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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Manager, Research Projects (PRISM Health) - Rollins School of Public Health in Atlanta, Georgia

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  • Responsible for managing complex research projects.

  • Using an advanced knowledge of research methodology and techniques, assists in the planning and development of survey instruments, guidelines and procedures to collect required data.

  • Coordinates various aspects of the study.

  • Drafts and may edit text for studies.

  • Analyzes data, identifies data discrepancies and researches and identifies causes.

  • May perform statistical analysis of numerical data.

  • Actively contributes to the development of research protocols.

  • Determines how research methodologies or tools must be modified.

  • Ensures that study data and systems are maintained and accurately documented.

  • Analyzes data and develops reports to assess or monitor study performance and treatment results; may develop associated operational and statistical reports for management and regulatory agencies.

  • May oversee regulatory compliance efforts.

  • May develop and submit grant proposals and advise principal investigator of changes in reporting or accounting requirements.

  • May monitor expenses and receipts for active protocols.

  • Coordinates and conducts special meetings and presentations.

  • Coordinates computer support for ancillary studies conducted at off-site locations.

  • Collaborates on reports and papers.

  • Assists in the preparation of tables and graphs for publication and presentation.

  • May design and develop databases related to specific programs at the request of supervisor and/or Principal Investigator.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


  • A master's degree in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, sociology, and psychology or related discipline and two years of professional level research experience, OR an equivalent combination of experience, education, and training.

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.


  • A master's degree in public health, epidemiology, biostatistics, sociology, and psychology or related discipline OR a bachelor’s degree.

  • Five or more years experience managing and conducting HIV/AIDS research, prevention, or treatment activities.

  • Familiarity with LGBT communities and HIV service and advocacy organizations in the Atlanta area.

  • Ability to handle multiple tasks at once; meet deadlines, detail oriented, flexible, ability to manage relationships.

  • Excellent written, organizational and interpersonal skills.

  • Ability to work independently.


This job is part of the Programs, Research & Innovation in Sexual Minority Health (PRISM Health) team in the Epidemiology Department at the Rollins School of Public Health. Through the confluence of behavioral, social science, epidemiology and biomedical research, PRISM Health undertakes quality science, innovative research, and evidence-based programming to better understand and improve the sexual health of sexual minority populations, with a focus on HIV.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Leads project management, including research protocols, IRB, project planning, project monitoring, and analysis of project data.

  • Assists with the development of study materials including surveys, case report forms, scripts, protocols, standard operating procedures, tracking sheets, participant incentive logs, etc.

  • Oversees development and implementation of study recruitment and retention plans.

  • Collaborates with data team to develop data collection and management systems.

  • Hires and supervises study team and graduate research assistants.

  • Leads day-to-day study management activities including staffing study events, scheduling study visits, paying incentives, retention efforts, etc.

  • Engages with community partners and organizations to promote study and recruitment efforts.

  • Oversees processes for laboratory specimen collection, storage, transport, reporting, and participant results notification.

  • Oversees all study training activities.

  • Manages the participant compensation system.

  • Performs quality assurance checks to ensure study activities are completed per protocol.

  • Contributes to study presentations and publications.

Project Description:

DLITE-VS is an NIH-funded study which aims to advance understanding of the reasons people living with HIV lose, gain or sustain viral suppression in key groups and inform the development and targeting of interventions to minimize time spent without viral suppression. The study will enroll a diverse cohort of 2,000 people (1,500 MSM and 500 transfeminine people) living with HIV infection in the US through virtual recruitment and follow each participant using limited interaction methods for 24 months; collect data on care engagement and viral load, multilevel predictors of care engagement and viral suppression, experiences of stigma in and outside of healthcare settings, care seeking behaviors, substance use, and sexual practices; use purposive qualitative interviewing and multilevel modeling to understand the factors associated with gaining or losing viral suppression and how those factors differ for key subgroups of PLWH; and, in collaboration with the CDC, use mailed self-collected blood specimens to assess acceptability and feasibility of remote monitoring of HIV viral load as well as the potential impact of more frequent HIV viral load monitoring on reducing HIV transmission.

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home regularly but must be able to commute to Emory University on a flexible weekly schedule based upon business needs. Schedule is based on agreed upon guidelines of department of work. Emory reserves the right to change remote work status with notice to employee.

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Job Number 107489

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Public Health

Department SPH: Epidemiology

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

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor