Research Project Manager – Boston ARCH study Community Health Sciences

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January 19th, 2017

Research Project Manager

Community Health Sciences, Boston University School of Public Health

The Research Project Manager is responsible for overseeing all aspects of the Boston ARCH Study, an ongoing longitudinal cohort of individuals with HIV and a substance use disorder. This study is funded by the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), National Institutes of Health (NIH). The Boston ARCH Study is one of three cohorts that make up the Uganda Russia Boston Alcohol Network for Alcohol Research Collaboration on HIV/AIDS (URBAN ARCH — The study team is based in the Department of Community Health Sciences at Boston University School of Public Health and study participants will be enrolled at Boston Medical Center.

The Research Project Manager will oversee study implementation and management, and directly supervise research staff. S/he will lead weekly team meetings, represent the study to internal and external collaborators, and be responsible for regular reporting (NIH, IRB, Department of Corrections, etc.). The ideal candidate will have a desire to work with an urban hospital patient population and a strong interest in issues surrounding HIV, alcohol, and other drug use. S/he will have the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, utilize time and resources efficiently, and establish priorities to coordinate and complete competing assignments within established timeframes. Additionally, the Project Manager must have an incredible attention to detail, be a creative problem solver, and possess strong communication skills that can be used to facilitate interactions with a wide range of stakeholders.

Major Responsibilities

Project Management and Implementation

• Meet regularly with and report to the Director of Research Operations and the Principal Investigator.

• Work with the study team to develop research assessments, protocols, and study materials and facilitate trainings.

• Work with the research team to facilitate & ensure protocol adherence and quality assurance activities to achieve study goals.

• Ensure recruitment goals are met and assist Research Assistants with recruitment as needed.

• Oversee data collection procedures and review instruments to ensure quality control.

• Plan agenda, facilitate, and lead weekly team meetings.

• Oversee project fiscal management (e.g., monitoring expenses, facilitating contracts, ordering materials).

• Perform activities related to Institutional Review Board (IRB) : 1) Develop protocols, 2) Submit amendments as needed, 3) Ensure investigators and staff are compliant with training regulations, 4) track & report adverse events & 5) draft progress reports.

• Develop NIH progress reports.

• Collaborate with research team to develop presentations, abstracts and manuscripts for submission to national conferences and scholarly journals.

• Assist in the development and submission of new grant applications

Personnel Management

• Responsible for hiring and supervising research support staff working on a full time, part time, or temporary basis (e.g., Research Assistants, Research Coordinators, Graduate Research Assistants etc.) including training, delegating tasks, overseeing daily activities, mentoring, guiding through demonstration of best practices and offering opportunities for professional development.

• Complete performance evaluations.

• Schedule and facilitate regular staff meetings.

Education and Experience

• Master’s degree in related field.

• Minimum of three years of experience in public health or health care administration, including experience with the coordination of multifaceted health services, research, and/or evaluation projects.

• Minimum of 1 year of personnel management experience.

• Experience working with HIV and/or substance using populations preferred.

Knowledge and Skills

• Must be highly organized and detail-oriented, have exceptional communication and writing skills, and be able to work both independently and as part of a team.

• Experience in data analysis and manuscript preparation is helpful.

• Knowledge of MS Word, Power Point, and Excel is essential.

• Cultural sensitivity and comfort interacting with a wide range of social, racial and ethnic populations.

Please apply by submitting a resume AND cover letter via the Boston University Human Resources website: