The Project Manager is responsible for coordinating a NIH Study A home-based, culturally and language specific intervention for dementia family caregivers: stress reduction and education with wearable technology for health. The Project Manager will assist the primary Principal Investigator with the overall administration, direction, and conduct of the project and coordination of the study protocol and will be involved with all aspects of the day-to-day management of the project, including facilitating communication with community organizations and local medical offices, facilitating research team meetings, assisting with written and electronic communication to project participants, preparing scientific presentations and reports for the funding agency. In addition, the PM will train community health workers (CHW) who will conduct the home visits for this project as well as delegating tasks, and monitoring CHWs' performance.
2 - 3 years of relevant work experience with a BA/BS or higher (Master's degree preferred) in related field (e.g., Nursing, Social Work, Public Health, Psychology) or equivalent experience in community-based research projects (e.g., NIH, NSF, PCORI, Major Research/Professional Foundations as a program manager). Preferred bilingual English/Spanish or English/Vietnamese (fluent speaking, reading and writing in both languages)
Must have a Bachelors' degree or preferred Master's degree in health sciences such as nursing, public health, social work, psychology, epidemiology and previous experience in managing community-based research projects (preferred geriatric research projects including dementia and caregiving).
Ability to maintain effective professional relationships with research team members and research participants. Working knowledge of community education, technical education, and / or training and development programs. Effective verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills. Effective leadership skills, including directing and developing staff members. Demonstrated high-level communications skills to convey information in a clear and concise way. Demonstrated skill in interacting with persons in various social, cultural, economic and educational background. Strong attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to properly evaluate information, and prepare concise, well organized reports, summaries, and correspondence. Ability to think critically, compile data from various sources, and prepare reports. Skill in working independently, taking initiative and following through on all assignments. Ability to work as a supportive, cooperative member of a team. Ability to multitask and meet deadlines within a fast-paced environment with frequent disruptions. Ability to establish and maintain files and records. Ability to drive to travel to community sites including interstate routes. Proficiency in GoogleDocs, MS Word, Excel, Power Point, Adobe PDF, Image editing Program, and Reference Managing program (e.g. EndNote).
Certified in clinical trial research and IRB documentation.
Special Conditions Preferred:
Travel to sites for research participant recruitment such as having meetings with organizations and local medical off
Final candidate subject to background check. As a federal contractor, UC Irvine is required to use E-Verify to confirm the work status of individuals assigned to perform substantial work under certain federal contracts/subcontracts.
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