Research Project Manager

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Job Title:

Research Project Manager

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Working Title:

Project Director

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Work Location:

Lexington, KY

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Required Education:


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Required Related Experience:

4 yrs

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Physical Requirements:

Travel between research sites and UK Campus, sitting for extended periods of time, some possible lifting less than 25 pounds.


Monday – Friday; 8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.; and primarily days with additional hours, including some on weekends, if needed.

Job Summary:

We are seeking a full-time project director who will have the following responsibilities: Coordinates operations between UK and the field offices; Serves as supervisor for off-site project coordinator/staff; Develops and oversees compliance with University, scientific, and financial protocols for research projects in coordination with the Principal Investigator; Assists with preparation of progress reports. This position is essential to the support federally funded research focusing on substance use and related harms (i.e., overdose, hepatitis C, HIV) with a regional focus primarily in Appalachian Kentucky counties at the epicenter of these intertwined national crises.

IEBC (Internal Employee Being Considered).

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities:

MS Windows, Outlook, Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Adobe PDF, written and oral communication, collaborative attitude, professionalism, dependability, flexible, detail-oriented, and organization.

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Preferred Education/Experience:

Driver’s license preferred.

Within 1 month of hire, person must complete Certification in the Protection of Human Research Subjects (i.e., CITI) and certification in HIV testing and counseling

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University Community of Inclusion:

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.




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Posted: 5/11/2021
Application Due: 5/19/2021
Work Type: Full Time