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This position is full-time and works approximately 37.5 hours per week.
Department Name/Job Location:
This position is in the Prevention Research Center for the Brown School at the Danforth Campus.� This position contains travel regularly between campuses and to rural community settings in Missouri and Illinois.
The Research Manager, under the direction of the Center Manager, will be responsible for assisting with the management of the implementation science pilot studies, methods studies, and other research activities of the Washington University Implementation Science Center for Cancer Control (WU-ISCCC), designed to help eliminate cancer disparities in rural and other under-served communities. The position involves development, collection, management, and analysis of quantitative and qualitative public health data, coordination of the contributions of study faculty and consultants, and assistance with the development of study products, including writing manuscripts and reports. This will require design and application of scientific research methods, design and coordination of dissemination strategies, writing skills, oral communication skills, supervisory skills and coordination of a team of consultants, faculty, and research assistants. The position works across multiple projects, stakeholder groups, and geographic settings. The Research Manager will split time between the Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) Campus and the Danforth Campus (Brown School).
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Work closely with the Center Manager and the faculty project leaders of the pilot and methods studies to design, develop research, implement, and evaluate all phases of the projects.
Research methods collection, management:
Conduct in-depth literature review and summary of results.
Assist with development of data collection instruments, recruit study participants, collect, manage, and conduct analyses of quantitative and qualitative data from multiple individuals and sites.
Oversee quantitative and qualitative data collection assistance provided by graduate research assistants and outside consultants.
Preparation of study products:
Perform statistical data analyses, interpret findings, and summarize results.
Write study reports and manuscripts for peer-reviewed publications.
Develop and deliver oral presentations.
Design and oversee production of study communication and dissemination.
Administrative project management:
Create or supervise production of appropriate project tools and materials.
Provide day-to-day oversight of project activities and communications.
Develop and implement project timelines and coordinate project meetings.
Assist with preparation of annual progress reports and final reports for the funding agency.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Bachelor’s degree and three years of relevant project coordination experience or a master’s degree in public health, social work, social sciences or public policy.
Mastery of computer word processing software, Excel, PowerPoint, and either SPSS or SAS.
Strong oral and written communication skills.
The ability to travel regularly between campuses and to rural community settings in Missouri and Illinois is required.
Master's degree in public health, social work (research track), statistics, computer science or a related field and two years of experience.
Public health knowledge.
Data collection experience.
Training and experience in multivariate analyses using statistical software packages.
Experience in public health studies.
Experience and proficiency in data analysis and/or data management using statistical software packages.
Competence in learning new software.
Knowledge of the principles of research design.
Strong organizational skills with attention to detail in data collection, editing, record-keeping, and monitoring progress.
Ability to manage one's own schedule and that of others; to set and meet multiple concurring deadlines.
Ability to present self and the study projects to internal and external partners.
Excellent communication skills to work with study participants, faculty, consultants, and employees.
Ability to concurrently work on multiple study aspects with faculty members.
The hiring range for this position is $44,987 - $57,369 annually.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. Current employees applying for a new position within the university may be subject to this requirement. The screenings will include a criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
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