Senior Project Director, HEALing Communities Study
Company: Columbia University
Location: New York
Posted on: June 12, 2021
- Requisition no: 514559
- Work type: Full Time
- Location: Morningside
- School/Department: School of Social Work
- Grade: Grade 15
- Categories: General Administration
- Job Type: Officer of Administration
- Bargaining Unit:
- Regular/Temporary: Regular
- End Date if Temporary:
- Hours Per Week: 35
- Salary Range: Commensurate with experience
We are seeking a Senior Project Director for Healing Communities
study, which a 5-year NIDA- funded trial develop and test the
Community-that-Heals (CTH) intervention to reduce incidence of
fatal overdoses in 16 heavily impacted counties in New York
CTH is a coordinated multi-system, multi-sector community
response to the opioid epidemic, directed by County Health
Commissioners, and driven by robust community engagement and
real-time learning based on data science and systems science. The
study will employ mixed methods to rigorously identify multi-level
theory-driven factors that impede or facilitate the implementation
and sustainability of CTH in each county. The Sr. Project Director
will be supervised by the Principal Investigators and work closely
the multidisciplinary investigative team with expertise on OUD and
other substance use disorders, HIV, HCV and other comorbid
conditions, opioid overdose prevention, pharmacology, data and
system science, implementation science, and community-based
participatory research and will include government investigators
from NYS Department of Health and NIH. The New York State (NYS)
component of the multi-site HEALing communities study involves
multiple states that will be linked to a common Data Coordinating
- Designing research protocols as well as overseeing the design,
supervision, and implementation of research activities to
- Oversee and evaluate the delivery of training and technical
assistance to individuals and organizations on different core
interventions for the project in 16 counties/communities in
Track and monitor progress of research milestones for study and
prepare weekly progress reports for investigative team.
Oversee research activities and functions of subcommittees for
Ensure scientific rigor and reproducibility of all study data
and manage flow of data to the Data Coordinating study.
Assist in preparing and publishing on the results and
conclusions of the project, as well as other relevant topics.
- Manage and coordinate the research team. Supervise and evaluate
the performance of 16 study coordinators across New York state
project staff members to ensure they effectively carry out their
- Ensure scientific integrity of community research activities
and serve as major contact and liaison with county
community advocates, and directors of local, state, and federal
agencies as well as health care organizations, social services,
drug treatment agencies related to the project.
Oversee scientific rigor of data collection, including in-depth
interviews, and survey administration in 16 counties.
Oversee compliance with research
- Perform other duties as assigned.
- Bachelor's degree plus a minimum of 7-9 years of related
experience, or Master's degree in appropriate academic
and five years of experience related to research project
Ability to design, conduct, and evaluate independent research
and supervise all phases of project for which responsible.
Proven organizational, leadership, communication and
Project management skills and ability to work independently,
taking initiative to advance projects.
Comprehensive understanding of rigorous research design,
implementation, and analysis.
Ability to use sound judgment when interacting with outside
Outstanding oral and written communication skills.
Proven ability to effectively collaborate and interact with all
levels of staff, management and executive leadership.
Commitment to diversity and to serving the needs of a diverse
- Willingness to travel as required throughout NYS and to project
meetings outside of NYS.
PhD degree in appropriate academic discipline (public health,
social work, psychology, sociology) and three years of experience
related to research project management
Equal Opportunity Employer / Disability / Veteran
Columbia University is committed to the hiring of qualified
Applications open: May 17 2021 Eastern Daylight Time
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