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Sr Program Manager, Liver Institute - Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine

Virginia Commonwealth University
Virginia, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 14, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Academic Administration, Research Administration, Business & Administrative Affairs, Other Business & Administrative Affairs, Grants & Contracts, Executive, Executive Directors
Employment Type
Full Time
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Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU) School of Medicine is a premier academic medical center located in the heart of Richmond. Accounting for almost half of VCU’s sponsored research, the School of Medicine is internationally recognized for patient care and education. VCU School of Medicine comprises 18 clinical departments, eight basic health science departments, and 11 affiliated institutes and centers, and provides preeminent education to physicians and scientists in order to improve the quality of healthcare for humanity. All full-time university staff are eligible for our generous benefits package that includes choices for health, vision, and dental coverage, life-insurance, short and long-term disability coverage, retirement planning, tax-deferred annuity and cash match programs, flexible spending accounts, tuition benefits, significant paid-time off,12 paid holidays, and more. Explore our benefits further here:


The Senior Program Manager for the newly forming Liver Institute, under the leadership of the Institute Director, will be responsible for key functional areas, oversight of grant management, research operations, and strategic planning.

Typical Duties

This positions will be responsible for day to day oversight of the Institutes financial and personnel resources. Beyond the day to day, the Senior Program Manager works with the Institute Director to implement strategic initiatives and programs consistent with the School of Medicine, Health System, and University’s strategic plans. This position is a dual report to the Director of the Liver Institute and Associate Administrator for Research in Internal Medicine. This position will ensure management of sponsored research conforms to sponsoring agency, university, and School of Medicine Office of Research Administration requirements. Specific areas of focus include: oversee center operations: develop, promote, and manage center research training and safety programs. Manage project management and research coordination staff. Oversee pre and post award grant management of Liver Institute funding; working closely with department research administration staff. Support the Institute Director in coordinating research recruitment, retention, and development of new research programs within the Institute. Establish and maintain mechanisms for internal and external grant reviews, develop institute reporting and metrics to inform strategic planning and performance; collaborate with School of Medicine and other VCU/VCUHS entities to accelerate clinical trial start-up timelines.

Typical Required Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in accounting, business, finance, or science related field or equivalent education and experience (8+ years of experience in Research Administration) . Experience working in a Hepatology research and clinical environment Required Experience: Minimum 5 years of experience in research administration with significant experience in all facets of pre and post award: proposal preparation and submission, administrative and financial management, effort reporting, close-out, record keeping, etc. Prior supervisory experience required. Ability to exercise independent judgement in decision making, program management, and interpretation of complex rules and regulations Dedication to leading staff that provide high levels of customer service is required. Must have strong analytic problem solving, and time management skills. Must be able to manage multiple projects and make staff assignments to effectively handle changes in work assignments, complete priorities, and deadlines. Proficiency with computers and computer software and the ability to learn new systems quickly is required. Demonstrated experience working in and fostering a diverse faculty, staff and student environment

Preferred Skills and Experience: Master’s degree in Business, Health Administration Minimum 5 years of experience working in a Hepatology research environment Prior experience developing and delivering training in both large and small settings preferred Experience developing and maintaining guidance documents and resources materials. Experience working for an academic medical center will be preferred, including a thorough understanding of state, federal, and university purchasing, travel, and HR policies and procedures as well as an understanding of IRB and regulatory agency

Job Specific Physical and Cognitive Requirements

Light lifting (less than 20 lb), fast pace, multiple stimulation, intense customer interaction, frequent change, memory, reasoning, hearing, reading, analyzing, logic, and verbal and written communication.

Additional Information

Hours/Week - 40 hours per week

Normal Work Days/Hours - Monday - Friday / 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Position will remain open until filled

This is a restricted position with no set end date and continued employment is dependent upon project need, availability of funding, and performance.

The School of Medicine continuously strives for our workplace and learning environment to reflect the demographic and social milieu of the communities we serve. All qualified applicants are encouraged to apply.

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience and education

Position Details:

Department: Internal Medicine / Gastroenterology
Employment Type: UF - University Employee FT
Restricted Status: Yes
FTE: 1
Exemption Status: Exempt

Contact Information:

Contact Name: Karen Scott

Contact Email:

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