University of Massachusetts Medical School

  • Research Project Director

    Minimum Salary US-MA-Shrewsbury
    Job Location 2 months ago(10/15/2018 3:58 PM)
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    Under the general direction of the Principal Investigator or designee, the Research Project Director is responsible for coordinating the daily operations of research studies.



    Seeking qualified individual for a clinical trial of a psychosocial intervention for youth and young adults with behavioral health conditions and justice system involvement.  Our preferred qualifications are listed below.



    • 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.        


    • Responsible for the day-to-day communications with community service agencies and providers
    • Responsible for the development of IRB and research review committee applications and modifications and submission of data to the Data Safety and Monitoring Board and work under the guidance of the Principal Investigator and Project Director II, to implement all research procedures
    • Responsible for maintaining the quality of participant recruitment procedures and data collection
    • Responsible for maintaining and retrieving archival records throughout the study
    • Assist investigators with the data exporting and reporting activities



    • 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


    • Master’s degree in a social science or health care field, or equivalent experience
    • Previous direct work with youth or young adults involved in mental health or substance abuse care or justice systems preferred.
    • 5 years of related experience coordinating and managing clinical trials.
    • 2 years of experience in the supervision of staff, project management, and budget development


    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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