University of Massachusetts Medical School

  • Research Project Director

    Minimum Salary US-MA-Worcester
    Job Location 7 months ago(8/10/2018 10:43 AM)
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  • Overview

    The Psychotic Disorders Program in the department of Psychiatry is looking to hire a highly motivated and ambitious individual with clinical trial research management experience to manage the day-to-day operations of short term and multi-year research projects. The goal of our program is to develop innovative intervention strategies combining pharmacological and psychosocial approaches to treat schizophrenia symptoms, medical co-morbidity and co-occurring substance use, and ultimately to improve the quality of life in this patient population. 


    The Project Director will be responsible for the implementation of cutting edge clinical trial research projects, community outreach and global initiatives in psychiatry from inception to completion and manages and coordinates these activities. He/she will also monitor research staff activities to ensure safety and compliance to regulatory requirements. He/she will work under the direction of the PI on grant applications, budget development, data analysis, scientific writing and overall program development. Please visit our website




    • 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.        





    • 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


    Under the general direction of the Principle Investigator or designee



    Research Project staff



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


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