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UNC Department of Public Safety Research Project Manager in Chapel Hill, North Carolina

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Position Summary

The Research Project Manager will be responsible for a broad range of duties related to planning, organizing, executing, and monitoring the implementation and ongoing operations of complex multi-site research projects.

Duties include: Independently managing all aspects of study start-up, implementation, and close out of multiple complex multi-site studies Training and supervising research staff at UNC Training and monitoring research staff at affiliate sites (when appropriate/applicable) Monitoring and meeting research study milestones (such as recruitment and data collection) Organizing various communications, meetings, conference calls Providing reports to the investigative team Handling research study payments, budgetary documents, and invoicing Developing and updating study protocols and standard operating procedures Modifying, maintaining, renewing IRB and other regulatory documentation Interfacing with coordinators/research assistants to monitor enrollment and data quality Providing quality control of data entry procedures and databases, ensuring accuracy and completeness Assisting with grant and manuscript preparation and submission The role will involve extensive coordination of work and effort and ensuring effective communications within UNC and affiliated sites. The Principal Investigator I will provide overall direction of the projects; however, the lab manager is expected to direct the day to day operations and exercise considerable independent judgment and decision making to manage studies in the lab.

Educational Requirements

Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree required; for candidates demonstrating comparable independent research productivity, will accept a relevant undergraduate degree and 3 or more years of relevant experience in substitution.

Qualifications and Experience

Candidates must have a minimum of 3 years of experience in project coordination. Professionalism/maturity/experience is expected in working with people from a variety of different backgrounds/cultures. Knowledge of and ability to: prepare of abstracts, manuscripts, presentations and grants; manage and track IRB and regulatory guidelines/processes; manage data work flow and monitor project needs; monitor and manage project budgets, invoicing and contracts. This position requires excellent organizational and communication skills. Must have flexibility in work schedule.

Equal Opportunity Employer

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

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If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

Position Type: Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)

Department: Social Medicine-424901

Working Title: Research Project Manager

Appointment Type: EHRA Non-Faculty

Position Posting Category: Research Professionals

Full Time/Part Time?: Full-Time Permanent

Hours per Week: 40

Vacancy ID: NF0004391

Position ID: 20036167

Posting Open Date: 03/25/2020

Application Deadline: 04/08/2020

Open Until Filled: No

Proposed Start Date: 05/01/2020

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