Research Assistant III/S

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Position Summary

The Health Equity Research Workgroup (HERW), led by Dr. Debra Furr-Holden, Principal Investigator, seeks a Program Manager to ensure the successful development and management of Dr. Furr-Holden’s entire research portfolio, including the Center for Disease Control and Prevention Alcohol Policy Study (CDC Study), The Flint Center for Health Equity Solutions (FCHES) and The Healthy Flint Research Coordinating Center (HFRCC). Under the direction of the Senior Research Program Manager and Principal Investigator, the Program Manager directs the daily operations of the HERW. The Program Manager will also identify and lead special projects for HFRCC and FCHES. Key responsibilities include: hiring and onboarding of new personnel, supervision of on call/temporary staff, hosting of HERW, FCHES, and HFRCC meetings and generating post-award grant reports. The Program Manager will provide valuable input and feedback on all workgroup related tasks, with minimum supervision, within the scope of his or her responsibility. This is an off-dated position funded until 02/28/2021 with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal.

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 the specific field of research employment; one to three years of related and progressively more responsible or expansive work experience in research methodologies, writing reports, supervision, software, data interpretation and handling in area related to research being performed; or an equivalent combination of education and experience; and may require special licensing or certification in the field related to the area of employment.

Desired Qualifications

Specific to this position, desired administrative-related qualifications include previous experience: managing day to day operations across multi centers and projects, interviewing, hiring and training staff, assisting in writing post award grant progress reports, ability to engage community partners, familiarity with website development and basic Microsoft Office suite software.

planning and managing projects; communications content management (written, verbal, and digital) experience with word processing, database, spreadsheet, presentation, writing reports, supervision, calendaring software, desktop publishing and/or project management software; or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Application Materials

Cover Letter


3 Professional References

Work Hours


Description of End Date

This is an off-dated position funded until 02/28/2021 with possible extension contingent upon funding renewal.

Bidding eligibility ends on 3/20/2018 at 11:55PM   




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Posted: 3/14/2018
Application Due: 3/27/2018
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