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Research Project Director

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Position type: Staff Full Time
Benefit Status: Benefited-Union
Campus: UMass Lowell
Department: Department of Public Health
Salary: Salary commensurate with experience and grant
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General Summary of Position:

Under the general direction of the Principal Investigator or designee, the Project Director manages the day-to-day operations of short term and multi-year research projects. The Project Director is responsible for the implementation of research projects from inception to completion and manages and coordinates these activities.   

Minimum Qualifications (Required):

  • Masters’ degree in a public health, behavioral or health care field
  • 10+ years of related experience
  • Proficient in use of productivity software (Word, Excel, Access, Outlook, PowerPoint, EndNote, Adobe Acrobat, etc.)
  • Working knowledge of web-based databases (e.g., REDCap)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of federal requirements for the conduct of human studies
  • Experience working in and/or with academic institutions and federal research grants
  • Outstanding communication skills, both the oral and written. Excellent ability to effectively communicate with diverse study participants, community organizations, faculty and staff
  • Outstanding organizational, analytical, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to travel to off-site locations

Additional Considerations:

  • Experience in working with government health agencies
  • Knowledge of geography and communities in Central and Northeastern Massachusetts

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience in assisting investigators and government officials with preparation of peer-reviewed publications or reports, and submission of NIH grant applications
  • Prior experience in working in communities

Special Instructions to Applicants:

Only current UML Employees within the Grants & Contracts (MTA/GRACE) bargaining unit will be considered during the first 10 business days of the posting. All other candidates will be considered after that period.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled; however, the posting may close when an adequate number of qualified applications is received.

  • This position is contingent upon funding. 
  • All staff must have gone through human subjects protection training, and active certification for human subject studies (e.g., CITI certificates). 
  • All staff are required to work in communities, and interact with clients/study participants on and off campus as needed by the projects.

Please include a resume and cover letter with your application.  Names and contact information of three references will be required during the application process.  


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