The Research Project Manager will work closely with Dr. Daniel Neafsey (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health and the Broad Institute), Dr. Caroline Buckee (Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health), and Dr. Bronwyn McInnis (Broad Institute), to i) project manage and coordinate research teams, ii) provide administrative oversight of the project including both laboratory and computational aspects, as well as data sharing agreements and IRB protocols, and iii) coordinate research output in the form of academic manuscripts (including authorship contributions) and reports to public health agencies in South America and to the funding agency. This project represents a collaborative effort between the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, the Broad Institute, the Guyana Ministry of Public Health, Universidad Nacional de Colombia, and Caucaseco Research Institute.
Additional duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Work with team members, collaborators, administrators to support research activities
Review, monitor and track progress towards completion of projects; identify bottlenecks and propose solutions
Coordinate exchange of materials and information between collaborating institutions
Coordinate training of visiting researchers and capacity building at local and international sites
Ensure ethical compliance of research activities both at Harvard and at the Broad Institute
Prepare study protocols for Institutional Review Boards, material transfer agreements and data access agreements, and other required documentation
Independently prepare scientific reports, briefs and project updates, requiring liaising with stakeholders and funders
Track grant expenditures with financial administrators
Contribute to the scientific administration and information management, including meeting facilitation, and organization and logistics planning for strategic and scientific activities
Other duties as required
The successful candidate will have academic training and/or experience in a relevant field (for example, epidemiology, global health, bioinformatics, malaria parasite biology) and have excellent project management skills. The ideal candidate will also know how to get things done. This includes having excellent organizational and time management skills, flexibility, and a willingness to work in a dynamic and fast paced environment. Detail-orientation, experience juggling multiple tasks and priorities, and experience working proactively and independently are also important -- and, ideally, the candidate will have a strong appreciation of the academic research environment and related administrative processes, and prior project coordination experience. A key role of this position is to support our collaborative research activities in South America by ensuring strong communication, facilitating travel and shipments, managing budgets, and tracking deliverables.
PLEASE NOTE: This position has a term end date of 1 year from date of hire, with the possibility for extension.
PLEASE NOTE: This position will require international travel to South America, approximately 2 times per year.
PLEASE NOTE: This is a benefits-eligible position with a 40 hour work week.
Harvard University requires pre-employment reference checks and background screenings.
This position has a 90 day orientation and review period.
The Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health does not provide visa sponsorship for administrative and staff positions.
The Harvard T.H. Chan of Public Health is dedicated to building a diverse community of individuals who are committed to contributing to an inclusive environment – including fostering respect for all, serving the greater good, and welcoming individuals from diverse backgrounds, experiences, and perspectives. To learn more about the Chan School's mission, objectives, and core values, please visit our website here.
Harvard offers an outstanding benefits package including:
Time Off: 3- 4 weeks paid vacation, paid holiday break, 12 paid sick days, 11.5 paid holidays, and 3 paid personal days per year.
Medical/Dental/Vision: We offer a variety of excellent medical plans, dental & vision plans, all coverage begins as of your start date.
Retirement: University-funded retirement plan with full vesting after 3 years of service.
Tuition Assistance Program: Competitive tuition assistance program, $40 per class at the Harvard Extension School and discounted options through participating Harvard grad schools.
Transportation: Harvard offers a 50% discounted MBTA pass as well as additional options to assist employees in their daily commute.
Wellness Options: Harvard offers programs and classes at little or no cost, including stress management, massages, nutrition, meditation and complimentary health services. Harvard access to athletic facilities, libraries, campus events and many discounts throughout metro Boston.
Join the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health to support our mission of health research and education, and to be a part of the oldest institution of higher learning in the country!
Salary Grade: 056
Union: 55 - Hvd Union Cler & Tech Workers
Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience required
3+ years of related experience required
MSc or MPH preferred
Experience in project/program management in a research setting preferred
Experience preparing grant reports and budgets preferred
Experience in working across a range of academic research administrative structures, including HR, finance, grants and contracts preferred
Experience working independently and proactively, as well as to working with and supporting a multi-dimensional team preferred
Demonstrated success working in a highly collaborative and complex environment preferred
Experience displaying flexibility, multi-tasking, and working in a fast-paced and challenging environment preferred
Strong interpersonal skills, including experience influencing others and building working relationships at all levels preferred
Excellent oral and written communication skills preferred
Prior experience in malaria or global public health is a plus
Spanish speaking skills (particularly fluency) a strong plus
EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER: We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Internal Number: 50705BR
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