Project Manager

University of Chicago

University of Chicago

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Posted on Tuesday, November 7, 2023


BSD MED - General Internal Medicine - Saunders Research Staff

About the Department

General Internal Medicine (GIM) has a rich tradition at The University of Chicago, dating back to the founding of the medical school in 1927. With the rising prominence of the medical subspecialties after World War II, the Department of Medicine reaffirmed its commitment to GIM in 1969: ‘Every trainee must receive intensive, comprehensive training in General Medicine as an optimal base for advanced training, whether in a subspecialty or General Internal Medicine.’ Under the leadership of Dr. Alvin Tarlov (Chair of Medicine, 1968-81), The University of Chicago led a national effort to reestablish academic sections of General Internal Medicine. In 1973, the Section of General Internal Medicine was organized to include separate GIM inpatient, outpatient, and consultation services. The Section of General Internal Medicine assumed responsibility for house staff training and for relationships with community hospitals. A fellowship program was established for trainees interested in academic GIM and educational leadership. With the support from our Department Chairs since 1968, GIM research has flourished at The University of Chicago, with faculty recognized as national leaders in the areas of medical ethics, health economics and policy, health services and outcomes research.

Job Summary

The Project Manager will work closely with physician researchers (Dr. Milda Saunders and Dr. Beatrice Concepcion) on a several clinical studies and other work focused on improving the identification and management of chronic kidney disease among hospitalized African American patients and ensuring equal access to transplantation. Prefer candidates with personal or professional interest working with African American patients, knowledge about chronic kidney disease and transplantation.


  • Under direction, coordinate and oversee execution of research projects and perform complex research related duties and tasks.

  • Manage the day-to-day activities and the overall workflow of projects.

  • Responsible for having a working knowledge and awareness of all project components and initiatives.

  • Perform literature searches and contribute to writing manuscripts.

  • Manage Institutional Review Board processes.

  • Provide training and oversight to research support personnel, students, and volunteers.

  • Build and maintain data collection instruments and databases.

  • Provide support to the principal investigator and research team by: identifying, enrolling, and consenting subjects; designing surveys; planning and conducting individual and focus group interviews; and collecting and analyzing some qualitative and quantitative data, as necessary.

  • Present research findings at staff meetings, seminars, and scientific conferences.

  • Plan and facilitate team meetings and webinars.

  • Work independently and within teams on special non-recurring and ongoing projects.

  • Provide technical assistance to collaborators in executing research procedures and in data collection.

  • Maintain working relationships with collaborative research partners.

  • Maintain secure shared files for off-site and on-site management of research instruments and study documents.

  • Manage project equipment and supplies.

  • Oversee budget and purchase of study related materials.

  • Maintains technical and administrative support for a research project.

  • Analyzes and maintains data and/or specimens. Conducts literature reviews. Assists with preparation of reports, manuscripts and other documents.

  • Performs other related work as needed.

Minimum Qualifications


Minimum requirements include a college or university degree in related field.

Work Experience:

Minimum requirements include knowledge and skills developed through < 2 years of work experience in a related job discipline.



Preferred Qualifications


  • Master’s Degree in a research related field.


  • Previous research experience.

  • Experience working with patients with chronic disease (kidney disease) and with African American patients.

Preferred Competencies

  • Analytical skills.

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

  • Strong problem-solving skills.

  • Highly self-motivated.

  • Strong attention to detail.

  • Strong organizational skills.

  • Strong ability to prioritize multiple competing priorities.

  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

  • Ability to train and supervise others, including students and other support staff.

  • Ability to maintain patient confidentiality.

  • Demonstrated computer literacy and computing skills sufficient for effective use of diverse managerial and administrative computer applications, technical writing, word processing, and spreadsheets.

  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

  • Working knowledge of quantitative and qualitative data analysis software (STATA or SAS).

  • Working knowledge of REDCap.

  • Experience with electronic health records (Epic).

Application Documents

  • Resume/CV (required)

  • Cover Letter (required)

When applying, the document(s) MUST be uploaded via the My Experience page, in the section titled Application Documents of the application.

Job Family


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Individual Contributor

FLSA Status


Pay Frequency


Scheduled Weekly Hours


Benefits Eligible


Drug Test Required


Health Screen Required


Motor Vehicle Record Inquiry Required


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