Research Center Project Manager

Position Type: Permanent Staff

Department: Environ Health & Suscep - Ops - 460501

Appointment Type: EHRA Non-Faculty

Vacancy ID: NF0002570

Position Summary: The Center Project Manager will oversee and manage administrative and research activities for the UNC Center for Environmental Health and Susceptibility (CEHS) that includes over 80 investigators and research partners. The theme of the CEHS is translating interdisciplinary research on environmental health threats to improve public health in North Carolina. The Center encourages and facilitates collaborations among basic researchers, public health scientists, and clinicians to generate high impact discoveries that influence public health. Three Translational Research focus areas are supported by our center: environmental cancer, cardiopulmonary disease, and developmental disease. Community engagement is supported in all three research themes. To support these research and translation activities, the CEHS houses several core facilities (Biostatistics, Molecular Analysis, and Integrated Health Sciences), a pilot projects program, a Community Outreach and Engagement Core, and an administrative core comprised of both internal and external advisory committees. The Project Manager will play a key role in promoting and fostering new CEHS research collaborations, and will support research and programmatic activities of the CEHS. Working closely with the Center Director, Research Directors for each of the three Translational Research focus areas, the Director of Community Outreach and Engagement, and the Core Facility directors, the Manager will encourage pilot project development, link investigators to relevant CEHS core facilities and resources, and connect investigators with common interests. The Manager will represent the Center at School, University, and community events, and will attend national meetings in support of the Center. The Manager will plan and organize local meetings and symposia of the Center administrative team and Center members, and will manage and support Center communications, including a newsletter, regular communications with Center members, and coordination of the multiple facility core and advisory components of the Center.

Application Deadline: 09/15/2017

Education Requirements: Minimum of a master's degree and two years of experience in an area relevant to this position, such as project management or public health.

Qualification and Experience: Prefer a candidate with strong project management and interpersonal skills and training. Ideally, the applicant will have experience working in multi-disciplinary research teams, project and data management, and have been exposed to or assisted in grant and publication writing and submission. The interested applicant should have excellent organizational, oral, written and interpersonal communication skills, attention to detail, and desire to work as part of a large, multi-faceted team. Requires Microsoft Office software competency and familiarity with electronic data entry systems. Past experience with public health, environmental health, community-engaged research, or research administration is highly desirable.

Equal Opportunity Employer: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Department Contact Name and Title: Janet Scearce, HR Consultant

Department Contact Telephone Number or Email: jscearce@email.unc.edu