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Job Title: Project Manager
Job Number: 20025245
Organization: University of North Carolina at Chapel HIll
Posted: 11/13/2017
Type: Full-Time
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Chapel Hill,  NC    USA
Compensation: $49,500 - $65,000
Position Description: This position is project manager for the Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity, Socioeconomic Status, and Health across the Life Course Study (SOGI-SES). This project seeks to understand how socioeconomic resources and strains contribute to the health inequalities that sexual and gender minorities experience. This National Institutes of Health grant will build on ongoing data collection in the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent to Adult Health (Add Health) Wave V project. The goals of the SOGI-SES project are to collect, clean, disseminate, and analyze new data from a subset of the Add Health cohort (sexual minorities, transgendered individuals, and a comparison sample of heterosexuals) via a web-based survey that will collect information about formative experiences specific to sexual orientation and gender development, and enhance existing prospective information about SES and determinants of SES. The project is based at the Carolina Population Center. This position oversees all activities at UNC and is the liaison to the project’s subcontractor, RTI, and a collaborator at UCLA. The research team includes experts in epidemiology, developmental science, biostatistics, sociology, and data collection/management. This person will be a member of senior management, will be responsible for the project's day-to-day research activities and overall coordination, will work closely with project faculty/staff, will be the liaison with the data collection subcontractor and will coordinate activities for all data collection. S/he will work with a variety of researchers/staff, must have a combination of scientific knowledge, research experience, and interpersonal and management skills. S/he will receive general guidance from researchers/senior staff and implements them with various individuals. S/he must be able to develop plans and field protocols, write clearly, supervise staff at UNC, and provide overall day-to-day management.

Qualifications: Education requirements: Advanced degree in a relevant field (e.g., MPA, MPH) or Bachelor's degree with seven years of directly related experience. Qualifications and Experience: At least 3 years of management-level experience in managing or directing a complex research project is desirable, preferably within a major research university setting. Candidate must be able to develop implementation plans for research and technical activities, write clearly, and coordinate activities among a variety of individuals. Experience developing study protocols is preferred. S/he must be able to develop timelines and budgets, anticipate and solve problems, prioritize competing demands, and work independently. A demonstrated ability to work and collaborate within and across teams both inside and outside the organization is essential. S/he must have outstanding organizational and management skills as well as excellent interpersonal and communication skills and an ability to take the initiative on all aspects of the project. Experience working with Microsoft Excel, with research data, and conducting basic data analysis in SAS is a plus.

Organization Description: The Carolina Population Center (CPC) is an interdisciplinary research and training center under the Vice Chancellor for Research athe the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The Center’s goals are to create new knowledge, develop new sources of data to support population research, promote the development and use of innovative methodologies, build skills and capacity, and disseminate data and findings to population professionals, policy makers, and the public.

Closing Date: 2/13/2018
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Contact Name: Connie Padgett,  Department Manager
Contact Location: UNC at Chapel Hill

Chapel Hill   NC  
Contact Location: UNC at Chapel Hill
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How to Apply: apply on-line at Women and minorities are encouraged to apply.

Additional Information: The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Web Site Delete Date: 2/13/2018