National Institute on Aging

Brown University — Project Director (CADRE)

Job Description:

Under the supervision of the Principal Investigator (PI), the Project Director is responsible for the implementation and ongoing management of a large ($12M) Center Grant that includes 2 research cores, 3-4 research projects and 1-2 pilot projects that are supported by the Center. The Project Director oversees the activation of all protocols, supervises financial transactions of all center staff members, acts as the primary liaison between the Center Grant PI and study sponsors, and ensures that all Center grant functions are conducted in a timely fashion.


Master’s in a related field or equivalent and two to three years of supervisory/project management and prior research experience.

3-5 years  of experience in multidisciplinary research management and/or project management and  preferred

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

  • Excellence of organizational skills, attention to detail, and strong communication
  • Supervisory experience required.
  • Addiction-related experience preferred.
  • Grant and report writing experience is desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to understand and explain protocols (inclusion/exclusion criteria, demographics, disease prevalence).
  • Enthusiastic and professional attitude.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and web-based applications such as Zoom; experience with design applications helpful.
  • Data management experience is desirable (Redcap, ACCESS, Qualtrix, etc).
  • Knowledge of and sensitivity to diverse communities, including communities of color and gay/lesbian/ bisexual/transgender communities.
  • Experience working with IRB applications and grant/IRB reporting preferred
  • Willingness to travel locally and domestically, as needed.
  • Demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment.

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

This is a fixed term position with a current end date of 7/31/24 which may be extended based upon available funding.

Recruiting Start Date:

Job Posting Title:
Project Director (CADRE)

Center for Alcohol & Addiction Studies

Grade 11

Worker Type:

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.

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