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
Hours per week 40
Position Location North Carolina, US
Hiring Range Dependent on Qualifications
Proposed Start Date 06/01/2022
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
Our Mission is to lead precision nutrition research through understanding how
genetics and environment affect an individual's requirements for and responses
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
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.
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
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
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
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The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is an equal opportunity and
affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive
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gender expression, gender identity, genetic information, national origin,
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Please select the response below that describes your level of education that best or mostly closely satisfies the education requirements for this position.
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This position is located in Kannapolis, NC (near Charlotte). Are you able to work in Kannapolis?