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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Research Projects Manager-School of Medicine: GYN/OB Atlanta ECHO Program in Atlanta, Georgia

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The Research Project Manager will work as a member of a multi-disciplinary research team that is conducting maternal-child health cohort research to investigate the role of early life (including prenatal and early childhood) exposures on perinatal and child health outcomes via the NIH-supported Environmental Influences on Child Health Outcomes (ECHO) Program. The Atlanta-based ECHO Cohort consists of African American mother-child dyads, who were enrolled during pregnancy and followed since birth under a protocol that involved annual visits from age 2 years onward.

In the next funding cycle, cohort research will involve assuring the entire team is trained in all aspects of the updated ECHO protocol, maintaining certifications in the updated protocol, re-consenting those enrolled in the initial phase of ECHO under the updated research protocol, performing data and sample collection under the updated research protocol), preparing (coding, cleaning) and uploading collected data for submission to the national ECHO program, responding to data queries related to data submissions, participating in weekly team meetings to assure adherence to the updated protocol and to contribute to developments in the updated protocol over the course of the research.

Job Description:

  • Oversees and coordinates cohort-related activities of the local study team, which will include team members performing work on the main campus of Emory University to include the Emory University School of Medicine Department of Gynecology and Obstetrics and the Emory University Department of Psychology.

  • Plan the agenda for and attending local study team meetings.

  • Attend Study Manager and Coordinator meetings of the National ECHO Program.

  • Taking part in participant outreach and data collection procedures, to include deployment of consent forms and research instruments, as well as assistance in administering and collecting data via remote encounters and in-person encounters (at the Emory Psychology building).

  • Oversees the ordering and maintenance of equipment and supplies.

  • Assists with quality assurance and tracking regulatory submissions.

  • Responsible for managing complex research projects. Using an advanced knowledge of research methodology and techniques, assists in the planning and development of survey instruments, guidelines and procedures to collect required data.

  • Coordinates various aspects of the study.

  • Drafts and may edit text for studies.

  • Analyzes data, identifies data discrepancies and researches and identifies causes.

  • May perform statistical analysis of numerical data.

  • Actively contributes to the development of research protocols.

  • Determines how research methodologies or tools must be modified.

  • Ensures that study data and systems are maintained and accurately documented.

  • Analyzes data and develops reports to assess or monitor study performance and treatment results; may develop associated operational and statistical reports for management and regulatory agencies.

  • May oversee regulatory compliance efforts.

  • May develop and submit grant proposals and advise principal investigator of changes in reporting or accounting requirements.

  • May monitor expenses and receipts for active protocols.

  • Coordinates and conducts special meetings and presentations.

  • Coordinates computer support for ancillary studies conducted at off-site locations.

  • Collaborates on reports and papers.

  • Assists in the preparation of tables and graphs for publication and presentation.

  • May design and develop databases related to specific programs at the request of supervisor and/or Principal Investigator.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • A master's degree in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, sociology, and psychology or related discipline and two years of professional level research experience, OR an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of and experience in designing and setting up REDCap data bases for the collection and storage of research data.

  • Knowledge of and experience in using REDCap data bases to deploy consent forms and survey instruments to participants remotely using e-mail approaches.

  • Knowledge of and experience in monitoring survey instrument completion and quality via REDCap.

  • Knowledge of and experience in creating data bases to monitor biospecimen meta-data, including biospecimen usage.

  • Experience in maternal and child health research, including the longitudinal follow-up of cohort participants.

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home regularly but must be able to commute to Emory University location as needed. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.


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Job Number 117395

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Medicine

Department SOM: GYN OB: Research

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Research & Research Administration

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor