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Program Director I

Employer
University of Massachusetts Medical School
Location
361-365 Plantation Street
Closing date
Jul 1, 2021

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Overview

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION: 

Under the general direction of the Principal Investigator or designee, the Program Director is responsible for managing the day to day operations of NIH or other externally-funded, large scale projects. The program director will collaborate with investigators, consultants, project directors, and contract officers at the university, commonwealth, and national levels.

 

 

Responsibilities

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Direct and coordinate all phases and operational tasks of assigned research projects, e.g. recruitment/screening/follow-up activities; intervention design and implementation activities; and data collection and management activities
  • Monitor grant expenditures, including subcontractors work, collaborate and negotiate with subcontractors in the coordination of off-site operations
  • Participate in the conceptual design of new studies
  • Responsible for the management of difficult participant cases and adherence to protocol issues  
  • Assist in the development of annual budgets and technical reports in collaboration with the Administrator 
  • Develop and supervise collaboration with participating research sites
  • Plan, conduct, and record meetings of steering committees, data analysis, and other appropriate working groups
  • Design and assist in the production of self-instructional and multi-media programs that promote research goals
  • Write the quarterly progress reports and annual progress reports for submission to the external funding agency
  • Participate in qualitative and quantitative data analysis
  • Coordinate schedules of subcontractors and professional consultants to meet project plans
  • Recruit, select, supervise and evaluate activities of project employees and field staff
  • Assist with orientation and supervision of graduate interns (e.g. public health or medical students) and research assistants
  • Participate in new funding proposal development.
  • Participate in the writing and production of manuscripts.
  • Design and conduct formative and pilot studies, e.g. focus group session with study participants.
  • Provide direct backup for the Principal Investigator and serve as the P.I.’s designate as appropriate.
  • Perform other job duties as required.

 

 

Qualifications

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelors Degree in Psychology, Public Health, Health Education, or equivalent experience
  • 5-7 years experience developing, implementing and evaluating health education/health promotion activities, or related experience
  • 3 years experience in supervision of staff, project management of large scale research projects, and developing budgets
  • Strong theoretical and analytic skills
  • Demonstrated experience in problem solving and developing collaboration between investigators and institutions
  • Demonstrated experience in data management, computer use, and data analysis
  • Communication skills, both oral and written necessary to interact with funding agencies, other research sites, other study personnel, and Medical Center staff
  • Ability to travel  to both local and national off- site locations

 

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Under the general direction of the Principal Investigator or designee

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

Manage project employees and field staff

 

ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

Usual Office Environment

Organization

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The University of Massachusetts Medical School (UMMS), the Commonwealth's only public medical school, is proud of our role in serving the people of Massachusetts. Although, its the inside workings of UMMS that makes the difference.

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A History of Making Vital Improvements - UMASS Medical School Milestones

1962: Legislation establishes University of Massachusetts Medical School
1970: First medical students begin classes in Shaw Building
1974: First class graduates 16 MDs
1979: PhD program begins
1986: Graduate School of Nursing opens
1986: PhD program becomes Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
1994: Graduate School of Nursing initiates PhD program
1998: UMass Clinical System and Memorial Health Care merge to form UMass Memorial Health Care
2001: Lazare Research Building opens
2002: Campus Modernization begins on the University Campus
2004: Graduate Entry Pathway Program established at the Graduate School of Nursing
2005: PhD Program in Clinical & Population Health Research established at the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences
2005: Massachusetts Biologic Laboratories opens new manufacturing and filling facility in Mattapan
2006: Craig Mello, PhD, Blais University Chair in Molecular Medicine and Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator, is awarded the Medical School's first Nobel Prize. Dr. Mello shared the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine with Andrew Fire, PhD, of Stanford University, for their discoveries related to RNA interference.
2007: Michael F. Collins, MD, is named chancellor and Terence R. Flotte, MD, is named dean of the School of Medicine.  
2009: Groundbreaking for the Albert Sherman Center, a 500,000-square-foot research and education facility slated for completion in 2012.
2010: Ambulatory Care Center opens
2012: The Albert Sherman Center, a 500,000-square-foot research and education facility, completed and opens

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