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Job Title: Research Project Manager
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Organization: Northwestern University
Posted: 3/12/2018
Type: Full-Time
Classification: Public Health - General
Industry: Academic Institutions
Number of Openings: 1
Location: Chicago,  IL    USA
Position Description: We are currently seeking a full-time Research Project Manager to join the Health Literacy and Learning Program (HeLP) within the Division of General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics at Northwestern University. The Research Project Manager will primarily oversee one of HeLP's federally-funded research studies, LitCog, which examines the relationship between health literacy, cognition, and performance on health tasks over time. LitCog is a longitudinal cohort study that follows older adults from multiple sites throughout Chicago.

• Oversee all aspects of an ongoing R01 study, which include but are not limited to: - Oversee execution of the LitCog research study - Supervise study coordinators, including training, leading and participating in annual performance evaluations - Recruit, retain and schedule study participants - Complete in-person interviews with study participants. Interviews consist of a 2 hour battery of health literacy and cognitive assessments. - Manage investigator relations and new collaborators, including those on and off- site - Manage all administrative tasks for the study, including but not limited to obtaining and tracking financial incentives for participants, budgeting, completing all IRB amendments and yearly progress reports, appropriating project documentation and reporting - Ensure adherence to appropriate regulations in the conduct of research - Comply with all university and government regulations, where applicable • Prepare abstracts and presentations for submission to scientific research conferences • Assist with manuscript development • Coordinate grant applications and timely submissions to ensure continued funding of this and other HeLP research studies • Assist with other projects within HeLP, as needed.

Qualifications: • Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree preferred in Public Health, Psychology, Gerontology or related field. • Keen interest in public health, health literacy, cognition, health behaviors, health outcomes • Prior research experience in an academic setting or health-related organization, minimum 3 years • Prior project management and leadership experience • Strong organizational and interpersonal skills, including working with interdisciplinary stakeholders • Detail-oriented and excellent time management skills • Prior experience writing conference abstracts and manuscripts • Work well under pressure and find creative solutions to solve any issues that may arise • Advanced experience with Microsoft Office applications, including Microsoft Access • Ability to work well both independently on a self-directed basis and in a team environment

Organization Description: HeLP seeks to advance the study of limited health literacy and effective interventions that could improve one's ability to obtain, process, and understand basic information needed to make appropriate health decisions. Northwestern is the first institution in the country to link the fields of medicine and education in order to improve how health systems educate patients and families on their health.

Closing Date: 1/31/2019
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Contact Name: Julia Yoshino Benavente,  Research Project Manager
Contact Location: 750 N. Lake Shore Drive
10th Floor
Chicago   IL  60611
United States
Contact Location: 750 N. Lake Shore Drive
  10th Floor
  Chicago   IL  60611
  United States
Contact Phone: 312-503-5585 
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How to Apply: Please submit a resume and cover letter to Julia Yoshino Benavente at No phone calls please. We thank all who apply, but only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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