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 is looking for a Program Manager to assist with the leadership and program management of national, high-visibility NIH & Industry funded project portfolio focused on clinical-and translational research programs across multiple autoimmune diseases including lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, Sjogren’s syndrome and psoriatic spectrum diseases. The successful applicant will be an organized, high-energy project manager at the center of the administrative management of multiple NIH and industry funded projects to include the following responsibilities: 1) draft and implement program policies and procedures 2) help set, assess and report on program progress and milestones 3) coordinate overall program budget allocations between subproject sites and funding organizations 4) coordinate and document proceedings of the program steering committee, leadership and subproject committee meetings 5) ensure all parties of programs are in compliance with all regulatory obligations including material transfer agreements, human subjects research training, and institutional review board protocol approvals 5) assist with the logistics and compliance of clinical operations and sample processing training 6) monitor deadlines and deliverables helping to re-aliquot resources and ensure all parties are meeting and exceeding expectations, 7) assembling slide presentations to highlight progress and emphasize areas needing additional help, 8) helping monitor and document publications, presentations and summary documents. In addition, this position will also engage in management of other divisional activities for multiple investigators, collaborative NIH grants, and investigator-initiated clinical trials. Such management activities include but are not limited to establishing policies and SOPs for select divisional areas and assist with improving efficiencies and streamlining processes, verification of billing and expenses across lab/divisional multi-investigator projects, technical and scientific writing for reports and grant applications, marketing of clinical resources and technology core capabilities to attract investments by BioPharma in Arthritis & Clinical Immunology opportunities.

Minimum Qualifications

Ph.D. in the biosciences with a demonstrated clinical/biopharma focus or MPH/MS in clinical investigation or related field education with program management experience.


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.


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

Demonstrated large project management experience and/or PMP certification strongly preferred. Clinical trial management experience, federal grant finance/accounting experience or clinical research associate experience a plus.


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