Research Programs Manager (Brookdale Center for Aging)

New York, NY
May 03, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


The Brookdale Center for Healthy Aging at Hunter College, an internationally recognized academic gerontology center founded in 1975, invites applications for the position of Research Manager. Working in concert with staff from Brookdale's learning & development and policy cores, interdisciplinary faculty members across Hunter College, and external partners from community-based organizations, foundations, and government agencies, the Research Manager conducts research that can be applied and disseminated to improve the health and well-being of older adults and their caregivers. From the Brookdale's location in East Harlem, researchers are engaged in developing, implementing and evaluating cutting-edge programs and practices in areas of inquiry such as HIPAA implementation, community organizing to better integrate older adults recently released from prison, preventing financial exploitation, evaluating the effectiveness of guardianship and its alternatives with older adults, etc.

Reporting to the Director of the Brookdale Center, the Research Manager will be expected to gradually build and maintain federal or national foundation funding to support their own and Brookdale colleagues' funded research programs that advance the gerontological knowledge base and the health and well-being of older adults. Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Conceptualizing ideas for research
  • Identifying external funding opportunities
  • Conducting comprehensive literature reviews and synthesizing findings as a prelude to applying for funding
  • Designing research studies
  • Recruiting community-based research project sites
  • Developing and monitoring human subject IRB protocols
  • Planning research budgets and monitoring research spending
  • Collecting, managing, and analyzing data; interpreting analytic results
  • Managing research projects and programs to ensure that study milestones, goals, and reports are delivered in a timely manner
  • Providing excellent customer service with timely, accurate, and courteous responses to all internal and external collaborators, including community advisory board members, community based organizations that serve as research sites, and program officers at funding entities
  • Disseminating research findings to various audiences, ranging from academic scholars to policy stakeholders
  • Assisting colleagues with research planning, topic prioritization, choice of appropriate methods (both qualitative and quantitative), literature reviews, and advising and troubleshooting on the ongoing conduct of studies currently collecting data
  • Peer reviewing colleagues' funding applications and dissemination documents
  • Providing guidance, mentoring, and knowledge-sharing to research assistants, research associates, and project social work interns to support career growth


Bachelor's Degree and six years' relevant experience required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Doctoral degree in gerontology, health services, health policy, social science, social work, public health, nursing, or a related field.
  • Five or more years of health research work experience
  • Grant writing experience, ideally with indications of success in obtaining extramural research funding from public and private sources
  • Demonstrated history of successful collaboration on research teams
  • Strong communication skills, including verbal and writing abilities
  • Excellent data analytical skills with proficiency in data analysis software and the Microsoft Office suite
  • Self-starter with excellent organizational skills, including the ability to prioritize various work demands


Manages College research programs and provides support for related compliance activities.

  • Administers various aspects of research programs including submission reviews, compliance education, and project protocols
  • Provides administrative support and guidance to researchers and administrators with regards to applicable federal, state, local, University, and College regulations, laws, and policies
  • Ensures investigators and key personnel complete required training
  • Delivers or oversees educational training on research and related activities such as research subject rules and protocols, research compliance and integrity, etc.
  • Monitors research subject care and use to ensure safety measures are met
  • Serves as primary contact with other College departments and external organizations on research program needs and activities
  • Collects information on, monitors, and reports on the advancement and completion of research projects and compliance
  • May administer grant funds, prepare proposals, and research potential funding sources
  • May manage program administrative and clerical staff
  • Performs related duties as assigned.


Higher Education Associate




Salary commensurate with qualifications and experience.

CUNY's benefits contribute significantly to total compensation, supporting health and wellness, financial well-being, and professional development. We offer a range of health plans, competitive retirement/pension benefits and savings plans, tuition waivers for CUNY graduate study and generous paid time off. Our staff also benefits from the extensive academic, arts, and athletic programs on our campuses and the opportunity to participate in a lively, diverse academic community in one of the greatest cities in the world.


Click on the "Apply Now" button and follow the application instructions. As indicated below, please have your curriculum vitae, writing sample, and cover letter with names and contact information of 3 references available to attach into the application before you begin. Please note that the required material must be uploaded as ONE document. The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format- and name of file should not exceed ten (10) characters. Incomplete application packages will not be considered.

  • A cover letter delineating the goodness of fit between the candidate's past research experience and Brookdale's mission and the qualifications of the position
  • A curriculum vitae that provides a summary of the candidate's education, work experience, full citations for all peer reviewed publications, and a list of funded research projects on which the candidate worked
  • A writing sample of a research funding application to which the candidate made substantial contributions to the conceptualization and writing


Open until filled with review of applications to begin May 9, 2017.


CUNY Job Posting: Managerial/Professional


CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.

Location: Hunter College

Job Title: Research Programs Manager (Brookdale Center for Aging)

Job ID: 16666

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular


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