Sr. Project Manager (TIDE)

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute - Boston, MA

Harvard Pilgrim Health Care Institute (HPHCI) is currently seeking a highly motivated individual to join the Division of Therapeutics Research and Infectious Disease Epidemiology’s (TIDE) Project Management Office (PMO) within Harvard Medical School’s Department of Population Medicine ( as a Senior Project Manager. TIDE is the home of several large, complex, multi-institutional research initiatives based within health systems using electronic health data that support major national public health activities. Our mission is to improve health care delivery and population health through research and education, in partnership with health plans, delivery systems, and public health agencies.

The Senior Project Manager’s initial, primary responsibility will be to manage projects within TIDE’s Sentinel portfolio. The Sentinel System ( is a program sponsored by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to monitor the safety of FDA-regulated medical products using electronic healthcare data.


Job Description

The Senior Project Manager’s initial, primary responsibility will be to manage projects within TIDE’s Sentinel portfolio. The Sentinel System ( is a program sponsored by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to monitor the safety of FDA-regulated medical products using electronic healthcare data. The Senior Project Manager will support teams of epidemiologists and research scientists executing analyses for FDA and communicate with FDA on the status of its product-related queries to Sentinel data partners (i.e., national health insurance plans, integrated delivery systems, and health care organizations). The Senior Project Manager is responsible for the overall management and oversight of project work to ensure that the goals and objectives are accomplished within budget, schedule, and scope. They will identify, analyze, prioritize, mitigate, and monitor current and future risks and support the needs of multiple stakeholders. The Senior Project Manager will work under the direction of a TIDE Program Manager and report into TIDE’s PMO. This position requires excellent communication skills for close collaboration with investigators and project managers, both within HPHCI and with external institutions and collaborators. A fundamental understanding of epidemiologic methods is preferred.

  • Oversee day-to-day management of large, complex, multi-site research projects and cross-functional initiatives in a fast-paced environment. Use project management principles to evaluate study progress, identify problems, recommend solutions, and implement system improvements. Ensure project adheres to planned timelines and is progressing according to project goals. Understand and utilize risk management principles. Participate in the preparation of project reports summarizing study progress and results.

  • Participate in the preparation of scopes of work and support contract execution for new projects. Create and manage project budgets, including tracking expenditures, payment to vendors, and preparation of financial reports; communicate about resource and budget expenditures to Program Managers to ensure smooth operation of all aspects of research studies.

  • May hire, train, and supervise project staff. Mentor project and research staff.

  • Manage the processes of data collection, data analysis, and results reporting on projects; facilitate creation of tracking databases and data entry forms, ensure data is entered into databases accurately, and prepare data updates for the study team and funder.

  • Develop and maintain a highly collaborative working relationship with funders and other key stakeholders; serve as a primary liaison to the project team. Interact with study investigators and staff within HPHCI and collaborating institutions. Plan or oversee planning of project calls and in-person meetings.

  • Ensure human subject/HIPAA protections are in place. Plan and oversee the processes of protocol development, data collection, data analysis, and results reporting on research projects.

  • Perform out-of-the-box thinking, collaborate with others, and make a difference every day!

  • Other duties and projects as assigned.


  • Bachelor's degree plus 5-7 years of relevant experience managing medium to large, complex, multi-site projects and cross-functional initiatives, using standard project management methodologies in a health care or academic environment or similar. A Master’s degree in public health or related field is strongly preferred.

  • Able to work independently with excellent judgment, prioritize work, operate under tight deadlines, and meet deadlines. Strong interpersonal and communication skills; able to communicate and collaborate effectively and regularly with senior level staff, investigators, and external stakeholders. Advanced experience managing relationships with external partners, subcontractors, and vendors.

  • Able to develop, track, and manage complex budgets. Extensive experience managing projects and programs that involve research compliancy.

  • Able to lead and motivate teams effectively and manage through influence. Strong problem solving and process management skills. Able to handle confidential and sensitive information discreetly. Proficiency with various software packages, including Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, Project, Visio, Power Point, and other desktop tools.

  • Resilient, collaborative, flexible, innovative.

What we build together changes our customer's health for the better. We are looking for talented and innovative people to join our team. Come join us!


Please note: As of January 18, 2022, all employees — including remote employees — must be fully vaccinated. This position will require the successful candidate to show proof of full vaccination against COVID-19. Point32Health is an equal opportunity employer, and will consider reasonable accommodation to those individuals who are unable to be vaccinated consistent with federal, state, and local law.

About Us:

Point32Health is a leading health and wellbeing organization, delivering an ever-better health care experience to everyone in our communities. Building on the quality, nonprofit heritage of our founding organizations, Tufts Health Plan and Harvard Pilgrim Health Care, we leverage our experience and expertise to help people find their version of healthier living through a broad range of health plans and tools that make navigating health and wellbeing easier.

At Point32Health, we’re working to reshape the world of health care by pushing past the status quo and delivering even more to the diverse communities we serve: more innovation, more access, more support, and healthier lives. And we want people like you on our side to make it even better.


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Req ID: R3223

Posted On: Tuesday, June 21, 2022

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