Research Project Manager

University of Kentucky   Lexington, KY   Full-time     Research
Posted on March 26, 2024
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Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Title

Research Project Manager

Requisition Number


Working Title

Stay Safe Study Manager

Department Name

40113:Opioid Abuse Research Strategic Invstmnt

Work Location

Lexington, KY

Grade Level


Salary Range


Type of Position


Position Time Status


Required Education


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Required Related Experience

4 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

The essential job functions of this position require: communicating effectively; building positive working relationships with individuals from diverse backgrounds; abiding by University, state, and federal guidelines; maintaining confidentiality; prioritizing and managing work effectively; ensuring work is detailed, accurate, and completed in a timely manner; performing work in a sedentary position; reporting to meetings at different locations including those on and off campus and virtual; interacting with individuals from various levels throughout the university and external stakeholders; and working successfully with a team, as well as independently.


Monday-Friday, 8:00 am – 5:00 pm (40 hours/week)

Job Summary

The University of Kentucky is seeking a Research Project Manager for a less than 1 year position with the NIH HEALing Communities grant ( HCS) Stay Safe Study supplement. This grant, aimed at decreasing opioid overdose deaths by 40 percent in 16 counties has, over the course of this study, collected more than 250 qualitative interviews that have been conducted in Kentucky. The incumbent will play a critical role in expanding the scientific productivity of the HCS in Kentucky by leading and contributing to multiple peer-reviewed manuscripts that analyze qualitative data focused on participant behavior and the implementation of evidence-based practices to reduce overdose deaths during the study.

The incumbent will be key to identifying barriers and facilitators to the implementation of evidence-based practices through the analysis of one of the interviews. Incumbent will supervise one team member and will work with UK faculty and faculty/staff from the two other HCS sites to code and analyze qualitative data as well as support manuscript development that support the scientific aims of HCS.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Candidates must possess a strong relationship building skill set, have excellent collaboration, communication (oral & written), initiative, emotional intelligence, and process improvement abilities.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities?


Preferred Education/Experience

Experience in coding qualitative data and in qualitative interviewing with diverse community stakeholders.

Deadline to Apply


University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

Posting Specific Questions

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Curriculum Vita