This position is for a Project Manager for LeaRRN: the Learning Health Systems (LHS) Rehabilitation Research Network, a new Resource Center funded by National Center on Medical Rehabilitation Research (NCMRR). LeaRRN's mission is to improve the quality, outcomes, and value of rehabilitation care by fostering stakeholder-partnered research within and across LHSs. LeaRRN is organized across three major universities (Boston University, Brown, and the University of Pittsburgh) and consists of multiple components, with synergistic goals and activities. LeaRRN will provide training to promote core LHS research competencies and support research innovation by convening health system stakeholders to identify priority topics to improve the quality and value of rehabilitation care.
Through mentored collaborations and mentored pilot studies, health systems and researchers will collaborate to address these topics. Finally, through techniques development, LeaRRN will assess the needs of the rehabilitation research community, prioritize and design resources to respond to these needs and evaluate impact. The Project Manager will play a key role in the success of cores led by the University of Pittsburgh's team, specifically the Mentored Collaborations Core, the LHS Innovation Hub, and the Techniques Development Core. The overall objective of the Mentored Collaborative Opportunities core is to create productive and synergistic partnerships between rehabilitation researchers and health system stakeholders to facilitate the conduct of learning health systems research that is driven by the priorities of the healthcare system. Our LHS stakeholders that form the Innovation Hub include the American Health Care Association, BAYADA Home Health Care, BMC Medical Center, Cleveland Clinic, Johns Hopkins Medical Center, Intermountain Healthcare, naviHealth, and UPMC.
The overall objective of the Techniques Development Core is s to modify available LHS research techniques and resources to enhance achievement of LHS research competencies in the rehabilitation research community. The project manager will oversee LeaRRn operations and provide day-to-day administrative support. S/he will serve as the point person for LeaRRN communications associated with the Pitt Cores and will work closely with the LeaRRn project manager at Brown University. S/he will participate in strategic planning, financial administration, center evaluation and reporting activities, and provide operational leadership and logistical support of LeaRRN activities related to the Mentored Collaborative Opportunities Core and the Techniques Development Core. S/he will facilitate communications with the LHS Scholars and our LHS partners and assist with stakeholder engagement activities and conference preparation. S/he will work closely with the Techniques Development Core lead in surveying the needs of the rehabilitation research community and developing resources to meet those needs. The ideal candidate for the position will have a Master's degree and at least 5 years of project management experience, with project coordination of a multi-site project and experience working with remote teams. A health-related master's degree (e.g., MPH) and experience in the field of rehabilitation or health systems administration is preferred. The Project Manager will join a dynamic, experienced team, in a well-established, nationally known School of Rehabilitation Science.
3 years of experience as project coordinator or administrator in a relevant field in healthcare. Experience with technical writing is preferred. Experience with the development of online resources a plus. Knowledge, abilities, skills
* Excellent oral, written, and technical communication skills
* Data analytic skills - descriptive statistics, visualization of data
* Attention to detail and accuracy
* Proficiency using standard computer software tools
* Effective interpersonal relation skills promoting teamwork and collaboration
* Strong organizational and time management abilities
* Ability to work effectively and independently manage tasks
* Ability to prioritize and organize tasks to ensure work is completed accurately and on time
* Ability to analyze and solve issues and problems
* Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access, Outlook, SharePoint, Publisher)
* Proficient with Windows operating systems
* Experience with EndNote, PubMed, survey software (Qualtrix, Survey Monkey) and project management software (Asana) is a plus.
The University of Pittsburgh is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer and values equality of opportunity, human dignity and diversity. EOE, including disability/vets
Assignment Category: Parttime-Regular
Job Classification: Staff.Research.IV
Minimum Education Level Required: Master's
Minimum Experience Level Required: 3-5 years experience
Work Schedule: Monday - Friday 8:30 - 5:00
Hiring Range: $30,732.00 - $49,296.00
Relocation Offered: No
Visa Sponsorship Provided: Yes
Background Check: For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check
Child Protection Clearances: Not Applicable
Required Documents: Resume, Cover Letter
Internal Number: 20003027
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military, conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.