The program manager will plan and manage day to day operations of projects for an international food safety research program, which includes a large four-year grant to conduct food safety research in Ethiopia. This individual will work in a lean and fast-paced working environment; function as an integral part of research efforts; assist in the preparation of project applications; oversee and guide the implementation of research projects; track major project activities; conduct monitoring and evaluation activities; and track and reconcile research budget charges. The PM will coordinate research activities, as needed, across departments and colleges at OSU as well as with outside organizations. The PM will be responsible for overseeing budgets, reviewing and approving invoices, and managing and paying invoices for subcontractors after approval. The PM will coordinate monthly quality indicator updates and will hold monthly meetings with the PI and others, as designated, to ensure any problems are addressed quickly. Finally, the PM will monitor the timeline and dependent and inter-related tasks of multiple research projects. He/she will be the point person for all team members and will help manage communications among the team. He/she will schedule project meetings, post agendas and post meeting notes. He/she may help coordinate activities and research with other teams who are also engaged in food safety research. Some domestic and international travel will be required.
Master's degree in business administration or an equivalent combination of education and experience; ability to work independently in a collaborative setting.
Experience in food safety, epidemiology, statistics and/or data analytics; experience managing large international development projects and/or large projects with team member at multiple institutions leading different tasks; experience with Microsoft project or other project management software; attention to detail; individual with initiative and excellent communication skills.
Target Salary: $50,004.00 - $56,004.00 Annually
Job Category: Administrative and Professional
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