Project Director - Center for the Assessment of the Public Health Impact of Tobacco Regulations

Washington D.C
Apr 05, 2019
Jul 29, 2019
Full Time
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Project Director - Center for the Assessment of the Public Health Impact of Tobacco Regulations

This position involves project direction of a new federally-funded center that began in September 2018, the Center for the Assessment of the Public Health Impact of Tobacco Regulations which is the one of the 10 FDA Tobacco Centers of Regulatory Science (TCORS). This center involves three modeling projects, a career enhancement core and a data analysis core. This position requires a diverse set of skills in order to complete multiple management functions, including developing the agendas and leading regular study meetings, supervision of study staff, management of all regulatory requirements, financial oversight, regulatory oversight, manuscript preparation, liaison with U of M and course development. Overall, the new grant will involve a large number of international and national collaborations and large, complex, diverse data sets.

The project manager will assist with project coordination, obtain and manage data, conduct data analyses and model development in Excel, Visual Basic, and possibly SPSS, SAS or STATA, assist in the preparation of new grants, study reports and publications, and oversee tasks and enforce timelines and deliverables. The project manager will develop data inputs for state and national policy simulation models through literature reviews and data abstraction, analysis, and synthesis of results for publication. The results of this research may be used to conduct comparative effectiveness analysis, and support cost-effectiveness and regulatory research. The impact of this position on research is paramount to the projects' ability to complete the multi-investigator research as planned. Duties include but are not limited to:

Scientific Publications
  • Participate in writing manuscripts, presentations, progress and other reports, and documents as assigned;
  • Present research at conferences
  • Participate in new grant preparation.

Scientific Project Direction of Ongoing Studies
  • Management of all regulatory requirements for all ongoing projects,, preparation of progress reports for funding agencies
  • Development and maintenance of study-related materials such as models, surveys, and data bases

Day to Day Project Direction
  • Supervise staff in all modeling and coordination activities, including scheduling and coordinating all monthly conference calls, agendas and minutes
  • Maintain timelines for all projects tracking materials and documentation of sources, transmitting data to collaborators, uploading all documentation to secure project web site to store data.

Data Analysis and model development
  • Conduct data analysis (under the supervision of the PI) using SAS software for scientific publications
  • Model development using Excel and Visual Basic

  • M.A., M.S. MPH or MHS in psychology, public health, health service/policy research or epidemiology, but doctoral students are encouraged to apply. Backgrounds in biostatistics, epidemiology or decision analysis are highly desired
  • At least 2 years of prior research experience in a related field; At least 1 year of project coordination experience
  • Experience programming in Excel; Experience conducting primary data analysis
  • Career development interests or a background in epidemiology and biostatistics, health economics, health services research, health policy, or decision analysis
  • Experience with conducting data analysis in SPSS, SAS or STATA and working with health data and large national datasets is highly desirable
  • Ability to interact with large teams of collaborators
  • Computer literate in common applications as MSWord, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Experience performing literature reviews
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Detailed orientation and organization essential
  • Preferably scientific publication experience as evidenced by peer reviewed publications

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