A new center for health policy, housed in Brown School of Public Health, is seeking a full-time project director. The goal of the center is to conduct high impact research to improve US health policy. Particular areas of focus include payment reform, Medicare Advantage, health care prices, integration and consolidation, and policy evaluation. The center will also be engaged in the training and mentoring junior researchers and translating research findings to guide policy change. The project director will support all aspects of the centerâ™s work.
Major Responsibility:Â Â Â Â Â Study Site Preparedness and Application Management
Supporting Actions:Â Serves as primary contact for PIs and sponsor(s). Independently establishes work plan, timeline, and staffing for each phase of project, and arranges assignment of projected personnel (including but not limited to the hiring and management of staff). Reviews preliminary protocol, associated documents and communicates to study teams. Assesses protocol requirements and prepares site for study procedures. Provides Brown Research Administration or sponsor with requested pre-study documentation. Collaborates with grant manager(s), PIs, and partners to create a reasonable and accurate budget for study implementation and ongoing activities.Â Communicates progress with Center Manager, Center Director, and PIs. Develops protocol documents: Informed Consent Forms, Source Documents, and other protocol specific documents. Prepares and submits protocol documents for IRB review. Manages study specific regulatory documents according to guidelines of study sponsor. Oversees and coordinates protocol training for site staff.
Major Responsibility:Â Oversees the Management of Research Studies and StaffÂ Â Â Â
Supporting Actions:Â Plans, directs, coordinates, and leads activities of one large, complex or several research projects to ensure that goals, objectives, and all elements are accomplished. Supervises and trains Project manager(s).Â Oversees the daily protocol and study operations to ensure compliance with protocol and quality, as well as all research ethics and data security protocols.Â Supports study team to ensure that study and protocol procedures are followed and managed according to sponsor and organizational SOPs. Works with study teams to track accrual and retention goals; troubleshoots and problem-solves to ensure these goals are met.Â Identifies and evaluates areas for improvement across projects and implements changes in a timely manner to ensure ongoing quality and success. Continually assesses staff capacity, quality of work, and work load and works with team members to ensure team capacity. Identify staffing needs across projects and coordinate additional hiring as needed, in collaboration with Project Manager(s).Â Directs and develops public outreach, press releases, public presentations, community advisory board presentations, and web site development and content.Â Monitor protocol operations to ensure compliance with local and federal regulations. Troubleshoots research issues and problems raised by sponsors, funders, collaborators, and staff. Responsible for regular operation meetings with study staff to ensure protocol objectives are met and to ensure that ongoing communication is efficient and effective. Promotes open communication and discussion among staff regarding changes in protocols, procedures, logistics and other pertinent information. Ensures staff members receive ongoing training as needed and/or requested.
Major Responsibility:Â Quality and Data ManagementÂ Â Â Â Â Â
Supporting Actions:Â Responsible for updating and operationalizing the Quality Management (QM) plans of each protocol, including management of the daily Quality Control (QC) procedures and Quality Assurance (QA) review. In collaboration with the PIs responds to QM findings and implements corrective action. Provides or coordinates trainings for staff on QM procedures. Reviews and responds to data error reports and findings from audits to ensure full compliance with protocol, network standards, and regulations Identifies areas of needed improvement and implements plan in coordination with PIs.Â Completes relevant writing tasks (i.e., papers, posters, abstracts, data reports, presentations, grants) as needed and as available. Directs and develops public outreach, press releases, public presentations, community advisory board presentations, and web site development and content. Presents data/study information at local, national, or international meetings.Â Â Â
Major Responsibility:Â Budget, Reporting, and Financial ManagementÂ Â Â Â Â
Supporting Actions:Â Ensure timely reporting to funder.Â Be aware of invoices and overall budget of project
Major Responsibility:Â Manages communication with investigators, sponsors, and other administrators including budget and financial management
Supporting Actions:Â Actively participates on all study-related conference calls and attends study specific operations meetings and training locally and nationally. Maintains regular communication with project PIs, co-investigators, and other study staff as needed at all sites. Schedules and runs as-needed conference calls with investigators and study staff and is in regular communication with study investigators, study staff, and regulatory bodies as needed. Independently generates and disseminates as needed descriptive statistics, future projections regarding recruitment, follow-up, retention and compliance, and other data analysis for the sponsor and PIs.
Section 4: Decisions Position is Free to Make
Describe the authority held by the position by listing 1 to 2 examples of decisions that the position is free to make and explain the decisions that depend on the positionâ™s advice.
Section 5: Dimensions
List quantitative measures that define the size and scope of the position (for example, the number of students counseled, the number of faculty and/or staff supported, the number of employees supervised, the number of events planned, the size of budget managed).
Section 6: Job Qualifications and Competencies
Indicate the minimum required education and years of experience. Include any required licenses or certificates.
Education and Experience
Masterâ™s in a related field or equivalent and two to three years of supervisory/project management and prior research experience.
Indicate the essential job competencies. Competencies are required knowledge, skills and abilities necessary toperform the job successfully.
Section 7:Â Physical Demands and Working Conditions
Please use the following checklist to identify general physical demands and working conditions.Â Additional specific physical demands and working conditions required to perform the job should be added. Also indicate any information that would be helpful in understanding any unusual or hazardous conditions associated with performing the position, or specific work schedule information.
Â General Physical Demands
Use of Chemicals
Xâ˜ Requires ability to read
Xâ˜ Typically less than 10 pounds
â˜ Limited exposure to chemicals
Xâ˜ Must remain in stationary position for long periods of time at desk or computer
â˜ Typically 10 to 20 pounds
â˜ Careful use of chemicals
Xâ˜ Requires moving around campus
â˜ Typically 20 to 50 pounds
â˜ Use of highly toxic chemicals
Xâ˜ Requires occasionally standing, sitting, walking; using hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls;Â reaching with hands and arms; climbing stairs; hearing; talking
â˜ Typically more than 50 pounds
Xâ˜ Requires frequently moving about inside the office to access printer, files, and other materials/equipment
Xâ˜ Operates a computer and other office equipment
â˜ Some travel may be required
Additional physical demands and working conditions:Â Hybrid Eligible
All candidates must possess a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment.
Â All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification that are satisfactory to Brown University.
Recruiting Start Date:
Job Posting Title:
Public Health Administration
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)
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