Research Program Manager, Smith Child Health Catal

at Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chica in Lake Forest, Illinois, United States

Job Description

Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago provides superior pediatric care in a setting that offers the latest benefits and innovations in medical technology, research and family-friendly design. As the largest pediatric provider in the region with a 140-year legacy of excellence, kids and their families are at the center of all we do. Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children's Hospital of Chicago is ranked in all 10 specialties by the U.S. News & World Report.

Location680 Lake Shore Drive

Job Description
This position will support the Regional Pediatric Pandemic Network program. The purpose of this program is to coordinate among the Nation's children's hospitals and their communities in preparing for and responding to global health threats, including the coordination, preparation, response, and real-time dissemination of research-informed pediatric care for future pandemics.

The Research Program Manager will provide managerial leadership and qualitativeresearch methods expertise to the Smith Child Health Catalyst. This position will manage multiple research and evaluation efforts, oversee evaluation and research staff, participate in evaluation planning and implementation, manage large and complex projects throughout the project lifecycle, and assist with technical aspects of research and evaluation projects such as data base management, regulatory compliance, and data analysis.

The Research Program Manager will work with physicians, investigators, and leadership across the institution and collaborating organizations in matters concerning the strategic vision, goals, and objectives of the Smith Child Health Catalyst. The Research Program Manager will support the Directors and Associate Director in strategic planning, project development, grant management, reporting, and manuscript development.


Project Management- Oversee multiple evaluation and research projects, including project scope, project timeline, grantand regulatorysubmissions, study design and methodology, ongoing protocol compliance, data collection, data analysis, and report writing.

Communication- Maintain relationships and communication with Smith Child Health Catalyst staff, clients,and stakeholders, ensuring project status is effectively communicated and the end productis delivered to satisfaction.

Qualitative Research- Leads qualitative research methods (including focus groups, interviews, and qualitative coding), program evaluations, and presentation of results.

Organization- Maintain project files, track project timeline, organize and lead project meetings, maintain data sets, and manage intake of new requests.

Regulatory- Participatein protocol and consent form development, manages submissions to the Institution Review Board (IRB) and Office for Sponsored Projects (OSP), liaises between projects leads and the Manne Research Institute centralized resources, and ensures that study protocols follow appropriate rules and regulations.

PersonnelSupervision -Mentor, train, and supervise staff and trainees assigned to evaluation and research projects within the Smith Child Health Catalyst. Work in collaboration with the Associate Director on the hiring, onboarding, supervision, and professional development of staff and trainees.

Finance- Assist the Finance Manager in budget development, expenditure tracking, financial reporting, and ensure the responsiblestewardshipof resources.

Grants/Contracts- Assist the Research Grants Specialist in the preparation and management ofgrants and contracts executed between Smith Child Health Catalyst projectsand external programs and other entities.

Resources- Coordinate with Smith Child Health Catalyst leadership to manage equipment, supplies, software, and other administrative/logistical supports for evaluation activities (e.g., statistical software licenses, IRB processes, measurement devices)

Strategy- Assist Smith Child Health Catalyst leadership with promotion of the Catalyst, identification and pursuit of external funding, and contract negotiations with interested third parties.


Baccalaureate degree in business, health care administration or public health; Master level preferred.

A minimum of 5 years of experience in program leadership, administration, and budget management is preferred.

Strong analytical, interpersonal, oral and written communication and record-keeping skills required. High degree of initiative and creativity preferred.

Strong working knowledge and skills in Microsoft computer software applications and database technologies.

Experience in grant writing preferred.

Organizational skills: Ability to establish priorities and react promptly to a large variety of requests and needs, sometimes in stressful situations. Flexibility is required, balanced with meeting established timelines and goals.

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Job Posting: 10980083

Posted On: Jun 02, 2023

Updated On: Jul 02, 2023

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