Research Project Manager

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Position Type:

Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)


Sheps Ctr for Hlth Serv Res-633100

Working Title:

Research Project Manager

Appointment Type:

EHRA Non-Faculty

Position Posting Category:

Research Professionals

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Full-Time Permanent

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Position Summary:

The Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is recruiting for a Research Associate/Project Manager to work with its Blue Cross Blue Shield (BCBS) award, Food Insecurity Research Study, Darren DeWalt, Seth Berkowitz, and Alice Ammerman co-principal investigators.

The position requires substantial capacity to independently manage and coordinate research activities for the project. The Project Manager shall maintain good working relationships with faculty, researchers, and project staff at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, BCBS, and other collaborating agencies. He/she will assist with designing and implementing project timelines and assuring that appropriate deadlines are met; manage project budgets; coordinate activities related to the Institutional Review Board; providing technical assistance to collaborators, including BCBS and other partners; assisting in the preparation of materials and findings for dissemination; assisting in the development and writing of proposals to secure funding for current and future research activities; and participating in strategic decision making and constituency communications activities. The Project Manager will assist the Principal Investigators in the design and implementation of all aspects of programs’ activities that will also include: Occasional overnight travel will be required.

Educational Requirements:

Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree required; for candidates demonstrating comparable independent research productivity, will accept a relevant undergraduate degree and 3 or more years of relevant experience in substitution. May require terminal degree and licensure.

Qualifications and Experience:

Management/project coordination with the ability to meet deadlines and work on many projects simultaneously is required. It is preferred that the person in this role have at least three years’ experience in which he/she directed or managed a research project that involved extensive public contact; data collection; presentations; persuasive writing, editing and oral presentation skills; and research and electronic communications skills, including use of the Internet and databases.

Completion of master’s degree in a social science, public health or related field.

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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Posted: 4/16/2021
Application Due: 5/1/2021
Work Type: Full Time