The School of Nursing at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks a Project Manager to actively manage the daily operations of a complex 3-year research project funded by the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality. The Research Associate (Project Manager) will be responsible for planning, organizing, implementing, and overseeing a study to create a toolkit to encourage person and family engagement in the safety of assisted living residences. This position will require substantial capacity to coordinate and be responsible for multiple concurrent administrative and data collection tasks. Excellent communication skills are required to support and supervise study staff, and to maintain positive relationships with assisted living residences, caregivers, assisted living residents, and professional stakeholders. This position requires demonstrated success training and supervising staff, ensuring human subjects and data safety, coordinating multi-faceted research efforts, and organizing and maintaining project timelines.
Education and Experience:
The preferred candidate will have: Well-developed research skills in a related research field, conducting primary data collection (interview and focus groups), project management, data management, and reporting Proficiency in Word, Powerpoint, Excel, Access, SAS, Atlas.ti (or other qualitative software) and Qualtrics. Experience with using a reference manager (e.g., Endnote) is a plus. Experience conducting research in long-term care or closely related settings -Demonstrated skills in the collection and interpretation of quantitative and qualitative data Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and experience working on projects that require collaboration with many disciplines Excellent attention to detail and highly organized work skills Ability to plan and complete work independently, but can seek advice when project issues arise Ability to train and supervise research staff/student workers and to give and receive constructive feedback Strong writing and presentation skills The ability to occasionally travel out of state for research meetings
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.
Internal Number: 169075
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