The Research Program Manager will be responsible for a broad range of duties related to planning, organizing, executing, and monitoring the implementation and ongoing operations of complex research projects in the RISE Lab. The portfolio of projects spans community-engaged health equity work with an emphasis often on biopsychosocial determinants of health among sexual and gender minority populations and people living with HIV.
1. Operational lead of Dr. Poteat's portfolio of projects. Tasks include: Track progress across portfolio of projects to ensure study milestones are met; prepare data reports and progress reports; oversee cross-project regulatory compliance, study protocols, budgeting, and financial reports; develop and update protocols, standard operating procedures, and workflows; implement and refine operational structures for cross-project use; exercise independent judgement and decision-making; support center operational staff when scientific guidance is needed.
2. Provide oversight and day-to-day management of investigative teams. Tasks include: train and supervise research staff; mentor and manage junior team members on projects, including student research assitants and interns; coordinate and support project team members, subcontractors, and stakeholders; coordinate work and efforts to ensure effective communications between colleagues, community partners, and research collaborators; organize and prepare reports, meetings, and other internal communications.
3. Lead management of preaward activities and progress toward deadlines for investigator-initiated grant proposals and other award activities; liaise with the Business Office, Office of Sponsored Research, the Institutional Review Board, and other relevant departments.
4. Scientific writing. Draft and revise scientific writing for a variety of contexts (grant proposal, abstracts/manuscripts, and public dissemination products) and manage team progress toward deadlines.
Education and Experience:
Preferred candidate will have a PhD in public health, anthropology, sociology, or related field. Prefer at least 3 years of experience managing large multi-site research grants as well as experience with at least one of the following software: Endnote, Atlas.ti, Stata or SAS. Prefer at least 3 years of experience working on research projects related to sexual or gender minority health.
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