Manager, Research

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Connecticut, United States
20 Aug 2019
End of advertisement period
20 Oct 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Bargaining Unit: None - Not included in the union (Yale Union Group)
Time Type: Full time
Duration Type: Regular
Compensation Grade: Clinical & Research
Compensation Grade Profile: Manager, Research (24)
Work Location: Medical School Campus
Worksite Address: 270 Congress Avenue, New Haven, CT 06519
Work Week: Standard (M-F equal number of hours per day)
Searchable Job Family: Miscellaneous, Research Res Support, Research/Support
Total # of hours to be worked: 37.5

Position Focus:

Under guidance from the Principal Investigator (PI), provide research oversight and direction, technical assistance and manage supervise and manage a number of epidemiological, clinical research and demonstration projects conducting research and providing services at the interface infectious diseases and addiction.

Research and clinical services are primarily focused on international community-based clinical trials and adherence studies of treatments for HIV, HCV and TB, substance abuse, medication-assisted treatment, prison release programs, and on health care systems integration. Technical assistance requires supervision of a number of project coordinators along with training, site review, project reports and communication with international collaborators and funders on demonstration projects that lend themselves to future research projects. Study subjects are individuals with or at risk for infectious diseases, substance use disorders, criminal justice involvement, mental illness as well as other co-morbid conditions. The key populations affected, and with which the coordinator will require experience, is with people who inject drugs, men who have sex with men, transgender women, sex workers, prisoners and others with substance use and/or psychiatric disorders.

As the Domestic Coordinator, this individual will be responsible for identifying funding opportunities and supervising existing study coordinators on research study design issues, research operations and implementation and primarily participating with our domestic research initiatives and partners. In this position, s/he will also be responsible for developmental activities of new research and service projects and remain involved with oversight of the array of individual research projects. Establish and maintain relationships with federal agencies, funding sources, domestic study collaborators, oversight of selected students, referral agencies, and community-based agency and other constituent groups. Oversee a portfolio of budgetary issues related to conducting research domestically.

Essential Duties

  1. Supervises research through existing staff within the scope of established study protocols, including development of protocols. Adheres to all human subject regulations as defined by Yale University and the Federal government that pertain to research studies.
  2. Responsible for reviewing, planning, and implementing study protocols and assessing the impact of program changes on research quality. Identifies and makes initial contact with potential funding sources to secure funds.
  3. Oversees the planning of large multi-site or global studies. Establishes goals and objectives, training requirements, productivity goals and financial parameters. Develops forms and questionnaires and manages the application of research techniques.
  4. Works closely with research faculty and collaborators to identify quality and operational strategies and aspects of study that need to be overcome.
  5. Fosters and maintains cooperative relationships with principal investigators, collaborators, study coordinators, government officials, international partnerships, and study sponsors to ensure for the safe and timely progression of studies and adherence to all study/agency/government regulations.
  6. Develops original HIC/IRB submissions for multi-site research. Collaborates with various PI on major revisions and ensure changes are incorporated at each participating site.
  7. Works with data managers to ensure data can be analyzed for reporting results to funders.
  8. Develops operational procedures for the collection, editing, verification and management of statistical data. Develops and implements relevant statistical programs to incorporate data from multiple projects. Designs comprehensive and rational databases with advance knowledge of the scientific applications impacting on the data analyses and reporting.
  9. Develops protocols for collection of data. Designs data gathering instruments and related procedures. Tests, refines and finalizes instruments for use in research study.
  10. Presents talks, seminars or other oral presentations on the methodology and analyses used in scientific studies.
  11. Composes major abstracts/publications/manuscript.
  12. Reconciles and manages budgets for several research projects in conjunction with the business and grants offices.
  13. Oversees submission of grants and reporting on their status to funding agencies.
  14. Performs additional duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

Master’s Degree in a related discipline and 4 years of experience or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Demonstrated ability to supervise a number of research coordinators including those employed at Yale and elsewhere and demonstrated ability to work with the target populations. Ability to function in the community and medical center and to bridge the gap between these two environments.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Outstanding oral and written communication skills, including demonstrated cross-cultural communication skills. Ability to supervise research staff and students on related projects.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Computer skills, including word processing, MS PowerPoint, and database programs. Understanding and demonstrated use of statistical software and analytical skills, preferably for quantitative and qualitative research.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Willingness and ability to travel for site visits and multisite meetings and conferences as required by the principal investigator. Flexibility and ability to adapt to multiple cultural settings.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Outstanding research, organizational, management, interpersonal, writing and communication skills. Demonstrated ability to oversee and coordinate multiple projects. Ability to think creatively and solve problems effectively.

Preferred Education, Experience and Skills:

PhD and 3 yrs of research exp or MPH w/ 7-10 yrs of research exp. 5 yrs of HIV exp. 5 yrs of supervisory exp. Understanding of chemical dependency, infectious diseases inc. HIV, treatment and research outcomes, service delivery. Ability to understand research study design, implementation of research, provide/coordinate analysis of data in randomized clinical trials and longitudinal studies.

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