelines for Stanford University Staff, please visit:[ Link removed ] - Click here to apply to Research Project Manager (Remote/Hybrid Opportunity) Information

  • Schedule: Full-time

  • Job Code: 4121

  • Employee Status: Regular

  • Grade: H

  • Requisition ID: 95843

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