Research Manager

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Hyde Park Campus

2012215 Medicine-Gastroenterology

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Job Information

Job Summary:

The Section of Gastroenterology is looking for a Research Manager for research programs in Gastrointestinal Health and Diseases and for the NIH P30 Digestive Disease Research Core Center (DDRCC).


  • Principal contributions are executive leadership, operational management, and scientific comprehension of overarching programmatic goals and strategies.
  • Manage financial, personnel, planning, compliance and other administrative aspects of research projects, NIH and extramural grants, and the DDRCC.
  • Participation with other researchers on long-range plans for research projects and strategies will be important, particularly in execution and implementation.
  • Monitor the progress of programs and assuring compliance time-sensitive documents for reporting and accounting to funding agencies. This will require anticipation of work flow, efficient time-management, the ability to prioritize tasks, gathering and thoughtfully organizing data, and drafting the necessary documents and tables for review by principal investigators.
  • Work with and supervise a wide range of personnel, detail-oriented, responsible, adaptable and with strong work ethic.
  • Maintain websites, issuing periodic newsletters and reports, and increasing awareness of the kind of ongoing research and programs of the group to the public, biotech, and academic sectors. This may involve writing of articles, reports, and information content for on-line and printed communications.
  • Organize the group's seminar series, weekly lab meetings, and the annual DDRCC scientific retreat, including travel arrangements and agenda for visiting guests and speakers.
  • Laboratory-related duties will include insuring cost-effective utilization of resources; ensuring efficient operation of the laboratory, and insuring the operational condition of laboratory equipment which will require making arrangements when necessary to maintain and repair specific items.

  • Analytical skills (e.g. familiarity with budgets and financial operations) required.
  • Problem-solving skills required.
  • Attention to detail required.
  • Organizational skills required.
  • Verbal and written communication skills required.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team required.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office required.
  • Adaptability and willingness to learn new skills and take on new responsibilities required.
  • Effective time-management skills required.

Additional Requirements

Education and Experience:
  • Bachelor's degree required.
  • Advanced degree preferred.
  • Three years of relevant research experience required.

Required Documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter

NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualifications

Scheduled Weekly Hours


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Job No:
Posted: 12/3/2018
Application Due: 1/10/2019
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