Boston , MA 02298
Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator(s), the Research Manager will provide support to a NIH-funded study, Early Identification and Service Linkage for Urban Children with Autism, in the Community Health Sciences department at Boston University School of Public Health.
This person will be responsible for organizing, managing, conducting and directing multi-site health services research projects related to autism and children's mental health, with primary responsibility for handling the day to day administrative and management issues related to ongoing research studies.
This person will hire (under supervision from PI), supervise, train, and evaluate research staff (including practicum students, interns, MCH fellows, and research assistants), to assure adherence to all study protocols, procedures, and human subjects regulations.
Other functions include recruiting and enrolling research participants in studies, managing research databases for regular reporting on enrollment, coordinating study activities with participating research sites, serving as study liaison with the IRB, and providing limited financial management for the projects, including assisting with budget preparations, and purchasing needed supplies and equipment.
Assists with preparation of research reports and presentations.
Bachelor's degree and at least 5 years of experience required. Master's Degree preferred.
Knowledge of StudyTrax and RedCap databases
Experience working with families whose children have autism
Knowledge of community resources for children with autism
Experience interviewing participants around sensitive topic areas such as mental illness, trauma, stress, disability, and substance use
Experience working with high-risk populations in a research context
Experience working with low-income, multi-cultural families
Experience supervising and training research assistants, students, volunteers, fellows
Experience managing tracking systems and retention strategies for randomized clinical trials
Experience and implementing study protocols
Experience preparing and managing IRB protocols
Expertise in data management, reporting, and analysis
Bilingual in English and Spanish highly preferred
Must be able to maintain strict confidentiality of all personal/health sensitive information
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
This is a grant funded position.