Vector-Borne Diseases Program Manager

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Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)


Globl Hlth and Infect Disease-427801

Working Title:

Vector-Borne Diseases Program Manager

Appointment Type:

EHRA Non-Faculty Research

Position Posting Category:

Research Professionals

Salary Range:

$37,500 - $55,000

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Full-Time Permanent

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Position Summary:

The Institute of Global Health and Infectious Diseases (IGHID) at the University of North Carolina of Chapel Hill is seeking a talented Program Manager to oversee day-to-day operations in support of multiple ongoing studies of vector-borne diseases (e.g., malaria, dengue, tick-borne diseases). Duties include, but are not limited to project implementation, monitoring, budgeting and accounting, and supply management. Opportunities to contribute to proposal development and study design will also be available. The individual will work closely with a counterpart in Uganda. International travel to Uganda to coordinate with collaborators and monitor study progress is expected at least once per year for a minimum period of 10-14 days.

Dr. Ross Boyce leads a research collaboration between UNC and the Mbarara University of Science and Technology (MUST), located in Southwestern Uganda. He is also core faculty in the Infectious Diseases Epidemiology and Ecology Laboratory (IDEEL) and Principal Investigator of the Vector-Borne Disease Epidemiology, Ecology, and Response (VEER) Creativity Hub. The common theme of these collaborations is the advancement our understanding of the spatial and clinical epidemiology of vector-borne diseases both in rural western Uganda (malaria, dengue) and central North Carolina (tick-borne diseases). The ultimate goal of this work is to develop effective, sustainable interventions to reduce the burden of these diseases among the most vulnerable populations. Ongoing efforts include a NIH-funded study of targeted larviciding to prevent malaria in rural Uganda and a CDC-funded study of tick-borne disease incidence in central North Carolina. These projects benefit from the multi-disciplinary nature of the research teams, which include clinicians, epidemiologists, entomologists, medical geographers, and veterinarians.

Educational Requirements:

Masters Degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Entomology or related field or Bachelors degree in related field with at least 3 years of required experience is required.

Qualifications and Experience:

Required Skills and Experience include:
- Fluent in English as demonstrated by excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Strong problem solving skills
- Knowledge/experience with human subjects research
- Basic knowledge of principles vector-borne disease and epidemiology
- Demonstrated competence with widely used software programs (e.g., Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Adobe)
- Ability and willingness to travel to Uganda at least two weeks per year

Preferred Skills and Experience include:
- Supervisory experience
- Project management experience
- Experience in vector-borne disease research
- Experience with research in low-resource setting, especially sub-Saharan Africa
- Experience or formal training with GIS, especially ArcGIS
- Experience with REDCap
- Experience with web design and/or graphic design
- Laboratory experience with DNA extractions, PCR, serological studies

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.




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Job No:
Posted: 3/27/2021
Application Due: 4/27/2021
Work Type: Full Time