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The Boston College William F. Connell School of Nursing invites applications for an independent and well-organized Project Manager to work with Dr. Nadia Abuelezam. The Project Manager will be involved in every aspect of research examining the incorporation of structural causes (like racism) into mathematical models of infectious disease transmission. Dr. Abuelezam is an infectious disease epidemiologist with a strong publication record in both mathematical modeling and health inequities. She is committed to training the next generation of public health leader and scholars. This opportunity is well suited to individuals interested in pursuing future careers/degrees in public health and/or data analytics. The individual is expected to split their time between project management and research (65% project management/35% research).
This work is funded by an R35 through NIGMS. The Project Manager will be a vital member of a multidisciplinary team and will be responsible for planning, coordinating, implementing, executing, and completing research projects according to a strict timeline and budget. This includes coordinating the efforts of all team members including the Principal Investigator. The Project manager will assist in the creation of standard operating procedures, keep all team members on task, mentor undergraduate research fellows, and help in reporting to the National Institutes of Health. Additionally, in the research capacity the project manager will assist with literature reviews, progress reports to funding agencies, and manuscript preparation and finalization. As needed, Project Manager will train and supervise undergraduate research assistants and volunteers. The position may involve travel to national meetings once to twice per year. Women and applications from under-represented backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Individuals with the following characteristics will be competitive for the position: strong motivation and commitment to a career in public health and health equity, strong project management skills, excellent communication and presentation skills, and an ability to conduct work in a self-directed and collaborative manner.
Experience: 3-5 years ($65,000-75,000); 6-10 years ($76,000-90,000)
Competitive salary commensurate with relevant experience.
Requirements: - Excellent communication, writing, and presentation skills in English - Prior experience with project management - Prior experience in scientific research - Ability to conduct literature searches and produce reviews - Strong commitment to dismantling structural racism - Strong motivation for independent learning
Desired (but not required): - Experience in finding, processing and analyzing large datasets Required application documents: cover letter, CV, 1 writing sample or publication. Please highlight relevant experience and motivation to participate in research aiming to dismantle structural racism and prior project management experience in cover letter.
Boston College offers a broad and competitive range of benefits depending on your job classification eligibility:
Tuition remission for Employees
Tuition remission for Spouses and Children who meet eligibility requirements
Generous Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
Low-Cost Life Insurance
Eligibility for both University-Funded 401k and Employer-Sponsored 403b Retirement Plans
Boston College conducts pre-employment background checks as part of the hiring process and requires all employees to be fully vaccinated for COVID-19. Boston College is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. In concert with our Jesuit, Catholic mission, Boston College is dedicated to the goal of building a culturally diverse and pluralistic faculty and staff committed to teaching and working in a multicultural environment and strongly encourages applications for women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and covered veterans. To learn more about how BC supports diversity and inclusion throughout the university please visit the Office for Institutional Diversity at https://www.bc.edu/offices/diversity.
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