Research Manager, Center for Obesity Prevention - Brown School
Washington University in St. Louis
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Internal Number: JR66224
A qualified individual is needed for a research manager position with the Center for Diabetes Translation Research (WU-CDTR) at the Brown School. The WU-CDTR is one of sevenÂ Centers for Diabetes Translation Research funded by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK). In partnership with the Council on Black Health, at Drexel University, and theÂ University of Missouri, Columbia, the Center houses several cores that support a national network of investigators conducting cutting-edge research on the root causes of diabetes inequities. Under the direction of the principal investigator, the research manager is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day activities of the WU-CDTR, which include developing and implementing detailed plans for Center activities and membership engagement, supervising Center staff, and managing the coordination and evaluation of services across multiple Center components.
Primary Duties & Responsibilities
Work Plan Development and Monitoring
Manages the key operations and evaluation of multiple Center cores.
Leads development of a detailed plan for executing on deliverables of the Center, including engagement of funders, community partners and stakeholder groups, dissemination, and communications.
Maintains a system for monitoring progress and alerting key stakeholders of deadlines.Â
Works on member engagement, core oversight, and timely delivery of project products.
Works with Center leadership and staff to structure, collect, and analyze, relevant program data to monitor outcomes.
Manages the coordination of all core activities, including overseeing the delineation of tasks and serving as the primary contact for external partners.
Prepares regular progress reports and final reports for funding agency.
Manages budgetary expenditures in cooperation with financial manager.
Creates and implements a communications strategy to disseminate research findings and advertise Center activities.
Facilitates and implements core timelines.
Supervises staff associated with the Center, including project coordinators and research assistants.Â
Communicates and coordinates as necessary with multiple funders and competing deliverables and needs.Â
Coordinates with Brown School administrative staff regarding space, computer support, office supplies, and other needs.
Research and Writing
Leads the preparation of grant proposals and manuscripts for submission to peer-reviewed journals, including data collection and analysis, drafting and editing manuscript text, managing references, and ensuring that manuscripts conform to journal style guidelines.Â
Leads high-level literature searches and identification of evidence-based best practices to inform policy and programmatic recommendations.
Contributes to obtaining new funding to continue the work of the center/unit/department in the field.
Performs other duties as assigned.
Masterâ™s degree and two years of experience.Â Â Â Â Â Â Â
Understanding and knowledge of chronic disease.
Experience analyzing data (qualitative/quantitative).
Experience in project management (evaluation design, literature reviews).
Strong interpersonal and communication (oral and written) skills.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse groups, including faculty, staff, students, public affairs, and health and news organizations.
Strong analytic skills and the ability to think strategically and programmatically.
Ability to represent the projects and Principal Investigator effectively with scholars, students, and community groups.
Ability to work independently and exercise outstanding judgment.
Demonstrated ability to handle multiple tasks in a complex organizational environment.
Ability to manage budgets and resources to complete deliverables.
Bachelorâ™s degree and three years of relevant project coordination experience or a Masterâ™s degree and one year of related experience.
$45,800.00 - $75,900.00 / AnnuallyThe salary range reflects base salaries paid for positions in a given job grade across the University. Individual rates within the range will be determined by factors including one's qualifications and performance, equity with others in the department, market rates for positions within the same grade and department budget.
All external candidates receiving an offer for employment will be required to submit to pre-employment screening for this position. The screenings will include criminal background check and, as applicable for the position, other background checks, drug screen, an employment and education or licensure/certification verification, physical examination, certain vaccinations and/or governmental registry checks. All offers are contingent upon successful completion of required screening.
Washington University in St. Louis is committed to providing a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to our employees. Benefits eligibility is subject to employment status, full-time equivalent (FTE) workload, and weekly standard hours. Please visit our website at https://hr.wustl.edu/benefits/ to view a summary of benefits.
Washington University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to an individualâ™s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability status, protected veteran status, national or ethnic origin, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation. Women, minorities, protected veterans and the disabled are strongly encouraged to apply.
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