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Associate Director, Research Projects

Employer
Emory University
Location
Atlanta, GA
Closing date
May 19, 2022

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Organization Type
Corporate
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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.
Description
The Associate Director, Research Projects serves as lead evaluator for several NIH-funded research training programs including:
Georgia CTSA Research Education Program (which includes the NIH-funded Georgia CTSA KL2 program and Georgia CTSA TL1 program, as well as the Emory Master of Science in Clinical Research [MSCR] degree program and Certificate Program in Translational Research [CPTR]). NIH Fogarty International Center D43 grant supported programs focused on HIV and TB research training in several different low and middle income countries. Other ongoing research and research training programs.
JOB DESCRIPTION:
  • Reports to a principal investigator of sponsored projects.
  • Exercises considerable latitude and independent judgment in overseeing the day-to-day operation of the research core.
  • Serves as a consultant and provides technical expertise in scientific theory, research and methods of collection and analysis of data sets for a variety of research projects.
  • Using an advanced knowledge of research methodology and techniques, provides leadership in the planning and development of survey instruments, guidelines, and procedures to collect required data.
  • Coordinates various aspects of the study. Routinely develops research protocols.
  • Reviews and edits text for studies.
  • Conducts extensive literature searches and effectively summarizes reported research findings and their applicability to the research.
  • Coordinates research and intervention activities with the team.
  • Provides direction to consultants and team members.
  • Coordinates and conducts special meetings.
  • Develops and conducts presentations, represents Emory at national meetings, and co-authors publications.
  • Collaborates on or authors reports and papers.
  • Performs related responsibilities as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
  • Master's degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Sociology, Psychology or a related discipline and five or more years of research/professional experience, OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.
  • Effective writing, analytic, presentation and organizational skills.
  • Experience managing and executing multiple projects and working with senior health policy makers and executives is preferred.
  • Experience conducting focus groups.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATION:
  • Experience and expertise in program evaluation is critical for this position. This includes having skills in Quantitative and Qualitative and Assessment Methods.
  • PhD degree strongly preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work with a wide variety of investigators and trainees at Emory University and the other Georgia CTSA partner institutions (Georgia Tech, Morehouse School of Medicine, and the University of Georgia) are preferred.

NOTE: Tasks related to this position can be performed remotely with only occasional supported visits to an Emory University location. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.
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Emory University is dedicated to providing equal opportunities and equal access to all individuals regardless of race, color, religion, ethnic or national origin, gender, genetic information, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, and veteran's status. Emory University does not discriminate in admissions, educational programs, or employment on the basis of any factor stated above or prohibited under applicable law. Students, faculty, and staff are assured of participation in University programs and in the use of facilities without such discrimination. Emory University complies with Executive Order 11246, as amended, Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Vietnam Era Veteran's Readjustment Assistance Act, and applicable executive orders, federal and state regulations regarding nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action. Emory University is committed to achieving a diverse workforce through application of its affirmative action, equal opportunity and nondiscrimination policy in all aspects of employment including recruitment, hiring, promotions, transfers, discipline, terminations, wage and salary administration, benefits, and training. Inquiries regarding this policy should be directed to the Emory University Department of Equity and Inclusion, 201 Dowman Drive, Administration Building, Atlanta, GA 30322.

Emory University is committed to providing reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities upon request. To request this document in an alternate format or to request a reasonable accommodation, please contact the Department of Accessibility Services at 404-727-9877 (V) | 404-712-2049 (TDD). Please note that one week advance notice is preferred.
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