Research Assistant III

East Lansing
Jun 07, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
Working/Functional Title

Research Manager

Position Summary

We seek a highly motivated research director to join a 2 year, National Institutes of Health(NIH)-funded project involving young infants at-risk for neurodevelopmental disorders and their caregivers.  The Research Director will assist with the day-to-day operations of the project, which include taking a leadership role in maintaining and improving the study’s quality assurance procedures, providing human subjects protection oversight, drafting or revising study materials,ensuring study protocol compliance, and tracking and reporting study progress. The research director will also participate in data cleaning, analysis, interpretation, and manuscript preparations. The primary work site will be on the MSU campus in East Lansing, but weekly travel to Sparrow Hospital (Lansing, MI) will also be required to facilitate recruitment efforts.


Unit Specific Education/Experience/Skills
  • Knowledge equivalent to that which normally would be acquired through completion of one or two years of post-bachelor degree work, such as a Master’s in epidemiology, nursing, public health, social science, or related field; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Experience in research data collection efforts and/or collaboration with large, interdisciplinary teams

  • Programming experience using statistical software programs (e.g., SAS)


Desired Qualifications
  • A master’s or PhD degree in epidemiology, nursing, public health, social science, or related field

  • At least 2 years of experience as a research project manager

  • Clinic-based professional training and experience, particularly with children

  • Proficiency in MS Access or other database management programs (e.g., RedCAP)

  • Study budget management experience within a corporate or university-based administrative structure.

  • Sensitivity to the needs of clinical staff as well as those of new mothers, young infants,and children with neurodevelopmental disorders.

  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills (written and oral)

  • Demonstrated excellence in attention to detail

  • Ability to work independently

  • Takes pride in the production of high quality work


Required Application Materials

Cover Letter


Work Hours


Description of End Date


Bidding Eligibility Ends 6/13/2017 @11:55 PM

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