The Division of General Internal Medicine at the University of Pittsburgh is seeking a qualified Research Project Manager for an NIH funded, national research study to develop and test a decision support tool for low-income women making decisions about tubal sterilization for contraception. The incumbent will report directly to the Director of the Center for Women's Health Research and Innovation (CWHRI).
The incumbent will be responsible for daily operations of the administrative and scientific activities associated with the project, in accordance with approved study protocols and Institutional Review Board requirements. Administrative activities include, but are not limited to: coordinating and overseeing research activities among study sites; developing local IRB correspondence, submissions, renewals and reports; ensuring effective communications and compliance among collaborating sites; establishing, organizing and maintaining study records; training and overseeing staff; overseeing participant recruitment and enrollment.
Additional responsibilities include compilation and distribution of study reports, coordination of quality control and data safety and monitoring plans, organization of research team meetings and the execution of planned projects, development and maintenance of Manual of Procedures (MOP) and study specific tools including but not limited to IRB applications and updates.
Scientific activities include: literature reviews; synthesizing information from the literature and formative participant interviews to inform the decision aid content; performing in-depth and cognitive interviews; qualitative data collection, coding, codebook development, and analysis; and contributing to the scientific writing of grants, manuscripts, and reports.
The incumbent must have strong written and oral communication skills as well as strong critical and conceptual thinking skills. Qualitative and cognitive interviews will be conducted with ethnically and geographically diverse populations. The incumbent must have the ability to communicate effectively about sensitive topics (including sexuality and contraception), with diverse populations. The ideal candidate will also have a strong interest in women's health and women's reproductive healthcare needs. The incumbent will be expected to work independently to meet deadlines and must be available to conduct research interviews according to study participants' availability.
Internal Number: 177005
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