BWH Re Project Manager Pharmacoepidemiology at Brigham & Women's Hospital(BWH) in Boston, Massachusetts

Posted in Other 8 days ago.

Job Description:


The Division of Pharmacoepidemiology and Pharmacoeconomics has a unique and tight-knit culture where individuals are valued for their contributions. The Division is made-up of competent individuals, friendly and hard-working. Our mission is to innovate effective medication treatment through evidence generation, evidence translation, and implementations science. The Project Manager (PM) will provide ongoing infrastructure support for the new US Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-funded Sentinel Innovation Center and will be a critical part of the Division.

Responsibilities include project management, including establishing processes for the Center, developing and documenting project plans, timelines, and progress reports. The PM will work closely with the Center's Executive Director and Operations Chief, investigators and staff in the Division, as well as collaborators at BWH, Partners HealthCare System, the US Food and Drug Administration, and other institutions around the country. In addition, the PM will oversee the administration of multiple projects within the Center.

This position requires excellent interpersonal skills, meticulous attention to detail, outstanding problem-solving skills, strong organizational and communication skills, and the ability to think creatively about managing activities of a large, dynamic research network. Three or more years of experience in healthcare research project management is highly preferred.


Key management responsibilities:

  • Provide oversight and management for day-to-day operations of a major FDA project

  • Oversee the seamless planning and execution of all aspects of work within the Center

  • Assist in the development of new project proposals and independently build relationships with collaborating institutions

  • Develop and manage a process for distributing project opportunities to collaborators and for soliciting and selecting proposals, in collaboration with the FDA

  • Monitor progress of overall research project portfolio

  • Coordinate and organize multiple groups of varying size and composition (e.g., internal stakeholders, external stakeholders, advisory board, individual project teams)

  • Prepare presentations and materials for distribution related to the project priorities

  • Work cooperatively and effectively with other team members to set priorities, allocate resources, and monitor progress toward goals

Key research responsibilities:

  • Assist in development of study protocols

  • Contribute to research activities including participate in data preparation, analysis, and visualization in R and SAS

  • Contribute to the preparation of research reports and manuscripts for publication in professional journals

  • Accountable for ensuring research operations run effectively and efficiently

  • Support and, if appropriate, lead the planning, execution and oversight of multi-year, multi-stakeholder research projects

  • Manage project timelines to ensure that project goals are met on time

  • Provide project updates to project team and collaborators (internal and external


Professional Office Environment with a group of hard-working, friendly people


  • Works within legal, regulatory, accreditation and ethical practice standards relevant to the position and as established by BWH/Partners; follows safe practices required for the position; complies with appropriate BWH and Partners policies and procedures; fulfills any training required by BWH and/or Partners, as appropriate; brings potential matters of non-compliance to the attention of the supervisor or other appropriate hospital staff.



  • BS required, Master's degree or higher in a healthcare field preferred

  • Prior research experience with healthcare data is required

  • 1-2 years working in academic medical centers or health research organizations desirable

  • Experience managing multi-stakeholder, multi-year projects

  • Experience with project management tools

  • Ability to develop and implement strategies to ensure successful execution of multiple projects simultaneously


  • Demonstrates initiative particularly in ambiguous situations

  • Possesses excellent time management skills

  • Able to establish and manage team goals and timelines

  • Capable of prioritizing among multiple requests from multiple individuals and able to change direction in response to fluctuating work requirements

  • Skilled in identifying opportunities to improve efficiency of research processes and procedures and subsequently execute improvements

  • Able to work both independently and as part of a team

  • Ability to develop effective relationships with a range of stakeholders internally and externally

  • Thrives in a fast-paced environment

  • Ability to drive progress in complex, multi-stakeholder initiatives

  • Results driven

  • Demonstrated flexibility and ability to cope with competing demands and tight deadlines

EEO Statement

BWH is an Affirmative Action Employer. By embracing diverse skills, perspectives and ideas, we choose to lead. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, age, gender identity, disability, sexual orientation, military service, genetic information, and/or other status protected under law. We will ensure that all individuals with a disability are provided a reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.
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