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Project Director

Division of Scholarship & Rsch

Project Director

  • 531457
  • Medical Center
  • Division of Scholarship & Rsch
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Nov 30 2022
  • Grade 106
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: $85,000 - $92,000

Position Summary

The School of Nursing is looking to hire a Research Program Director to oversee on two ongoing NIH-funded studies and support the development of upcoming funding proposals. The first study aims to reduce structural racism and discrimination in Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) funded clinics, and the second study aims to reduce HIV risk and improve mental health for sexual and gender minorities in Europe. Future studies will aim to reduce health inequities among minoritized groups, globally. The overall responsibility of the Research Program Director is to oversee research assistants and organize participation of external stakeholders in meetings and advisory boards as liaison between investigators and community partners. Additional responsibilities will include data management and analyses.


Research program responsibilities will include but not limited to:

  • Overseeing study operations under the guidance of the Principal Investigators.
  • Manage data collection processes, from survey programming to administration and enrollment and retention processes.
  • Acting as liaison and working closely among study sites and investigators to support their activities.
  • Overseeing site onboarding processes.
  • Managing investigator and research-related meetings, including material preparation.
  • Ensuring quality assurance and control procedures are followed.
  • Working with Champion Teams at each study site.
  • Supporting manuscript preparation and submission, including conducting literature searches, writing, submissions and revisions.
  • Guiding each site in creating materials generated from study participation.
  • Managing administrative tasks including progress reports, IRB submission/revisions/monitoring timelines.
  • Ensuring compliance with all federal and university requirements including the development and submission of Institutional Review Board (IRB protocols, modifications and renewals; preparing and submitting data use agreements; and developing and submitting annual progress reports to the funding agencies.
  • Managing budgets, specifically focusing on subcontract budget submissions to the Grant Management and Finance offices.
  • Coordinating activities with subcontracts and other funded research projects including ensuring that invoices are correct, timely paid, and charged to the correct grants.
  • Performing other duties as assigned.

Data management and analyses responsibilities will include:

  • Attending all research related meetings and working closely with the study biostatistician.
  • Merging, cleaning, documenting, and managing longitudinal interventions dataset.
  • Creating codebook, creating variables, preparing analysis files, producing, statistical summaries, charts and tables, and communicating results.
  • Performing statistical analyses in collaboration with study team.
  • Assisting in writing and editing manuscripts for publications.
  • Performing other related duties as assigned. 

This is a grant funded position and funded up to two (2) years. Continued employment is based on availability of funding and performance.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in in public health, plus five years of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree.
  • Ability to work independently based on supervisor directions.
  • Proficiency using Qualtrics, REDCap, and at least one of the following: SPSS/SAS/Stata.
  • Excellent data management and analysis skills, as well as strong writing skills.
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication and organizational skills.
  • Ability to work well in a team.
  • Previous research experience and/or work with racial, ethnic, sexual and gender minorities.
  • Previous experience with studies addressing the continuum of HIV prevention and care.

Other Requirements

  • Applicants must provide cover letter and writing samples.

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