The IMPACT-C Project Director will dedicate 100% effort to a large-scale national research initiative focused on testing strategies for COVID-19 in nursing homes for vulnerable and underserved populations as part of the Impact Collaboratoryâ™s RADx Underserved Populations (RADx-UP) program which supports 32 institutions across the United States to focus on populations disproportionately affected by the pandemic.Â The IMPACT Collaboratory is a massive research incubator focused on the development of non-pharmaceutical pragmatic clinical trials embedded in everyday healthcare systems to improve the lives of people living with Alzheimer's disease or related dementias (AD/ADRD) and their caregivers. Â Responsibilities for the position include administrative coordination of tasks across the two organizations responsible for the project, Brown University and Hebrew SeniorLife.Â
Project Management: Responsibilities for the position include administrative coordination and management of tasks across the two organizations responsible for the project, Brown University and Hebrew SeniorLife. Â The Project Director will work closely with the Brown University and Hebrew SeniorLife team including the Executive Director and Principal Investigators, as well as with a number of external partners including national corporations, nursing home facilities, providers, community members, and research staff. The Project Director will oversee day-to-day activities for the project, such as managing project timelines and milestones, scheduling project activities, coordinating between internal and external teams, assisting in real-world coordination of conducting research in busy healthcare settings, and recruitment/retention Â of study participants. Â This will include working with older adults living in nursing homes, care partners, and facility staff to identify preferences and priorities for COVID-19 testing. The Project Director will be responsible for developing relationships to improve trust and communication to effectively collaborate through all stages of the project. Finally, the Project Director will be responsible for tracking compliance with requirements of our external sponsor, the National Institutes of Aging at the National Institutes of Health (NIA/NIH).
Communications: Additional tasks include drafting and producing project-related communications such as developing jargon-free, public-facing summaries and documents, developing scientific manuscripts, conference presentations, study information and results, and preparing new research proposals.Â
Stakeholder engagement: The Project Director will also be responsible for supporting engagement among multi-stakeholders, including underserved and vulnerable persons, throughout the course of the project. Â As such, familiarity with stakeholder engagement in research is required. Â Familiarity with regulatory requirements for testing staff and residents of nursing homes for COVID-19 is preferred. Â The Project Director is expected to conduct environmental and literatures scans to stay up-to-date on these evolving rules and COVID-19 testing methods and technologies.
Education and Experience
Masterâ™s degree and two to three years of project management or public health research experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
Preferred: Experience in the field of Gerontology, Clinical Trials Research, Long-Term Care, Epidemiology, Translational and Applied Research, Implementation Science
Ability to think critically and use large amounts of information to make inferences about the â˜bigger pictureâ™
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Strong interpersonal skills and ability to work effectively with large groups of diverse people, including vulnerable populations
Works well both independently and as part of a team
Ability to hold self and others accountable for completing tasks in a timely manner and to a high standard
Extremely organized with precise attention to detail
Possess a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment
Ability to manage competing priorities and meet deadlines
Ability to work with a diverse population and handle confidential information with discretion
Create compelling data visualizations
Experience with stakeholder engagement in research, qualitative interviewing
Experience engaging stakeholder partners in the context of clinical research
Mastery of Windows, MS Office software (especially Excel, Powerpoint, and Word), common internet browsers
Preferred: Mastery of Data Visualization software (such as Tableau, Qlikview, or other similar platforms); Mastery of Smartsheets; and ability to learn new software with ease
This is a fixed term position with an end date of 6/30/2022.
Criminal and educational background check required
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