Primary purpose: Manages the development, implementation, and evaluation of various research and clinical quality improvement projects and other grants. Provides support such as project management, study operations, and general administration of scientific research studies and related grants.
I. Project management and operations
Assists with program strategy, program management, implementation methodology, quality control, and support for SCCM research and clinical quality improvement programs.
Assists with coordination of all research study protocol and procedure training sessions.
Ensures program compliance with government regulations, SCCM policies, and institutional review board requirements; assists in preparing regulatory reports; and monitors operating costs.
Plans, develops, and maintains procedures that have an impact on all facets of research and that align with SCCM policies and strategic plan.
Supports data interpretation and presents data to a variety of audiences.
Assists in managing and tracking budgets and resources to ensure that efforts are in compliance with project or study guidelines and assists in preparing financial reports.
Coordinates meetings, phone conferences, minutes, and presentations for multiple projects and studies at one time.
Coordinates project documentation such as conflict of interest, data use agreements, and required forms for research studies and manuscript submissions.
II. Grant proposal development and management
Assists with preparation, submission, and closeout of grants.
Interfaces with funding agencies (foundation, industry, and government) for research and clinical quality improvement proposals.
Interfaces with multiple levels of SCCM leadership and staff, as well as external entities regarding grant-funded projects.
III. Staff support
Organizes, supports, and provides follow-up to SCCM members and other project participants.
Assists with SCCM annual Congress and other events and meetings as assigned.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Educational background in healthcare required
Master’s degree or higher preferred
Three to five years of experience in clinical or scientific research and/or quality improvement (QI) required, including research or QI project management, development of grant applications, and skills in understanding data analysis and presentation
Current knowledge of best practices in clinical research, and familiarity with funding agencies such as National Institutes of Health, Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute
Excellent communication, analytic, and organizational skills
Proficiency with Microsoft Office and familiarity with database applications such as REDCap
Ability to work collaboratively in a multi-professional setting
We are currently working remotely until Summer 2022 due to an office remodel. There is a generous remote work policy when the office is open, and employees will only be required in the office for meetings as determined by the department director. You must reside in or plan to move to the Chicagoland area.
The Society of Critical Care Medicine (SCCM) is the largest multi-professional organization dedicated to ensuring excellence and consistency in the practice of critical care medicine. With 16,000 members in 80 countries, SCCM is the only organization that represents all professional components of the critical care team. The Society offers a variety of activities that promote excellence in patient care, education, research, and advocacy. SCCM has a staff of 80 people based in Mt. Prospect, IL and maintains a budget of $20M.