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Research Manager- Global Health
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This position will serve as the manager for the
Pediatric Division of Research within the Department of Health System Design
and Global Health (the Division). The position will manage and support the
pediatric and adolescent research studies conducted within the Division, under
the Vice Chair for Research and lead Principal Investigator, Rachel Vreeman.
This position will provide strategic planning and coordination for all research
projects for Dr. Vreeman, including planning study project start up, project
implementation procedures, close out procedures, analysis, and dissemination of
The position will require competency in international collaborative efforts and will require direct and constant communication with the Kenyan Pediatric Research Program Manager at Moi University/AMPATH to oversee implementation of research tasks and management of staff. This position also requires liaising with research factions of Moi University/AMPATH, including RSPO and IREC for study protocol, financial, and ethical considerations according to University guidelines. The position will also oversee pediatric research activities for which Dr. Vreeman is the principal investigator in other countries.
This position will assist Dr. Vreeman in the development of pediatric HIV research activities, trainings, and engagement in Eldoret and Indianapolis communities that intend to disseminate pediatric HIV research results and facilitate translation into pediatric care. This position will provide direct supervision and management of research-related tasks of pediatric HIV research personnel and pediatric medical student scholars in Kenya and in the United States. The position will require collaboration with AMPATH-Kenya Research Program, biostatistics teams in Kenya and US, program managers, and project managers/coordinators in IU Center for Global Health to advance the Center’s overall research strategy and growing the global health research program.
This position will also manage the development of grant applications and dissemination of research findings for the Department of Health System Design and Global Health, under Dr. Vreeman’s leadership. The program manager will directly support the Vice Chair in writing grant applications, progress and technical reports, and journal publications. They will also help identify grant opportunities relevant to the Department’s research mission and advise faculty on the development of highly competitive applications. This position will develop and draft highly competitive grant applications in consultation with faculty and staff clients. They will oversee the coordination and development of multidisciplinary writing teams involving key program personnel at Mount Sinai and partner institutions, manage the writing, editing, and formatting of proposal sections, ensure final applications meet all relevant sponsor and application requirements, and ensure the timely submission of highly competitive grant applications. In addition, the research program manager will supervise the development and implementation of effective research dissemination and translation plans and will oversee the successful publication of manuscripts, including researching background material, drafting outlined sections, preparing tables, editing, formatting, and article submission.
We anticipate the primary job duties and responsibilities will be as follows:
• 60% - Oversee research operations of the pediatric HIV program within the Ryan White Division of Pediatric Infectious Diseases and Child Global Health including logistical and daily research operations. Supervise key staff members of the pediatric HIV program, including, but not limited to, study coordinators, medical research scholars, and research assistants.
• 10% - Counsel, direct, and assist faculty and staff in matters related to preparation, submission, and acceptance of highly competitive funding applications to major global health research sponsors including, but not limited to, the NIH, CDC, HRSA, and USAID. Serve as primary liaison with key sponsor program officials in the development of competitive research funding applications. Investigate and answer questions about funding application requirements to ensure the development of successful funding applications. Counsel researchers and staff on the preparation of competitive funding applications including the management of multidisciplinary writing teams involving key personnel from multiple partner institutions around the globe; development of consortia agreements, budget materials, and letters of support; and institutional information to ensure compliance with university policies, federal regulations, and agency guidelines. Assist faculty and staff in identifying documents or forms needed in connection with pending or funded projects and ensures all funding application requirements are met. Ascertain the status of proposals, awards, research risk approvals, internal approvals such as route sheets, and related documents. Follow up on all correspondence to ensure that appropriate action is taken or information provided.
• 10% - Manage and write the publication of manuscripts including the leading and organizing of writing teams, researching background material, drafting outlined sections, preparing tables, editing, formatting, and submission for both the Center and Pediatric HIV Research Program. Develop new concept proposals and data requests and process results of analyses into formats for presentation and dissemination. Advises faculty leaders on the development of effective research dissemination and translation plans and strategies and overseas the successful implementation of global health research dissemination plans.
• 10% - Work and collaborate with the Director of Research for the IU Center for Global Health to develop a strategic plan for pediatric HIV research program, including project development, grant writing, promoting employee professional development strategies, such as trainings and journal clubs.
• 10% - Travel to international program sites a minimum of 3 times per year to expand pediatric HIV global health research opportunities, oversee successful pediatric HIV research program operations and program implementation.
- Bachelor’s degree required. Masters-level degree preferred.
- Minimum of 3 years professional experience in
Preferred: Proven track record coordinating global clinical or behavioral research teams, writing grant applications, or other major sponsors of research, scientific or technical writing background related to global public health, and international experience working in low to middle-income countries are highly desired.
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