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Research Program Manager

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University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Location
Chapel Hill, NC
Closing date
Jul 23, 2021

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Job Details

Position Type:

Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)

Department:

Social Medicine-424901

Working Title:

Research Program Manager

Appointment Type:

EHRA Non-Faculty

Position Posting Category:

Research Professionals

Salary Range:

Dependent on Qualifications

Full Time/Part Time?:

Full-Time Permanent

Hours per Week:

40

Vacancy ID:

NF0004904

Position ID:

20038283

Posting Open Date:

05/04/2021

Application Deadline:

07/20/2021

Open Until Filled:

No

Proposed Start Date:

06/01/2021

Position Summary:

The Research Program Manager will be responsible for a broad range of duties related to planning, organizing, executing, and monitoring the implementation and ongoing operations of complex research projects. The portfolio of projects spans community-engaged health equity work with an emphasis often on social determinants of health and implementation science.

Duties include:
1. Operational lead of Director and Associate Director’s portfolio of projects. Tasks include: Track progress across portfolio of projects to ensure study milestones are met; prepare data reports and progress reports; oversee cross-project regulatory compliance, study protocols, budgeting, and financial reports; develop and update protocols, standard operating procedures, and workflows; implement and refine operational structures for cross-project use; exercise independent judgement and decision-making; support center operational staff when scientific guidance needed. 2. Provide oversight and day-to-day management on portfolio of investigative and evaluation teams. Tasks include: train and supervise research staff; mentor and manage junior team members on projects; coordinate and support project team members, subcontractors, and stakeholders; coordinate work and efforts to ensure effective communications between colleagues and departments (i.e., project teams, evaluation consultancy, operational staff); coordinate work and efforts to ensure effective communications between CHER and external teams (i.e., affiliated sites, client institutions); organize and prepare reports, meetings, and other internal communications. 3. Lead management of preaward activities and progress toward deadlines for evaluation and research contracts, investigator-initiated grant proposals, and other award activities; liaise with Business Office and other relevant departments. 4. Scientific writing. Tasks include: Draft and revise scientific writing for a variety of contexts (grant proposal, abstracts/manuscripts, and public dissemination products) and manage team progress toward deadlines.

Educational Requirements:

Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree required; for candidates demonstrating comparable independent research productivity, will accept a relevant undergraduate degree and 3 or more years of relevant experience in substitution.

Qualifications and Experience:

Candidates must have a minimum of 3 years of experience in project coordination related to research/evaluation/program management or health equity/community engagement. Applicant should be able to develop timelines and take guidance from a PI to develop budgets and scopes of work; experience on a research team with grant writing is preferred. Applicants must be able to prioritize competing demands and work independently and efficiently across a growing research team. Attention to detail, problem solving, and a demonstrated ability to work and collaborate within and across teams both inside and outside the organization is essential. Applicant should have organizational and management skills as well as interpersonal and communication skills. Professionalism, maturity, and experience are expected in working with people from a variety of cultural identities, affiliations, and settings as our portfolio of projects and teams are often community-based and working with health disparity issues and under resourced contexts. Applicant should have experience with critically reviewing and summarizing literature, interpreting research results, and drafting reports and scholarly products in educational or professional environment. Must have flexibility in work schedule. Minimal travel required (5%, once allowed).

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.

Organization

The nation’s first public university is at the heart of what’s next, preparing a diverse student body to become creators, explorers, innovators and leaders in North Carolina and throughout the world. Carolina’s nationally recognized, innovative teaching, campus-wide spirit of inquiry and dedication to public service continue the legacy that began in 1795 when the University first opened its doors to students.

Here, in one of America's most beautiful college settings, we offer exceptional careers in richly diverse fields. Come explore what UNC-Chapel Hill has to offer you.


Undergraduate Enrollment: 19,117

Graduate/Professional Enrollment: 10,894

Total Student Enrollment: 30,011

Founded: 1789, as the first state university in the United States

Type of Institution: Public, four-year

Undergraduate Admission: 15,961

Graduate/Professional Enrollment: 10,039

Total Student Enrollment: 26,000

Faculty: 3,000

Percentage of faculty who hold Ph.D.s or the highest degrees in their field: 94 percent

Faculty/student ratio: 1/14

Location: UNC is located in the heart of Chapel Hill, the best college town in America! It's a friendly town of about 40,000 in the geographical center of North Carolina. Chapel Hill is at the western point of the Research Triangle, an area of about one million people, comprised of Chapel Hill, the cities of Durham and Raleigh, and the Research Triangle Park, home of many corporate offices and scientific research centers. Carolina is about 30 miles from the state capital, Raleigh, and 20 minutes from Raleigh-Durham International Airport.

