Project Manager

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Position TypePermanent Staff (SHRA)Is this an internal only recruitment?NoPosition TitleSoc/Clin Research Specialist - ContributingWorking TitleProject ManagerPosition Number00059159Vacancy IDP010460Budgeted Hiring Range34997 - 50145Pay Band Information

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Salary Grade EquivalentGN09Full-time/Part-time Permanent/Time-LimitedFull-Time PermanentIf time-limited, estimated duration of appointmentHours per week40Work Schedule

Monday – Friday 8 – 5
Actual work schedule will be determined at the time of hire.

Department Name and NumberSch of Nursing-440100Date First Posted07/17/2019Closing Date07/24/2019Position LocationChapel Hill, NCPosition Posting CategoryResearch Professionals Position Summary Information

Department Description

The School of Nursing is a distinct major operating unit within the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The School has achieved national recognition as one of the premier nursing schools in the country, offering a full complement of nursing education programs, enrolling undergraduate, RN to MSN, and second degree baccalaureate programs, master’s, post-master’s, and doctoral students and post-doctoral fellows. The School is ranked nationally in both academic programs and the receipt of nursing research funds. The School maintains clinical partnerships with some of the best health care organizations and agencies in North Carolina and the nation. Looking toward the future, the School is using advanced instructional technology in the classroom and offering courses through web-based sites. The School of Nursing is committed to the improvement of health through teaching, research, and service.

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

As the project manager, the primary responsibility will be to provide the day-to-day management of this project. Position responsibilities will include:
Managing the project timeline to ensure time-dependent study goals are met over the study period
Organizing, documenting, and archiving project-related meetings/minutes
Coordinating efforts between investigators, staff and community partners
Maintaining IRB applications (modifications and renewals)
Hiring and training intervention and data collection staff in required data tracking / documentation activities that study manager takes primary responsibility for
Monitoring recruitment, data collection, and incentive distribution efforts, and coordinating necessary corrections to study processes to ensure targets are met
Overseeing students and/or staff working on the study as directed by the PI and outlined in the organizational chart
Compiling draft reports required by the funding agency, the IRB, and/or the UNC Prevention Research Center
Filing required clinical trial registration
Tracking expenses and maintaining organized project files

This position requires skills in program planning, implementation, and evaluation with a focus on building partnerships with employers and our organizational partner (Orange County Department of Social Services – Employment Services staff (DSS-E)). The person in this position will need to be able to work as part of a team, with a minimal level of supervision. Tasks require great attention to detail and a high level of organization.

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

Demonstrates an understanding of the study’s background literature, scientific premise, and aims. Able to use/apply basic research methods principles to effectively plan and manage day-to-day activities of the projects. Understands principles of research involving human subjects, including IRB oversight and monitoring. Knowledge of principles of data collection and maintaining data integrity, as well as database storage and management using a variety of research-oriented software programs. Ability to generate estimates using descriptive statistics for select process-oriented study outcomes using data from a range of sources. Ability to keep current with developments and trends in DSS-E work-related requirements and DSS-E activities in partnering county and throughout the state.

Able to identify, monitor and evaluate data/information collection methodology. Modifies and adjusts resources as needed to conduct research.

Able to plan work to meet established deadlines. Able to monitor work of others, giving assignments and instruction as needed. Able to follow established guidelines for assessing compliance with protocol and manuals of operational procedures. Able to coordinate multiple, concurrent assigns and to assess needs and make changes in the process as needed.

Able to collect, monitor and manage qualitative and quantitative data as required by research or program protocols and maintain quality control and assurance. Able to develop databases and systems to collect, store and organize data (e.g., Access, Excel, Office 365 Teams, and Qualtrics). Able to work with project statisticians to obtain reports of preliminary data/study findings. Able to prepare documentation for both technical and nontechnical audiences that describes data management procedures
Able to effectively communicate study outcomes and results to community partners, the lay public, funding agency personnel, and select audiences comprised of professionals in public health, community organizations, and health care. Able to contribute to the preparation of research findings, reports, abstracts, presentations, and publications. Able to assist in grant writing and proposal development.
Trains others in the performance of specialized methodologies and data/information analysis tools. Documents research methodologies and results in protocols, reports, and publications.

Preferred Qualifications

Experience with social services, unemployment systems and job-training programs similar to that run by DSS-E is preferred.

Required Licenses/Certifications Special Physical and Mental RequirementsPosition/Schedule RequirementsPosition AttributesStimulus/ARRA FundedNoQuick 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 DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
    Posting Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * Describe your experience/education for working as Social Clinical Research Specialist.

      (Open Ended Question)

    2. * How many years of project management or research management do you have?

      (Open Ended Question)

    3. * Do you have experience with organizing, collecting, recording, and presenting information?
      • Yes
      • No




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    Posted: 7/19/2019
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