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CARDINAL Program Manager

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Job Description
The Department of Epidemiology and Public Health is now hiring for a Program Manager to join the Division of Cancer Epidemiology in overseeing the CARDINAL study. The Program Manager will work closely with the PI and the study team to plan the project, create schedules and timelines, execute each phase of the project, manage the budget, and serve as the liaison among all stakeholders within the CARDINAL Study Site and the Polygenic Risk Scores (PRS) Consortium.  
In this federally-funded consortium, we bring together ~50,000 African-ancestry participants (African American, Jamaican, and continental African) to form the CARDINAL study to assess and develop PRS for cardiometabolic diseases and traits and to develop analytic approaches for multi-ethnic cohorts leveraging the increased genetic diversity and lower linkage disequilibrium in African genomes. This research will lead to a better understanding of the transferability of PRS from discovery to target populations of different ethnicities, informing prevention and diagnostic strategies that could contribute to the development of effective public health policies.
This position will require some travel and working irregular hours as needed.
UMB offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to eligible employees. This position receives an annual leave package starting with 22 accrued vacation days, 14 floating and observed holidays, 15 sick days, and 3 personal days; comprehensive health insurance and retirement options; professional learning and development opportunities; flexible schedules and teleworking options; and tuition remission for employees and their dependents at any of the University System of Maryland schools.
Essential Functions:
•    Assist with short and long-term strategic planning, financial projections, and organizes strategies for programmatic success.
•    Plan and coordinate daily activities of the study site, working with research staff to develop protocols of service related to data and personnel.
•    Provide strategic direction for the study site to include establishing goals, target groups, and desired research outcomes within a consortium.
•    Develop and track budgets for the University of Maryland study site including core budgets, pilot projects, scholars and developmental project; ensure that all expenditures are monitored, reconciled and that accounts are solvent; provide PIs regular financial reports using; generate and/or approve requests for reimbursement/payment; verify accuracy of transactions and that transactions comply with university, state, and federal requirements.
•    Order all necessary supplies; manage working fund requests for payments; submit journal entries and requisitions; establish MOCs with departments; initiate and/or submit subawards including modifications according to changes negotiated and approved
•    Prepare and distribute study-related requests; organize study meetings; maintain record of votes and meeting minutes; regularly obtain financial reports from collaborators.
•    Coordinate study site meetings including PI meetings, research working groups and External Advisory Board Committee; schedule meetings, create agendas, distribute materials prior to meetings, and take minutes.
•    Prepare annual progress report and an annual directory for the study site as required  
•    Coordinate the use of databases used to upload, store and analyze data; monitor, evaluate, and revise program operating and regulatory policies and procedures within the study site and consortium.
•    Organize and/or participate in various committees and teams to consult with program heads and administrative officials on policy and program needs as well as various administrative issues related to the implementation of research program within the study site.
•    Coordinate the regular publication of summary reports and serve as an information resource to collaborators, the university, and external figures.  
•    Collaborate with senior leadership and faculty to plan, implement and monitor communication strategies.
•    In conjunction with the PI and department research administrator, participate in the successful submission of related research applications, ensuring that instructions, terms and conditions, or guidelines are met; track reporting deadlines and initiate preparation of annual reports; work with PI to prepare other sponsor requests.
•    Advise PI and Key Personnel on sponsor requirements, ensure compliance with sponsor regulations; stay abreast of changing policies and procedures (e.g., Public Access Policy, Data Sharing Policy, etc.); bring conflict of interest, export control, and other special situations to division head/department administrator’s attention.
•    Provide accurate and timely written reports as directed.
•    Perform other duties as assigned.

Education: Bachelor’s degree in a related field of expertise. In some cases, a position-specific master’s degree will be required. In cases where a Master’s degree is required, it will substitute for 2 years of experience.Experience: At least 4 years of experience of overall responsibility for program direction, coordination, and implementation. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

    Possesses a thorough knowledge of developing and administering a research program and able to perform the work of the position in compliance with sponsor, federal, state, and university regulations.  Assumes personal responsibility for all outcomes; ability to establish and implement goals and structures in support of the strategic mission; makes effective and strategic, analytical, and timely decisions; proficient computer literacy and database familiarity required. Ability to effectively communicate both verbal and written thoughts, ideas, and facts with all audiences, strengthening and cultivating relationships.  Writes and presents information in a clear and concise way.  Interprets and understands written information and is able to listen attentively to verbal and non-verbal cues that lead to a deeper understanding. Writing samples may be requested. Ability to work cooperatively with diverse constituencies and demonstrates professional, ethical, respectful, and courteous behavior when interacting with others.  Demonstrates pleasant and positive interactions with others to meet faculty expectations and provides follow up with faculty.  Reaches compromise and consensus to influence and negotiate, possesses a high level of integrity and is able to exercise confidentiality and discretion. Remains calm and is able to manage conflict and works well with a diverse workforce. Approachable style allows others to be open in sharing thoughts and ideas. Ability to travel and work irregular hours as needed.
Hiring Range: Commensurate with education and experience. UMB is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, race, color, religion, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, age, or any other characteristic protected by law or policy. For assistance related to employment, please contact the Staffing department at [email protected]. If you anticipate needing a reasonable accommodation for a disability under the Americans With Disabilities Act (ADA), during any part of the employment process, please submit a UMB Job Applicant Accommodation Request. You may also contact [email protected]. Please note that only inquiries concerning an ADA request for reasonable accommodation will be responded to from this email address.

Job: Reg or CII Exempt Staff
Shift: Day Job
Organization: School of Medicine - Epidemiology and Public Health
Job Posting: Apr 23, 2021
Unposting Date: May 23, 2021, 10:59:00 PM




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Posted: 4/24/2021
Application Due: 7/23/2021
Work Type: Full Time