Project Manager for Vaccine Recommendation Study

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Position Type:

Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)


Lineberger Compr Cancer Center-426801

Working Title:

Project Manager for Vaccine Recommendation Study

Appointment Type:

EHRA Non-Faculty Research

Position Posting Category:

Research Professionals

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Dependent upon Experience and/or Qualifications

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Full-Time Permanent

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Position Summary:

UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center and Gillings School of Global Public Health seek a full-time EHRA non-faculty Project Manager as part of a new P01 Program Project Improving Provider Announcement Communication Training (IMPACT) led by Dr. Noel Brewer. The goal of IMPACT is to improve HPV vaccine communication and uptake among adolescents by expanding the impact of the Announcement Approach Training (AAT). AAT, developed by Dr. Noel Brewer, teaches providers to effectively recommend HPV vaccination and manage parents’ hesitancy to increase vaccination. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) has included the AAT in their list of Evidence-Based Cancer Control Programs.
This Project Manager will support one of the research projects of IMPACT, titled The impact of standing orders support on HPV vaccine communication and uptake also led by Dr. Noel Brewer. This 5-yr project will conduct research to expand the role of the full primary care team including RNs and MAs in HPV vaccine recommendations, optimize standing orders, and evaluate an intervention in a cluster randomized clinical trial (RCT). The Project Manager will serve as the primary staff member responsible for the planning and timely implementation of research activities for the project and serve a critical role in the communication and coordination among internal and external study partners. This includes overseeing the day-to-day project operations and coordinating research activities such as developing protocols and surveys, IRB applications, progress reports to funders, managing project budgets, project planning, and other related study tasks. The Project Manager will also contribute to dissemination of study findings (conference presentations and papers) and grant writing in collaboration with the study team. The Project Manager will work closely with an interdisciplinary research team led by Dr. Noel Brewer and join a successful and award-winning cohort of scholars in Dr. Noel Brewer’s Health Cognition and Behavior Lab,

Educational Requirements:

Master’s degree in public health, communication, psychology, or a related field required.

Qualifications and Experience:

A minimum of two years of work experience is required.
-This position requires a demonstrated ability to independently manage multiple aspects of a large, federally-funded research study. Prior work experience planning and implementing public health research projects is preferred.

-The candidate must possess excellent verbal, written, organizational, and interpersonal communication skills, and must be comfortable working in teams and independently. Experience coordinating the efforts of research staff is desirable.

-Strong project management skills, with ability to multitask, prioritize responsibilities, maintain attention to detail, and ensure work is performed in a timely manner – is required.

-Strong research skills, such as reviewing scientific literature, creating data collection instruments, managing databases and IRB applications, and developing study protocols are highly desirable.

-Proficiency using computer software programs including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint is required.

-Experience or interest in health communication and/or vaccination research is preferred.

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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Job No:
Posted: 6/10/2021
Application Due: 6/22/2021
Work Type: Full Time