University of Alberta

Project Manager

Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry - Department of Oncology

Competition No.  -    A105326147D1
Closing Date  -    Will remain open until filled.

This competition is open to current University of Alberta employees only.

The Alberta Lymphedema Network (ALNET) is recruiting a Project Manager who provides highly independent managerial leadership of the scientific, administrative and business operations of the ALNET program.  ALNET is establishing province-wide, broadly based, coordinated research activity addressing lymphedema and other disorders of the lymphatic system, involving linkages among basic and translational research, clinical research, clinical care and health services research programs.  The Project Manager will be responsible to the ALNET team, reporting directly to the team co-leads.  In the event of ALNET securing network-wide funding through a major research team grant award, the Project Manager will report to the principal investigator(s) of the team grant.

The ALNET Project Manger:

  • Manages a large scope translational research program through significant liaison and collaboration with multidisciplinary partners (internal and external)
  • Integrates/implements requirements of several large organizations to operationalize the goals of a complex research program
  • Develops, maintains and expand working relationships with academic institutions, regional health authorities, provincial ministries, healthcare professionals, community agencies, patient care stakeholders, research centres and institutes, including the Universitiy of Alberta, the University of Calgary, Alberta Health Services, funding bodies and provincial patient advocacy groups
  • In collaboration with the principal investigators and team, sets the overarching strategic scientific direction of the ALNET program, oversees the administration of the program, and develops and executes deliverables
  • Develops business plans and/or research management plans
  • Develops clinical trial protocols, clinical trial applications and regulatory documents, liaises with Health Canada, addresses information requests notices from Health Canada, develops research ethics applications and addresses concerns raised by research ethics boards
  • Manages clinical trial site operations
  • Manages the budget and finances of the program, allocates and controls funds to ensure optimum use of financial resources, forecasts budget and expenditures, explains variances
  • Provides project management through critical path analysis, risk analysis and mitigation, cost estimates, allocation of resources (people and materials), and produces financial and status reports for key stakeholders
  • Provides human resource management for the program, including payroll and staff relations and works with the relevant univesity to recruit and hire staff
  • Leads the development of knowledge translation plans, manages knowledge transfer and exchange
  • Participates in the development and negotiation of legal and research agreements recognizing applicable University policies and procedures
  • Develops communication strategies and tools (eg. Website)
  • Assists in the writing of abstracts and manuscripts, reviews manuscripts and abstracts for content, data integrity and team contributions
  • Manages data collection, integration, auditing, quality and dissemination
  • Explores funding opportunities and prepares/manages preparation of letters of intent, grant applications, and any other documentation as required
  • Presents research projects to appropriate boards or committees of funding organizations to secure funding
  • Coordinates media events/interviews and provides content for press releases and news articles
  • Arranges and leads team meetings, sets agenda, prepares meeting minutes and action item follow-up

The successful candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Doctoral level degree in basic or clinical sciences
  • Minimum of five years experience in health sciences research
  • Experience in research grant preparation and management
  • Experience in supervision or coordination of team members, particularly in an interdisciplinary research team setting, is highly desirable
  • Excellent communication (written and verbal), interpersonal, organizational and time management skills
  • Demonstrated financial management, analysis and reporting skills

In accordance with the Trust/Research Academic Staff agreement, this position has an appointment length of three years, with the possibility of renewal, offers a comprehensive benefits package found at and annual salary range of $72,989 to $100,385. Salary will be commensurate with experience.

Interested applicants should submit a curriculum vitae and information for three references. Applications will be considered immediately upon receipt.

How to Apply

Apply Online

Note: Online applications are accepted until midnight Mountain Standard Time of the closing date.

All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply; however, Canadians and permanent residents will be given priority. If suitable Canadian citizens or permanent residents cannot be found, other individuals will be considered.

The University of Alberta is committed to an equitable, diverse, and inclusive workforce. We welcome applications from all qualified persons. We encourage women; First Nations, Métis and Inuit persons; members of visible minority groups; persons with disabilities; persons of any sexual orientation or gender identity and expression; and all those who may contribute to the further diversification of ideas and the University to apply.