Research Project Manager

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Position TypePermanent Staff (EHRA NF)DepartmentCarolina Population Center-631100Working TitleResearch Project ManagerAppointment TypeEHRA Non-Faculty ResearchPosition Posting CategoryResearch ProfessionalsSalary Range$55,100 - $62,000Full Time/Part Time?Full-Time PermanentHours per Week40Vacancy IDNF0004535Position ID20037068Posting Open Date09/03/2020Application Deadline10/16/2020Open Until FilledNoProposed Start Date10/01/2020Position Summary

This position is a Research Project Manager for the Global Food Research Program (GFRP). This position will manage multiple studies focused on obesity prevention policy, including domestic and international experimental online studies and in-person experimental studies. All projects seek to understand how different nutrition policy interventions, such as excise taxes and warning labels affect consumer choices. The projects are based out of the Carolina Population center at the University of North Carolina in Chapel Hill, NC. This position oversees all activities at UNC and liaises with project partners, including Research Assistants, Co-PIs, and other researchers, located at various US and international institutions. The research team includes experts in epidemiology, nutrition, health behavior, and communications. There would be minimal (10%) travel required, once allowed again.

This person will be responsible for the project’s day-to-day research activities and overall coordination, will work closely with project faculty/staff, will coordinate activities for all data collection, and will work on data analyses and manuscript development and submission. S/he will work with a variety of researchers/staff, must have a combination of scientific knowledge, research experience, and interpersonal and management skills. S/he will receive general guidance from researchers/senior staff and implement project tasks. S/he must be able to develop plans and field protocols, write clearly, supervise staff at UNC, and provide overall day-to-day management.

Educational Requirements

Advanced degree in a relevant field (e.g., MPP, MPH) or Bachelor’s degree with seven years of directly related experience.

Qualifications and Experience

At least 1 year of management-level experience in managing or directing a complex research project is desirable, preferably within a major research university setting. Candidate must be able to develop implementation plans for research and technical activities, write clearly, and coordinate activities among a variety of individuals. Experience developing study protocols is required. S/he must be able to develop timelines and budgets, prioritize competing demands, and work independently and efficiently. Attention to detail, problem solving, and a demonstrated ability to work and collaborate within and across teams both inside and outside the organization is essential. S/he must have outstanding organizational and management skills as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills and an ability to take the initiative on all aspects of the project. S/he must have experience with conducting data analyses and drafting manuscripts. Experience working with Microsoft Excel, with quantitative and qualitative research data, and conducting data analyses in STATA is strongly preferred. Spanish proficiency or fluency is strongly preferred.

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

Special Instructions

Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

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Applicant DocumentsRequired Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

    1. * Please select the response below that describes your level of education that best or mostly closely satisfies the education requirements for this position.
      • Bachelor’s degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
      • Bachelor's degree in any field/discipline
      • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
      • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in any field/discipline
      • None of the above
    2. * Do you have specific experience working on projects relating to food policies to prevent obesity? Please explain.

      (Open Ended Question)

    3. * Have you previously managed international projects, specifically in Latin America? Please describe.

      (Open Ended Question)

    4. * Do you have fluency in Spanish?

      (Open Ended Question)




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    Posted: 10/13/2020
    Application Due: 10/18/2020
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