Posting Summary: *Position located in San Antonio, TX*
The Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Virginia seeks a Research Director to function as the manager for the overall Air Force research studies located on bases throughout Texas and Mississippi (JBSA, San Antonio, TX; Keesler AFB, Biloxi, MS; Sheppard AFB, Wichita Falls, TX; and Goodfellow AFB, San Angelo, TX). These operations are off-site locations which are part of the Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Virginia.
The incumbent is responsible for managing all aspects of the planning, implementation, and coordination of the research procedures at these bases. Responsibilities also include assisting with the development of interventions, evaluations, assessments, and protocols; serving as a senior research staff member and advising other senior staff regarding collaboration with the Air Force for Department of Public Health Sciences research; training and supervising project employees as specified, as well as establishing goals and objectives for the research team. The incumbent is responsible for monitoring study activities to ensure compliance with protocols and regulatory and institutional policies; identifying protocol problems, informing investigators of problems, and assisting in problem resolution efforts; providing updates and status reports to senior research leadership as requested.
A Master's degree with three to five years related research experience, including consenting study participants, providing behavioral counseling, and working with research databases, OR A Bachelor's degree with five years related experience as above. Experience to include association with the military is also strongly preferred. The successful candidate must have knowledge of research methodology; excellent computer skills; excellent verbal and written communication skills; supervisory experience; managerial experience; and counseling experience.
This is a restricted positions 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 in Psychology, Counseling, Sociology, Public Health, Nursing, Health Science, or related social science field, with three to five years directly 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 bachelor's degree in above fields and 8 years directly related experience as above.
Required Minimum Level of Experience: Considerable - 4 to 7 years
Required Specific Experience: - Must have at least four years of supervisory and/or managerial experience. - Experience with individual performance and/or behavioral counseling and guidance through influential and peer-related conversations.
Preferred Specific Experience: - Experience with behavior modification preferred. - Clinical research experience preferred, including experience consenting subjects and following a research study protocol. - Military experience or association preferred.
Required License or Certification: The successful candidate must be able to obtain a security clearance, which may be dependent upon financial, legal and other related issues during the process of obtaining the necessary clearance and access.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: - Knowledge of research methodology. - Excellent computer skills. - Excellent verbal and written communication skills. - Ability to communicate and work effectively with military, professional, technical and support staff from a variety of disciplines, settings, and backgrounds. - Familiarity with military terminology and conduct. - Ability to collect, process, and analyze a very large amount of diverse information, with special attention to quality and validity. - Ability to complete budget sheets; including planning for people and resources. - Skill in prioritizing assignments and completing work in a timely and accurate manner. - Ability to attend to details of the projects. - Ability to establish priorities and work independently. - Ability to perform basic office procedures. - Ability to critically interpret and analyze the content, quality, and consistency of Research Data Forms. - Ability to multi-task and manage several projects in parallel, paying attention to detail . - Ability to travel 10% of the time. - Demonstrated ability of building, leading, motivating, and assessing diverse teams, including experienced and junior professionals.
Required Computer Applications: - Ability to use Microsoft Office suite of programs particularly Word, Excel and Access.
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.