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Project Manager for Irish Prostate Cancer Outcomes Research (IPCOR)

Date Posted: 18 Feb 2014
Start Date: 18 Feb 2014
Closing Date: 7 Mar 2014


Irish Prostate Cancer Outcomes Research (IPCOR) is an exciting project funded by the Irish Cancer Society in partnership with Movember, which places Ireland on the world stage in clinical prostate cancer research. The project will, for the first time, capture clinical and patient reported outcomes on virtually every man in Ireland diagnosed with prostate cancer. This project links with the Australian Prostate Cancer Registry and similar projects being funded by Movember. An experienced project manager is being sought for the IPCOR project, to oversee the day to day running and interface management of the entire project. The Project Manager will report to the Principal Investigator, Mr David Galvin MD FRCS(Urol) FEBU MMS, Consultant Urologist, Dublin Academic Medical Centre (DAMC). The position will be based at Molecular Medicine Ireland (MMI), Dublin, and the successful candidate will be required to travel and spend time at the collaborators locations to identify any issues as early as possible and to assist with resolution.

The key Responsibilities of the Project Manager will include:

  • Single point of contact to liaise with all parties involved
  • Project implementation, including establishment of and implementation of detailed specifications/procedures for         collection of clinical and patient-reported outcome data.
  • Monitor on an on-going basis: adequacy of QA procedures, key performance indicators, etc.
  • Oversight responsibility for data completeness and quality
  • Prepare the annual report in partnership with the IPCOR statistician
  • Prepare other reports, as required (for clinicians/NCCP)
  • Liaise with local clinical teams to maximise participation, ensure access to data, etc.
  • Development and implementation of procedures and templates required for obtaining patient consent
  • Prepare and track ethics submissions
  • Liaise with Research and Ethics committees locally to ensure compliance with local regulations and patient information issues as well as conformance to national and international data protection legislation
  • Oversee implementation of the IT solution
  • Ensure the integration of the systems for collection of clinical and patient-reported outcome data
  • Draft SOPs and policies required for review by Steering Committee
  • Website maintenance
  • Development of a dissemination strategy
  • Co-ordination of and administrative support for the Steering Committee and Scientific Advisory Group
  • Participate on management committee and data oversight working group
  • Develop sustainability plan and actively identify opportunities to seek further funding for IPCOR
  • Work with academic institutions to ascertain opportunities for PhD/MD programmes utilising the IPCOR data
  • Liaise with industry and researchers regarding requests for access to anonymised data


Bachelor’s degree in life sciences or related field and minimum of 5 years’ relevant experience. A higher degree or IT qualification would be an advantage. 

Requirements (Essential)

  • Experience of managing and/or coordinating research projects within academia or industry
  • Experience in facilitating and supporting meaningful and productive partner relationships and coordinating           multidisciplinary teams
  • A good understanding of the clinical, academic and industrial landscape in Ireland
  • Strong communications skills, including written and verbal as well as presenting 
  • Excellent time-management skills. Ability to manage competing priorities and maintain high level of professionalism when working under pressure
  • Good understanding of IT systems
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Discretion and professional approach to all activities

Requirements (Desirable)

  • Previous experience in the use of project management methodologies and structures
  • Previous experience in preparing funding applications and a practical understanding of National and European funding schemes

The position is being offered on a fixed term contract for one year initially, with possible extension for four further one year periods, subject to review as per the terms of the grant. Salary will be in the range of €45,000-€55,000, depending upon experience. Please send a CV and cover letter to research@molecularmedicineireland.ie by the 7th March 2014.




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