The Center for American Indian Health (CAIH) is located in Gallup, New Mexico - CAIANH with research and community partner project sites across the Southwest and Great Lakes regions of the United States. Our mission is to work in partnership with Native Nations to raise the health status, self-sufficiency and health leadership of Native American peoples to the highest possible level. This mission is accomplished through three core activities: research, service, and training.
The CAIH is seeking an experienced, motivated Research Program Managerto work as a full-time member within its Infectious Disease team. Thisis a multi-facetedpositionthat will manage opearational activities and human resources of the Infectious Disease Team. This position will be based at or in close proximity to one of the ID Team worksites in Arizona or New Mexico.
The CAIH Infectious Disease team works with Native American communities to conduct research aimed at reducing infectious disease disparities of high priority to the tribal communities we work with. Projects include disease surveillance, clinical trials, and evaluations of the impact of interventions. The successful candidate for this position will be part of a team that includes Masters- and PhD-trained epidemiologists and study physicians, nurses and research assistants who are based at different sites.
The Research Program Manager will be a core member of CAIH Infectious Disease leadership team and will oversee public health research activities. In addition, this position will support administrative and operations activites. The Research Program Manager will report to the Director of the Infectious Disease Program. Successful candidates for this position include those who can both work independently and remain committed to and accountable to a team, demonstrate flexibility, and provide leadership.
Reports to: Director of Infectious Disease Program
Specific Duties & Responsibilities:
Specific responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
Direct the day-to-day programmatic operations of the Infectious Disease Team
Oversee the implementation of research protocols for multiple studies
Create study materials (e.g., consent documents, case report forms)
Assist with the development and implementation of standard operating procedures, including training and monitoring compliance
Maintain a detailed knowledge of all assigned protocols and reporting requirements
Work with Director(s) and faculty to plan and manage space to ensure optimum utilization
Troubleshoot and address concerns or issues for CAIH Infectious Disease Team faculty and staff
Determine and implement solutions to routine human resources and administrative challenges involving faculty and staff
Directly supervise 3-6 Site Leads
Assist with Site level activities as needed
Liaise with community stakeholders and partner organizations
Present information on proposed studies and results of studies in community events, as needed
PerformQA/QCcheckstoevaluate data collection, data entry, specimenprocessing, etc.
5 years related experience of working in community-based research or public health programs
Demonstrated supervisory or lead responsibilities.
Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.*
Knowledge of the health and social issues facing Native American populations
Demonstrated success serving in a leadership role
Willingness to work in a diverse cultural setting in a rural area
* JHU Equivalency Formula: 18 graduate degree credits (semester hours) may substitute for one year of experience. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
** Applicants who do not meet the posted requirements but are completing their final academic semester/quarter will be considered eligible for employment and may be asked to provide additional information confirming their academic completion date.
Master's Degree in related discipline
Experience working on clinical trials and familiarity with Good Clinical Practice
Work may equire transporting and setting up study-specific equipment
Current driver's license issued by the state of residence and good driving record required
Ability to travel with overnight stays required as needed
Some evening, weekend and holiday work may be required
This position will maintain background clearance as required by the employer and any collaborating agencies
3-6 Research Nurses, Research Nurse Supervisors
Classified Title: Research Program Manager Role/Level/Range: ACRP/04/MD Starting Salary Range: Commensurate with experience Employee group: Full Time Schedule: 8AM-5PM; M-F Exempt Status: Exempt Location: NM - New Mexico Department name: Ctr for Amer IndnAlskn Nat Hlth CAIANH Personnel area: School of Public Health
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