About the Institute. The Institute for Addiction Science is one of the nationâs first university-wide comprehensive transdisciplinary addiction institutes.Â Founded in 2018, the Institute is unique in its breadth and depth of addiction research and education, which spans basic, clinical, behavioral, social, and population sciences and promotes substantial transdisciplinary collaboration bridging these scientific areas.Â The Institute brings together 63 faculty from 9 different colleges and schools across USC to conduct transdisciplinary research, education, and community outreach to improve the lives of those touched by addiction.Â Through bringing scholars together and providing an infrastructure to support synergy and collaboration, the mission of IAS is to generate innovative and impactful addiction research and education programs that advance the science, prevention, and treatment of addiction.
Department of Preventive Medicine Institute for Addiction Science (IAS) is recruiting for the position of the Clinical Operations Senior Project Manager (COSPM).Â This person will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations and execution of IAS Clinical Research Core, being mindful of the studiesâ budgets, resources, and outcomes. This individual will lead meetings pertaining to study start-up, execution, and close-out. In addition, this person will oversee regulatory submissions and compliance, ensure participant safety, assist with data auditing, and the hiring and training of research personnel. The COSPM manages the Clinical Research Coreâs milestones and communicates and coordinates with IAS Principal Investigators.Â This person will lead efforts in ensure continued recruitment and retention of research participants. The COSPM assists with creating budgets for newly proposed research studies and monitoring expenditures. They will assist the Instituteâs leadership in developing standard operating procedures and with the submission of progress reports. The COSPM will oversee staff, students and volunteers as the Institute grows.Â The ideal candidate would have experience working in academic settings and program management as well as exceptional interpersonal skills and experience conducting clinical research studies, specifically studies related to addiction.Â A Masterâs degree is preferred but not required.Â To apply, please send a cover letter describing interest and fit for the position, CV or resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's Degree Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education Minimum Experience: 3 years Minimum Field of Expertise: Bachelorâs degree in life sciences or similar field, or a combination of experience and an Associateâs degree as substitute for minimum education. Industry experience in a pharmaceutical, biotechnology, clinical research organization and/or nursing setting, with at least three or more yearsâ experience in on-site clinical trial monitoring. Demonstrated experience managing and supervising others, using medical devices and terminology, and managing study records, finances and vendors. Theoretical understanding of health sciences research and ICH-GCP guidelines, with experience applying policies and procedures. Skilled at technical documentation and writing, and at assembling, organizing and conceptualizing numerical data in spreadsheets, databases, reports and presentations. Ability to manage and prioritize different tasks and projects, with deft interpersonal skills for communicating with all levels of staff and diverse individuals and groups coordinating and executing study activities.
USC is the leading private research university in Los Angeles—a global center for arts, technology and international business. With more than 47,500 students, we are located primarily in Los Angeles but also in various US and global satellite locations. As the largest private employer in Los Angeles, responsible for $8 billion annually in economic activity in the region, we offer the opportunity to work in a dynamic and diverse environment, in careers that span a broad spectrum of talents and skills across a variety of academic and professional schools and administrative units. As a USC employee and member of the Trojan Family—the faculty, staff, students, and alumni who make USC a great place to work—you will enjoy excellent benefits, including a variety of well-being programs designed to help individuals achieve work-life balance.