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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Associate Director, Research Projects in Atlanta, Georgia



Reports to a principal investigator of sponsored projects. Exercises considerable latitude and independent judgment in overseeing the day-to-day operation of the research core. Serves as a consultant and provides technical expertise in scientific theory, research and methods of collection and analysis of data sets for a variety of research projects. Using an advanced knowledge of research methodology and techniques, provides leadership in the planning and development of survey instruments, guidelines, and procedures to collect required data.

  • Coordinates various aspects of the study.

  • Routinely develops research protocols.

  • Reviews and edits text for studies.

  • Conducts extensive literature searches and effectively summarizes reported research findings and their applicability to the research.

  • Coordinates research and intervention activities with the team.

  • Provides direction to consultants and team members.

  • Coordinates and conducts special meetings.

  • Develops and conducts presentations, represents Emory at national meetings, and co-authors publications.

  • Collaborates on or authors reports and papers.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required.

Additional Details

  • Position involves working on the organizational and regulatory aspects of several federally funded projects, and in the development of new project applications.

  • Primary responsibilities involve staff training, administrative tasks, budget oversights, IRB submissions and revisions, grant progress reports, new grant submission documents, project coordination, and data oversight.

  • Coordination with collaborating institutions on regulatory and budget manners is desired.

  • Strong administrative, organization, planning, and interpersonal skills are desired.

  • Experience with administration of IRB protocols and NIH grants is preferred.

  • Position involves working with a multidisciplinary research team and experience in a research environment is highly desirable.


  • Master's degree in Public Health, Epidemiology, Biostatistics, Sociology, Psychology or a related discipline and five or more years of research/professional experience, OR equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

  • Effective writing, analytic, presentation and organizational skills.

  • Experience managing and executing multiple projects and working with senior health policymakers and executives is preferred.

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Job Number 36633

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Public Health

Department SPH: Environmental Health

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Working with human blood, body fluids, tissues, or other potentially infectious materials.

Job Category Laboratory