University of Massachusetts Medical School

Research Project Director

Minimum Salary US-MA-Shrewsbury
Job Location 6 days ago(9/21/2020 1:24 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. This position will be housed within the Transitions to Adulthood Center for Research, which aims to improve the school, work, and general wellbeing  of young adults with lived mental health experiences ( The position will emphasize research and operational related work within Opioid related research, youth mental health research, and dissemination of learnings to broad communities through development of products, presentations, and more.





  • 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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Exceptional Communication and Organizational skills
  • Experience with supervision of junior staff
  • Operations experience
  • Experience liaising with stakeholders and teams across multiple sites
  • Personal and/or professional experience with substance use disorders and mental health




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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