RESEARCH MANAGER,SPH School of Public Health, Environmental Health

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RESEARCH MANAGER,SPH School of Public Health, Environmental Health

Tracking Code50053457:02-JUN-2021 Job Description

We are seeking a Research Manager to manage a newly established, NIH-sponsored longitudinal cohort study. The study will investigate risk factors for kidney injury and disease among youth in Nicaragua, a region heavily affected by an epidemic of chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology (CKDu). The incumbent will support the establishment and day-to-day operations of this new study through regular communication with the core Boston University-based team as well as the field team in Nicaragua and other domestic and international collaborators. The Research Manager will lead protocol development and daily operations in the core areas: study logistics and operations in Nicaragua; data acquisition protocols at BU and in the field; data management; specimen collection, shipping and storage; development and coordination of study materials, documentation and protocols; and management of budgets and subawards, including vendor payment and support. This individual may support students who are conducting data analysis and supervise undergraduate students conducting data cleaning. The Research Manager may lead data analyses and manuscript preparation and participate in grant writing per the skills of the individual hired. The Research Manager will be expected to coordinate regular meetings and interface between study investigators, research staff, students, and other professionals (e.g. laboratory staff, vendors, IRB staff) as needed, with a high level of interpersonal skill and flexibility. Our research team is interdisciplinary, including epidemiologists, biostatisticians, physicians and environmental health scientists, and this position will play a key role in the establishment and progress of this exciting new study.

Required Skills

Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred. Fluency in both spoken and written Spanish and English is required. Language proficiency will be assessed at the interview. Strong interpersonal and problem-solving skills are required. Experience with statistical analysis at an intermediate level using a standard statistical platform (R, SAS, STATA, SPSS) is required. Advanced proficiency in the core Microsoft platform (Excel, Word, PPT) is required. Prior experience with data management systems (SharePoint, REDCap, Qualtrics) is preferred. Prior experience with community engagement, research teams, and international work are preferred.

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Job Location BOSTON, Massachusetts, United StatesPosition TypeFull-Time/Regular




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Posted: 6/6/2021
Application Due: 6/11/2021
Work Type: Full Time