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Project Manager

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Posting Information

Position Information

Position Type Permanent Staff (EHRA NF)
Department Epidemiology - Ops-463501
Working Title Project Manager
Appointment Type EHRA Non-Faculty Research
Position Posting Category Research Professionals
Salary Range Salary Dependent on Qualifications
Full Time/Part Time? Full-Time Permanent
Hours per Week 40
Vacancy ID NF0002559
Position ID 20019958
Posting Open Date 06/02/2017
Application Deadline
Open Until Filled Yes
Proposed Start Date 07/03/2017
Position Summary

We are seeking a project manager to assist with the daily operations of a clinical trial- Maximizing Trichiasis Surgery Success (MTSS) that we are initiating in Ethiopia in 2017. The goal of the trial is to evaluate 2 surgical procedures for correcting in-turned eyelashes (trichiasis). The project manager will spend 50% time helping to coordinate the implementation of this study, including managing Institutional Review Board (IRB) submissions, providing data collection support and training, and assisting with general study logistics. The project manager may need to travel to Ethiopia to assist with study set up and monitoring or to assist with troubleshooting as the study gets up and running.

In addition to working on the MTSS trial, the project manager will be responsible for providing general assistance with a series of ongoing epidemiologic studies focused on eye diseases both in the US and abroad. He/she will manage IRB applications, oversee data collection teams to ensure high-quality data collection, assist with manuscript preparation and submission and provide support for grant submissions for future studies.

Educational Requirements

Masters degree in Public Health or related graduate degree.

Qualifications and Experience


Require candidates with leadership skills and effective project management skills and experience in conducting research projects including planning and implementing and analyzing data; quantitative analytic skills with ability to derive implications from data and convey them graphically to a broad audience; proficiency with computer software including MS Office Suite and familiarity with SAS; the nature of the work is collaborative with UNC team and international partners. Therefore, a strong capacity to work as part of a team and effective interpersonal and group facilitation skills are essential.


Experience working on research projects in developing countries.

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.

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Department Contact Information

Department Contact Name and Title Emily Gower, Associate Professor
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Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. List of References
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Please select the response below that describes your level of education that best or mostly closely satisfies the education requirements for this position.
    • Bachelor’s degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
    • Bachelor's degree in any field/discipline
    • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
    • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in any field/discipline
    • None of the above