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Boston University RESEARCH PROJECT MANAGER, School of Public Health, Community Health Science in BOSTON, Massachusetts

RESEARCH PROJECT MANAGER, School of Public Health, Community Health Science 

Category

Professional

Job Location

BOSTON, MA

Tracking Code

2539

Salary Grade

Grade 48

Position Type

Full-Time/Regular

Job Description

The Research Project Manager is responsible for overseeing multiple large scale studies funded by the National Institutes of Health. Studies primarily focus on substance use disorder and include observational cohort studies, randomized controlled trials, and implementation studies (e.g. a large national study on opioid use disorder in general hospitals). These study teams are based in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the Boston University School of Public Health and Boston Medical Center. Study participants will be enrolled primarily from Boston Medical Center (BMC).

The Research Project Manager will oversee study implementation and management of projects, and directly supervise research staff. They will lead weekly team meetings, represent the study to internal and external collaborators, and be responsible for regular reporting (NIH, IRB, Department of Corrections, etc.). The incumbent will have the opportunity to work closely with leaders in the field of substance use disorder research and treatment, while developing and implementing project management plans and coordinating and leading all aspects of activities and operations critical to the success of the studies.

The ideal candidate will have a desire to work with an urban hospital patient population and a strong interest in issues surrounding alcohol and other drug use, and HIV. Experience with large multi site trials preferred. The candidate will have the ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, utilize time and resources efficiently, and establish priorities to coordinate and complete competing assignments within established time frames.

Requirements:

  • Master's degree required.

  • Minimum of three years of public health or clinical research experience.

  • Minimum of 1 year of personnel management experience.

  • Must be highly organized and detail-oriented, have exceptional communication and writing skills, and be able to work both independently and as part of a team.

  • Experience with large/national multisite trials preferred

  • Knowledge of health administrative data, for example claims and electronic medical records, is helpful.

  • Experience in data analysis and manuscript preparation is helpful.

  • Knowledge of MS Word, Power Point, and Excel is essential.

  • Cultural sensitivity and comfort interacting with a wide range of social, racial and ethnic populations.

  • Ability to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, utilize time and resources efficiently and establish priorities and coordinate and complete competing assignments within established time frames.

  • Experience working with substance using populations 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.

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