Associate Director, Research Projects

Georgia, United States
30 May 2019
End of advertisement period
30 Jul 2019
Contract Type
Full Time



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.

Additional Details

  • Position involves working on the organizational and regulatory aspects of several federally funded projects, and in the development of new project applications.
  • Primary responsibilities involve staff training, administrative tasks, budget oversights, IRB submissions and revisions, grant progress reports, new grant submission documents, project coordination, and data oversight.
  • Coordination with collaborating institutions on regulatory and budget manners is desired.
  • Strong administrative, organization, planning, and interpersonal skills are desired.
  • Experience with administration of IRB protocols and NIH grants is preferred.
  • Position involves working with a multidisciplinary research team and experience in a research environment is highly desirable.


  • 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 policymakers and executives is preferred.