Project Manager

Posted 3 weeks ago

The CUNY Institute for Implementation Science in Population Health (ISPH) has a rapidly growing research portfolio, and is recruiting for a Project Manager, whose work will be focused on the managing a large survey of the mental health impact of COVID among New Yorkers.  There will be opportunities to contribute to and advance data collection and dissemination.

The position start date is October 15 (or mutually agreed upon) with a one year hire commitment.  Further extension is dependent on funding availability, performance and research interests aligned with the ISPH.  This can be a remote position, but the candidate must be based in the metro NYC area and willing to come into the field during data collection or as needed.  Salary is competitive and commensurate with title and experience.

Specific duties include:

  • Oversee day-day study progress on ongoing studies; primarily for the launch and completion of the survey, including developing standard operating procedures, and other study protocols;
  • Contribute to data management and preliminary statistical analyses;
  • Work closely with the PI and collaborators to perform research and related support activities including (a) development, implementation, and management of research projects; and (b) preparation of drafts of regulatory protocols and progress reports, manuscripts, budgets, and grant applications;
  • Be responsible for data management and preliminary statistical analysis;
  • Function as the point-of-contact for the CUNY side of the project, and handle study related communication, interacting with donors and stakeholders;
  • Work with the community engagement team on pre- and post-survey community engagement activities;
  • Oversee and train data collectors who are conducting data collection in the field;
  • Facilitate recurring conference calls with relevant stakeholders to discuss study progress and study activities;
  • Coordinate administrative tasks for the investigator including protocol amendment changes and preparation of IRB documents to send to the regulatory specialist.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • PhD or masters in epidemiology, public health, psychology, or similar;
  • Extensive knowledge of research design, data collection, quality control, and research compliance;
  • High level of proficiency in computer applications with extensive knowledge of Microsoft programs and patient tracking databases.

About the CUNY ISPH: The ISPH was founded on the notion that substantial improvements in population health can be efficiently achieved through better implementation of existing strategies, policies, and interventions across multiple sectors. With that in mind, we study how to translate and scale-up evidence-based interventions and policies within clinical and community settings in order to improve population health and reduce health disparities.  The ISPH leads cutting-edge research across a range of topics, including health disparities, HIV, substance use, and mental health.  We utilize innovative methods, including large online national cohorts, discrete choice experiments, quasi-experimental methods, visualization dashboards, and cluster RCT / hybrid trials.

About the CUNY SPH: The mission of The CUNY Graduate School of Public Health and Health Policy is to provide a collaborative and accessible environment for excellence in education, research, and service in public health, to promote and sustain healthier populations in New York City and around the world, and to shape policy and practice in public health for all.


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