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Job ID: 148053

Project Manager - Office of the Vice Provost for Research
Tufts University

Date Posted Oct. 26, 2020
Title Project Manager - Office of the Vice Provost for Research
University Tufts University
Boston, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory

This is a limited term position ending June 30, 2021.

The Office of the Vice Provost for Research (OVPR) is responsible for pre-award administration of grants and contracts; supporting investigators in developing proposals and funding strategies for their research and scholarship; protection, management, and licensing of the University’s intellectual property; oversight of the use human subjects, animals, biological and chemical hazardous agents, select agents, blood borne pathogens, radioactive materials and lasers in research, teaching and training; environmental health and safety; and implementation of the University’s policies on conflict of interest in research, export controls, research integrity and research misconduct. The OVPR assures that the services and resources provided by the units under its direction meet the needs of the research community and satisfies the requirements of laws and regulations that govern research and protects the University’s interests. This includes policy development, strategic planning and oversight. The OVPR also works closely with the research leadership of the schools and Tufts Medical Center to promote cooperation, collaboration, and sharing of resources to maintain a positive working relationship between the schools and with the hospital. Additionally, the OVPR maintains close working relationships with faculty and department chairs in order to keep abreast of the needs and direction of research and to foster an environment of open communication and responsiveness.

As part of Tufts University’s response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the OVPR is overseeing a pilot research study to see if combining multiple individual swabs into one collection tube could be used to conduct a broader surveillance program for SARs-Cov2. A Project Manager is now needed to coordinate the pilot study.

Provides advanced, specialized subject matter knowledge to develop, implement, supervise and evaluate a university program or project in collaboration with Director or Principal Investigator.  Develops goals and strategies; designs data management and reporting systems; manages program/project financial, operational, and human resources; writes grant proposals for continued or new funding: and develops and oversees marketing, advertising and external relations. Designs and delivers seminars, lectures and events and conducts research and writes reports and results. Manages recruitment and retention of study subjects. Manages hiring, and training of staff.


Basic Requirements:
Master’s degree in related discipline and 5-8 years of program or project management experience.

An employee in this position must complete all appropriate background checks at the time of hire, promotion, or transfer.

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