Summary Independently performs a full range of complex, non-clinical and clinical activities associated with the design, development, implementation, support, analysis and/or assessment, and presentation and publication and/or dissemination of pediatric research and evaluation projects and programs. Works collaboratively with one or more principal investigators (PIs) in the designated clinical or program divisions on a variety of projects. The Research Program Manager leads special projects, supports program development and implementation, supports activities related to the dedicated division or program, and tracks progress and reports the status of all projects within the assigned research and evaluation portfolio. In addition, the Research Program Manager serves as a liaison between the supported programs, Office for Community Child Health, Department of Research, and community organizations.
Roles and Responsibilities Assists PIs in the design, development, and implementation of research. Activities may include developing and writing research protocols; recruiting study participants; preparing IRB applications; preparing grant applications; and developing, evaluating, and implementing data collection and management methodologies. May perform non- clinical and clinical research activities related to conducting research.
Assists program leaders in the design and evaluation of programs. Activities may include designing, assessing, and evaluating programs; cultivating relationships with community partners; organizing supporting data and other documentation; reporting to management on progress of evaluation activities across programs; training and overseeing personnel involved in the study or program; monitoring the budget, and facilitating communication among internal and external study team members.
May provide project oversight to study personnel in specific areas of assigned project(s).
Serves as a resource or mentor within own area of expertise across the organization's research and programmatic infrastructure; may serve as a member of the Scientific Review Committee; may provide research and programmatic support to students, trainees, and fellows, as needed.
Maintains professional expertise through involvement in professional organizations and continuing education programs. Demonstrates knowledge of the age-related differences and needs of subjects in appropriate, specific populations; from neonates through adolescence, and applies it to practice. Demonstrates cultural sensitivity in all interactions with subjects/families. Values cultural diversity and other individual differences in the workforce and among participants. Demonstrates support for the mission, values, and goals of the organization through behaviors that are consistent with Connecticut Children's standards.
Performs other related responsibilities, as assigned.
Position-Specific Role Responsibilities
This position will provide support and management of research projects and programs, including assisting with abstract and report preparation, manuscript writing, data entry, and basic qualitative and quantitative analysis. The candidate should have an understanding of cultural competency, health equity, health systems, community-based research, and health services research.
Specific projects may require serving as a liaison to and maintaining close relationships with study and program sites and community partners, including coordination of daily activities. Activities may include scheduling site visits, focus groups, and interviews; assisting in conducting interviews and focus groups; and scheduling, coordinating, and attending community, advisory-board, and other meetings.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required Knowledge of:
Research methods and principles, including protocol development, experimental design, data-collection and management strategies, statistical analysis, and associated computer applications
Program development, management, and assessment
Quality-control methodologies related to research projects
Ethics regulatory requirements for human- subject research (i.e., informed consent, IRB applications, FDA regulations, data confidentiality, and patient safety monitoring, etc.)
Project management, interpersonal, and organizational skills
Excellent oral and written communication skills
Demonstrated proficiency in Windows environment
Intermediate to advanced skills in word processing, spreadsheet, data management, and database design (Microsoft Word, Excel, Access)
Intermediate to advanced skills developing presentations (Microsoft PowerPoint)
Intermediate skills in a statistical software package (e.g., SPSS, SAS, JMP, STATA, Mplus)
Work both independently and collaboratively as a member of a project team
Work with limited supervision and take responsibility for decision-making in area of expertise
Prioritize tasks and meet deadlines
Initiate and maintain partnerships with community organizations
Independently organize, analyze, and interpret data for decision making
Attend to detail, problem solve, be organized, and work in a fast-paced environment