Senior Research Data Manager

Updated: 7 months ago
Location: Providence, RHODE ISLAND
Job Type: FullTime
Deadline: The position may have been removed or expired!

Job Description:

Under the direction of the Principal Investigator, the Program Manager will provide programmatic/administrative, financial and grant management assistance for the Center for Addiction and Disease Risk Exacerbation (CADRE), a NIH funded Center of Biomedical Research Excellence (COBRE).     The Program Manager is responsible for the day-to-day activities of the CADRE and requires an understanding of the National Institute of Health’s COBRE initiatives.  This position handles privileged information, ensuring confidentiality and providing financial and expense management, independent contractor support and overall program coordination in support of the Principal Investigator, Deputy Director, and Core Leader.

The Program Manager provides high-level grant support the CADRE Principal Investigator, Deputy Director, Core Leader and CADRE junior faculty.  This includes assisting with recruitment of CADRE research staff/faculty, tracking progress of junior faculty, updating and maintaining the CADRE website, and coordinating CADRE colloquia, quarterly meetings of the Internal Advisory Committee, semi-annual meetings of the External Advisory Committee, the annual scientific retreat, visiting scholar applications, and faculty travel arrangements. 

Project Manager processes all financial transactions including but not limited to subawards, professional service agreements, purchase orders and expense reports. This position tracks and analyzes program expenditures, monitors program budgets, reconciles accounts in accordance with federal guidelines, develops annual program budget and administers sub-recipient monitoring for the CADRE. 

The Project Manager collects, analyzes, and maintains data relating to CADRE program activities, including documenting progress of individuals involved in the program, preparing annual reports of this progress, and ensuring compliance with all grant criteria.  S/he coordinates manuscript submission and public access compliance, completion of Institutional Review Board (IRB) applications and reporting, annual NIH progress reports, and competing grant applications.   



  • Education:  Bachelor’s degree in public health, psychology or related field, plus 5-7 years of full-time research experience required, or Master's degree in public health, psychology or related field, plus 3-5 years of full-time research experience.


  • Previous grant or project management experience required.
  • Experience with NIH grants policies, procedures, and systems required.
  • Previous financial management/accounting experience required.
  • Working knowledge of Institutional Review Boards (IRB) procedures required.
  • Experience in an academic or hospital research setting highly preferred. 
  • Experience with COEUS, InfoEd, NIH ASSIST and Workday preferred.
  • Management experience on a NIH center grant preferred.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of the NIH Public Access Policy and related compliance tools preferred.
  • Demonstrated excellent communication and interpersonal skills with demonstrated ability to develop relationships with University and outside stakeholders and effectively devise and implement collaborative initiatives.
  • Demonstrated ability and flexibility to multi-task, prioritize multiple directives, and manage diverse job responsibilities.
  • Excellent organizational and computer skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to support a diverse community, perspectives, cultures and inclusive environment.

Job Competencies

Indicate the essential job competencies. Competencies are required knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the job successfully.

  • Knowledge of research methodology and reporting; experience and familiarity with grant funding and IRB procedures necessary; knowledge of issues related to addictions and treatment evaluation.
  • Strong organizational, administrative and time management skills. Initiative and judgment to independently problem solve and prioritize.
  • Ability to follow verbal and written instructions, with excellent proofreading and follow-up skills necessary.
  • Ability to handle confidential information.
  • Ability to work independently, but also as a strong research team member when the situation warrants.
  • Ability to work in a deadline-driven environment and manage multiple competing priorities and deadlines.
  • Attention to detail and accuracy of work is necessary.
  • Confident public relations and interpersonal skills. Competent oral and written communication skills and good command of English language and grammar necessary.
  • Computer expertise and continued interest in maintaining and improving skills: Computer proficiency in word processing, including knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Google, and Adobe.

This fixed-term full-time position is funded through July 31, 2020 and may be extended through 2024, based on the continued availability of grant funding.

Criminal Background check and educational verification required.

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Program Manager


Center for Alcohol & Addiction Studies


Grade 10

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