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Research Project Manager

Pittsburgh, PA

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Founded in 1939, The **MEMBERS ONLY**SIGN UP NOW***.’s School of Nursing is one of the oldest and most distinguished programs in the United States. Consistently ranked as one of the top programs in the country, the core mission of the school is to engage in research that advances the intellectual, scientific, and economic enrichment of healthcare in Pennsylvania, the nation, and throughout the world.
The Department of Health and Community Systems is seeking a qualified Research Project Manager to collaborate with Dr. Catherine Bender, Endowed Chair in Oncology Nursing, in research responsibilities of funded projects, including a large intervention study to improve cognitive function in women with breast cancer (see ****for detailed information about this study). Dr. Bender’s research has contributed significantly to the study of cognitive function and mood in patients with cancer.
The incumbent will assume primary responsibility for coordinating an interdepartmental research team at the School of Nursing and Department of Psychology and will be responsible for monitoring data integrity, including data completeness, accuracy, and quality. Duties will also include assisting the PI in overseeing implementation of the intervention at multiple sites and developing methods and/or policies and procedures for intervention research and assisting with the execution of research protocols. This position will also be responsible for scheduling and supervising research team members including graduate student researchers and work-study students and coordinating the interviewing, orienting, and training of study staff. The incumbent will play an important role in assisting with business operations of the research study, which will include: assisting with the preparation of annual reports to funding agencies; assisting with the preparation of budget; and assisting with manuscripts, scientific presentations and grant applications.
Education Required
Minimum Related Experience Level Required
2-3 years experience
Additional Education and/or Experience Essential to the Position
Master’s degree required, preferably in Nursing or other clinical
field. Licensed registered nurse strongly preferred, completion of research
certificate program preferred. Knowledge of the research process, informed
consent and other ethical issues as they pertain to research, particularly
randomized trials of behavioral interventions. This position requires excellent interpersonal and organizational skills.
Required Licenses/Certifications
Child Protection Clearances
The following PA Act 153 clearances and background checks may be required prior to commencement of employment and as a condition of continued employment: PA State Police Criminal Record Check,
Criminal Record Check, PA Child Abuse History Clearance.
Background Check
For position finalists, employment with the University will require successful completion of a background check.
Assignment Category
Regular, Full-Time
Percent Effort
Scheduled Work Hours
8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
If Varied Work Schedule, Please Specify
If Part Time, Actual Standard Weekly Hours
University Benefits
The University offers an excellent comprehensive benefits package for all full-time and part-time regular employees including:
• Education benefits and a retirement plan with employer match
• Group medical insurance, life insurance, and optional vision and dental insurance
• Free transit service within Allegheny County for employees of the Oakland campus (Port Authority Transit)
• Time off benefits including vacation, sick and personal time
For more information regarding the University’s benefits package, please visit ****Posting ID

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