The Department of Environmental Health, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, Harvard University, is seeking a candidate for a full time Project Manager to work closely with the study PIs and CoDirectors, and oversee the team on the Apple Women's Health Study (AWHS). In the first study of its kind, the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health has teamed up with Apple and the National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS) to gain a deeper understanding of how certain demographic and lifestyle factors could have an impact on menstrual cycles and gynecologic conditions including infertility, menopause, and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS). The cycle tracking data from your iPhone and/or Apple Watch (optional), along with participants' survey responses, will help inform the development of innovative products for menstrual cycles, risk assessment, and screening of gynecologic conditions. For more information, please visit this website: https://www.hsph.harvard.edu/applewomenshealthstudy/
Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, the following:
Manage the daily operations of the AWHS, escalating research-related queries to the PI when appropriate
Assist in developing, maintaining, and enforcing standard operating procedures (SOPs)
Prepare materials for project meeting with the PI, local study staff, and other collaborators
Facilitate manuscript preparation and submissions as needed
Assist in preparation and delivery of project reports
Manage IRB protocol development, submissions, amendments and progress reports. Develop protocols and monitor study activities to ensure compliance with protocols and with all relevant institutional review protection policies
Co-manage the communications editorial calendar (work closely with the Social Media Coordinator for this)
Coordinate new hire processes and supervise onboarding processes of new hires
Responsible for the management of 3 direct reports -- Social Media Coordinator (to be hired), Program Assistant, and Outreach and Retention Specialist
Project Manager is to organize and prioritize the different tasks at hand, make task timeline, plan/strategize execution with research staff and review before presenting to PI
Facilitate workflow of projects
Performs other duties as assigned
PLEASE NOTE: This position has a term appointment of 1 year from date of hire, with the possibility of extension.
PLEASE NOTE: Occasional night and/or weekend work may be required.
PLEASE NOTE: Until our return to campus and full operational status, which is still to-be-determined, this interview process and position will take place in a modified manner – including virtual interviews, remote onboarding, and remote work.
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: 00 - Non Union, Exempt or Temporary
Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience is required
Master's degree, preferably in the field of specific research study is strongly preferred
Strong experience in study management preferred
Previous experience with IRBs, protocol development, training research staff preferred
Knowledge of standard research methods and statistical techniques preferred
Experience with applicable computer technologies such as Adobe, MS Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint preferred
Outstanding organizational and communication skills preferred
Strong writing skills preferred
Works well independently and as a team preferred
Strong leadership skills preferred
Careful attention to detail preferred
Effectively prioritizes tasks and set deadlines preferred
Identifies problems and develop solutions preferred
Takes initiative and an effective multi-tasker preferred
Strong analytical and conceptual thinking skills preferred
Experience making visually appealing reports, posters, and slides for the presentation of research projects preferred
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: 52406BR
About Harvard University T.H. Chan School of Public Health
Harvard University is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and research, and to developing leaders in many disciplines who make a difference globally. The University, which is based in Cambridge and Boston, Massachusetts, has an enrollment of over 20,000 degree candidates, including undergraduate, graduate, and professional students. Harvard has more than 360,000 alumni around the world. The University has twelve degree-granting Schools in addition to the Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study, offering a truly global education. Established in 1636, Harvard is the oldest institution of higher education in the United States.