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Project Manager - Friedman School of Nutrition
Tufts University

Date Posted May 26, 2023
Title Project Manager - Friedman School of Nutrition
University Tufts University
Medford, MA, United States
Application Deadline Open until filled
Position Start Date Available immediately
  • Professional Staff
  • Research/Technical/Laboratory


The Food Systems for Nutrition Innovation Lab is a USAID grant-funded research and capacity-building project at Tufts University Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy. This is a five-year award, which began in September 2021 with an opportunity for renewal. The Innovation Lab comprises over 25 partners and collaborators globally and is managed by a team of researchers at the Tufts Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy.

What You'll Do

This is a grant funded and limited term position ending September 9, 2026. This is renewable based upon continued funding.


The Project Manager provides post-graduate, specialized subject matter knowledge and expertise to help implement, evaluate, and report on FSN-IL activities in collaboration with the team. The Project Manager will handle the below duties:

  • Provides advanced, specialized subject matter knowledge to develop, implement, and assist with multiple projects in collaboration with Director or Principal Investigator. 
  • Develops goals and strategies; designs data management and reporting systems; assists with maintaining project financial, operational, and human resources
  • Writes grant proposals for continued or new funding; participate in external relations.
  • Collaborates with the technical team to design and deliver virtual and in-person events.
  • May oversee research and prepares reports and results.
  • May provide input for recruitment and retention of study subjects.

What We're Looking For

Basic Requirements:

  • Knowledge and skills as typically acquired by a Master’s degree in related discipline and 3+ years research or project management experience
  • Research and data management skills
  • Proficient in data analysis programs (such as SPSS, STATA or Nvivo) and Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience presenting data analysis results in reports or peer-reviewed manuscripts
  • Ability to work independently and meet deadlines with efficiency and accuracy
  • Ability to communicate with clarity, sensitivity, and tact with a range of stakeholders, including scholars, scientists, technical experts, government officials, policymakers, and international agency officials, as well as with local staff and study participants
  • Strong writing skills

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience managing research projects and/or programs in low-income countries in nutrition, health, or related technical sectors
  • Cultural sensitivity, patience and respect, and a helpful attitude toward resolving problems and answering questions are essential

Pay Range

Minimum $68,400.00, Midpoint $85,550.00, Maximum $102,700.00

Salary is based on related experience, expertise, and internal equity; generally, new hires can expect pay between the minimum and midpoint of the range.

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