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Research Supervisor (project director) - Pediatric Health Disparities Research Program

The Pediatric Health Disparities Research Program involves research and intervention programs focused on improving the health outcomes and overall well-being of children and their families. A major emphasis of our work has involved translating research into interventions and designing programs to improve children's illness management reduce health care use and improve functioning and quality of life for children and their families.

We are interviewing candidates for a Research Supervisor position that supports a research program comprised of several multi-method federally funded research studies. Reporting to the director/principal investigator of this research program working closely with other senior lab members and in accordance with established policies and procedures the Research Supervisor is responsible for the operation of the research program including data management and study reporting. The individual will function as assistant lab manager and will share responsibility with full time project directors for the oversight of participant recruitment daily supervision of research assistants and interns monitoring research session scheduling and completion rates and liaising with community partners to our research projects.

This individual will function as one of the lab's main data managers and will help to spearhead the setup and maintenance of data management and training and supporting staff members with ongoing data management tasks. They will perform preliminary basic statistical analyses and will be responsible for researching testing and providing maintenance and support for new software tools and research devices and other lab assets.

As a research supervisor the individual will also be involved in in developing protocols intervention plans and subject recruitment and assisting senior study staff with coordination of all aspects of each study including participant recruitment data management and study monitoring and reporting.
Organizing and implementing the protocol of the projects. Collaborating with the research staff and the community including healthcare providers school administrators and other school personnel and families of child research participants. Assisting in coordinating research projects and performing ongoing tasks related to participant recruitment and data collection which include but are not limited to eligibility screening and participant recruitment establishing and maintaining research records for study participants administering standardized measures (including questionnaires interviews specialized electronic monitoring devices biological samples) and entering data into computerized database.
Participating in interview selection and evaluation of research support staff and interns as well as training and oversight. Coordinating work schedule monitoring adherence to procedures/protocols to ensure optimal study participation rates accurate data collection timely follow up and the like.
Within Lifespan and department guidelines authorizes purchases related to research project. Coordinating all required submissions related to protocol and procedures to the Institutional Review Board.
Supporting and assisting with grant submissions and manuscript preparation including assisting with literature reviews references and writing.
Coordinating collaborative work with other investigators and sites. Also coordinating audits and on-site visits by sponsoring agencies.
Maintaining and enhancing professional expertise through educational opportunities and review of pertinent literature.
Willingness to travel to study sites or for other grant-related reasons.
Other information:
  1. Strong interest and established skills related to data management and basic statistical analyses is required
  2. Minimum of master's degree in psychology behavioral health or public health and 3-5 years of experience in clinical human subjects research including demonstrated data management supervisory and effective interpersonal/communication skills.
  3. Experience with research concepts and techniques including qualitative interviewing and quantitative analysis
  4. Experience working with Institutional Review Board and research compliance (desired but not required)
  5. Ability to function autonomously in a collaborative interdisciplinary team involving research medical and mental health care
  6. Ability to work professionally with school systems and other community organizations
  7. Excellent written and verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  8. Demonstrated strong administrative skills and a strong attention to detail
  9. Ability to work harmoniously with diverse groups of individuals
  10. Experience working in an ethnically culturally and racially diverse environment 
  11. A talent for multi-tasking and an aptitude for thinking on numerous levels simultaneously
  12. Ability to work a flexible schedule including some evening and weekend hours to support staff and events and to be available as needed
  13. A valid driver�s license and reliable car
  14. Strong computer skills
  15. Spanish fluence is advantageous but not required
  16. The individual must be able to commit to the position for no less than 3 years