Posting Summary: *Position is located in San Antonio, TX*
The Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Virginia seeks a Research Program Leader to function as a manager/supervisor for all UVA/Air Force studies located at Keesler Air Force Base (AFB), Biloxi, Mississippi; Sheppard AFB, Wichita Falls, Texas; Goodfellow AFB, San Angelo, Texas; some studies at Joint Base San Antonio (JBSA) Lackland/Ft Sam Houston; and any future bases added as an off-site units of the Department of Public Health Sciences. This individual is responsible for managing all aspects of the planning, implementation, and coordination of the research procedures at these bases. This position will assist with the development of interventions, evaluations, assessments, and protocols; serve as a senior research staff member and advise other senior staff regarding collaboration with the Air Force for Department of Public Health Sciences research. This position will train and supervise project employees as specified, as well as establish goals and objectives for the research team. This position monitors study activities to ensure compliance with protocols and regulatory and institutional policies; identifies protocol problems, inform investigators of problems, and assists in problem resolution efforts; provides updates and status reports to senior research leadership as requested.
A Master's degree with three years of related research experience, including consenting study participants, providing behavioral counseling, and working with research databases, is required. A Bachelor's degree with five years related experience as above; OR a combination of college course work and (military) work experience to equal eight years, may be considered. Candidates must have knowledge of research methodology; supervisory experience; managerial experience; as well as counseling experience. Experience to include association with the military is also strongly preferred.
This is a restricted position contingent upon the continued availability of funding. Position will remain open until filled.
Required Minimum Level of Education: *Degree or Equivalent Experience Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: - Masters degree with 3 year related research experience, including consenting study participants, providing behavioral counseling, and working with research databases. Experience to include association with the military is also strongly preferred; OR - Baccalaureate degree with 5 years related experience as above; OR - Combination of college course work and (military) work experience to equal 8 years.
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Preferred Minimum Level of Experience: Some - up to 4 years
Preferred Specific Experience: Previous experience in a military environment strongly preferred.
Required License or Certification: In addition, the ideal candidate must be able to obtain a security clearance. It must be noted that financial, legal and other related issues may prevent applicants from obtaining the necessary clearance and access.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: 1. Excellent verbal and written communication skills 2. Knowledge of research methodology.
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of ben...efits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.