Associate Director

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Position Type:

Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)


Sheps Ctr for Hlth Serv Res-633100

Working Title:

Associate Director

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 an Associate Director, Collaborative Studies of Long-Term Care, to work within the Program on Aging, Disability, and Long-Term Care. The Program conducts a diverse array of research projects that inform and promote practice and policy to improve the quality of care and quality of life of older adults who receive home and community-based long-term services and supports.

The Associate Director will work with the program co-directors (Drs. Sheryl Zimmerman and Philip Sloane), and with other principal investigators who have projects funded through the Sheps Center. He/she will oversee multiple research studies (some under the supervision of a dedicated program coordinator), train and supervise field and office staff, provide data management and statistical support, conduct independent research and synthesis on methodological issues, and participate in the authorship of research proposals and manuscripts. More specifically, responsibilities will include (a) overseeing the conduct of research projects; (b) training, supervising, and advising project coordinators and research assistants in research methods, data management and analysis; © developing systems for aging and long-term care data management and analysis; (d) planning and conducting complex quantitative and qualitative analyses; (e) collaborating with investigators at other institutions regarding data pooling and joint analyses; (f) writing reports and collaborating in writing results for journal publication; (g) participating in the development of research proposals, manuscripts, and presentations; and (h) representing the program co-directors and other principal investigators at meetings, including making presentations at national conferences. In conducting these activities, this position will coordinate, under the direction of the supervisor and other principal investigators, the efforts of research staff, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, medical students, and undergraduate students. In addition, this position may require provision of short-term teaching and technical training to project personnel, postdoctoral fellows, graduate students, medical students, and undergraduate students working in the program.

This is a research supervisory position that will supervise five or more project coordinators, research assistants, and students.

Educational Requirements:

Completion of master’s degree in public health or related field.

Qualifications and Experience:

Six or more years relevant experience. Substantial capacity to work independently in a complex research environment. Strong interpersonal skills, organizational skills, and writing skills. The ability to think critically and creatively, to help plan the work of others, and to work collaboratively with others. Experience conducting and managing numerous and varied research projects conducted in clinical settings; contributing to the writing of research proposals; conducting related data analyses; writing related manuscripts; making presentations; coordinating data collection and management of numerous active projects concurrently; developing project-related databases and web-pages; supervising research personnel; and using SAS; Microsoft Access, Excel, Powerpoint, and Word Press software.

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: 6/10/2021
Application Due: 9/8/2021
Work Type: Full Time