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Project Coordinator/Manager

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Job Description:

The candidate's education and experience will determine the grade at which this position is filled.

The Global Alliance for Infant and Maternal Health Research (Global AIM) at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University is dedicated to improving the survival, health, and potential of mothers, newborns, and children. We are currently conducting research to improve health outcomes of mothers and infants in low-resource settings, specifically targeting the prevention and management of preterm birth and low birthweight infants and optimizing child neurodevelopment.

This portfolio includes a randomized controlled trial and infant follow up study in Amhara, Ethiopia. The ENAT Study “Enhancing Nutrition and Antenatal Infection Treatment, for maternal and child health” (2020-2023) was a pragmatic randomized effectiveness study that enrolled 2400 mother-infant dyads in Amhara, Ethiopia. The primary aim of the ENAT study was to determine the impact of improving the antenatal management of maternal nutrition and infections in pregnancy on infant birth size. In an NIH supported infant follow up study, a sub-sample of infants from ENAT will be followed to 24 months to examine the impact of these pregnancy interventions on infant neurodevelopment through advanced neuro-imaging and behavioral assessments

(Project Coordinator - Grade 9)

The Project Coordinator will be responsible for the day-to-day coordination of the Ethiopian studies for the Lee Laboratory. The Project Coordinator will also be responsible for coordination and management of a new randomized controlled clinical trial of a lactation intervention (maternal multiple micronutrient supplementation) in postpartum mothers in another field site in Amhara, Ethiopia.

The responsibilities will include research project management and administration, management of timelines and deliverables, coordination of activities with international and domestic partners, IRB submissions and other federal and institutional regulatory practices. The Project Coordinator will work closely with the Global AIM Director, partners in Bangladesh and Ethiopia, Brown research administration, and collaborators at other institutions.

(Project Manager - Grade 10)
The Project Manager will oversee the operational aspects of the Ethiopian studies for the Lee Laboratory. The Project Manager will also be responsible for supporting leadership, research initiatives, and for the creation and monitoring of timelines as well as coordination and management of a new randomized controlled clinical trial of a lactation intervention (maternal multiple micronutrient supplementation) in postpartum mothers in another field site in Amhara, Ethiopia.

The responsibilities will include research project management and administration, management of timelines and deliverables, coordination of activities with international and domestic partners, IRB submissions and other federal and institutional regulatory practices. The Project Manager will work closely with the Global AIM Director, partners in Bangladesh and Ethiopia, Brown research administration, and collaborators at other institutions. The Project Manager plans, directs, and coordinates activities of designated projects to ensure that goals or objectives of the project are accomplished within prescribed time frame and funding parameters. This position ensures all staffing requirements and allotment of available resources to various phases of project are met.

This is a fixed term position with a current end date of June 30, 2026, which may be extended based upon the availability of funding.

Qualifications

Education and Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree in Public Health or related field such as global health, demography, or epidemiology and 2- 5 years of relevant, global health project management experience required; Master's Degree preferred (Grade 9)

  • Master’s degree in Public Health or related field such as global health, demography, or epidemiology and at least 5 years of relevant, global health project management experience (Grade 10)

  • Experience managing and conducting research in global health and/or health systems preferred including field experience managing research trials and primary data collection, particularly in low-income country settings

  • And/or equivalent combination of education and experience

Job Competencies
  • Excellent interpersonal and written and oral communication skills with the ability to conduct collaborative research and coordinate multiple partners.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Excel and Word, required. Proficiency with Google Drive, citation management software, and data management/analysis software (STATA, SAS. Or R)

  • Knowledge and experience in study design, sampling methods, and statistical methods, including longitudinal data analysis.

  • Excellent presentation skills, and demonstrated ability to expertly carry out communications, relationship-building with study staff, governmental, non-profit, research, academic, and donor organizations, in order to attain project goals and facilitate productive collaboration.

  • Strong management and leadership skills, with demonstrated capacity to work as part of a team with domestic and international collaborators, stakeholders, and research staff.

  • Excellent organizational and problem-solving skills

  • Strong attention to detail, excellent time management, goal- and detail-oriented work style, and meticulous and consistent follow-through on projects.

  • Possesses a willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive campus community

Criminal and education background check required.

Benefits of Working at Brown:

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Recruiting Start Date:

2024-05-07

Job Posting Title:

Project Coordinator/Manager

Department:

BioMed Human Resources

Grade:

Grade 9

Worker Type:

Employee

Worker Sub-Type:

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type:

Full time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

37.5

Position Work Location:

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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