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Combine two of the fastest-growing fields on the planet with a culture of performance, collaboration and opportunity and this is what you get. Leading edge technology in an industry that is improving the lives of millions. Here, innovation is not about another gadget; it is about making health care data available wherever and whenever people need it, safely and reliably. There is no room for error. If you are looking for a better place to use your passion and your desire to drive change, this is the place to be. It's an opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

Manage multiple research projects to achieve the stated goals of the client and Optum Life Sciences. The Retrospective Research Project Manager (RRPM) is responsible for planning, organizing and managing all aspects of assigned clinical and non-clinical research activities on behalf of Optum Life Sciences Health Economics and Outcomes Research. Additionally, they will provide administrative support for the senior leadership of the HEOR team. The RRPM will be expected to host recurring meetings, help with medical writing submissions, manage medical writer timelines across projects, and maintain medical writer resourcing database.

You’ll enjoy the flexibility to telecommute* from anywhere within the U.S. as you take on some tough challenges.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Lead operational aspects of research projects on behalf of Optum Life Sciences
  • Coordinate the efforts of all project team members and vendors to execute all project activities according to project milestones and timelines in a manner consistent with Optum Life Sciences and project-specific processes.
  • Ensure project implementation per the study contract, client expectations, and Optum Life Sciences standard operating procedures (SOP)
  • Identify necessary study and regulatory approvals (e.g. Institutional Review Board, compliance, privacy, health plan) and lead submission processes.
  • Lead contracting with clinicians, vendors, and consultants
  • Act as primary contact for internal team members, key functional departments, and vendors for project questions. Function as liaison between external clients and Optum as directed. Serve as back up or stand-in for next level of management when required
  • Develop, implement, and maintain electronic study tracking system for the project
  • Proactively anticipate and recognize, client needs
  • Anticipate, recognize, and resolve issues. Recognize the need to seek assistance or inform senior management of specific issues
  • Manage changes in project scope and work with Business Development and study team on contract amendments
  • Track, report, and manage invoicing and revenue for assigned projects. Work with the financial department to resolve issues
  • Perform budget and revenue forecasting to ensure project goals are achieved according to client and Optum Life Sciences expectations
  • Review, track, and manage study documents for completeness and accuracy
  • Maintain and store electronic study files in accordance with standard departmental processes
  • Develop, maintain, and communicate project timelines and status reports with external clients, internal project team members, key functional departments, vendors, and external consultants
  • Schedule, attend, and take notes for client and internal team meetings. Assist project director with meeting materials and meeting follow-up as needed
  • Assist with preparation of final reports, abstracts, manuscripts, posters and presentations, as directed
  • Assist with formatting and submission of abstracts, posters and manuscripts
  • Maintain medical writer resourcing database
  • Schedule and host medical writer meetings
  • Manage medical writer timelines across projects
  • Support the creation of tables, figures and graphics for publications
  • Provide support to medical writers for administrative tasks as assigned (e.g. legal review, authorship agreements, invoicing)
    • Contribute to the development of standard operating procedures, training, and infrastructure activities for HEOR Optum
    • Function appropriately and effectively within the matrix management system to assure project priorities and functional line considerations are aligned
    • Manage personal career development

You’ll be rewarded and recognized for your performance in an environment that will challenge you and give you clear direction on what it takes to succeed in your role as well as provide development for other roles you may be interested in.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's level degree 
  • 2+ years of relevant project management experience
  • Demonstrated experience in project management tasks (e.g., work plans, financial budgets, timelines, status reports, issue management, resource and personnel management)
  • Experience working on a team across multiple functional areas (e.g., work with Quality Assurance, Data Management, Legal, Institutional Review Boards, Privacy Boards, Finance)
  • High level proficiency in Microsoft Office (e.g., Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint and Outlook)
  • Full COVID-19 vaccination is an essential job function of this role. Candidates located in states that mandate COVID-19 booster doses must also comply with those state requirements. UnitedHealth Group will adhere to all federal, state and local regulations as well as all client requirements and will obtain necessary proof of vaccination, and boosters when applicable, prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

Preferred Qualifcations:

  • Bachelor's degree in social science or healthcare field
  • Experience in clinical or non-clinical research 
  • Experience with abstract and manuscript development and/or submissions
  • Experience with MS Project 
  • Knowledge of research design and methodology. Knowledge of Human Subjects Protection and HIPAA
  • Demonstrated ability to support project teams
  • Demonstrated success in meeting project time, quality, and financial targets in matrix organizations
  • Excellent communication, relationship building, and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and ability to prioritize and multitask
  • Established ability to work both independently and as part of a cross-functional team

The position requires little to no travel.

To protect the health and safety of our workforce, patients and communities we serve, UnitedHealth Group and its affiliate companies require all employees to disclose COVID-19 vaccination status prior to beginning employment. In addition, some roles and locations require full COVID-19 vaccination, including boosters, as an essential job function. UnitedHealth Group adheres to all federal, state and local COVID-19 vaccination regulations as well as all client COVID-19 vaccination requirements and will obtain the necessary information from candidates prior to employment to ensure compliance. Candidates must be able to perform all essential job functions with or without reasonable accommodation. Failure to meet the vaccination requirement may result in rescission of an employment offer or termination of employment

Careers with Optum. Here's the idea. We built an entire organization around one giant objective; make health care work better for everyone. So when it comes to how we use the world's large accumulation of health-related information, or guide health and lifestyle choices or manage pharmacy benefits for millions, our first goal is to leap beyond the status quo and uncover new ways to serve. Optum, part of the UnitedHealth Group family of businesses, brings together some of the greatest minds and most advanced ideas on where health care has to go in order to reach its fullest potential. For you, that means working on high performance teams against sophisticated challenges that matter. Optum, incredible ideas in one incredible company and a singular opportunity to do your life's best work.(sm)

Colorado, Connecticut or Nevada Residents Only: The salary range for Colorado residents is $66,100 to $118,300. The salary range for Connecticut / Nevada residents is $72,800 to $129,900. Pay is based on several factors including but not limited to education, work experience, certifications, etc. In addition to your salary, UnitedHealth Group offers benefits such as, a comprehensive benefits package, incentive and recognition programs, equity stock purchase and 401k contribution (all benefits are subject to eligibility requirements). No matter where or when you begin a career with UnitedHealth Group, you’ll find a far-reaching choice of benefits and incentives.

*All Telecommuters will be required to adhere to UnitedHealth Group’s Telecommuter Policy.

Diversity creates a healthier atmosphere: UnitedHealth Group is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law.

UnitedHealth Group is a drug - free workplace. Candidates are required to pass a drug test before beginning employment.

Job country: United States

City: San Diego

Category: Clinical Research Coordinators

Location: San Diego, CA, United States

Job posted 2022-06-04

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