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Research Project Manager

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
Competitive Salary
Posted Date
Aug 21, 2023

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Position Type
Administrative, Academic Affairs, Faculty Affairs
Employment Type
Full Time

University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Research Project Manager


Position Number: 20011332
Hours Per Week:  40
Salary Shown to Applicants (Hiring Range):  $55,100 - $100,000

FLSA Designation:  Exempt
Duties Exempt:  Yes

Department Description:  
The UNC School of Medicine has a rich tradition of excellence and care. Our mission is to improve the health and wellbeing of North Carolinians, and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research. We strive to promote faculty, staff, and learner development in a diverse, respectful environment where our colleagues demonstrate professionalism, enhance learning, and create personal and professional sustainability. We optimize our partnership with the UNC Health System through close collaboration and commitment to service. 

Our vision is to be the nation’s leading public school of medicine. We are ranked 2nd in primary care education among all US schools of medicine and 5th among public peers in NIH research funding. Our Allied Health Department is home to five top-ranked divisions, and we are home to 18 top-ranked clinical and basic science departments in NIH research funding.

Our mission is to improve the health and well-being of North Carolinians and others whom we serve. We accomplish this by providing leadership and excellence in the interrelated areas of patient care, education, and research.

Patient Care: We will promote health and provide superb clinical care while maintaining our strong tradition of reaching underserved populations and reducing health disparities across North Carolina and beyond.

Education: We will prepare tomorrow’s health care professionals and biomedical researchers by facilitating learning within innovative curricula and team-oriented interprofessional education. We will cultivate outstanding teaching and research faculty, and we will recruit outstanding students and trainees from highly diverse backgrounds to create a socially responsible, highly skilled workforce.

Research: We will develop and support a rich array of outstanding health sciences research programs, centers, and resources. We will provide infrastructure and opportunities for collaboration among disciplines throughout and beyond our University to support outstanding research. We will foster programs in the areas of basic, translational, mechanistic, and population research.

Equal Opportunity Employer:  
The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Position Description:  
Program Manager for UNC HIV Cure Center and Martin Delaney Collaboratory: CARE

With the Director of the Center and the Principal Investigator of the MDC, is manager of the collaborative research group, accountable for the progress of the MDC with the aim of developing treatments to eradicate HIV-1 infection.

Will work in a dynamic matrixed research environment to assemble, direct, and monitor the activities of a team of independent scientists with diverse cutting-edge functional expertise, with the aim of developing new therapeutic approaches to eradicate HIV infection for pre-clinical and clinical evaluation. 

With the Director/PI, sets the strategy and direction of the center and CARE ensuring that it functions synergistically to accelerate development HIV eradication therapies. 
Sets annual project goals, milestones, and priorities, aligned with goals.
Ensures projects are tracked to milestones, proposing and managing the annual budget. 
Coordinates and manages the efforts of the Project Teams, collecting information from the various members to create and communicate an overall view of the status of, and best directions forward.
Prepares written documentation that describes in detail the objectives, rationale and methodology of the project, and potentially proposes new project initiatives. 
 Reviews and integrates concepts that arise from the scientific staff into a unitary, cohesive, well-reasoned proposal. Identifies the personnel, equipment, consultants and other resources necessary to carry out projects. 
Fosters the development of the professional level members of the project team and provides guidance to other project leaders. 
 Responsible for presenting projects results and summaries to various management levels and scientific review groups. Specifically, initiates and chairs regular project reviews
Provides input for the performance assessment of all core team members. Provides team members with ongoing performance feedback

Essential Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:  

* Ph.D. and/or M.D. (Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Virology, Immunology, or related fields). 
* Direct experience in HIV research, with track record of scientific innovation and/or leadership.
Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills. 
Proven ability to analyze and integrate information from diverse disciplines, as well as a demonstrated ability to develop and advance new vaccine concepts.

Education Requirements:  
Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree required (or foreign degree equivalent); for candidates demonstrating comparable independent research productivity, will accept a relevant Bachelor’s degree (or foreign degree equivalent) and 3 or more years of relevant experience in substitution. May require terminal degree and licensure.

Qualifications and Experience:  

* 5 years post-graduate research experience including at least 2 years experience working in academic, biotechnology, pharmaceutical, or vaccines industries for position as the scientific project leader & manager of an advanced HIV research program. 
* Substantial publication record, and evidence of external collaborations in the broader scientific community.

Special Physical and Mental Requirements:  

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Department Contact Name and Title:  Ashley Jones

Department Contact Telephone or Email:

Posting Open Date:  08/03/2023

Posting Close Date:  08/17/2023

Open Until Filled:  No

Office of Human Resources Contact Information:  If you experience any problems accessing the system or have questions about the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at (919) 843-2300 or send an email to
Please note: The Office of Human Resources will not be able to provide specific updates regarding position or application status.

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