UT Health Senior Program Manager - Research in Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Senior Program Manager - Research

Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas


UTHealth School of Public Health

Requisition #: 190000AH

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University of Texas Health Science Center (UTHealth) is Texas' resource for

health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in

patient care. As a comprehensive health science university,

the mission of The University of Texas Health Science Center is to educate

health science professionals, discover and translate advances in the biomedical

and social sciences, and model the best practices in clinical care and public

health. We pursue this mission in order to advance the

quality of human life by enhancing the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of

disease and injury, as well as promoting individual health and community


Position Summary:

Develops, plans, maintains research and policy analysis. Performs work that is varied and generally administrative and/or research oriented with analysis. Provides support to the highest levels of executive leadership. This position requires use of initiative, discretion and independent judgment.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  • Manages the research agenda for the Center. Oversees overall operations of multiple research programs.

  • Sets deadlines, assigns responsibilities, monitors the progress of projects, and provides supervision and guidance to the research personnel and administrative staff.

  • Manages the annual state and revenue budgets for the Center.

  • Composes correspondence and memoranda, prepares presentation materials, speeches and mass communications. Assist with grant and contract materials.

  • Informs upper management of key activities.

  • Assists in grant proposals to both private foundations and governmental agencies.

  • Schedules and maintains calendars and travel itineraries; coordinates related arrangements in compliance with all University, governmental, and/or grant policies and guidelines.

  • Develops on-going strategic plans for the area.

  • Provides consultative expertise regarding policy and/or regulatory questions.

  • Manages Center-funded human resources including oversight of activities and giving input to the Director on: recruiting and selection, hiring and termination, training, professional development, mentoring, counseling, performance evaluations, and salary planning.

  • Regularly handles the highest level of confidential information and sensitive issues.

  • Serves as a high level administrative liaison with staff and others within SPH regarding administrative issues on purchasing, personnel, facilities and operations.

  • Stays abreast of new and updated protocols for the Center.

  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Depending on research may require advanced level grant writing skills.

  • Depending on research may require Registered Nurse within the State of Texas.

  • Depending on research may require Clinical Research Coordinator certification.

  • May require program specific certifications.

Minimum Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree in science or a health administration related field.

Minimum Experience:

  • Seven years of applicable experience.

  • May substitute required experience with equivalent years of education beyond the minimum education requirement.

Physical Requirements:

  • Exerts up to 20 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 pounds frequently and/or a negligible amount constantly to move objects.

  • This position may include work involving potentially hazardous chemical, biological or radioactive agents.

Security Sensitive:

  • This job class may contain positions that are security sensitive and thereby subject to the provisions of Texas Education Code § 51.215

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