This position may be eligible for a hybrid work arrangement that may include a partially remote work location, consistent with System Office policy. UNC Chapel Hill employees are generally required to reside within a reasonable commuting distance of their assigned duty station.
The Department of Nutrition at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill seeks candidates for the position of Research Project Manager. The Project Manager will work under the direction of Dr. Anna Kahkoska, Assistant Professor of Nutrition and Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism.
The Project Manager will work closely with Dr. Kahkoska and her research team to coordinate and oversee research activities relating to an externally funded 5-year study to implement diabetes distress screening and virtual treatment options in the UNC Endocrinology – UNC Hospitals Outpatient Center at Eastowne. The project will run 2023 – 2028.
Specific duties will include:
Overall Program management and development for a high visibility innovation grant, including a range of responsibilities from documentation of all meetings to supporting the research team in identifying and managing project risks, issues and dependencies required to manage a 5 year complex program with successful outcomes
Preparation of executive periodic reports for the research team and external institutions; Prepare graphs, tables and charts to present research information to management
Preparation and archiving of IRB documents, study protocols and manuals; updating and maintaining other study materials
Facilitating communications among research team members
Developing and maintaining appropriate program timelines and tasks for research projects; Work with Principal Investigator in planning and coordinating daily activities for assigned research project;
Track and control expenses within allotted budgets
Assist with recruitment of clinical stakeholders; preparing reports for stakeholder meetings, documenting discussion from meetings
Participant recruitment and retention
Perform basic clerical and administrative support tasks as needed
Assist with the preparation of posters and reports for professional meetings
Use best in class project management tools to monitor project progress on regular basis and report the same to management; Identify delays and deviations and accordingly revise work plan to ensure timely completion.
Ensuring appropriate training of team members, which may include managing students and clinical trainees; provide assistance and conduct trainings for research team members when required.
Education and Experience:
Masters and/or certified diabetes educator (CDE) certification preferred but not required. Strongly prefer candidate with experience in human subject's research, current knowledge of type 1 diabetes in adults in general, including psychosocial care and behavioral health. Familiarity with diabetes clinical care and/or experience in routine healthcare settings preferred, but not required. Previous personnel management or leadership experience in a complex innovative environment preferred, but not required. Familiarity with EPIC, REDCap, and scientific writing area also a plus, but not required.
Carolina rates among the nation’s great institutions of higher education, set on an historic and beautiful campus that celebrates all four seasons. Carolina’s students, faculty and staff come here from around the world, bringing varied cultural, racial and ethnic heritages that help make UNC-Chapel Hill a thriving intellectual center. We’re repeatedly ranked the nation’s best value in higher education for students seeking to earn a college degree – the University has garnered the top spot each time since the ranking’s launch in 1998.Whether you’ve just started your career, are new to academia or are a seasoned professional with assorted campus experiences to draw on, we hope you will find a great place at Carolina.