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Research Operations Manager, TRAC

The American Heart Association (AHA) has an excellent opportunity for a Research Operations Manager, TRAC in our National Center office located in Dallas, Texas (remote/home based is acceptable) .

Areas of Responsibility: 
  • Serve as the directional lead for the FDA/ NIH-funded Tobacco Regulation and Addiction Center (TRAC), in collaboration with university partners.
  • Oversee center administration and communication activities, and mentor and guide the program coordinators as needed.
  • Provide support to the Principal Investigators for programmatic oversight to ensure that the center operates efficiently and effectively, in accordance with best practices.
  • Ensure that the Center meets scientific and programmatic objectives and remains compliant with federal regulations and fulfills its research objectives.
  • Review allowable and appropriate expenditures, and direct all necessary procurement and monitoring budget pipelines, including preparation, management and oversight of quarterly budget reports.
  • Facilitate activities of the various Center committees, including the Executive Committee, External Advisory committee, Publications committee, Fellowship and Pilot Core Advisory Committees, and others that may be convened by the Center.
  • Manage the regulatory compliance component of the Center and maintain updated records for IRB approvals and human subject research training, animal research approvals, and intellectual property issues.
  • Provide oversight of the Administrative Supplement project grant, including financial management, facilitating procurement, coordinating communications and meetings with the three partner institutions, and bi-annual technical reporting, and oversee program coordinators to ensure completion of associated tasks.
  • Serve as primary liaison with the Principal Investigators and Government Grants Director to ensure the management of appropriate communications with the sponsors.
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for the TCORS Coordinating Center’s communications and requests for the Center.
  • Manage logistics for meetings, conferences and webinars, as well as manage business updates and communications for both regularly scheduled and ad-hoc meetings.
  • Manage the pilot project program, which funds investigators through carefully selected and strategic research projects that are of direct relevance to the Center’s immediate research priorities.
  • May work at the Dallas, Texas worksite or telecommute from anywhere in the US and report to the Dallas, Texas site.
Educational Background: 
Master’s degree in Public Health, Operations, Management, or related field and 2 years of progressive, post-baccalaureate experience in the job offered or related occupation in tobacco-related research operations or project management.
Skills/Experience: 
  • Will also accept a Bachelor’s degree in Public Health, Operations, Management or related field and 5 years of progressive, post-baccalaureate experience in the job offered or related occupation in tobacco-related research operations or project management, or any suitable combination of education, training, or experience. 
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Demonstrated ability to use MS software including Outlook, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Two years of experience in Public Health Project management, including management of multiple off-site primary locations.
  • Experience working with high-level staff (C-Suite) and science volunteer leaders.
  • Two years of experience in scientific/research, including management of research projects.
  • Two years of experience with regulatory approval processes and management, including animals and humans.
  • Two years of experience reviewing expenditures, and monitoring budget pipelines, including preparation and management.
  • Two years of experience providing oversight of government grants (NIH, FDA, CDC), including coordinating communications and meetings with the institutions, and ad-hoc technical reporting.

Organization Info

American Heart Association | American Stroke Association

Overview
Headquarters: 
Dallas, TX, United States
Annual Budget : 
More than $500M
Founded: 
1949
About Us
Mission: 

The American Heart Association's mission is to build healthier lives free of cardiovascular diseases and stroke, America's No. 1 and No. 5 killers.

Founded in 1924, our organization now includes more than 30 million volunteers and supporters. We fund innovative research, fight for stronger public health policies, and provide critical tools and information to save and improve lives.

Listing Stats

Post Date: 
Mar 13 2019
Active Until: 
Apr 13 2019
Hiring Organization: 
American Heart Association | American Stroke Association
industry: 
Nonprofit