Brown University — Project Manager

Job Description:

The Project Manager manages several large research projects related to comparative health systems. The position requires managing the day-to-day operations of research studies, providing complex administrative support and project management in a fast-paced, high volume research environment.  The Project Manager manages and facilitates communication, information exchange, and workflow among internal and external research team members and collaborators, and records, documents, distributes, and archives work products; contributes to quality assurance of data and work products and provides text and graphical content as requested for manuscripts and presentations; for most projects, works with collaborating institutions to arrange data exchanges, help manage databases, and helps to direct data processing; works with team to develop study protocols; at future point in time, may coordinate, supervise, and track the recruitment and participation of research subjects;  assures compliance with requirements of human subjects research review committees, data granting agencies, and funding agencies; and manages vendor services.  This position regularly deals with human subject and other confidential materials and often requires independent judgment and action. This position monitors and generates financial projections to guide spending decisions and financial management of projects as well as completes expense and reimbursement requests and is responsible for the team purchasing card. This position tracks grant/project progress and completes non-scientific portions of paperwork and reports to submit to the admin team, while also researches future grant opportunities and tracks projections and spending.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s Degree and 5 years experience or equivalent combination of education and experience, a Master’s in Public Health, or a Master’s degree with concurrent research experience.

Job Competencies

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office software.
  • Proficiency with teleconferencing software (e.g., Zoom) and interacting with remote colleagues.
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks, set priorities, and meet deadlines.
  • Precise attention to detail and exemplary organizational skills.
  • Ability to work both independently, and as a research team member.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Demonstrated success in the management of complex projects.
  • Familiarity with IRB procedures and data use agreements.
  • Professionalism in interaction with collaborators and research participants.
  • Supervisory skills.
  • Possesses a willingness and ability to support diverse and inclusive environment.
  • Interest in public health, healthcare, medicine, and/or pharmacy – preferred but not required.

Additional physical demands and working conditions: Hybrid Eligible.

All candidates must possess a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment.

All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification that are satisfactory to Brown University.

This full-time fixed-term position has an end-date of 5/31/25 and may be extended based on the availability of grant funding.

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Job Posting Title:
Project Manager

School of Public Health Office of Finance and Administration

Grade 10

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Worker Sub-Type:
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type:
Full time

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Position Work Location:
Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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