Research Project Director

Job Description



Under the general direction of the Principal Investigator or designee, the Research Project Director is responsible for coordinating the daily operations of child health equity-focused research studies. This position will be primarily overseeing a new multi-site NIH-funded R01 focused on applying an antiracism lens to social determinants of health screening. Interest in diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging, and health equity is a must.



– Responsible for the smooth operation of the study on a day-to-day basis, interacting with investigators, consultants, board members, etc. to ensure project timelines and goals are met

– Responsible for recruiting, screening, selecting, maintaining, and terminating study subjects for multiple protocols

– In conjunction with the protocol, monitor admission testing, assist with diagnostic procedures, and outpatient follow-up

– Collaborate with investigators in the development and coordination of all study collections measures and protocols

– Assist investigators with the interpretation of data collected and preparation of study reports

– Participate in the development, implementation, and ongoing functioning of the study tracking systems

– Recruit, help select, supervise, and evaluate all project staff

– Prepare ongoing summary reports of various data sources, and collaborate with investigators on data presentation, interpretation, and the writing of manuscripts for publication and grant proposals

– Coordinate the schedules of consultants to meet project plans

– Supervise the coordination of relationships with affiliated research sites and coordinate meetings of the project committee

– Monitor overall expenses for the study and assist in the development of annual budgets

– Perform related duties as assigned.



– Bachelors degree in a scientific or health care field, or equivalent experience

– 4 years of related experience

– 1 years of experience in the supervision of staff, project management, and budget development

– Experience with project development including development of protocols, forms, surveys, training materials, and evaluation procedures

– Ability to multi-task

– Comfort working independently with minimal oversight

– Demonstrated experience in data management and the use of computers

– Excellent written and verbal communication skills

– Strong organizational skills

– Ability to travel to off-site locations in Worcester, MA


Under the general direction of the Principle Investigator or designee


Research Project staff

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