Research Project Manager

University of North Carolina- Chapel Hill

United States

May 16, 2022


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Posting Information

Department Nutrition Research Institute-633300

Career Area Research Professionals Posting Open Date 05/02/2022 Application Deadline 05/16/2022 Open Until Filled No Position Type Permanent Staff (EHRA NF) Working Title Research Project Manager Appointment Type EHRA Non-Faculty Research Position Number 20043735 Vacancy ID NF0005902 Full Time/Part Time Full-Time Permanent FTE 1 Hours per week 40 Position Location North Carolina, US Hiring Range Dependent on Qualifications Proposed Start Date 06/01/2022

Position Information

Primary Purpose of Organizational Unit

Learning how people can eat uniquely!

The UNC Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) is an internationally recognized center conducting innovative basic and translational science to establish how individual differences in nutrient requirements and responses to diet affect our nutritional needs. Our research contributes to the prevention and mitigation of chronic disease across the lifespan from periconception through aging.

Our Mission is to lead precision nutrition research through understanding how genetics and environment affect an individual's requirements for and responses to nutrients.

NRI principal investigators hold faculty appointments in the departments of Nutrition and Psychology at UNC Chapel Hill. Their research interrogates nutrient roles in disease prevention, disease risk factors, and the impact of gene-environment and gene-nutrient interactions.

The NRI promotes excellence in nutrition knowledge, teaching, and research. We seek and encourage a diversity of experiences and ideas and provide the tools and flexibility for all employees to achieve success and excellence within their chosen occupations and aspirations.

We are committed to open dialogue, careful listening, becoming educated about the systems that hinder or prevent success, and taking action to ensure that all are equally acknowledged for their contributions and equally reap the benefits of being part of our community.

Our Vision is to use scientific discovery to ensure optimal health through individualized nutrition.

Everyone who works at the NRI supports this hopeful vision. Working at the NRI means doing good for the world. Join us!

The NRI and this position are in Kannapolis, NC, in the Charlotte region.

Position Summary

The Research Project Manager will oversee and manage a three-year design and feasibility study. This study requires oversight and adherence to study protocol and guidance leadership over a project team. The study will (a) Examine the feasibility and acceptability of a 6-month culturally-tailored diabetes self-management education program + Appetite self-regulation intervention among African Americans with type 2 diabetes and reported binge eating, and (b) assess its preliminary efficacy in improving HbA1c. The study will be conducted in Kannapolis, NC, at the UNC Nutrition Research Institute. The primary outcome is feasibility of recruitment, attendance, and attrition. Secondary outcomes include change in physiologic, behavioral, and psychosocial measures.

Minimum Education and Experience Requirements

Relevant post-Baccalaureate degree required (or foreign degree equivalent); for candidates demonstrating comparable independent research productivity, will accept a relevant Bachelor's degree (or foreign degree equivalent) and 3 or more years of relevant experience in substitution. May require terminal degree and licensure.

Required Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

Knowledge of conducting all aspects of community-based research, public health intervention planning, implementation, and evaluation. Knowledge of health disparities, disparities in rural settings, and obesity and diabetes prevention. Excellent research skills, including in the areas of developing qualitative research questions, conducting focus groups and in-depth interviews, and IRB applications. Ability to work with biostatisticians to develop data entry templates, codebooks, and methods for data quality assurance. Excellent communication skills, including the ability to present an overview of projects to research staff and recruitment site personnel. Ability to work with peers and supervisory staff in a professional manner and to interact effectively with a wide variety of people. Ability to provide guidance and leadership to research staff.

Preferred Qualifications, Competencies, and Experience

Expertise in community-based or community-engaged research. Experience conducting research to prevent and treat type 2 diabetes.

Special Physical/Mental Requirements Campus Security Authority Responsibilities

Not Applicable.

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Equal Opportunity Employer Statement

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, color, disability, gender, gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin, race, religion, sex, sexual orientation, or status as a protected veteran.

Applicant Documents

Required Documents

  • Curriculum Vitae / Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • List of References
  • Optional Documents

    Supplemental Questions

    Required fields are indicated with an asterisk ().

  • Please select the response below that describes your level of education that best or mostly closely satisfies the education requirements for this position.
  • Bachelor's degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
  • Bachelor's degree in any field/discipline
  • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in required discipline(s) listed or related field
  • Master's degree or Doctorate degree in any field/discipline
  • None of the above
  • This position is located in Kannapolis, NC (near Charlotte). Are you able to work in Kannapolis?
  • Yes
  • No