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Senior Project Manager / Project Director

Senior Project Manager / Project Director

Job Location 
US-NC-Chapel Hill
Regular Full-Time

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The Senior Project Manager/Project Director will provide leadership to cross-functional clinical research projects and team members. The Senior Project Manager/Project Director will be responsible for providing on-time, on-budget, and high-quality project results as well as motivating team members; helping develop new business; and enhancing customer relationships. This position is a combination of performing tasks directly related to the project as well as providing guidance and direction to project teams.


  • Preparing project management plans
  • Recommending and implementing operational strategies
  • Recommending and executing risk management plans
  • Managing assigned project resources, including ensuring that project tasks are correctly assigned to staff and vendors
  • Managing project scope of work, including recognizing and negotiating changes in scope
  • Making tactical recommendations to customers to improve projects
  • Providing strategic and tactical guidance to team members
  • Mentoring and providing training and orientation for team members
  • Managing team dynamics and providing team members with frequent feedback
  • Collaborating with customers to provide win/win solutions
  • Contributing to business development initiatives, including proposals, responses to RFIs, and bid defense presentations

Why Rho?

  • Opportunities to lead challenging projects across a variety of therapeutic areas and phases
  • Fully-integrated project teams mean your operational efforts are within arm's reach
  • Agile corporate leadership ensures quick responses and follow-up
  • Critical thinking is expected, valued, and rewarded. We aren't just another "pair of hands" for our clients


  • BS in life sciences or related field
  • Minimum 3 years' experience managing progressively larger and more complex clinical research projects
  • Experience in CNS a plus
  • Ability to lead project teams in a matrix environment
  • Solid understanding of applicable clinical research and scientific concepts and regulatory requirements; e.g. Good Clinical Practice (GCP), International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) guidelines, regulatory agency regulations
  • Strong therapeutic and research experience, including ability to interpret study protocols and designs
  • Experience in conducting on-site monitoring visits and/or managing activities of a CRA team to achieve project deliverables
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, managers and customers
  • Success in a rapidly changing, flexible environment, with ability to prioritize own workload to meet deadlines and escalate issues appropriately
  • Consistent record of long-term, high-quality deliverables
  • Strong software and computer skills, including MS Office applications

EOE. Veterans/Disabled