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Job Alert: ALL-SAFE Project Manager

***Update: This position has been filled***

ALL-SAFE is seeking a full-time project manager to lead development and product scaling of an open-source low-cost laparoscopic training system.

The African Laparoscopic Learners for Safe Ectopic Pregnancy (ALL-SAFE) is a collaboration of surgeons, educators, and researchers from the University of Michigan, Southern Illinois University, Ethiopia, Cameroon, and Kenya who have created a laparoscopic training system to teach surgeons in the low-resource setting to perform laparoscopic operations. Modules consisting cognitive and psychomotor laparoscopic skills teaching are housed on an open-source platform. Surgical learners self-assess and peer-assess their acquired laparoscopic skills through video review. The platform is already being used at several sites in sub-Saharan Africa and is in the expansion phase. ALL-SAFE is the Grand Prize winner of the Global Surgery Training Challenge.


  • Work independently to support new and ongoing aspects of the training system including design, planning, execution, and outcome analysis
  • Coordinate and attend regular stakeholder and collaborator meetings
  • Coordinate operations of technical group and surgical groups including administrative, financial, personnel, planning, and technical support.
  • Coordinate product implementation and scaling at sites throughout sub-Saharan Africa (will require zoom meetings with African collaborators and physical travel to African sites)
  • Oversee project website (Appropedia)
  • Oversee product testing in US and Africa and oversee data collection
  • Attend national and international surgical meetings to advertise and scale product
  • Assist in writing/revising funding applications, grant reporting, and scientific manuscripts
  • Serve as the contact for other researchers and organizations

Required Qualifications:

  • A “generalist” mindset
  • Masters degree or equivalent experience, ideally in a field with an experimental or analytical focus (medicine, psychology, public health, economics, engineering, etc.)
  • Demonstrated ability to take an idea from concept to implementation, a “finisher”
  • Demonstrated ability to work both independently and within a team
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • A passion for working in teams
  • Experience in being accountable to diverse stakeholders
  • Well-developed organizational skills
  • Proven initiative and demonstrated willingness to be flexible where needed
  • Commitment to excellence in research and following appropriate standards and guidelines
  • Expertise in Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint
  • Expertise in remote platforms such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams

Desired Qualifications:

  • Graphic design experience
  • Technical developer experience
  • Experience with research administration and finance
  • Experience writing and/or reviewing grant proposals
  • Experience writing and/or reviewing scientific manuscripts
  • Experience with research administration and finance

Anticipated dates for the position: 3/1/2023 – 3/1/2025

Anticipated time commitment: 40 hours/week

***Update: This position has been filled***