Genetic information is increasingly being incorporated into medical care for the purposes of estimating risk for a disease, making a diagnosis or prognosis, and for deciding among treatment options. With regard to risk for disease, it is now possible, for many diseases or conditions, to tell people (with varying degrees of precision) the likelihood they will experience that disease or condition sometime in the future. The growth of direct to consumer genetic testing services attests to the interest of many people in receiving such information. Yet, we need to understand much more about the psychosocial impact on people of receiving such risk information.
We are seeking a project manager for a recently funded 5-year study of the psychosocial impact among Latinos of receiving genetic susceptibility testing for Alzheimer's disease. While the study has both a quantitative and qualitative component, this position is for an individual who will work on the qualitative one. The project manager will work very closely with one of the study's Principal Investigators to implement and carry out the study, overseeing the day to day study administrative activities. This individual will have both research and administrative responsibilities and should have previous experience in project management, preferably on a federally funded research project. The project manager will also have to interface with the project manager and staff of the study's quantitative (survey) component, with the staff of the social research firm that will collect the interview data and with the firm that will transcribe the qualitative interviews. Overall, the project manager should have experience working effectively with other members of a research team.
The project manager will...
manage day to day administrative tasks for the study, including monitoring staff performance, hiring and supervising staff, arranging for payment of vendors, and ordering supplies;
oversee the transmittal of recorded interviews to and from subscriber in a secure fashion;
manage the qualitative database using ATLAS.ti;
prepare annual progress reports for IRB and submission of protocol modifications;
assist in preparing PowerPoint presentations of research findings;
assist in preparing research manuscripts for publication;
assist in preparing annual NIH progress report;
participate in analysis of qualitative data;
assist in the development of the coding scheme; and,
be the liaison with outside vendors providing services for the study.
Coordinate and oversee all daily administrate tasks related to study (45%)
Assist in higher-level research tasks (e.g. development of the coding scheme, set up of ATLAS.ti for coding, data analysis) (40%)
Participation in preparation of research presentations and publications (5%)
Interface with outside vendors providing services for the study to arrange provision of services and payments (5%)
Other duties as assigned (5%)
Requires a bachelor's degree or equivalent in education and experience, plus 4 years of related experience; must have previous supervisory experience
A strong grounding in qualitative research methods and at least 3 years of qualitative research experience
Competence with the development of coding schemes, coding of data, and data analysis and interpretation
Competence with ATLAS.ti, EXCEL, PowerPoint, Zoom, and Zoter
Excellent time management and organization skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
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