Senior Program Manager - Research

Texas Medical Center-Houston, TX

Senior Program Manager - Research

Location: Texas Medical Center-Houston, Texas

Category: Research

UTHealth Houston School of Public Health

Requisition #: 2400012I

What we do here changes the world. UTHealth Houston is Texas’ resource for healthcare education, innovation, scientific discovery, and excellence in patient care. That’s where you come in.

Full-Time Senior Program Manager with UTHealth School of Public Health

Once you join us you won't want to leave. It’s because we reward our team for the excellent service they provide. Our total rewards package includes the benefits you’d expect from a top healthcare organization (benefits, insurance, etc.), plus:

  • 100% paid medical premiums for our full-time employees

  • Generous time off (holidays, preventative leave day, both vacation and sick time – all of which equates to around 37-38 days per year)

  • The longer you stay, the more vacation you’ll accrue!

  • Longevity Pay (Monthly payments after two years of service)

  • Build your future with our awesome retirement/pension plan!

We take care of our employees! As a world-renowned institution, our employees’ wellbeing is important to us. We offer work/life services such as…

  • Free financial and legal counseling

  • Free mental health counseling services

  • Gym membership discounts and access to wellness programs

  • Other employee discounts including entertainment, car rentals, cell phones, etc.

  • Resources for child and elder care

  • Plus many more!

Position Summary:

Develops, plans, maintains research analysis and databases for the Institute on Aging and the Department of Management, Policy and Community Health (MPACH). Oversees the general running of research activities in the Institute on Aging and MPACH. Responsibilities will include but are not limited to strategic operations, communications, research infrastructure development, program management, and other special project development in order to ensure the sustainability of a strong research infrastructure. Oversees research coordinator activities such as grant proposal development, IRB submissions and regulatory oversight of projects, manuscript submission, study participant recruitment, and generates project reports. Will assist the Department Administrator with research staff coordination activities, faculty liaisons, and research coordinator staff hiring and supervision.

Position Key Accountabilities:

  1. Manages the research agenda for the Institute and the Department. Oversees research program infrastructure activities that coordinate with pre- and post-awards officials.

  2. Set deadlines, assign responsibilities, monitor the progress of projects, and provide supervision and guidance to the research personnel, including research coordinators, administrative support staff, and graduate research students within the Institute and the Department.

  3. Manages internal and external partnerships between clinicians and research scientists at the University.

  4. Manages the annual budget and is responsible for the overall fiscal management of the program. Negotiates service contracts, reports on progress, and authorizes expenditures.

  5. Informs upper management of key activities.

  6. Assists in grant proposals to both private foundations and governmental agencies. May work closely with the Office of Sponsored Projects on the submission of grants.

  7. May conduct or supervise research-related training for internal, hospital, and community groups.

  8. Develop ongoing strategic plans for the area.

  9. Communicate with the community and professionals to share objectives and outcomes. Prepares/makes oral presentations at professional meetings. May also participate in committees deemed appropriate for the Institute and the Department.

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

  11. Gives direct input for direct reports regarding recruiting and selection, hiring and termination, training, professional development, mentoring, counseling, performance evaluations, and project budget planning.

  12. Stays abreast of new and updated protocols for the Institute and the Department.

  13. Performs other duties as assigned to enhance aging research and promote clinical innovation within the Institute and the Department.

Certification/Skills:

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

Residency Requirement:

Employees must permanently reside and work in the State of Texas.

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University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth)

Established in 1972 by The University of Texas System Board of Regents, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston (UTHealth) is Houston’s Health University and Texas’ resource for health care education, innovation, scientific discovery and excellence in patient care. The most comprehensive academic health center in the UT System and the U.S. Gulf Coast region, UTHealth Houston is home to schools of biomedical informatics, biomedical sciences, dentistry, nursing and public health and the John P. and Kathrine G. McGovern Medical School. UTHealth Houston includes The University of Texas Harris County Psychiatric Center, as well as the growing clinical practices UT Physicians, UT Dentists and UT Health Services. The university’s primary teaching hospitals are Memorial Hermann-Texas Medical Center, Children’s Memorial Hermann Hospital and Harris Health Lyndon B. Johnson Hospital.

UTHealth Benefits

UTHealth Houston offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package. For more information on our benefits programs please refer to the UTHealth Houston Office of Benefits Website.

https://www.uth.edu/benefits/

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

UTHealth Houston is committed to providing equal opportunity in all employment-related activities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, gender identity or expression, veteran status or any other basis prohibited by law or university policy. Reasonable accommodation, based on disability or religious observances, will be considered in accordance with applicable law and UTHealth Houston policy. The University maintains affirmative action programs with respect to women, minorities, individuals with disabilities, and eligible veterans in accordance with applicable law.

UTHealthHoustonhas adopted a policy consistent with CMS regulations to protect our patients and university community from exposure to COVID-19. This policy affects all employees, residents, fellows, students, contractors, new hires, visiting scholars program participants, adjunct faculty, and volunteers who work, train, or collaborate at the John S. Dunn Behavioral Science Center.

In addition, all UTHealthHouston​​​​​​​employees who are assigned to work at a location that is subject to the affiliated partner’s hospital, clinical offices, or agency are required to abide by UTHealth’sHoustonrules and regulations, as well as the affiliate’s rules and regulations, including COVID-19 vaccination and safety requirements.

Work location is based on the needs of the department and may be adjusted.