Montana State University Research Project Manager in Bozeman, Montana

Position Details

Position Information

Announcement Number STAFF - VA - 19023

For questions regarding this position, please contact:

Maya Bronston 406-994-2177

Classification Title Program/Project Lead

Working Title Research Project Manager

Brief Position Overview

This Research Project Manager will manage multiple aspects of complex randomized research trials in MT tribal communities under the auspices of the Center for American Indian and Rural Health Equity (CAIRHE). This position requires knowledge of statistics (R/SAS), community-engagement in under-served communities, coordination and management to ensure successful project completion, and excellent written and verbal communication skills. Considerable travel to community research sites will be required.

Position Number 4C0173

Department Center for American Indian and Rural Health Equity (CAIRHE)

Division Office of Research and Economic Development

Appointment Type Professional

Contract Term Fiscal Year


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FLSA Exempt

Union Affiliation Exempt from Collective Bargaining

FTE 1.0

Benefits Eligible Eligible

Salary Salary commensurate with experience, education, and qualifications.

Contract Type LOA

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Recruitment Type Open

Position Details

General Statement

CAIRHE is a health equity focused center working in community engaged research partnerships with rural and tribal communities to improve health.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Organize and set up REDCap data management system for required project data capture such as surveys and biological data; manage data in REDCap.

  • Analyze and organize research data; work with investigators to produce, distribute and analyze survey data.

  • Coordinate with local Tribal and rural project coordinators to assist with their survey subject recruitment and retention needs.

  • Travel to tribal and rural communities on a regular basis to maintain contact and assist with data collection; attend community meetings, representing project and participating as appropriate.

  • Provide assistance and guidance to investigators with IRB applications and compliance.

  • Work with center investigators on writing project manuscripts, tribal data reports, etc.

  • Assist project investigators and director in writing grants.

  • Work with the director of CAIRHE on community partnership evaluation and any tribal epidemiology consults.

  • Attend local/national trainings, and perform other duties as assigned.

Required Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Demonstrated experience analyzing and organizing human research data

  • Demonstrated experience with statistical packages such as R and SAS

  • Demonstrated experience in manuscript and data analysis writing

  • Demonstrated experience managing multi-faceted projects

  • A Master’s degree in epidemiology and/or biostatistics, health sciences or related field, or equivalent combination of education and/or experience.

Preferred Qualifications – Experience, Education, Knowledge & Skills

  • Experience working with tribal communities

  • Administrative experience with organizations funding tribal research.

The Successful Candidate Will

  • Ability to independently organize all details pertaining to a research project, working with research teams both locally and remotely

  • Ability to function as a resource for junior faculty needing assistance with project management including statistical analysis, IRB and data management.

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills

  • Strong organizational and time management skills, demonstrating an attention to detail, to meeting deadlines, and to prioritizing competing demands.

Position Special Requirements/Additional Information

Continuation of employment is contingent upon availability of funding.

Travel is required; must possess currently or be eligible to obtain a valid State of Montana Driver’s license and have an acceptable driving record (less than 12 points).

This job description should not be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements, but a general description of the job. Nothing contained herein restricts Montana State University’s rights to assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Physical Demands

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without reasonable accommodations. The requirements listed above are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

This position has supervisory duties? No

Posting Detail Information

Number of Vacancies 1

Desired Start Date Upon completion of successful search

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Applications will be:

Screening of applications will begin on August 2, 2018; however, applications will continue to be accepted until an adequate applicant pool has been established.

Special Instructions

Diversity Statement

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Montana State University makes accommodation for any known disability that may interfere with an applicant’s ability to compete in the hiring process or an employee’s ability to perform the duties of the job. To request an accommodation, contact the Human Resources Office, PO Box 172520, Montana State University, Bozeman MT 59717-2520; 406-994-3651; .

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