The Research Project Manager's primary responsibilities are: to plan, manage, course, correct and track all research activities for two NIH-funded research studies related to oral health-related risk behaviors among residents of public housing developments throughout Boston; oversee the recruitment and enrollment of study participants and achievement of recruitment targets; the hiring, supervision and training of research staff; participant tracking across projects; organizing investigative team meetings; serving as primary liaison with our partners; and facilitating contracted work, including data management and data systems.
Candidate will have 3-5 years of experience working in a similar role overseeing, managing and tracking the goals and objectives of a project is required.
Prior supervision experience of direct reports is required. Must be able to be an effective team leader as well as a team player. This would include experience training and developing; mentoring and counseling staff.
Bachelor's degree is required, Master's preferred.
- Strong communication skills both written and verbal are required
- The ability to demonstrate strong interpersonal skills is required
- Familiarity/prior experience using project planning tools i.e. Gantt Charts, Work/Process Flows highly desired
- The ability to conduct focus groups preferred
- Strong preference for bilingual fluency in English and Spanish
- Access to reliable transportation is strongly preferred
Much of the research conducted by members of the Department of Health Policy & Health Services Research involves community-placed research, often with individuals who are of racial/ethnic minority status, and living in poverty. This role requires a sensitivity to, and preferably experience with, populations such as this in order to be adequately prepared to train and manage research staff who will be working in the research field/community.
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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