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Oregon Health & Science University Research Project Manager (Research Associate ) in Portland, Oregon

The Oregon Rural Practice-based Research Network (ORPRN) was established in 2002 at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. ORPRN is dedicated to improving the health of rural Oregonians through community-engaged dialogue, coaching, education and research. ORPRN facilitates a broad variety of clinical health care research, quality improvement projects, and practice transformation efforts in Oregon.

ORPRN is committed to building and sustaining a diverse, equitable, inclusive and anti-racist organization. We do so by evaluating how we develop and support our workforce, the partnerships we uphold, and how we engage in community-partnered dialogue, research, coaching and education throughout Oregon.

The Research Associate manages and implements state and federal contracts which provide training, technical assistance, and other quality improvement services to clinics across Oregon, as well as research grants on a variety of topics.

The position oversees project teams, ensuring adherence to protocols, the recruitment of project participants and the completion of required project activities. The role maintains project budgets and works with the Fiscal Administrator to reconcile any discrepancies. Specific responsibilities include:

  • Initiate relationships/partnerships with key stakeholder groups to build and develop research and technical assistance collaborations

  • Develop study protocols, timelines, instruments, training materials and SOPs for research and technical assistance projects

  • Monitor study activities and support program development

  • Oversee project teams, providing direct and indirect supervision and mentorship to research staff, ensuring their development, as well as adherence to project protocols and general ORPRN policies

  • Maintain and monitor grant budgets/expenses and help develop project budgets and contract bids

  • Prepare and submit grant and contract proposals

  • Prepare and submit manuscripts, using scientific writing, abstract submission, public presentations and other scientific activities

  • Master’s Degree with major courses in a relevant field and 3 years of related experience OR Bachelor’s Degree with major courses in a relevant field and 5 years of related experience

  • Expertise in patient or practice recruitment

  • Excellent organizational and communication skills

  • Ability to work independently in a multi-task environment

  • Advanced knowledge of MS OFfice Suite (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.)

  • Self-motivated with the ability to exercise judgment and take appropriate action to ensure the success of the team

  • Experience managing research teams on projects emphasizing quality improvement in primary care settings

  • Experience managing research staff

  • Experience with mixed methods research

  • Knowledge of primary care transformation to achieve the Triple Aim

  • Previous experience with REDCap, Qualtrics, SmartSheet, Endnote, SAS, R, and Atlas.ti or other qualitative analysis software

  • Understanding of human subjects protections

  • CPHQ, ACRP, or SoCRA certification

Apply here online. Please be sure to upload a cover letter and CV.

Oregon Health & Science University values a diverse and culturally competent workforce. We are proud of our commitment to being an equal opportunity, affirmative action organization that does not discriminate against applicants on the basis of any protected class status, including disability status and protected veteran status. Individuals with diverse backgrounds and those who promote diversity and a culture of inclusion are encouraged to apply. To request reasonable accommodation contact the Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Department at 503-494-5148 or aaeo@ohsu.edu.

Recruitment ID: 2021-8944

External Company URL: dturner

Street: Waterfront

Post End Date: 6/30/2021

Posting Pay: $41,812 - $88,334

Posting FTE: 1.00

Posting Schedule: M-F, currently teleworking

HR Mission: School of Medicine

Drug Testable: No

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