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Program Manager, Research

Boston, Massachusetts

Organization Facility: Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center Category: Academic Administration Job ID: JR32929 Date posted: 10/03/2023
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Day (United States of America)

Job Profile Summary:

The Research Program Manager-R&A will play a key role in the day-to-day administration and supervision of research and academic activities for BIDMC's Chief Academic Officer's research program. The role involves managing operations for several research program projects, cooperative agreements, and other complex research grants. This includes, but is not limited to, coordinating data collection procedures and activities at different sites, designing and implementing protocols and procedures, collaborating with other CAO staff involved in the project. The Research Program Manager -R&A will work with senior researchers regarding the research design and implementations, as well as preparing internal and external reports, and peer reviewed articles. Other general duties include preparing substantive aspects of research grant proposals and IRB applications, conducting analyses for various projects, and other duties as requested by the CAO. The incumbent must possess superior writing, presentation and organizational skills with a track record of timely completion of grants and contracts. They must demonstrate a sense of urgency and thrive in an ambiguous environment. The incumbent must possess exceptional time management skills and be capable of prioritizing among multiple requests and competing demands.

Job Description:

Essential Responsibilities:

·Work independently under the general direction of the Chief Academic Officer.

·Partner with the research faculty members to develop and optimize scientific group strategy and management.

·Coordinate administrative and scientific aspects of multiple projects.

·Lead editing of manuscripts, abstracts, and technical appendices for peer-reviewed papers, reports, manuscripts and grant applications.

·Assist study teams in monitoring data quality and progress reports.

Required Qualifications:

·Master's degree in relevant research discipline required; Doctoral degree preferred.

·3-5 years related work experience required in academic, research, or related scientific setting combined with 1-2 years administrative experience.

·Advanced skills with Microsoft applications which may include Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access and other web-based applications. May produce complex documents, perform analysis and maintain databases.


Decision Making: Ability to make decisions that are guided by general instructions and practices requiring some interpretation. May make recommendations for solving problems of moderate complexity and importance.

Problem Solving: Ability to address problems that are varied, requiring analysis or interpretation of the situation using direct observation, knowledge and skills based on general precedents.

Independence of Action: Ability to set goals and determines how to accomplish defined results with some guidelines. Manager/Director provides broad guidance and overall direction.

Written Communications: Ability to summarize and communicate in English moderately complex information in varied written formats to internal and external customers.

Oral Communications: Ability to comprehend and communicate complex verbal information in English to medical center staff, patients, families and external customers.

Knowledge: Ability to demonstrate in-depth knowledge of concepts, practices and policies with the ability to use them in complex varied situations.

Teamwork: Ability to lead collaborative teams for larger projects or groups both internal and external to the Medical Center and across functional areas. Results have implications for the management and operations of multiple areas of the organization.

Customer Service: Ability to provide a high level of customer service to patients, visitors, staff and external customers in a professional, service-oriented, respectful manner using skills in active listening and problem solving. Ability to remain calm in stressful situations.

Physical Nature of the Job:

Sedentary work: Exerting up to 10 pounds of force occasionally in carrying, lifting, pushing, pulling objects. Sitting most of the time, with walking and standing required only occasionally.

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As a health care organization, we have a responsibility to do everything in our power to care for and protect our patients, our colleagues and our communities. Beth Israel Lahey Health requires that all staff be vaccinated against influenza (flu) and COVID-19 as a condition of employment. Learn more about this requirement.

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If you’re looking for a career where you can make a difference and explore your potential, Beth Israel Lahey Health is the place you belong. Our system includes a network of hospitals, physician practices, outpatient centers, and other healthcare facilities and we offer a broad range of careers in direct patient care, environmental services, registration, finance and many other fields. We are focused on providing compassionate and personalized healthcare with a strong reputation for clinical excellence and research and offer diverse opportunities for career growth and development. Conveniently, we have many locations in communities across Eastern Massachusetts and Southern New Hampshire.

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