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Program Manager

  • Requisition no: 513321
  • Work type: Full Time
  • Location: Medical Center
  • School/Department: Medical Humanities and Ethics
  • Grade: Grade 105
  • Categories: General Administration
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • Hours Per Week: 35

Position Summary

The Program Manager will manage the coordination and implementation of key components of a NIH R01 grant funded study “Ethics of Inclusion: Diversity in Precision Medicine Research” under the supervision of the study principal investigator.  This position will involve a mix of independent and supervised work.  The Project Manager is expected to contribute substantively to the intellectual work of the study in multiple domains, such as providing input on the direction of data collection and analyses, developing ways to implement and achieve study aims, and contributing to dissemination and publication. Additionally, the Program Manager is expected to engage in a significant amount of logistical work, including scheduling, correspondence, managing study team personnel and overseeing the financial details of the project.


  • Overall management  of a multi-institutional, multi-disciplinary study
  • Analyze project goals, plan schedule of deadlines for project completion, and develop action plan and processes for project completion from inception to evaluation
  • Hiring and managing research personnel, including students and research assistants.
  • Coordinate collection of qualitative study data from six national research sites, including recruitment and facilitating study procedures.
  • Manage analysis of qualitative study data, including developing plans and procedures that further the study aims and coordinating analytic work among the research personnel.
  • Contribute to the development of manuscripts and presentations.
  • Plan and arrange meetings with research and grant collaborators.
  • Assist project investigators managing project budget and subcontracts, including tracking and managing study budget (reimbursements, travel, monthly budget, financial reports)
  • Manage grant administrative responsibilities  (progress reports, no cost extension applications etc.)
  • Develop and maintain IRB protocols and coordinate across multiple institutions.
  • Some travel may be required.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor Degree or equivalent in education and experience and minimum of four years of experience 
  • At least two years of project management experience or related experience
  • Strong interests in bioethics or social studies of health
  • A minimum of three years of qualitative research experience, including lead roles in data collection, analysis, and dissemination or similar responsibilities
  • Outstanding verbal and written communication skills, including one-on-one interactions as well as in groups 
  • Demonstrated experience in writing papers, reports, or presentations.
  • Demonstrated organizational abilities and professional approach
  • Ability to work with multi-institutional research team and to collaborate across organizations

Preferred Qualifications

  • Masters degree in sociology, anthropology, ethics, public health or related field.
  • PhD in sociology, anthropology, or related social science discipline preferred.
  • Experience with NIH grant funded research.

Other Requirements

  • Curriculum vitae
  • Letter of Interest
  • One writing sample
  • Contact information for three references (name, title, institution, email address, phone number, relationship to you)

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