Project Manager

Brown University Providence , RI 02940

Posted 2 months ago

Job Description:

The purpose of this position is to coordinate, manage and support research conducted within the soon to be established Pandemics Center. Initially, the position will manage a project to identify countries' exemplar practices in maintaining essential health services while also responding to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Job-related activities include: coordinating and tracking the work of local research teams in four different countries in Latin America and Asia. Duties involve corresponding with research teams, scheduling and creating agenda for biweekly meetings to discuss research findings, drafting and disseminating meeting notes, and participating in the analysis, write-up and publication of project research findings. This person is also responsible for recruiting, training, supervising, and evaluating project staff, as needed.

The project manager will also be involved with engagement of key stakeholders, developing new collaborations, and dissemination of research findings. The Project Manager may also assist with other aspects of the project including data analysis, scientific writing, manuscript preparation, and grant writing. The Project Manager may also supervise student employees and volunteers. The initial project work described here will end on September 30, 2022, but the Project Manager may be asked to support additional projects beyond that date.

Section 3: Major Responsibilities

Oversee the execution of each local research team and other institutional partners 50 %

Supporting Actions:

Schedule check-in meetings with each of the research teams (note these meetings will be held outside of conventional working hours to accommodate international schedules)

Develop and disseminate agendas for each check-in meetings

Plan cross-collaborative meetings of multiple research teams and develop agenda and presentations for those meetings

Plan and develop agendas for meetings with institutional collaborators, funders and project's technical advisory group

Track correspondence and tasks/requests from funders and institutional collaborators

Track project deliverables and correspondence and tasks that arise from 1) Work with staff, faculty and consultants to design research components in accordance with grant specifications (i.e., educational content, survey instruments, training activities).

Take and disseminate notes and due-out reminders from meetings with research partners, institutional collaborators, funders and project's technical advisory group

Track and manage schedule of project deliverables to project funders

Assist with draft final report, manuscripts, and research dissemination materials.

Assist with review, editing and revision of reports, manuscripts, presentations, and other materials produced by research teams; Assist with drafting, editing, and revision of reports, manuscripts, presentations and other materials from core project team and institutional collaborators. Coordinate with institutional collaborators to develop website and other materials to disseminate research findings. 30%

Supporting Actions:

Perform relevant review of literature to facilitate development of final report, manuscripts, and research dissemination materials.

Contribute to analysis of research data for publication in various formats.

Correspond and track research teams' and institutional collaborators' contribution to research findings and associated publications/materials

Assist with overall manuscript tracking among students, staff, and Investigators.

Create PowerPoint presentations and posters for dissemination of research findings.

Assist in writing papers (re: research findings) for submission to professional journals.

Assist PI with to track grant budget as well as write and submit progress reports to funder. Organize, track and coordinate research partner and institutional collaborators travel to international meetings to disseminate research findings. 10%

Supporting Actions:

Track requirements for participation in international meetings/panel presentations

Correspond with research partners and institutional collaborators regarding travel to and presentation at international meetings

Manage and track correspondence and relevant tasks regarding the receipt of funding for dissemination activities

Assist with dissemination of published research findings. 10%

Supporting Actions:

Draft blog posts, social media posts and other products to share published research findings.

Identify stakeholders to receive research findings and draft correspondence.

Disseminate findings on social media outlets

Section 4: Decisions Position is Free to Make

Decisions that the position is free to make:

Strategies to keep project on schedule.

Deciding whether to schedule extra meetings or cancel them based on agenda material

Handling minor day-to-day problems and issues that arise

Development and implementation of project work plans

Ongoing verbal and written communication with research partners and institutional collaborators

Development and implementation of meeting agendas

Decisions that depend on position's advice:

Strategic planning for direction and development of this research project.

Strategies for study conduct

Final approval of revised manuscripts materials and dissemination products

Acceptance of contract deliverables from research partners

Budget expenditures

Section 5: Dimensions

Coordinate/Track/Manage work of 4 international research teams, plus any student volunteers

Coordinate and track work of 2+ institutional collaborators

Section 6: Job Qualifications and Competencies

Job Qualifications

Education and Experience

Master's Degree required in related field with evidence of academic achievement. Management experience preferred. Equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.

Job Competencies

Indicate the essential job competencies. Competencies are required knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the job successfully.

Knowledge of overall project topic area, organizational relationships, and the national and international context in which these projects operate.

Willingness to attend virtual meetings in early mornings or late evenings, as required

Experience interacting with senior leaders and international teams

Experiencing coordinating the work of multiple teams

Management skills (strategy, supervision, priority setting, planning, tracking, task tracking and follow-up)


Effective presentation, facilitation, and communication skills, both oral and written

Effective interpersonal and organizational skills. Motivated and self-starting.

Experience developing agenda and meeting notes

Results-oriented team player

Creative, flexible, comfort with higher management, system thinker

Experience working with multicultural teams

Computer proficiency in word processing, data management and spreadsheets

Willingness and ability to support, foster and cultivate a diverse and inclusive environment.

Background Check: Criminal and Education

Recruiting Start Date:


Job Posting Title:

Project Manager


Public Health Administration


Grade 10

Worker Type:


Worker Sub-Type:

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type:

Full time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:


Position Classification:

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.

Vaccination Requirements:

In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

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Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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