University of Massachusetts Medical School

  • Program Director I

    Minimum Salary US-MA-Worcester
    Job Location 1 week ago(5/15/2018 2:57 PM)
    Requisition Number
    2018-31025
    # of Openings
    1
    Posted Date
    Day
    Shift
    Exempt
  • Overview

    GENERAL SUMMARY OF POSITION: 

    Under the general direction of the Principal Investigator or designee, the Program Director is responsible for managing the day to day operations of NIH or other externally-funded, large scale projects. The program director will collaborate with investigators, consultants, project directors, and contract officers at the university, commonwealth, and national levels.

     

     

    Responsibilities

    MAJOR RESPONSIBILITIES:

    • Direct and coordinate all phases and operational tasks of assigned research projects, e.g. recruitment/screening/follow-up activities; intervention design and implementation activities; and data collection and management activities
    • Monitor grant expenditures, including subcontractors work, collaborate and negotiate with subcontractors in the coordination of off-site operations
    • Participate in the conceptual design of new studies
    • Responsible for the management of difficult participant cases and adherence to protocol issues  
    • Assist in the development of annual budgets and technical reports in collaboration with the Administrator 
    • Develop and supervise collaboration with participating research sites
    • Plan, conduct, and record meetings of steering committees, data analysis, and other appropriate working groups
    • Design and assist in the production of self-instructional and multi-media programs that promote research goals
    • Write the quarterly progress reports and annual progress reports for submission to the external funding agency
    • Participate in qualitative and quantitative data analysis
    • Coordinate schedules of subcontractors and professional consultants to meet project plans
    • Recruit, select, supervise and evaluate activities of project employees and field staff
    • Assist with orientation and supervision of graduate interns (e.g. public health or medical students) and research assistants
    • Participate in new funding proposal development.
    • Participate in the writing and production of manuscripts.
    • Design and conduct formative and pilot studies, e.g. focus group session with study participants.
    • Provide direct backup for the Principal Investigator and serve as the P.I.’s designate as appropriate.
    • Perform other job duties as required.

     

     

    Qualifications

    REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

    • Bachelors Degree in Psychology, Public Health, Health Education, or equivalent experience
    • 5-7 years experience developing, implementing and evaluating health education/health promotion activities, or related experience
    • 3 years experience in supervision of staff, project management of large scale research projects, and developing budgets
    • Strong theoretical and analytic skills
    • Demonstrated experience in problem solving and developing collaboration between investigators and institutions
    • Demonstrated experience in data management, computer use, and data analysis
    • Communication skills, both oral and written necessary to interact with funding agencies, other research sites, other study personnel, and Medical Center staff
    • Ability to travel  to both local and national off- site locations

     

    SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

    Under the general direction of the Principal Investigator or designee

     

    SUPERVISION EXERCISED:

    Manage project employees and field staff

     

    ENVIRONMENTAL WORKING CONDITIONS:

    Usual Office Environment

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