Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator, the Research Manager will provide support to a NIH-funded study (1R01AG059424-1), Multi-center development of a novel diagnostic test for Alzheimer's disease, in the Department of Pharmacology and Alzheimer's Disease Center at Boston University School of Medicine. This person will be responsible for organizing, managing, conducting and directing multi-site diagnostic research projects related to Alzheimer's disease, with primary responsibility for handling the day to day administrative and management issues related to ongoing research studies.
Responsibilities include: Develops, implements, and manages project-based work plans to ensure that milestones are met according to established timelines for multiple center study as well as any new studies. Manages regularly-scheduled meetings with project faculty, staff, trainees and external collaborators. Prepare scientific communications; including visuals and presentations, progress reports and manuscripts. Establish and execute an abstract, poster and manuscript internal review process to increase productivity of submission materials. Manage and facilitate weekly lab meetings; including agendas, selection of presenters and recording of meeting notes and action items. Assist in the coordination and writing of pre-award applications. Assist with regulatory protocol administration; including interfacing with study coordinator staff for institutional review board protocols, high throughput genomics group leadership for institutional biosafety committee protocols and administrative director for material/data transfer agreements.
Bachelors or above Degree in scientific field and 1-3 years' experience required. Program management experience preferred. Strong critical thinking skills, problem-solving abilities and organizational skills. Excellent communication skills, including writing, and the ability to work in a fast-paced multidisciplinary team-based environment. Excel skill is required. Statistical tools are preferred.
Knowledge of databases, prefer on StudyTrax and RedCap databases
Experience working with human subjects
Knowledge of dementia
Experience interviewing participants around sensitive topic areas such as dementia, mental illness; prefer to have experience working with elderly populations in a research context
Experience with manuscript preparation; prefer to have experience supervising and training research assistants, students, volunteers, fellows
Experience managing tracking systems and retention strategies for randomized clinical trials
Experience in implementing study protocols
Experience preparing and managing IRB protocols
Expertise in data management, reporting, and analysis
Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality of all personal/health sensitive information
One to three years of experience preferred but not required
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
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