Research - Laboratory/Non-Laboratory, Staff/Administrative
The Department of Psychiatry in the University of Michigan Medical School is seeking a skilled research professional to contribute to and/or lead the work on several research projects, serving as an expert in research administration. The Research Area Specialist Lead will be responsible for administrative, financial, personnel and planning aspects of research projects.
Develops detailed protocols for newly funded research projects according to guidelines established by the funder and IRBMED, designs corresponding project materials necessary for the completion of the protocol (e.g. participant correspondence materials, recruitment and retention plans, therapeutic manuals and intervention materials),manages outreach to recruitment sites as necessary per research protocol and oversees the process of initiating IRB applications for human subjects research projects.
Collaborates with Project Managers to develop Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for study protocols that ensures staff adhere to regulatory protocols, designs methods for training, tracking, and adhering to study protocols- including intervention and recruitment fidelity and study budgets, and monitors integrity of data collection and use of protocols and procedures. Provides training to staff as needed on study procedures and protocols.
Assist with the development of new grant proposals, contributes to the writing of scientific manuscripts and presentations for professional meetings, and reports to funding agencies. Leads administrative components.
Leads the development of assessment materials and data collection instruments for newly funded projects, determines best practices for assessment delivery and tracking of data, and trains staff on data collection methods.
Leads training of new and ongoing research staff, identifies gaps in staff skillset and helps to determine appropriate job-related trainings for staff.
Master's degree and 6 years of experience
Previous management experience across several large projects (<$500k) simultaneously
Previous experience working with multiple investigators/Principle Investigators
Previous experience with personnel management, mentorship or supervision
Previous experience working with a funder external to UM (e.g., NIH, CDC, VA, Department of Defense)
Must have demonstrated scientific writing skills
Highly motivated, organized, autonomous person with excellent multi-tasking ability and record-keeping
Possession of excellent communication skills, both written and verbal.
Exhibits exceptional ability to independently prepare correspondence (especially with e-mail messages) and write/edit/produce reports.
Possesses excellent technical writing skills for documenting database structure and content.
Access to personal vehicle required.
Content knowledge in the areas of chronic pain, suicide, substance use and alcohol use disorder
8 AM - 5PM, some nights and weekends may be required
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