Oregon Health & Science University

Research Project Manager

Job Locations US-OR-Portland
Requisition ID
Position Category
Position Type
Regular Full-Time
Job Type
Clinical Psychology
HR Mission
School of Medicine
Drug Testable

Department Overview

The OHSU Department of Psychiatry, part of the OHSU Brain Institute, focuses on providing excellent clinical treatment to our patients, leading innovative research, and offering hands-on training for the next generation of psychiatrists. Our specialists care for people of every culture and background and it is our mission to value and show appreciation for diversity, showing respect for all people who we treat, teach, and serve.


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Function/Duties of Position

The OHSU Center for Mental Health Innovation (CMHI), under the directorship of Drs. Bonnie Nagel and Joel Nigg, has an opening starting April 1, 2024 for a highly motivated Research Project Manager to support a large, new, 5-year multi-site study aimed at refining our ability to predict childhood psychopathology (e.g., ADHD, depression, suicide) and prognosis using existing datasets, combining behavioral, demographic, healthcare record, and cognitive data, and then testing our predictive algorithms in patients across 5 clinical sites against gold-standard. The Research Project Manager will be responsible for coordinating research activities, meetings, communication, documents, and record archiving across the five study sites; will oversee the set-up of all day-to-day study activities, including ensuring protocol integrity across the data collection sites, managing central institutional review board (IRB) submissions and approval and engaging other study sites to that end, REDCap (or other platform) survey set-up and maintenance (in collaboration with technical staff on the grant), oversight of study staff engaging in OHSU patient participant recruitment, enrollment, and payment, OHSU patient data collection and follow-up contact, EPIC data extraction at OHSU, and database management procedures in collaboration with study staff. This individual will interact with the PIs, and onsite and offsite Co-Is on a regular basis to obtain and to provide updates on progress and ensure milestones are being met. The incumbent will also coordinate with the CMHI data analytic core, ensuring appropriate regulatory procedures are followed, including adhering to university IRB and Federal data sharing and privacy mandates.


Overall, the Project Coordinator will promote the mission of the CMHI by exhibiting dependability, productivity, professionalism, accuracy, timeliness and responsivity, problem-solving, strong ethical and inclusive understanding of our innovative mental health focus, as well as compassion, kindness, and clarity when communicating verbally or in writing with research participants, volunteers, outside organizations and stakeholders, outside faculty and staff, and OHSU faculty and staff.


Through careful examination of our biases and conscious changes to our practices, in conjunction with intentional learning and strategic initiatives, we are committed to fostering an anti-racist, inclusive, equitable and welcoming climate for all faculty, students, staff, and research participants.

Required Qualifications

  • Master's degree in relevant field AND 3 years of relevant experience OR
  • Equivalent combination of Bachelor's in relevant field in conjunction with training and experience may be considered.
  • 3 years of relevant experience with advanced degree
  • The position requires sufficient computer knowledge to interface with a variety of database, statistical, and survey software.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Effectiveness in organizing tasks and materials, in setting priorities, multi-tasking, working efficiently with minimum oversight, interacting constructively with faculty and staff, and the ability to be adaptable, creative, and a quick learner are all necessary.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Preference given to applicants with degrees in mental health-research relevant areas and/or in project management and research administration domains.
  • Preference will be giving to applicants with experience coordinating large-scale, multi-site research efforts or with formal project management training and certification. Experience with IRB oversight for multi-site studies highly desired.

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.


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