Project Director: Hep C & Methadone Maintenance NIH Study

Thu Feb 28, 2013 1:56 pm (PST) . Posted by: “Abby Batchelder”

Position Summary

The Project Director will be a part of a team at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine that are conducting a 5-year NIH-funded study to examine the optimal model of care for treating HCV-infected drug users. This study is a randomized controlled trial of three models of HCV care: standard multidisciplinary on-site treatment; directly observed treatment; and concurrent group treatment. The project will occur in three clinical sites in the Bronx and will follow 150 participants (both HCV-infected and HIV/HCV co-infected) over an 18-month period. Research visits will include computerized interviews, blood and urine collection, adherence counts, cost data, and medical extraction. The Project Director will be responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the study. S/he will supervise two research coordinators, create study protocols, manage IRB-related activities, create progress reports for the IRB and NIH, oversee data collection and transfer of specimens, facilitate financial transactions, assist with management of three subcontracts, and help with dissemination of study findings. In addition, the Project Director will coordinate and supervise several pilot research projects, supervise additional staff and volunteers, manage resources across projects, and assist with grant submissions.

List of Responsibilities

  • Coordinate all aspects of the research project with investigators, data managers, research coordinators, and clinical staff.
  • Hire, train, and supervise two research coordinators
  • Create and refine research protocols
  • Manage all IRB-related activities
  • Create regular reports for the IRB, funder (NIH), and safety monitoring board
  • Supervise, coordinate, and conduct data and specimen collection, data entry, and data management
  • Lead weekly project meetings
  • Supervise participant recruitment, tracking, and follow-up
  • Participate in disseminating study findings
  • Assist with preparation and writing of grant proposals
  • Troubleshoot study-related problems
  • Facilitate study-related financial transactions
  • Collaborate with Division Administrative staff to ensure execution of program budgets, subcontracts, consultant contracts and grant proposal submissions
  • Travel to clinical and research sites in the Bronx to oversee all study-related activities and facilitate participant recruitment and follow-up
  • Conduct research visits if necessary
  • Work closely with co-investigators at other institutions to carry out the cost and cost-effectiveness analyses
  • Supervise several additional pilot research projects

Experience and Educational Background

  • Bachelor’s Degree (Master’s Degree preferred) in public health,
  • clinical epidemiology, or related field and 3-5 years of experience
  • managing research projects
  • At least two years of experience collecting data for research
  • (e.g. conducting interviews, collecting biologic specimens, extracting
  • medical records)

Skills and Competencies

  • Advanced working knowledge of Microsoft Word, ACCESS, and Excel
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities and projects while working
  • as part of a geographically disbursed team
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and communication skills
  • Able to write scientific documents
  • Detail oriented
  • Knowledge of SPSS, STATA, or SAS preferred
  • Fluency in English (Fluency in English and Spanish preferred)

Scope of Responsibility

  • Supervises two research coordinators and coordinate all study-related activities between six investigators, two data managers, one consultant, and four research sites
  • Interfaces with Einstein IRB and administrative staff at Einstein research/clinical sites
  • Interfaces with Administrative staff to manage financial transactions of a $3.7 million budget
  • Reports to the Principal Investigator

How to apply

  • Please submit a resume/CV and cover letter to abatchel@montefiore.org.
  • Please place “Project Director” in the subject line of the email when applying.

 

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