Assistant Director, Research - Institute for Child Health Policy

Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Apr 08, 2021
Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Job no: 516280
Work type: Staff Full-Time
Location: Main Campus (Gainesville, FL)
Categories: Agriculture/Life Science/Vet Medicine, Library/Physical/Social Science, Research/Scientific/Grants

Classification Title:

Assistant Director, Research

Job Description:

The Department of Health Outcomes and Biomedical Informatics (HOBI) and the Institute for Child Health Policy (ICHP) participates in multiple Medicaid funded or related projects supporting State quality initiatives and conducting policy research using Medicaid and other health data sources. ICHP is seeking candidates with experience in data management and computer programming and knowledge of statistics for a Assistant Director of Research position. The incumbent in this position plays a leading role in the development and execution of these programs by providing planning and management support, and participating in complex analyses and reporting as part of multiple project teams.

The Assistant Director reports to the Director of State Projects and may supervise programmers, analysts, and other project support staff. In support of managed projects, the Assistant Director serves as the lead analyst, coordinating with IT staff on data management, and collaborating with researchers on project design. In addition, the Assistant Director participates in report writing.

Responsibilities to include:

Manages individual state projects and initiatives

Develops timelines and assists with budgets and staffing decisions for assigned projects, by balancing multiple workflows across projects, making recommendations for staffing and assisting with hiring decisions, and optimizing procedures for efficiency. Serves as the lead stakeholder contact and expert, and as the lead analyst. Ensures timely completion of deliverables. Responsible for ensuring that project activities comply with sponsor, university, state, and federal regulations. Regularly updates the director on progress.

Provides leadership and oversight of project teams:

Establishes performance goals for team and individuals and measures to evaluate success of assigned duties. Delegates work, and manages project contributions for assigned programmer, research assistants and other staff. Ensures that contributions meet expectations for effort and quality.

Supervises the activity of analysts and coordinators working across projects.

Provides regular direction and feedback to project staff and reports to the director regularly on staff performance. Provides task specific training where appropriate and makes recommendations for systems and/or project training through department, University, or other outside sources.

Contributes to strategic leadership and management of HOBI State projects

Responsible for assisting with development and implementation of policies and procedures related to the projects. In collaboration with the director, develops project plans to meet contract requirements and build stakeholder relationships.

Expected Salary:

$78,400 - $88,600

Minimum Requirements:

Master’s degree in an appropriate area and two years of relevant experience; or a bachelor’s degree in an appropriate area and four years of relevant experience.

Preferred Qualifications:

Knowledge of statistics, including linear and non-linear regression logistic regression, time-series, survival models, and non-parametric methods.

Diverse skills in data management, and computer programming, especially with SAS, SQL, Stata, and Access.

Experience with software review and documentation processes.

Attention to detail, particularly with regard to data accuracy and integrity. Experience with HIPAA protected data.

Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

Ability to prepare documentation for internal project reports, reports to stakeholders and the public, and scientific publications in peer reviewed journals.

Ability to work independently and to collaborate with faculty and staff at multiple levels and to effectively manage the work of a research team.

Special Instructions to Applicants:

In order to be considered, you must upload your cover letter and resume.

The University of Florida is committed to non-discrimination with respect to race, creed, color, religion, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, marital status, national origin, political opinions or affiliations, genetic information and veteran status in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training.

This is a time-limited position.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.

Health Assessment Required:


Advertised: 07 Apr 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
Applications close: 14 Apr 2021 Eastern Daylight Time

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