Founded in 1939, The University of Pittsburgh's School of Nursing is one of the oldest and most distinguished programs in the United States. Consistently ranked as one of the top programs in the country, the core mission of the school is to engage in research that advances the intellectual, scientific, and economic enrichment of healthcare in Pennsylvania, the nation, and throughout the world.
The Department of Health and Community Systems is seeking a qualified Research Project Manager to collaborate with Dr. Catherine Bender, Endowed Chair in Oncology Nursing, in research responsibilities of funded projects, including a large intervention study to improve cognitive function in women with breast cancer (see https://clinicaltrials.gov/ct2/show/NCT02793921 for detailed information about this study). Dr. Bender's research has contributed significantly to the study of cognitive function and mood in patients with cancer.
The incumbent will assume primary responsibility for coordinating an interdepartmental research team at the School of Nursing and Department of Psychology and will be responsible for monitoring data integrity, including data completeness, accuracy, and quality. Duties will also include assisting the PI in overseeing implementation of the intervention at multiple sites and developing methods and/or policies and procedures for intervention research and assisting with the execution of research protocols. This position will also be responsible for scheduling and supervising research team members including graduate student researchers and work-study students and coordinating the interviewing, orienting, and training of study staff. The incumbent will play an important role in assisting with business operations of the research study, which will include: assisting with the preparation of annual reports to funding agencies; assisting with the preparation of budget; and assisting with manuscripts, scientific presentations and grant applications.
Internal Number: 176805
About University of Pittsburgh
Founded in 1787, the same year the U.S. Constitution was signed, the University of Pittsburgh is one of the oldest institutions of higher education in the United States. One of three state-related research universities in Pennsylvania, Pitt is a member of the Association of American Universities (AAU), which comprises 62 preeminent doctorate-granting research institutions in North America.
Pitt faculty members have expanded knowledge in the humanities and sciences, earning such prestigious honors as the National Medal of Science, the MacArthur Foundation’s “genius” grant, the Lasker-DeBakey Clinical Medical Research Award, and election to the National Academy of Sciences and the Institute of Medicine. Pitt scientists have defeated polio, unlocked the secrets of DNA, lead the world in organ transplantation, and pioneered TV and heavier-than-air flight, among numerous other accomplishments.
Pitt students have earned Rhodes, Goldwater, Marshall, and Truman Scholarships, among other highly competitive national and international scholarships.
Alumni have pioneered MRI and TV, won Nobel and Pulitzer Prizes, led corporations and universities, served in government and the military..., conquered Hollywood and The New York Times bestsellers list, and won Super Bowls and NBA championships.