Brown University — Project Manager

Job Description:

The Project Manager will be supported by a research grants affiliated with the Department of Epidemiology and Multidisciplinary Core and the International Health Institute within Brown University’s School of Public Health. The NSF-funded project will establish an interdisciplinary center at Brown to predict and prevent the next pandemic. This position will oversee project aims, coordinate workshops with multiple stakeholders, including domestic and international collaborators, act as a primary liaison between multiple co-investigators, manage pilot funds and be responsible for the timely completion of project aims and grant reporting tasks. They will also lead IRB protocol management and facilitate project communications. The Project Manager serves as key member of the research team, providing expertise to the lead projects in collaboration with the Principal Investigator(s), and by helping to hire and train new project team members (e.g., Research Assistants, Project Coordinators, Interns, Postdoctoral Research Associates). This position may be required to oversee up to 4 Research Assistants, Project Coordinators, Students, and/or Interns.

Primary administrative responsibilities of the Project Manager will include (1) writing and implementing project protocols and operating manuals, (2) preparing and submitting IRB applications, (3) tracking study aims and deliverables, (4) writing progress reports for study funders, (5) managing project timelines, (6) contributing to proposal development and submission, (7) helping to oversee project budgets (8) coordinating with artists and Brown communications office to create a visual identity for the project and (9) maintaining and updating the project website.  The project manager will also coordinate project workshops and oversee the administrative side of pilot funding we will have available for project participants.

Primary science-related responsibilities of the Project Manager will include (1) organizing and contributing to core leadership meetings; (2) organizing and contributing to Project Advisory Group meetings, (3) coordinating with core leadership and supporting science in each project thrust, (4) writing and implementing data management protocols, (5) contributing to data acquisition, collection, cleaning and analysis, (6) and writing and submitting manuscripts to peer-reviewed scientific journals for publication.

This position will also assist with any other duties as specified by the PIs. The ideal candidate will be detail oriented, flexible, resourceful, have experience working with international collaborators and coordinating large projects across multiple departments.

Job Qualifications 


  • Required:  Bachelor’s Degree in related field or equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered.
  • Strongly Preferred:  Master’s Degree in a related field (e.g., epidemiology, global health, economics)


  • 3-5 years public health research experience
  • Experience and knowledge of federal research regulation and compliance requirements.
  • Demonstrated experience of effective staff supervision
  • Experience in Project Management and timely completion of project goals
  • Experience working with remote teams
  • Preferred: Experience working in lower-middle income countries
  • Preferred: Experience identifying appropriate candidates and conducting in-person/remote interviews

Job Competencies
Indicate the essential job competencies. Competencies are required knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the job successfully.

  • Experience with IRB applications, IRB reporting and maintenance of regulatory compliance.
  • Strong software proficiency (i.e. Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), Adobe Acrobat Pro, Mendeley, Stronghold) with willingness to learn and utilize new software applications as needed
  • Strong project management skills; proven ability to effectively lead multiple projects at the same time, including setting priorities, meeting deadlines, and coordinating a team of RAs.
  • Proficient and able to work independently in at least one statistical package (Stata highly preferred; SAS or R or SPSS also valuable), create tables with results, draft, edit, revise and submit scientific manuscripts.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong interpersonal skills
  • Strong attention to detail, high level of professionalism and organization, efficient time management skills
  • Other duties as assigned by the Principal Investigator(s)

All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown University.

Brown University is committed to advancing diversity, inclusion and equity. Candidates from historically underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged to apply. Brown University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Candidates must possess a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment.

This is a fixed term position with a current end date of 9/1/2023 which may be extended based upon available funding.

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Job Posting Title:
Project Manager

Center for Epidemiologic Research

Grade 10

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Worker Sub-Type:
Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type:
Full time

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Position Classification:
Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Vaccination Requirements:
In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

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