Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Department of Nutritional Sciences in the School of Public Health is seeking a motivated, enthusiastic, and hardworking individual to lead operations of an NIH-funded, community-based, research study to understand how families influence children’s growth through the preschool years.
This individual will be responsible for overall project management under the supervision of the study’s Principal Investigator. Tasks will include ensuring effective communication and coordination with the Institutional Review Board and NIH; establishing and maintaining systems to facilitate study protocols and processes; supervising participant recruitment and scheduling; collaborating with community partners (e.g., Head Start, WIC); assisting with data collection as needed; monitoring study expenditures and purchasing supplies; and hiring, training, and supervising research support personnel (full-time staff members and students). The staff member may be additionally responsible for supporting the growth of the laboratory including assisting with grant and scientific manuscript submissions, managing start-up of new research studies, and implementing administrative tasks.
The Research Area Specialist Intermediate must be comfortable leading a team and working with a diverse group subject matter experts, project staff, and research participants. The position requires an individual that is enthusiastic to contribute to scientific research and has exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail, and communication skills. The individual must have the confidence and capacity to evaluate various courses of action and make independent decisions within the scope of their responsibilities. Finally, the individual must have the initiative and flexibility to proactively identify research program needs and implement solutions in a dynamic work environment.
Masters’s degree in Public Health, Psychology, or related social science
4-5 years experience implementing public health or social science research protocols including recruiting study participants and implementing data collection protocols
Proficiency with Microsoft Office including Word, Excel, and Powerpoint, and Google programs (e.g. Gmail, calendar, Drive)
Ability and willingness to travel to community sites up to approximately 1 hour from Ann Arbor to meet with community partners and conduct study activities
Some flexibility with work schedule as evening and weekend work may be required
1-3 years experience managing the day-to-day operations of public health or other social science research studies including working with the IRB and overseeing regulatory issues pertaining to studies involving human subjects.
Proficiency with REDCap (Research Electronic Data Capture)
Supervisory and financial management experience
The University of Michigan is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
Internal Number: 182680
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