University of Massachusetts Medical School

Research Project Director

US-MA-Worcester
9 months ago(3/10/2017 12:14 PM)
Requisition Number
2017-28614
# of Openings
1
Shift
Day
Exempt/Non-Exempt Status
Exempt

Overview

GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION:

Under the general direction of the Principal Investigator or designee, the Research Project Director is responsible for coordinating the daily operations of research studies.

 

 

Responsibilities

MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for the smooth operation of the study on a day-to-day basis, interacting with investigators, consultants, board members, etc. to insure project timelines  and goals are met
  • Responsible for recruiting, screening, selecting, maintaining, and terminating study subjects for multiple protocols
  • In conjunction with the protocol, monitor admission testing, assist with diagnostic procedures, and outpatient follow-up
  • Collaborate with investigators in the development and coordination of all study collections measures and protocols
  • Assist investigators with the interpretation of data collected and preparation of study reports
  • Participate in the development, implementation, and ongoing functioning of the study tracking systems
  • Recruit, help select, supervise, and evaluate all project staff
  • Prepare ongoing summary reports of various data sources, and collaborate with investigators on data presentation, interpretation, and the writing of manuscripts for publication and grant proposals
  • Coordinate the schedules of consultants to meet project plans
  • Supervise the coordination of relationships with affiliated research sites and coordinate meetings of the project committee
  • Monitor overall expenses for the study and assist in the development of annual budgets
  • Perform other job related duties as required.        

 

 

Qualifications

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelors degree in a scientific or health care field, or equivalent experience
  • 4 years of related experience
  • 1 years of experience in the supervision of staff, project management, and budget development
  • Experience with project development including development of protocols, forms, surveys, training materials, and evaluation procedures
  • Demonstrated experience in data management and the use of computers 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills
  • Ability to travel to off-site locations

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Under the general direction of the Principle Investigator or designee

 

SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

Research Project staff

 

ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

Usual office and/or scientific laboratory environment, may work with hazardous materials and unpleasant odors

 

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