The Research Program Associate position will be responsible for planning, conducting and monitoring a variety of research projects, including major externally-funded programs. The Assistant Director of Academic Operations for the School of Medicine and the Co-Project Director of the Rural Residency Planning and Development Technical Assistance Center will rely heavily on this position for successful completion of all aspects of research. This involves project management; performing literature reviews; conducting quantitative/statistical analysis; conducting qualitative and survey research; data management; editing manuscripts and reports; and budget management, among other research related activities. The position will work independently to manage multiple projects and is responsible for communicating directly with investigators, sponsors, regulatory bodies, participants, and the study team. Additionally, the position will take the lead on internal and external projects as they arise.
This position will also assist in directing and administering the programs for major externally-funded research projects, including the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Rural Graduate Medical Education Technical Assistance Center. Using extensive research administration experience, this position will provide a high level of professional support in all areas of proposal development and post award management. This position will provide guidance and counsel concerning proposal submissions, support for proposal development, and post-award management, including coordinating workshops, events, and seminars, as needed. This will require the Research Program Associate to coordinate and collaborate with a variety of complex, multi-institutional consortiums, multi-disciplinary and cross-campus research units, and national institutions. He/She must ensure adherence to federal, state, and university regulations.
Education and Experience:
Strong verbal and written communication skills are required.
Ideal candidate will have knowledge of social/clinical research principles, study design, methods of data/information collection, and analysis, as well as knowledge of statistics and related information technology to analyze and report data/information. Grant administration and proposal development experience and background in rural health, medical education, health care, or academic medicine is desired.
Qualified candidates should have excellent organization and time management; the ability to handle changes in work volume and intensity; strong interpersonal skills; the ability to present information in a clear and effective manner; and strong problem-solving capabilities. Proficiency in MS Word, MS Excel, PowerPoint, reference/publication management software, and research databases is required.
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