Employment Opportunity: CIRN Multi-Network Project Manager

The Project Manager provides administrative and management support for the entire portfolio of Clinical Trials Network (CTN) and Special Immunization Clinics (SIC) network studies, which includes several multi-site clinical trials and qualitative studies, both national and international.

Reporting Structure:

The CIRN Multi-Network Project Manager (referred to as Project Manager henceforth) reports to the CIRN Network Leads and the Chief Administrative Officer, CCfV.


The Project Manager is responsible for a wide range of duties, including some or all of the following: project initiation, clinical management, managing multiple complex budgets, virtual team management, research project logistics, research ethic submission and monitoring, project reporting, communications, and liaising with investigators, monitors and study sponsors.



  • Provide overall coordination of assigned studies in accordance with CCfV Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) and/or sponsor or regulatory guidelines under the guidance of the Principal Investigator/Network Leads
  • Act as lead to a national network of site research coordinators and various team members for each aspect of various projects
  • Develop, review, and approve Statements of Work, contracts, and budgets
  • Manage multiple project budgets including development, forecasting, monitoring and reporting to the PI and advising on risk mitigation strategies to achieve sound financial management
  • Work with the Laboratory and Data Management teams on all aspects of project logistics
  • Act as the primary liaison with sponsors from various sectors
  • Review and assist with the development of protocols, Case Report Forms, consent forms, and other study documents
  • Assist with the writing and review of academic publications, including presentations, abstracts, and manuscripts
  • Work collaboratively with research groups within Canada and internationally to coordinate research projects across multiple sites
  • Mitigate and resolve administrative issues across multiple project sites
  • Assist in the preparation of network materials for annual reports and other knowledge translation activities as required
  • Maintain study documentation in adherence with Good Clinical Practice standards
  • Maintain a current knowledge of the study status and important milestones
  • Maintain up to date directory of all CIRN CTN/SIC team members and liaisons
  • Liaise with CTN/SIC data team regarding data collection, and creation and revision of forms

Skills, Knowledge, Education and Experience:

  • Experience coordinating multiple clinical trials and/or research projects concurrently
  • Extensive project management experience in a clinical or research setting, including complex budget management
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; able to speak, listen, and write in a clear, thorough and timely manner using appropriate and effective communication tools and techniques
  • Experience leading and/or managing virtual teams
  • Ability to work cooperatively and effectively with others
  • Demonstrably high level of time management and decision-making skills in regards to managing multiple projects and priorities
  • Highly organized and able to multi-task when needed
  • Strong attention to detail

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A science focused Master’s degree required. A degree in a clinical area would be an asset.
  • Experience in or further professional development in administration and/or project management is considered an asset.
  • Experience working with international partners including research collaborators in low to middle income countries (LMIC)
  • 5+ years of relevant experience within a university research setting, hospital, or comparable environment
  • Experience writing, editing, and reviewing protocols and other study related documents
  • Understands pharmaceutical regulatory environment
  • Understands research ethics, in concept and practice; demonstrable experience providing budget management and reporting oversight
  • Excellent project management skills and experience
  • Knowledge of federal, provincial and other private/public funding agencies
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access)
  • Strong interpersonal skills

If you are interested in this position, you can apply through Dalhousie University website here: https://dal.peopleadmin.ca/postings/3503