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Research Project Manager

Psychology, Rose Hill

Fordham University


Fordham University has an excellent reputation as a dynamic institution located in New York City.  Founded in 1841, Fordham enrolls more than 16,000 undergraduate and graduate students in its 9 Colleges and Schools. 


Fordham University offers a comprehensive and competitive benefits package to its employees, which includes medical, dental, vision, life, and disability insurance.
We offer tuition remission for employees and their dependents 
A generous employer match towards a 403(b) retirement plan.
As a tax-exempt organization under section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code (IRC), Fordham is considered a qualifying employer for the Public Service Loan Forgiveness (PSLF) program, a federal program designed to forgive student loan debt for employees of certain public and certain nonprofit employers.
As part of its work-life balance program, the University provides generous PTO including 15 vacation days, 12 sick days, 2 personal days, 6 summer Fridays, and holidays that include paid time off between Christmas and New year.  
University employees have access to the Employee Assistance Program (EAP). EAP provides no-cost, professional, and confidential services, to help employees and family members address a variety of personal, family, life, and work-related issues.

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Position Summary

Reporting to the Principal Investigator (PI) of the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative (ADNI) Diversity Taskforce and Engagement Core at Fordham University, the Research Project Manager is responsible for general administration and management of an NIH-funded multi-disciplinary research program which is dedicated to: 1) Increasing the engagement of diverse populations in cognitive aging and dementia research; 2) Investigating ethnocultural disparities and related mechanisms in cognitive aging and dementia; and 3) Cultivating a diverse, culturally competent workforce to work with diverse populations.


Essential Functions        

Provides program administration and project management services for lab-related activities.
Provide day-to-day high-level support to the PI and leadership team, assisting in implementing robust project management processes to ensure the smooth running of the project.
Routinely monitor all activities, review issues and progress, taking necessary actions to ensure we comply with IRB-approved protocols.
Coordinates with other project managers across lab initiatives to ensure lab resources are maximized to their fullest potential.
Works with the Data Scientist to develop and monitor metrics to ensure the ongoing success of this complex project and the completion of study milestones.
Responsible for preparing and reviewing study documents for IRB renewals, modifications, annual reports, and audits.
Creates and maintains project documents (adverse events logs, et al.)
Provides regular progress reports to lab leadership.
Supervises all activities related to the study, including recruitment, data collection, data management, and research personnel training.
Assists and supervises research assistants to ensure compliance with approved study protocols.
Supervises research assistants to ensure appropriate coverage for study visits.
Supervises and assists with the development of training and educational materials.

Essential Functions Note

This list is not intended to be an exhaustive list.

The University may assign additional related duties as necessary.


Management Responsibilities  

Supervises the work of other Fordham employees who are individual contributors. Responsible for hiring, training and developing, managing performance and administering corrective action. Has significant input in compensation decisions.


Required Qualifications: Education and Experience        

Bachelor’s degree in life sciences or related area
Minimum of four years experience in a laboratory, clinical research, or research-based academic environment
Demonstrated project management experience

Required Qualifications: Knowledge and Skills     

Excellent interpersonal, organizational, record-keeping, writing, and verbal communications skills
Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with demonstrated ability to manage multiple and competing demands, establish priorities, and meet deadlines with minimal oversight
Ability to document procedures, and write reports and operational guidelines
Ability to exercise initiative and judgment and demonstrate professionalism and flexibility as needed
Ability to use discretion and maintain all confidentiality
Organized and self-driven
Successful candidates should have a knowledge of and commitment to the goals of Jesuit Education.

Preferred Qualifications 

Experience working in a multi-layered environment with a variety of reporting relationships and varying reporting responsibilities
Master’s degree in administration, health education, clinical science, or related field
Fluency or proficiency in Spanish highly desirable

Minimum Starting Salary: $90,000


Maximum Starting Salary: $110,000


Note: Salary is commensurate with qualifications, experience, and skills.







Founded in 1841, Fordham is the Jesuit University of New York, offering an exceptional education distinguished by the Jesuit tradition to more than 16,000 students in its 9 colleges and schools.  It has residential campuses in the Bronx and Manhattan, a campus in West Harrison, N.Y., the Louis Calder Center Biological Field Station in Armonk, N.Y., and the London Centre in the United Kingdom. 


Fordham University is committed to excellence through diversity and welcomes candidates of all backgrounds.


Fordham is an Equal Opportunity Employer – Veterans/Disabled and other protected categories

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