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Emory Healthcare/Emory University Program & Research Manager, School of Medicine - Pediatrics in Atlanta, Georgia

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Emory University is a leading research university that fosters excellence and attracts world-class talent to innovate today and prepare leaders for the future. We welcome candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of our academic community.



  • Manages administrative and research activities in support of a specialized program or research center.

  • Develops plans for program growth and development and serves as a liaison to various committees or organizations.

  • May oversee the planning, logistics and implementation of various special events such as lectures, seminars, conferences, or research projects.

  • Participates in developing and implementing various program related communications such as websites, publications, multimedia or video productions.

  • May hire and supervise administrative or research related staff.

  • Performs related responsibilities as required.


The selected candidate will join an existing dynamic team of research and administrative leaders working together towards fulfilling our mission of transforming child health through high-impact research. General areas of responsibility and engagement for team members include:

  • Partnering with Research Center faculty Directors to manage strategic plans for center vision, scope, and growth for up to two of our Pediatric Research Centers:

o Meet regularly with Center leaders to ensure the Center’s research activities are aligned with Center goals and Emory and Children’s strategic initiatives.

o Manage Center visitors/seminars and related events on a weekly, monthly, or annual schedule.

o Monitor Center budget expenditures.

o Manage pilot grant processes and track pilot progress once awarded.

o Track Center metrics including publications, funding, other research activities, and pilot return on investment.

o Drive the completion of the Center’s annual progress report.

o Facilitate research interactions and collaborations within the clinically relevant mission of the assigned Center portfolio.

o Manage content and updates for Center webpages ( including Center membership/profiles and related research team and lab pages.

o Drive Center communications including the creation and distribution of newsletters and social media content.

o Manage special groups within the Center, e.g., monthly research investigator meetings, special operations steering committees.

  • Member/contributor to Research Operations Team:

o Participate in weekly Research Operations team meetings.

o Utilize the team’s standard operating procedures (SOPs), and contribute to the regular revision and creation of new SOPs as needed.

o Participate in and contribute to group events, including conferences and symposia.

  • Additional areas of contribution

o Orchestrate faculty recruitment process to facilitate growth within assigned portfolio of research centers; collaborate with Research Operations Team to ensure all recruitment visits are personalized and well-organized following best practices.

o May partner with Emory and Children’s foundations on philanthropic efforts.

o May provide project management and operational oversight for pediatric cores:

Atlanta Pediatric Research | Cores | Research | Emory + Children's + GT | Atlanta Pediatric Research Alliance (


  • A bachelor's degree in business or related field.

  • Five years of professional experience in a related field such as business administration, research, or information systems management.

  • Program or project management experience strongly preferred.


  • Exceptional organizational and written / oral communication skills.

  • Previous research exposure or experience is prioritized.

  • A postgraduate/master’s degree or higher is preferred.

NOTE: This role will be granted the opportunity to work from home regularly but must be able to commute to Emory University location as needed and at times, on short notice. Emory reserves the right to change this status with notice to employee.

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Job Number 124117

Job Type Regular Full-Time

Division School Of Medicine

Department SOM: Peds: Innovation Research

This position may involve the following Health and Safety issues: Not Applicable

Job Category Business Operations

Campus Location (For Posting) : City Atlanta

Location : Name Emory Campus-Clifton Corridor