At OHSU's Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences our mission is to Improving the lives of workers through biomedical and occupational research.
The successful candidate will serve as the project manager for two grant funded projects under the direction of Dr. David Hurtado (PI). Dr. Hurtado is located in the Oregon Institute of Occupational Health Sciences at OHSU.
The two grant funded projects this project manager will work on are the Oregon Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation (OR-FACE) project (funded by NIOSH), and the Work-life check-ins project (also funded by NIOSH).
OR-FACE is a component of the Oregon Occupational Public Health Program led by investigators at OHSU and the Oregon Health Authority. The goals of the OR-FACE project is to conduct enhanced surveillance of workplace fatalities in Oregon, investigate selected fatality cases, and conduct prevention outreach through partnerships in high-risk industries such as transportation, construction, and agriculture.
The Work-life check-ins project is a component of the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center a NIOSH Center of Excellence in Total Worker Health . The goals of the Work-life check-ins project is to test a supervisor-led intervention to reduce burnout among workers of primary health care clinics.
Primary duties will include communicating with the scientific team and partner organizations, project management, data collection and producing key outreach and program materials (e.g., the Annual Report of Occupational Fatalities in Oregon, Work-life check-ins intervention materials), independently monitoring study operations, supervising research assistants or summer interns/student workers, assist with grant applications and reporting, contracting and budget management, and managing human subjects IRB protocols and modifications. Field work, and supervision of field work, is expected to take place in agriculture, logging, healthcare, and potentially other industries mainly in the Portland Metropolitan Area but occasionally also in other parts of Oregon. Annual travel to a national NIOSH meeting is possible. Field work includes data collection with workers and managers, and also program implementation. Additional duties include overseeing and managing research equipment, materials, and logistics (with the assistance of senior and junior research assistants). The successful candidate will have regular interactions and support from other labs at the Institute, and with team members at the Oregon Health Authority and the Oregon Healthy Workforce Center.
Experience or skills with project management, supervision, and overseeing research studies is required. Experience with data management and descriptive analyses, making charts and figures, survey construction, and general health or safety interventions are desirable. Experience in occupational safety and health, or with high risk industries (transportation, construction, agriculture), would be added strengths.
Masters degree with major courses in relevant field and 3 years of relevant experience OR Bachelors degree with major courses in field of research and 5 years of relevant experience.
Masters degree with major courses in relevant field and 3 years of relevant experience.
Training certificate, coursework, and/or experience in project management
Experience managing or coordinating a multi-year grant funded research project
Experience in data collection, management, and processing, including computing descriptive statistics and making charts and graphs
Supervision experience and skills.
Ability to create project plans and timelines, prioritize and delegate work to meet project milestones, and think ahead to anticipate and mitigate problems.
Experience and expertise in workplace or public health interventions (safety, health, or well-being)
Experience in healthcare, construction, or agricultural industries
Topical knowledge or expertise in work stress, psychological well-being, epidemiological surveillance, or occupational injuries/fatalities.
Ability to be self-motivated, to prioritize effectively and achieve deadlines.
Experience in human subjects research.
To apply please use OHSU iCIMS to upload a letter of application, Curriculum Vitae/Resume, contact information for three academic/professional references, and a writing sample.
Working hours of this position will vary but are mostly M-F and 8-5 with occasional evenings and weekends.
Physical demands & equipment usage:
Computer work, standing and sitting while using a computer or completing lab experiments. Visiting job sites and following appropriate safety procedures with appropriate personal protective equipment (when applicable). Occasional moving of equipment to and from research sites (for material >50 lbs, hand trucks, dolleys, and material moving equipment are expected to be used), and installing devices/sensors in commercial vehicles requiring kneeling and bent over postures.
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