Research Program Manager

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Position Type Permanent Staff (SHRA) Is this an internal only recruitment? No Position Title Soc/Clin Research Specialist - Journey Working Title Research Program Manager Position Number 20033137 Vacancy ID P010076 Budgeted Hiring Range $59,747 - $72,000 Pay Band Information

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Salary Grade Equivalent 72 / GN11 Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-Limited Full-Time Time-Limited If time-limited, estimated duration of appointment Three years Hours per week 40 Work Schedule

Monday through Friday. Occasional nights and/or weekends may be required.

Department Name and Number FPG Child Development Inst-631200 Date First Posted 05/01/2019 Closing Date 05/13/2019 Position Location Chapel Hill, NC Position Posting Category Research Professionals Position Summary Information

Department Description

Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute (FPG) serves as one of the nation’s leading early childhood research centers offering excellent opportunity for collaborative work, including other researchers within the Institute, university faculty, and national researchers in multiple disciplines. FPG promotes collaboration across disciplines as well as the translation and dissemination of knowledge to help children live healthier and more productive lives. FPG has a particular focus on the study of vulnerable populations, such as those at risk for or who have disabilities and those who are disadvantaged.

Our Institute is one of the nation’s oldest and largest multidisciplinary centers devoted to the study of young children and their families. FPG was created in 1966 by the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill to support its mission in research, public service, and teaching in the area of child and family development. About 300 researchers, implementation and technical assistance specialists, staff, and students work on more than 75 projects related to developmental disabilities; early care and education; physical and social health; professional development, technical assistance, and implementation science; public policy and evaluation; and racial, ethnic, linguistic, cultural, and socioeconomic diversity. Our work crosses many disciplines from anthropology and audiology to education and developmental psychology to psychiatry and public health. The Institute has several key core support units: Data Management and Analysis Center, Outreach and Dissemination, IT Services, IT Web Services, Business Administration, and Facilities Services. Our Institute reports to the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.

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, race, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Position Description

This position will serve as the Project Manager to provide support to the T32 training program for the Carolina Consortium on Developmental Science (CCHD), the Propper and Orenstein research projects, and the Observes Research/Recharge Service Center (RSC). The Project Manager will coordinate the planning for the research and training programs. This includes assistance with administration of the respective program/project, oversight for project goals and activities, identifying funding opportunities related to the respective science, assessment of resource needs for projects, and communications with constituent partners of the T32 training program. The Project Manager will work with investigators, program directors, T32 trainees, staff, and mentor faculty to implement the aims and goals of their respective projects, programs, and developing initiatives.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in a discipline related to the field assigned and one year of related training or experience; or equivalent combination of training and experience. All degrees must be received from appropriately accredited institutions.

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities

The successful candidate will have comprehensive knowledge of research administration principles and practice, including specific experience with T32 administration. The candidate should also demonstrate the ability to work independently and apply methods and quality controls requiring knowledge of budget requirements and project timelines. The ability to analyze data/information for accuracy, validity, and integrity is essential. The successful candidate will also possess the ability to maintain quality control and assurance, interpret and evaluate results, and prepare reports and/or presentations. The ability to lead, consult, and/or make recommendations in the area of research or agency/program policy through effective communication about the research project is essential.

Preferred Qualifications

The successful candidate will demonstrate -

The ability to work independently.
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills; able to present information clearly in written and oral forms.
Good working knowledge of English composition, editing, and requisite writing styles.
The ability to communicate with people from diverse professional and personal backgrounds.
Organizational and problem-solving skills.
Independent and sound decision-making and judgement.
The ability to plan and direct work of others in a professional and effective manner.
The knowledge of ethics and the ability to maintain confidentiality.

Required Licenses/Certifications Special Physical and Mental Requirements Position/Schedule Requirements Evening work occasionally, Weekend work occasionally Position Attributes Stimulus/ARRA Funded No Quick Link Contact Information

Office of Human Resources Contact Information

If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to [email protected]

Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Applicant Documents Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
    Posting Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * Please select the response below that best describes your experience/education for the Social/Clinical Research Specialist position.
      • Bachelor's in a discipline related to the field assigned and at least 1 year of related training or experience.
      • Associate's, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate in an unrelated field and at least 5 years of related training and/or experience.
      • Master's and/or Doctorate in a discipline related to the field assigned.
      • Associate's in a discipline related to the field assigned and at least 3 years of related training or experience.
      • Combination of post-high school education and experience to equal at least 5 years of experience related to the field assigned (ex: 1 year towards a degree and 4 years experience).
      • Did not complete high school but have a combination of high school education and related experience to equal at least 9 years (ex. 3 years of high school and 6 years of experience).
      • None of the above
    2. * How many years of social research experience do you possess?
      • none
      • 1-3 years
      • 3-5 years
      • 5+ years
    3. * What experience do you have in data collection, management, and analysis?

      (Open Ended Question)

    4. * Please describe your experience with travel arrangements and travel reimbursements.

      (Open Ended Question)

    5. * Do you have previous experience providing administrative support in an office environment?
      • Yes
      • No




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    Posted: 5/2/2019
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