Project Manager - Research Administrative Support Services

Working from home
Aug 01, 2022
Aug 31, 2022
Full Time
Job Summary

Aptive is seeking a Project Managerwith research experience to deliverhigh-quality project management to the Department of Veterans Affairs Office of Research and Development.

This position requires strong client interaction skills and a demonstrated ability to work with various stakeholders across multiple tasks. Experience leading and managing projects in alignment with client goals, while managing resources and mitigating risks, is required for this position.

The successful candidate will be highly organized, systematic, and proactive in managing quality and exceeding client expectations within a fast-paced environment.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work with appropriate stakeholders to define the individual project scope, timeline, risks, staffing needs, budget, and deliverables.
  • Work with ORD and field research teams to analyze, document, and propose standardized processes to streamline and simplify research administration.
  • Produce assessments, reports, and artifacts to deliver comprehensive program and administrative support services.
  • Deliver high-quality work products using Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Managemultiple tasks and execute them in a quick-turn environment.
  • Rapidly prioritize competing requirements.
  • Understand and simplifyclientrequirements.
  • Interact and engage with Executive-level stakeholders.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 4-6 years of relevant project management experience. Project management in a research/clinical setting preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Project Management Professional (PMP) Certification preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
  • Experience supporting large Cabinet-level federal agencies, ideally theDepartment of Veterans Affairs.
  • Experience with oversight of compliance with Federal requirements for the protection of human research subjects, laboratory animal welfare, research safety, research laboratory security, research information security, and research misconduct.
  • Ability to obtain and maintain a public trustclearance.
  • Legal authorizationto work in the U.S.

Desired Qualifications

  • Proven ability to lead complex projects.
  • Excellent ability to manage, lead, and motivate a team of professional staff.
  • Experience working with federal government entities related to Veteran populations.
  • Ability to get up to speed quickly on complex issues; desire to work in a fast-paced, rapidly evolving environment.
  • Capable self-starter with a drive to get all types of work done and high attention to detail.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communications skills.

Client Information

The Office of Research and Development (ORD) seeks to create access to enterprise-level support for research and development activities conducted at VA Research Facilities in all VISNs. VA Research is fourfold: to improve Veterans' health and well-being via basic, translational, clinical, health services, and rehabilitative research; to apply scientific knowledge to develop effective individualized care solutions for Veterans; to attract, train, and retain the highest-caliber investigators, and nurture their development as leaders in their fields; and to assure a culture of professionalism, collaboration, accountability, and the highest regard for research volunteers' safety and privacy. VA Research is unique because of its focus on health issues that affect Veterans. It is part of an integrated healthcare system with a state-of-the-art electronic health record and has come to be viewed as a model for superior bench-to-bedside research.

About Aptive

Aptive is a modern federal consulting firm focused on human experience, digital services, and business transformation. We harness creativity, technology, and culture to connect people and systems to impact the world. We're advisors, strategists, and engineers focused on people, above all else.

We believe in generating success collaboratively, leaving client organizations stronger after every engagement and building trust for the next big challenge.

Our work inspires people, fuels change and makes an impact. Join our team to be part of positive change in your community and our nation.

What's in it for you?

· Competitive compensation

· Health, vision, dental and disability plans with company contributions

· 401K plan with immediate vesting and a competitive company match

· Generous paid time off and flexible work schedules

· Flexible savings accounts

· Commuter benefits

· Company-sponsored professional education and training opportunities

EEO Statement

Aptive is an equal opportunity employer. We consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, parental status, veteran status, age, disability or any other protected class.

Veterans, members of the Reserve and National Guard, and transitioning active-duty service members are highly encouraged to apply.

COVID 19 Vaccine Statement

This position supports a federal government contract and is subject to government vaccination mandates or other customer vaccination requirements. All new hires are required to report their vaccination status and proof of vaccination, or an adjudicated accommodation may be required for employment.

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