Strategic Cancer Research Program Manager – Empowering Innovation Remotely

Commonwealth of Virginia


The UVA Comprehensive Cancer Center Research Program Manager

The UVA Comprehensive Cancer Center is seeking a Research Program Manager to work remotely, taking on responsibilities for planning, tracking, data analysis, reporting, and overseeing the administration and implementation of complex programs, projects, and initiatives.


  • Coordinate with PI(s) and team members to design internal timelines.
  • Facilitate required reporting on either grant progress or for committee review.
  • Assist with activities of internal and external advisory boards or other steering committees.
  • Oversee tracking and maintaining program data, metrics, and outcomes.
  • Identify, analyze, and improve upon existing project management processes.
  • Facilitate research lab meetings, including agenda coordination and follow-up on action items.
  • Establish close relationships with key collaborators and platform staff.
  • Assist with IRB documentation, material transfer agreements, and data access agreements.
  • Assist with data processing and transfer, internally and externally.
  • Assist in drafting, editing, and submission of protocols, reports, letters, presentations, and other materials.
  • Ensure proper compilation, analysis, and presentation of data results.
  • Work with UVACCC staff to manage project-specific budgets.
  • Work with UVACCC communications team to update websites and distribute program information.
  • Maintain positive and collaborative working relationships with UVACCC and external partners.
  • Coordinate with PI(s), Associate Director of Research Development and Collaborations, and team members to organize grant submissions.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Education: Master’s degree
  • Experience: At least four years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications

In addition to the requirements listed above, the following qualifications are preferred:

  • Highly collaborative and capable of working well in a team.
  • Detail-oriented, well-organized, able to think logically about research processes.
  • Flexible and able to respond quickly to changing issues and priorities involving multiple groups.

Physical Demands

This is primarily a sedentary job involving extensive use of desktop computers. The job does occasionally require traveling some distance to attend meetings and programs.

Application Instructions

Please apply through Workday and complete an application online. Include the following documents:

  • A CV/resume
  • A cover letter

All documents can be loaded into the resume submission field, multiple documents can be submitted into this one field. Internal applicants must apply through their UVA Workday profile. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

For questions about the application process, please contact Margaret Weeks, Academic Recruiter. Before a formal offer of employment is extended, the selected candidate will undergo a background check per university policy.

The University of Virginia, including the UVA Health System, is fundamentally committed to diversity. We are equal opportunity and affirmative action employers. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, sex (including pregnancy), sexual orientation, veteran status, and family medical or genetic information.

Each agency within the Commonwealth of Virginia is dedicated to recruiting, supporting, and maintaining a competent and diverse work force. Equal Opportunity Employer.

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