Clinical Trials Program Manager

Job Locations US-OK-Oklahoma City


OMRF is an independent, not-for-profit biomedical research institute adjacent to the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center (OUHSC) campus in Oklahoma City. Oklahoma City offers a dynamic and flourishing downtown area, with low cost of living, short commute times and a diversified economy.


OMRF’s excellence can only be fully realized by individuals who share our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion. Successful candidates will demonstrate commitment to these values. OMRF is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, race, color, national origin, age, religion, disability, veteran status or any other legally protected characteristic.



We offer competitive salaries and comprehensive benefits including, medical, dental, and vision insurance, minimum 8% company retirement contribution, vacation and sick leave, paid holidays, onsite café, free onsite fitness center with access to personal trainer, free parking and much more! Relocation assistance available for those located 50 miles outside of Oklahoma City metro and out of state. Learn more about our benefits here.


The James Lab and Guthridge Lab are hiring for a Project Manager. This position will help with the leadership of a national, high-visibility NIH & Industry funded projects focused on clinical-translational research programs across multiple autoimmune disease including lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren’s syndrome and psoriatic spectrum diseases.


The successful applicant will be a dynamic leader at the center of the administrative management of multiple NIH and industry funded projects to include the following responsibilities a.) drafting and implementation of program policies, procedures, b.) helping set, assess and report on program progress and milestones, c.) coordinate overall program budget allocations between subproject sites and funding organizations, d.) coordinate & document proceedings of the program steering committee, leadership and subproject committee meetings, e.) ensure all parties of program are in compliance with all regulatory obligations including material transfer agreements, human subjects and institutional review board protocol approvals, f.) assist with the logistics and compliance with clinical operations and sample processing training, proficiency and performance assessments of national clinical sites.  In addition, this position will also engage in management activities of other divisional activities for multiple investigator, collaborative NIH granges and investigator-initiated clinical trials, progress reports, verification of billing and expenses across all lab/divisional projects, marketing of clinical resources and technology core capabilities to attract investments by BioPharma in the unique Arthritis & Clinical Immunology opportunities.

Minimum Qualifications

MPH/MS in clinical investigation.


Five or more years or experience in clinical trial/clinical research/clinical monitoring experience, as well as phenomenal organizational and problem-solving skills with the ability to work with diverse groups of people to accomplish a common goal.


Dynamic personality, team-oriented, with proven ability to make decisions. At least some experience in either a.) IRB protocol and/or clinical trial experience or b.) experience with NIH grant budgeting, reporting and processes.


Must be able to operate professionally as a team member and independently; manage and prioritize multiple, competing, time-sensitive projects, preferably using project/document management and video-conferencing methodologies (Enterprise DropBox, MS Teams, Zoom); possess outstanding computer skills, with expertise in clinical data systems (RedCAP or other EDC system), as well as standard Office (Word, Excel, Powerpoint), Adobe CS (Acrobat, Illustrator); and maintain constructive, cooperative internal and external working relationships with all share-holders.

Preferred Qualifications

Ph.D. in the biosciences with a demonstrated clinical/biopharma focus.


Clinical trial management experience, federal grant finance/accounting experience. Clinical Research Associate experience strongly preferred. Demonstrated large project management experience and/or PMP certification strongly preferred. 

Work Hours

Typically Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 5:00 pm.


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