The NYU McSilver Institute for Poverty Policy and Research is committed to creating new knowledge about the root causes of poverty, developing evidence-based interventions to address its consequences, and rapidly translating research findings into action through policy and best practices.
We are seeking to recruit a new member of our team to manage several ongoing research projects at NYU McSilver.
Reporting to the Principal Investigator, and working in collaboration with the executive leadership team, the project director will lend their expertise and leadership to oversee several ongoing research studies at NYU McSilver, including but not limited to: study oversight, implementation, manuscript preparation, coordination with the research team, and oversight of IRB protocols. They will work with faculty and students on these research projects, and will supervise study staff.
Coordinate the research process to ensure that it is completed in a timely manner and in accordance with IRB standards
Ensure that research activities do not violate ethical standards or laws
Provide leadership to research teams, including managing budgets and hiring staff members
Supervise research staff
Collaborate with investigators and consultants on research study aims
Lead the research administration efforts on behalf of studies (i.e. submit progress reports, have regular budget meetings, oversee participant engagement, etc.)
MPH, MSW or equivalent degree in social sciences, or health sciences required. PhD a plus.
Minimum of eight (8) years of research and evaluation experience, and a minimum three (3) years of leadership experience in a nonprofit, government, academic, or philanthropic setting
Demonstrated understanding of research models, methodology, and processes
Demonstrated experience in building and/or managing a high-performing team for translational and/or applied research
Comprehensive working knowledge of program planning, organizational structure, budgeting, and administrative operations in the context of a university environment
Demonstrated ability to analyze and compile complex data for decision making, policy changes, and identifying potential opportunities for growth and innovation
Ability to compose reports, presentations, and written communication in an organized, logical, and concise manner.
Excellent communication skills, both written and oral, with the ability to represent the organization externally across a wide range of stakeholders and constituencies
Ability to successfully navigate in a fast-paced, outcomes-driven environment.
Please enclose a CV and cover letter with your application.
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