• Associate Director of Research Projects

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    Job Type
    Regular Full-Time
    School Of Public Health
    SPH: Epidemiology
    This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues:
    Not Applicable
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  • Description

    JOB DESCRIPTION: Reports to a principal investigator of sponsored projects. Exercises considerable latitude and independent judgment in overseeing the day-to-day operation of the research core. Serves as a consultant and provides technical expertise in scientific theory, research and methods of collection and analysis of data sets for a variety of research projects. Using an advanced knowledge of research methodology and techniques, provides leadership in the planning and development of survey instruments, guidelines, and procedures to collect required data. Coordinates various aspects of the study. Routinely develops research protocols. Reviews and edits text for studies. Conducts extensive literature searches and effectively summarizes reported research findings and their applicability to the research. Coordinates research and intervention activities with the team. Provides direction to consultants and team members. Coordinates and conducts special meetings. Develops and conducts presentations, represents Emory at national meetings, and co-authors publications. Collaborates on or authors reports and papers. Performs related responsibilities as required.

    MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Master's degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Sociology, Psychology or a related discipline and five or more years of research/professional experience, OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training. Effective writing, analytic, presentation and organizational skills. Experience managing and executing multiple projects and working with senior health policy makers and executives is preferred. Experience conducting focus groups. DATE CREATED/MODIFIED/REVIEWED: 06/08/06 AMM

    Additional Details

    • Experience leading large projects with multidisciplinary teams and internal and external collaborators
    • Experience with project management processes/systems, particularly those that require prioritization of multiple projects happening simultaneously in the same team
    • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills with the ability to foster a good working relationship on a team and across multisite programs or studies
    • Experience conducting or supervising HIV research activities
    • Experience with work related to sexual or gender minority populations



    Key Job Functions:


    This position will lead the coordination of a multidisciplinary group within Emory PRISM Health Team (http://prismhealth.emory.edu) that is responsible for supporting all technical and data needs for 16 large NIH- and CDC-funded HIV prevention research studies totaling over $3 million annually. This position will work with a Principal Investigator to direct efforts of 12 full-time staff to design and implement all technical and data aspects of research study recruitment, enrollment, follow-up, analyses, and report/paper creation. The successful candidate will work with a wide and diverse set of partners to understand data needs and create overarching tools to support efficiency for the team.  The candidate must have excellent communication and organization skills, the ability to absorb detailed information and see how a variety of different parts can fit together. They should also have experience leading a multi-disciplinary team.


    This position also oversees the implementation of 5 randomized controlled trials of HIV prevention interventions, including directing the activities of 2 full-time staff who will recruit, enroll and follow study participants. This oversight requires that successful candidates be familiar with human subjects research procedures, including interacting with the institutional review board and supervising staff who are interacting with research participants.


    Program Overview: PRISM Health (Programs, Research, & Innovation in Sexual Minority Health) is based within the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University in Atlanta GA. PRISM Health conducts a broad range of research designed to generate knowledge that will translate into effective sexual health interventions and programs, with a focus on HIV.  This research is conducted with the support of federal funders including the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and in collaboration with community-based organizations that advocate for and serve LGBTQ communities in the Unites States and globally. 


    PRISM is comprised of a vibrant and highly collaborative team of six faculty and over 35 staff.  Faculty have a broad range of research expertise in HIV epidemiology, statistical and network modeling, behavioral and biomedical approaches to HIV prevention, and the use of mobile technology to promote HIV prevention strategies that include PrEP.  Staff positions include Epidemiologists, Project Coordinators, Program Directors, Data Analysts, Recruitment/Retention Coordinators, and Research Interviewers. 


    PRISM's mission is to conduct quality science, innovative research, and evidence-based programming to better understand and improve the sexual health and well-being of sexual minority populations.  Our work is guided by a commitment to: (1) ethics, (2) excellence, (3) collaboration, (4) community and (5) transparency.  PRISM prioritizes a supportive and inclusive environment which recognizes and values the talents, skills and contributions of everyone on the team.



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