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Project Manager

Division of Scholarship & Rsch

Project Manager

  • 531499
  • Medical Center
  • Division of Scholarship & Rsch
  • Full Time
  • Opening on: Dec 1 2022
  • Grade 105
  • Job Type: Officer of Administration
  • Bargaining Unit:
  • Regular/Temporary: Regular
  • End Date if Temporary:
  • Hours Per Week: 35
  • Salary Range: $74,000- $78,000

Position Summary

Columbia University School of Nursing is looking for an experienced Project Manager who will collaborate with the Principal Investigator and researchers to work on the design, analysis, and administration of research projects related to sexual minority (e.g., lesbian and bisexual) women’s health. This is a hybrid role where 70% will be paid from the grant and 30% will be paid for functioning as the Project Manager for the Center for Sexual and Gender Minority Health Research (CSGMHR). This position will report directly to Dr. Hughes, PI and Executive Director of the CSGMHR.


The Project Manager will be responsible for data management, management of research studies and analyses, as well as overseeing projects and programming for the Center for Sexual and Gender Minority Health Research.

Other specific responsibilities will include:

  • Performing complex data collection and study methods, as well as analyzing and evaluating research results;
  • Overseeing data entry, management and cleaning of survey data as well as other large existing national data sets;
  • Ensuring compliance with all federal and university requirements, including developing and submitting of Institutional Review Board (IRB) protocols, modifications and renewals;
  • Assisting the Principal Investigator in dissemination activities, grant and manuscript submissions;
  • In conjunction with the Grants Management Office, monitoring the study budget, including the flow of invoices and daily expenses;
  • Reviewing and synthesizing research literature & analytics;
  • Spearheading the development of manuscripts on study findings, study protocols, and/or relevant literature reviews;
  • Monitoring project developments, including proposing and implementing changes as needed;
    • Creating protocols, work plans, work flows for study activities to ensure all project activities are running according to schedule and within projections, and creating remediation plans to address financial shortfalls;
    • Guiding, training and managing the day-to-day activities of graduate student research assistants (GRAs) or part-time research assistants and study interviewers, including the development of new training materials where needed;
    • Ensuring the timely submission of all reports to funding agencies;
    • Planning and leading weekly or semi-monthly study core team meetings; and
    • Performing other related responsibilities and participating in special projects as assigned.
  • This role is 70% grant-funded position and employment is contingent upon continued grant funding. 

    The remainder of this role will be funded by the Center for Sexual and Gender Minority Health Research (CSMHR), as the incumbent will function as the Center’s Program Manager by assisting with planning and implementing events, managing the Center’s budget, managing the website, and performing other center-related responsibilities as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus five (5) years of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in health or social science.
  • Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and superb written and oral communication skills.
  • Experience in managing a research project and conducting data analyses and survey research methods.
  • Self-directed problem solver who has previous experience and interest in research with LGBTQ people or other similarly marginalized population groups.
  • Must possess and apply comprehensive knowledge of research principles, concepts, practices and methods, as well as be proficient in Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Experience using SPSS and other statistical software.
  • Experience in managing a research project, supervising staff, managing research data, data analyses, survey research and mixed methods is preferred.

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