An environmental health science project manager (Special Projects Manager) is needed to manage and coordinate an NIH-funded multi-million dollar research effort, the LA DREAMERs (Lifecourse Approach to Developmental Repercussions of Environmental Agents on Metabolic and Respiratory health) Program, one of 35 cohort sites in the National ECHO Consortium. LA DREAMERs is housed within the Division of Environmental Health in the Department of Preventive Medicine at the University of Southern California. The position involves coordinating research and programmatic activities for LA DREAMERs, and overseeing efforts by project and program staff conducting new data collection efforts, representing the program locally and nationally, and assisting the Principal Investigators with establishing and meeting short- and long-term milestones and objectives for LA DREAMERs.
This is an opportunity to work with world-class investigators from USC and partner institutions engaged in studies of the environmental causes of obesity, asthma and respiratory health. The Division houses an active community engagement and health policy effort helping to apply the best environmental science available to the work of grass roots community groups and national environmental organizations. This is a challenging position. Responsibilities include:
Working with faculty and staff in tracking and reporting on existing projects
Assisting supervision of administrative core staff on behalf of the PIs including budgeting, tracking milestones, and meeting coordination related to LA DREAMERs Program initiatives
Maintaining and updating standard operating procedure manuals and ECHO-wide materials
Interfacing with project managers and data collection staff to ensure progress on meeting specific aimsÂ
Serving as liaison to faculty within the local and national ECHO Consortium
Coordinating and responding to data requests from the ECHO Coordinating and Data Analysis Centers.
Coordinating and responding to agency requests for meeting milestones.
Organizing local working groups and encourage data driven progress milestones
Participating in national working groups and steering committee meetings.
Developing policy briefs, peer reviewed manuscripts, and/or technical reports about scientific accomplishments to inform local, state and federal officials on study results.
Excellent communication, editing and scientific writing skills are required, as is the ability to work well with different groups, including research faculty and staff. Other important qualifications include organizational ability, problem-solving skills, and a demonstrated ability to work independently while managing multiple projects. BA degree in a scientific field with good writing skills are required qualifications, although exceptional candidates with a humanities degree and experience in science would be considered. MPH or other advanced degree is strongly preferred. Professional experience in a research environment also a plus.
Minimum Education: Bachelor's degreeMinimum Experience: 5 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise: Administrative or project administration experience.
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