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ACM Program Project Manager
Job Ref # 16763
Houston Methodist Academic Institute
6670 Bertner Ave
Houston, TX 77030

Category: Academic Institute

Job Type: Full-Time

Posted Date: Oct. 11, 2021

This position exists to coordinate processes and a system for matching the research and clinical interest of faculty and/or physicians within Houston Methodist Research Institute and the Physician Organization and with affiliated institutions. The Program Project Manager will be responsible for the coordination of all current and ongoing activities of the program in relation to the development program products and its collaboration with research and clinical investigators within Houston Methodist, with affiliated and non-affiliated institutions, and with industry partners/collaborators and clients. This position will assist in the development and preservation of these relationships in support of projects from preclinical to clinical stages of development. The Program Project Manager will provide strategic planning as a liaison, assist in maintaining communication, and in allocating resources (material and personnel) for all program projects. The Program Project Manager will also maintain an organized and structured process by which activities are documented and maintained in accordance with project needs.


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  1. Coordinates face to face discussions between collaborators to encourage effective transfer of ideas and records. Develop and maintain positive working relationships to ensure that collaborators are informed of modifications, updates, and improvements to projects in a timely manner.
  2. Communicates results clearly and concisely and provides progress reports in an organized, consistent manner.
  3. Coordinate with CMP staff for the emerging GLP device studies.

  1. Assists in the preparation and coordination of business development materials and activities for the program
  2. Work with internal investigators who are interested in starting their own companies to further Houston Methodist Technologies.
  3. Maintain and provide in-services for the HM Faculty Start Up Guide.
  4. Provide careful coordinatoion with internal ancillary offices such as technology transfer, legal, grants and contracts, and business practices.

  1. Maintains organized records of successful collaborative projects and participants for all disciplines related to the department/project to be readily available to leadership as well as reporting purposes.
  2. Coordinate all elements required to translate pre-clinical safety studies (DLP - Good Laboratory Practices) in support of promising medical devices.

  1. Understands project objectives, information and ideas presented and delineates plans to achieve deliverables in a specific measurable, attainable, relevant and timely manner to assist the program and its project goals.
  2. Manages and maintains project-relevant information and documentation needed from project conception to completion as well as maintaining regulatory and milestone (financial) records as required for each study.
  3. Coordinate with necessary ancillary offices (grants and contracts, legal, IACUC, radiation safety, MITIE, academic departments, etc.) for the financial and regulatory needs of each study.

  1. Support ongoing outreach, pilot programs and project management activities of the department's major projects/grants.
  2. Demonstrate flexibility and innovation through the development of this new CMP business model, and assist in writing SOP's and other regulatory requirement documentation.
  3. Develop an inventory of support mechanisms through collaborations and service agreements that may be required for faculty start ups such as: "elevator pitches", market analysis, accounting, IT, incubator space.

  4. This job description is not intended to be all inclusive; the employee will also perform other reasonably related business/job duties as assigned. Houston Methodist reserves the right to revise job duties and responsibilities as the need arises.


Bachelor's degree required; Master's or terminal degree preferred.
Project Management Professional Certification preferred.

Minimum 3 years' experience in a health center (academic or clinical)

Project Management Professional Certification preferred.

  • Sufficient proficiency in speaking, reading, and writing the English language necessary to perform the essential functions of this job, especially with regard to activities impacting patient or employee safety or security.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with patients, physicians, family members and co-workers in a manner consistent with a customer service focus and application of positive language principles.

Company Profile:

A cornerstone of Houston Methodist's strategic vision as a source for leading care, Houston Methodist Academic Institute conducts ground breaking translational and clinical research to provide the best care to patients in our community and around the world. At Houston Methodist, fostering innovations with the potential for clinical application is at the very heart of what we do. Our interdisciplinary teams of clinicians and researchers are committed to streamlining the process of translating discoveries into treatments and cures for our patients.

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