Clinical Project Manager

Posting Number: #1293

Position Title: Clinical Project Manager

Closing Date: Until Filled

Location: Remote, USA

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The Children’s Oncology Group (COG), a National Cancer Institute supported clinical trials group, is the world’s largest organization devoted exclusively to childhood and adolescent cancer research. COG unites more than 9,000 members in childhood cancer at more than 200 leading children’s hospitals, universities, and cancer centers across North America, Australia and New Zealand in the fight against childhood cancer.

Position Summary

The Clinical Project Manager, reports to the Senior Director of Administration in the Group Administration Office based at the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP). This position manages the coordination of the day-to-day administrative, financial and site-support activities for COG including: the reimbursement process for study enrollments, traveler reimbursement, and other COG site payments. In addition, this position supports the meeting planning process; compilation and distribution of relevant reports; and collaboration with other organizational stakeholders in the development and maintenance of policies and procedures. This position also serves as the main point of contact in COG for member sites for their payment inquiries.

Pay: $71,872 to $88,073 per year. The typical hiring range for this position is $71,872 to $88,073 based on 100% FTE. The starting salary is determined based on the candidate’s knowledge, skills, and experience.

Employment Type: Full Time

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

  1. Manages the process for Per Case Reimbursement (PCR)
  • Retrieves accrual data from the multiple report sources and servers.
  • Prepares excel sheets for each funding source, by institution, to support Per Case Reimbursement (PCR).
  • Tracks the timeline for each funding source and ensures all files are submitted in a timely manner.
  • Finalizes and uploads PCR files to payment system.
  • Documents the appropriate funding source for each file.
  • Maintains, updates and communicates relevant policies and procedures related to study reimbursement.
  • Acts as the administrator for the COG payment database by providing access and guidance to new users.
  • Works with the web developing team for maintenance and upgrade to the financial database.
  • Responds to all inquiries from sites regarding their financial questions and makes sure their questions are forwarded to the right team member.

2. Coordinates Group Meeting Planning & Manages Travel Process.

  • Communicates to PIs, Committee Chairs, and other funded travelers about their level of funding for each meeting.
  • Identifies and tracks funded, unfunded, and invited travelers to meetings.
  • Initiates communication with members regarding meeting funding and reimbursement.
  • Verifies and reviews travel expense reimbursement forms.
  • Responds to traveler inquiries regarding the status of traveler’s reimbursement forms.
  • Oversees compliance with travel policies.
  • Works with meeting hotels to ensure funded traveler list accuracy and reviews and reconciles meeting hotel bill.
  • Tracks travel expenses and charges to various grants and report to COG Operations.
  • Maintains and updates policies and procedures related to travel and group meeting reimbursements.

3.  Project Coordination

  • Reviews the funding sheets submitted by protocol coordinators and ensures correct information is provided to sites regarding funding levels.
  • Supports the Senior Director of Administration and the COG policy writer in the tracking and maintenance of COG Policies and Procedures.
  • Develops and maintains study and enrollment tracking reports to assist with the determination and execution of workload intensity payments.
  • Compiles and distributes standing and ad-hoc reports to the contracts and budgets team.
  • Creates and executes other project work plans to meet changing needs and requirements.

4.  Perform other related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • At least 5 years’ experience in project coordination in academic or research setting.
  • Bachelor’s degree required, or you can substitute with four additional years of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Must have strong organization skills & verbal & written communication skills.
  • Strong analytics skills.
  • Intermediate level proficiency with Microsoft Excel.
  • Frequent use of Microsoft Outlook, Word & PowerPoint.
  • Ability to work under pressure & with a diverse group.
  • Highly organized and detail oriented.
  • Able to work under deadlines and manage multiple priorities.
  • Comfortable and proficient with computers.
  • Ability to learn new software programs easily.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to interact at all levels of the organization.
  • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.



This position is classified as exempt based on the job duties. However, based on the FTE and salary level of the employee, the employee may be classified as nonexempt.



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