Chapel Hill's main street, Franklin Street, borders the campus and offers shops, coffee houses, cafés, movie theaters and houses of worship. The town has a historic district, museum, library, parks, malls, and many recreational facilities.

Origins of Carolina's students: 82 percent of UNC's freshmen are from North Carolina and 18 percent are from out-of-state. Our students come from 42 different states and our international students represent 37 countries.

Size of freshman class: Approximately 3,400

Class size: Barely five percent of undergraduate classes contain more than 100 students; two-thirds of undergraduate classes have fewer than 30 students. Forty-one percent have fewer than 20 students, including First Year Seminars, in which first-year students work closely with professors.

Sports and athletic programs: UNC is an NCAA Division I school with 28 varsity teams. Carolina is the proud home of the Dean Smith Center, Kenan Stadium, Carmichael Auditorium, Koury Natatorium, and many other fine athletic facilities. Students join more than 60 intramural and club sports, which include baseball, bowling, crew, golf, lacrosse, rock climbing, rugby, tae kwon do, and ultimate frisbee. The Student Recreation Center offers weight training, aerobics, stair machines, and all the equipment you would expect to find at a great health club! Carolina offers a newly renovated outdoor pool and indoor pools, a golf course, tennis courts, and the longest zipline in America!

Number of residence halls: Incoming undergraduates will live in one of Carolina's 29 residence halls, which are wired for Internet access and cable television. housing.unc.edu

Scholarships and financial aid: About 40 percent of UNC-Chapel Hill students receive scholarships and/or some form of financial aid. studentaid.unc.edu

Special research institutes: Institute for Research in Social Science, Institute of Outdoor Drama, Morehead Planetarium, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise, Institute of Government, Institute of African American Research.

Career services: On-campus counseling, job fairs, résumé writing service, internships, placement services. www.unc.edu/depts/career

Technological facilities: Students find multiple uses for Carolina's state-of-the-art technological resources. They can access Carolina's computer services through Academic Technology and Networks, which manages academic computing, e-mail, microcomputing labs, interactive media presentation, video and classroom support, and a help desk. The MetaLab oversees the development of SunSITE, one of the world's busiest digital library and electronic publishing projects.

Students may open e-mail accounts, and many use campus computer resources to construct personal Web pages. Students in residence halls have hardwired network connections to the Internet and cable television in their rooms. At the ATN Training center, students may take classes on software packages and utilities. Computer labs are available for student use all over campus.

Carolina Computing Initiative: Beginning with the freshman class of 2000, undergraduates must purchase laptop computers. The University has arranged for IBM to offer computers at excellent prices. Students, faculty, and staff will enjoy cost savings, higher quality compatible equipment, and better technical support through CCI. www.unc.edu/cci

The Study Abroad program allows students to live and learn in Europe, the Middle East, Asia and the Pacific Rim, Africa, and the Americas. www.unc.edu/depts/abroad

The Honors Program offers special seminars, research programs, and the chance to design your own independent studies. www.unc.edu/depts/honors

Carolina students spend time in public service through student organizations, the Campus Y, the Carolina Center for Public Service, and courses that incorporate community service.

UNC's chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, a national collegiate honor society, is the oldest in North Carolina, dating from 1904. There are many other honorary societies at Carolina.

UNC offers ROTC programs in all branches of national military service.

Through the First Year Seminars program, first year students will understand what it means to study at a premier research university. They will learn from faculty members and share in their research in seminars of no more than 20 students.

Life outside the classroom: More than 370 clubs, teams, and student organizations offer something for everyone! You can choose from among musical and dramatic performing groups, publications, ethnic and religious clubs, the Campus Y and other service organizations, fraternities and sororities, and pre- professional organizations. Whatever your interests, you will find others at Carolina who share them! www.unc.edu/depts/union/student/listintr.htm

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