Research Associate

Connecticut, United States
29 Jul 2020
End of advertisement period
29 Sep 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Position Focus:

Under the direction of the PI, the Project Manager (PM) will oversees multiple study project teams and implementation programs (in coordination with another remote program director). Duties will include the managing and organizing a national dissemination and implementation program (GEDC), a national research infrastructure program (GEAR), and managing and leading the implementation of two multi-site observational studies.

The PM will support the PI who co-leads the Geriatric Emergency Department Collaborative (GEDC) in developing, organizing, coordinating, implementing, and executing projects and activities that focus on the GEDC mission of transforming, catalyzing, and evaluating best practices in interdisciplinary geriatric emergency care. Since the GEDC co-lead and program director are located in North Carolina, the PI and PM based at Yale will coordinate work collaboratively, virtually, and synergistically to support both GEDC co-leads. A successful PM will work in a dynamic, cross-functional, multi-organizational environment that supports transformation of geriatric emergency care and organizes external partnerships. The PM will attend regular GEDC coordinating center and team meetings at GEDC sites and other locations as needed and coordinate local GEDC activities of the PI and team management.

The PM will support the PI for the Geriatric Emergency care Applied Research (GEAR) network. This is a NIA funded initiative to build a national research infrastructure. Activities include both multicenter prospective study management [institutional review board submissions and continuing approvals, subaward administration and management, multicenter study team coordination and meetings, research team trainings, data collection coordination (development of data collection instruments), data extraction, coordination with data managers and analysts, preparation of study reports and manuscripts], supervision of data coordination and multiple Data Use Agreements with a third party research data warehouse, and administrative organization of the GEAR research infrastructure. The latter will include release and communication of future pilot funding opportunities, establishing an pilot study application form, release and broad dissemination of the funding announcement, creation of a platform to receive proposals, coordination of proposal review, awarding of selected applicants, and coordination of support (both funding and GEAR Core infrastructure supports) to awardees. PM duties will include overall managing, coordination, and providing administrative support to both the PI and the GEAR Core leads (research lead, data and informatics leads, measurement leads, and dissemination and implementation leads).

The PM will support the PI for the Pathway to Detection & Differentiation of Delirium & Dementia in the Emergency Department (PD4ED). This is a NIA funded pilot study from the IMPACT Collaboratory (through Brown University). Activities will include a multicenter pilot study supervision that will include institutional review board submissions and continuing approvals, subaward administration and management, multicenter study team coordination and meetings, research team trainings, data collection coordination (development of data collection instruments – centralized Redcap survey), data extraction, coordination with data managers and analysts, preparation of study reports, manuscripts, and future grant proposals.

Essential Duties

  1. Supervises research within the scope of established study protocol. Adheres to all human subjects 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. Establish 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 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. Collaborate with various PI on major revisions and ensure changes are incorporated at each participating site.
  7. Uses advanced statistical knowledge to provide support in managing and analyzing data
  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. May perform other duties as assigned.

Required Education and Experience

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

Required Skill/Ability 1:

Excellent communication skills. Ability to communicate ideas and information clearly and appropriately for the situation and audience. Professionalism, leadership, organizational and team player characteristics. Ability to adapt quickly to new areas of focus. Ability to interact and collaborate with all levels of management and cross-functional teams.

Required Skill/Ability 2:

Experience with the MS Office suite. Experience with project management software such as Trello, Slack, Microsoft Teams, Skype, or Zoom. REDCap web application database experience. Strong analytical and strategic thinking skills.

Required Skill/Ability 3:

Ability to do schedule, organize, and prepare communication lines (call, video conference, recordings, etc.), as well as establish agendas, for team and project meetings (Zoom, Webex, Gotomeeting, Skype, Microsoft Teams, Google meetings, etc.). Ability to prepare, write/draft, submit, manage contracts, subcontracts/ subawards, consult agreements, data use agreements.

Required Skill/Ability 4:

Experience managing complex projects, multi-tasking and independent problem solving to meet project deadlines. Institutional Review Board (IRB) proposal submission and study protocol experience.

Required Skill/Ability 5:

Demonstrated experience in writing research proposal submissions (both federal R01-level grants and foundation grants), abstract submissions, manuscripts, or grant proposals.

Drug Screen No
Health Screening No

Background Check Requirements

All candidates for employment will be subject to pre-employment background screening for this position, which may include motor vehicle, DOT certification, drug testing and credit checks based on the position description and job requirements. All offers are contingent upon the successful completion of the background check. Please visit for additional information on the background check requirements and process.

Posting Disclaimer

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the essential functions that will be required of the position and should not be construed as a declaration of specific duties and responsibilities of the particular position. Employees will be assigned specific job-related duties through their hiring departments.

Affirmative Action Statement:

Yale University considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, an individual’s sex, race, color, religion, age, disability, status as a veteran, or national or ethnic origin; nor does Yale discriminate on the basis of sexual orientation or gender identity or expression. Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972 protects people from sex discrimination in educational programs and activities at institutions that receive federal financial assistance. Questions regarding Title IX may be referred to the University’s Title IX Coordinator, at, or to the U.S. Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, 8th Floor, Five Post Office Square, Boston MA 02109-3921. Telephone: 617.289.0111, Fax: 617.289.0150, TDD: 800.877.8339, or Email:

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