Under limited direction the Project Manager will coordinate and oversee execution of research projects and perform complex research related duties and tasks with two research projects. The project manager will work with PREP RRT, a project funded by the National Institutes of Health that aims to improve the knowledge and motivation for hospitalized patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). Currently, the study is focused on analyzing results of qualitative interviews and recruiting hospitalized patients with CKD. The investigator also has related projects that use large national datasets to examine quality of care for patients with CKD and ESRD. The project manager will also work with Bridging the Gap: Reducing Disparities in Diabetes Care ('Bridging the Gap') is a 5-year initiative funded by the Merck Foundation that aims to improve access to high-quality care and reduce disparities for vulnerable and underserved populations with type 2 diabetes in the United States. The initiative promotes inter-sectoral collaborations that bring together stakeholders from inside and outside the health care system to address disparities in health outcomes. The University of Chicago serves as the National Program Office (NPO) for Bridging the Gap (BTG), and works in collaboration with its funder, the Merck Foundation. The NPO manages the administration of the programmatic elements of Bridging the Gap, and conducts a rigorous cross-site evaluation of program. The NPO collaborates with the Foundation, grantees and a network of strategic partners to promote innovative strategies to improve diabetes care among vulnerable populations, disseminate the work and findings of Bridging the Gap, and provide leadership and vision that meaningfully contributes to the national discourse on health equity.
Manage the day-to-day activities and the overall workflow of the projects for principal investigator.
Responsible for having a working knowledge and awareness of all project components and initiatives.
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 investigator and research team by recruiting subjects, designing surveys, planning and conducting individual and focus group interviews and collecting and analyzing qualitative and quantitative data.
Present research findings at staff meetings, seminars, and scientific conferences.
Plan and facilitate team meetings and webinars for on-site and off-site collaborators.
Work independently and within teams on special non-recurring and ongoing projects.
Provide technical assistance to collaborators in executing research procedures and in data collection.
Maintain working relationships with collaborative community and research partners.
Maintain and manage secure shared files for off-site and on-site management of research instruments and study documents.
Manage project equipment and supplies.
Collect and maintain data.
Clean and analyze data.
Oversee budget and purchase of study related materials.
Assist with the preparation of grant proposals.
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.
Problem-solving skills required.
Attention to detail required.
Organizational skills required.
Ability to work independently and as part of a team required.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in Biology, Biochemistry, Public Health or related field required.
Master's degree preferred.
One year of relevant research experience preferred.
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