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Project Manager_Scientific I (Assistant)

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Job Description

Title: Project Manager - Scientific

Location: West Point, PA

Duration: 24 months


Education: Bachelor's degree required Master's degree a plus in epidemiology (or closely related discipline, such as biostatistics, biometry, public health or biological sciences)

Required Experience and Skills: Exposure to clinical/observational research (1-3 years related job experience, or equivalent experience) Must have strong communication and organizational skills Strong project management skills Ability to be flexible and manage multiple deadlines simultaneously Ability to work independently Basic knowledge of epidemiologic or outcomes research


Under general supervision of the Associate Director of Study Management- Strategy & Operations within Center for Observational and Real-World Evidence (CORE), the project manager provides support to multiple Scientific CORE Leads, across Therapeutic Areas and divisions. Support includes the planning and execution of observational research studies conducted within CORE, part of Merck Research Laboratories. In addition, the project manager may participate in process improvement initiatives.

Key Functions:

Coordinates all aspects of observational or non-interventional research studies which include the planning and implementation of primary data collection, chart review/survey and database studies.

Supports the Lead CORE Scientist in overall operational activities for study conduct of in-house and outsourced studies.

Main responsibilities include study level project management support such as:

  • Coordinate internal/external meeting management and draft/review agenda/minutes
  • Track timelines/deliverables and follow up on action items
  • Drive project teleconferences o Manage budgets/invoices for outsourced projects
  • Coordinate confidentiality and consultant agreements
  • Liaise with suppliers and cross functional teams to communicate project status and/or needs
  • Participate in protocol and interim/final report preparation, shepherd documents through internal review process for approval and submit to internal repository
  • Review all supplier documents such as monitoring, project management, safety management, data management and validation plans
  • Participate in quality control and integrity of study data and reports for publications
  • Publication tracking from planning through publication or presentation
  • Provide operational support to ensure studies follow all CORE processes for informed consent, compliance, site contract and budget review/approval, protocol document review, study registration (when applicable), adverse event reconciliation and publication submission.
  • Must understand and describe procedures for observational studies to internal and external stakeholders such as outside investigators/suppliers and key opinion leaders
  • Troubleshoots study issues as they arise and work to bring to timely resolution May present projects or scientific findings to Study Management Group or CORE teams.

Experis is an Equal Opportunity Employer (EOE/AA)

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