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Hiring: Research Project Manager for New Blue Solutions Lab

  • 1.  Hiring: Research Project Manager for New Blue Solutions Lab

    Posted 02-04-2024 08:15

    Solutions Lab Project Manager Description 

    Co-Directors of the New Blue Solutions Lab Drs. Kyle Dobson and Andrea Dittmann, are seeking to hire a remote Project Manager to manage randomized controlled trial (RCT) interventions aimed at improving community-police relations in field sites across the country. The position will begin as soon as possible for a one-year commitment with the possibility of renewal for a second year contingent upon securing funding. 

    Key Responsibilities:  

    • Project Review Meetings: Conducts regular project review meetings with the PI team to monitor progress against timelines and keep the PI team accountable.
    • Process Management: Break down complex aims into actionable steps and milestones, while guiding the team through any potential challenges that may arise. Ensuring all supportive documents are up-to-date and communicating any updates across the team. This will include overseeing the creation of study procedures and protocols for recruitment, consent, payment, remote and in-person data collection, data cleaning, and processing.
    • Field Site Management: Provides training, support, and supervision of part-time research staff to implement those procedures and protocols.
    • Schedule Management: Supports the PI team with scheduling internal and external meetings, attending meetings, taking meeting notes, and tracking follow-up items. Maintains a team calendar of project deadlines to ensure alignment across all ongoing projects.
    • Accountability: Facilitates the evaluation of in-process and completed projects and workflows to support future process improvement. Keeps the team accountable regarding work tasks and deliverables.
    • Grants Administration: Supports the team in helping to identify and apply for relevant grant funding.
    • We anticipate this to be a complex, fast-moving position. The project manager will need to assess and balance priorities, risks, and benefits. 


    Ideal candidates would have a Bachelor's degree or equivalent in behavioral science related field (e.g., psychology, management, criminology, public policy), prior research experience, and experience working with and managing others. The candidate must have strong organizational and communication skills. The candidate should be self-motivated, proactive, and able to work both independently and collaboratively. Strong technical skills are an asset but are not required. (e.g., R, Qualtrics, ChatGPT, Natural Language Processing).

    How to Apply

    To apply, please submit:

    1. a cover letter,
    2. current resume or CV, and
    3. names and contact information for three professional references

    to Drs. Kyle Dobson and Andrea Dittmann at kyle.dobson@virginia.edu and andrea.dittmann@emory.edu with subject line "Solutions Lab Project Manager Application."

    Deadline for applications is March 15th but applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.  

    Andrea Dittmann
    Emory University Goizueta Business School
    Atlanta GA