Research Project Manager - TEEN

Job description


A Research Project Manager (RPM) is needed for theTechnology-Linked Epidemiology Education Network (TEEN).  TEEN is fundedby the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and is being developed incollaboration with a small company through the NIH Small Business InnovationResearch initiative.  TEEN is a direct extension of the NIH-funded EarlyPreparation and Inspiration for Careers in the Biomedical Sciences (EPIC),which was designed to increase interest and persistence in STEM careers amonghigh school students.  The TEEN RPM will work directly under direction ofDr. Robin Taylor Wilson, Associate Professor of Epidemiology and Biostatisticsin Temple University’s College of Public Health (CPH).  The RPM will beresponsible for coordination of data collection, data quality assurance andfidelity of the intervention and regulatory compliance across all educationaltesting sites across the nation.  The position is located at Temple’sPhiladelphia campus and job-associated travel is expected to be less than threetimes per year.  Job responsibilities include: ensure that fidelity to theproject protocol and timelines are maintained; ensure compliance with allhuman subjects regulations, including institutional review board (IRB)approval, continuing review reporting, as well as identifying and reporting anyprotocol modifications to the IRB for review and approval; coordinate allmeetings among the TEEN Research Team and TEEN Steering Committee at theeducational testing sites; coordinate the schedules of usability testinggroups, in-service and online professional development training activities foreducators at regional sites and at Temple; coordinate institutional andeducator recruitment efforts for this project; supervise project relatedactivities of research assistants; draft progress reports and final reports andcirculate them for review and approval by the research team; monitor programimplementation using qualitative and quantitative data collection tools.


The TEEN RPM will serve as the projects’ principaladministrative liaison for collaborating agencies and/or institutions. Thisposition will also oversee and coordinate the provision of administrative andresearch staff services, including the supervision of research assistants, anddevelop and maintain record keeping systems and procedures as appropriate. TheTEEN RPM will be responsible for supervising, training coordination of researchstaff and student assistants and perform otherduties as assigned.


RequiredEducation & Experience:

Successful applicants will hold a minimum of a Master’sDegree in Epidemiology (either MS or MPH) or similar field with at least 2years of experience in the research project management. An equivalentcombination of education and experience may be considered.


RequiredSkills & Abilities:

*Must possess strong critical thinking and complex problemsolving skills

*Excellent organizational and time management skills

*Excellent interpersonal skills and effective and oral andwritten English communicator

*Must be highly organized, detail-oriented, and able tomulti-task in a fast-paced research environment

*Direct experience managing research involving humansubjects and working with an IRB

*Knowledge of Federal and State regulations and ethicalguidelines related to human subjects research in both community and medicalsettings

*Experience working with research participants includingprevious experience communicating with potential study participants todetermine and inform of study eligibility is strongly desired.

*Willingness to learn the National Generation ScienceStandards (NGSS) as relevant to the secondary education environment

*Must be proficient with MS Office suite, SAS, REDCap, andhave a working knowledge of computer programs including MS Access and other similarprograms. Experience with MS Project and Atlas.ti is desired

*Must be able to maintain subject confidentiality

*Experience working collaboratively and effectively with aninterdisciplinary team

*Must be able to work independently

*Must be reliable and punctual



*Experience in intervention studies, survey design, primarydata collection, and database management is preferred but not required


This is agrant funded position

Thisposition requires a background check


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ComplianceStatement: In the performance of their functions as detailed in the positiondescription employees have an obligation to avoid ethical, legal, financial andother conflicts of interest to ensure that their actions and outside activitiesdo not conflict with their primary employment responsibilities at theinstitution. Employees are also expected to understand and be in compliancewith applicable laws, University and. employment policies and regulations,including NCAA regulations for areas and departments which their essentialfunctions cause them to interact.


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Primary Location: Pennsylvania-Philadelphia-Main Campus-Ritter Annex
Job: Staff
Schedule: Full-time
Shift: Day Job
Employee Status: Regular




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Posted: 8/15/2019
Application Due: 9/27/2019
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