Oregon Health & Science University

Sr. Regulatory Project Manager (Research Project Manager)

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Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Knight Cancer Institute / SMMART Program
Salary Range
$70,000 - $87,000, commensurate with education, experience, and internal equity
Standard business days and hours, typically M-F, 8:30am - 5pm, with occasional variation based on regulatory deadlines or audits. May require some weekend work based on deadlines.
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Department Overview

SMMART is the cutting edge, flagship program of the Knight Cancer Institute’s new Precision Oncology program. Our name stands for Serial Measurements of Molecular and Architectural Responses to Therapy, and we are designed to change the way we approach cancer research and treatments.  SMMART has the ambitious goal of developing innovative cancer treatment regimens that last longer (are more durable) and allow better quality of life (are more tolerable) for patients with cancer at all stages. Through comprehensive and longitudinal analysis, the SMMART program evaluates each patient’s individual cancer tumor with the mission to understand why standard therapies often stop working, and to develop novel combinations that may stop cancers from becoming resistant to cancer drugs.


SMMART is a highly adaptive, fast-paced, intense research environment. We work to support the conduct of translational clinical research, aimed at improving the lives of people and families with cancer, by applying innovative strategies for cancer prevention, screening, diagnosis, and treatment that is uniquely tailored to each patient.  We support this model through proactive, high quality, and efficient study management in compliance with federal regulations and local policies and procedures. We navigate the complex world of oncology and clinical studies, and work with a very vulnerable and sick population.


We are seeking a motivated Sr. Regulatory Project Manager (Research Project Manager) who is eager to learn and interested in joining our highly dynamic team whose goal is to change how we attack cancer.

Function/Duties of Position

The Sr. Regulatory Project Manager is responsible for carrying out all regulatory components of clinical research studies in support of the mission of the SMMART Clinical Trials program within Precision Oncology and Knight Cancer Institute.


The Sr. Regulatory Project Manager is responsible for carrying out the oncology study start-up process, including the tracking of oncology clinical trials start-up metrics, communicating with all start-up process owners and participants, consent form development, CRRC and IRB submissions and all communications/ responses, CTRP registration workflows, flowsheet updates, and VIA Oncology updates. In collaboration with the PI and study team, they will assist in the development of the protocol and protocol-related documents (e.g. informed consent forms, study tools, lab manuals, CRRC and IRB communications/responses, IND applications, essential regulatory documents, CTRP registration, eCRIS builds), and feasibility assessments.  


The Sr. Regulatory Project Manager is also responsible for carrying out all regulatory tasks that must be completed over the lifetime of the oncology clinical research studies they support, including but not limited to the processing of protocol amendments, investigator brochures and safety reports, consent form updates, and applications for continuing approvals.


The Sr. Regulatory Project Manager will have and maintain a working knowledge of FDA, DHHS and other agency guidelines that govern clinical research. Excellent organizational, interpersonal and writing skills are required.  Ability to clearly organize and/or adapt to multiple priorities and tight deadlines at one time is necessary.  Attention to detail, strong understanding of the scientific method, project management, customer service, and critical judgment skills are essential. Requires limited supervision; innovation and problem solving required; facilitates the conduct of clinical research studies with excellent understanding and communication of study protocol requirements; excellent time management.

Required Qualifications

Education and experience:


Master's in relevant field AND 3 years of relevant experience


Equivalent combination of Bachelor's in relevant field in conjunction with training and experience may be considered.


Relevant experience must include: three years clinical trials/research experience 


Key competencies required: 

  • Ability to prioritize multiple tasks at one time.
  • Must have excellent communication, analytical and organizational skills: both written and verbal.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team while being collaborative in resolving problems proactively.
  • High level of organization, attention to detail, troubleshooting, and prioritizing skills.
  • Must be proficient with computers running Windows and PC applications (e.g. MS Excel, Oracle, Access, Word and PowerPoint). Typing 60wpm
  • Must have demonstrated excellent customer service skills both on the phone and in person.
  • Must possess energy and drive to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously.
  • Ability to use tact and diplomacy to maintain effective working relationships.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in relevant field
  • Project management training or certification
  • 1 year regulatory experience.
  • Project management experience or certification
  • Oncology experience
  • Experience using project management software (e.g., MS Project).

Additional Details

Please submit a resume and cover letter. 


Note: all OHSU employees are required to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Fully vaccinated means you have received both doses of a two-dose, or one dose of a single-dose, FDA- or WHO-authorized COVID-19 vaccine and at least 14 days have passed since your final dose of COVID-19 vaccine. If you apply for and are offered a position, you must be fully vaccinated prior to starting work. 


If the position you are offered does not require direct, in-person patient care contact, you may request an exception to the vaccine policy for medical or religious reasons. OHSU uses very narrow criteria under the law to allow an exception and very few requests are being approved. 




All are welcome

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

As an organization devoted to the health and well-being of people in Oregon and beyond, OHSU requires its employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.


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