The Project Manager will be responsible for managing the day-to-day activities and the overall workflow of the project through work with the research team and principal investigators. They will need to have a working knowledge and awareness of all project components and initiatives.
Improving Diabetes Care and Outcomes on the South Side of Chicago Implementation and Evaluation Activities Management
Perform literature searches and contribute to writing manuscripts.
Assist with grant applications and required grant reports.
Manage Institutional Review Board processes.
Provide training and oversight to the work of research support personnel, students, and volunteers.
Build data collection instruments and databases.
Provide support to the principal investigators and research team by recruiting subjects, planning and conducting individual and focus group interviews and collecting and analyzing qualitative data.
Present research findings at staff meetings, seminars, and scientific conferences.
Plan and facilitate team meetings.
Work independently and within teams on special nonrecurring and ongoing projects.
Manage project equipment and supplies.
Assist in community outreach events, manage communication efforts, and build positive working relationships with community organizations and stakeholders.
Bridging the Gap Academic Research and Writing Management
Responsible for conducting thorough academic reviews of the scientific published and unpublished literature as assigned for the Bridging the Gap project and other health care disparities research programs in the Department of Medicine.
In conjunction with the Bridging the Gap Directors and Deputy Director, refine and revise broad research questions into manageable research hypotheses and aims.
Utilizing these hypotheses and research aims, conduct literature reviews and summarize clear and concise findings.
Actively participate in team meetings.
Develop data collection tools including surveys and interview guides.
Conduct qualitative interviews.
Analyze qualitative data.
Assist as a co-author on scientific journal articles, including the development and maintenance of literature databases utilizing Endnote software.
Bridging the Gap General Program Management and Administrative Support
Interact with internal and external customers in a professional and courteous manner.
Communicate effectively in both a written and oral format with a broad range of individuals within and external to the University of Chicago community.
Meet regularly as a member of the interdepartmental team.
Work independently and within teams on special nonrecurring and ongoing projects, ensuring that the project progresses according to specified time parameters associated with the various stages of the project.
This includes the coordination of appropriate project support staff.
Assist administrative support staff, including the development and implementation of Web conferences and annual meetings/conferences.
Assist the Directors and Deputy Director in preparation, review, and production of various externally focused brochures, reports and Web conferences.
Faxing, filing, deliveries, copying, data entry, and other duties as assigned.
Provide coverage for administrative support staff, when needed.
Demonstrated project management and leadership skills required.
Ability to train others required.
Knowledge in relevant scientific field required.
Knowledge of research techniques or methods required.
Knowledge of regulatory policies and procedures required.
Analytical skills required.
Attention to detail required.
Organizational skills required.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team required.
Working knowledge of Microsoft Office required. Knowledge of qualitative software packages (NVivo) preferred.
Ability to work with diverse researchers, staff, community partners, and patients required.
Ability to work culturally competently with racial/ethnic minority populations.
Impeccable problem-solving/analytic skills with an ongoing attention to detail.
Excellent proven writing and editing skills and ability to synthesize and translate complicated material into clear and simple language.
Excellent proven verbal communication and presentation skills.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree required.
Master's degree or advanced degree in a field relevant to the research being conducted preferred.
Three years of relevant health or health services research or technical assistance experience required.
Four years of project support experience in a research/medical setting preferred.
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